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Offline Livia

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Criminals!!!
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:20:58 PM »
I posted an ad on one of our local classifieds websites, stating that I am looking for G1 MLP's...

And the very first person that phones me, is a criminal!!!!!

His 'wife' sent me photo's to my email address from her phone (because strangely they do not do whatsapp..?) Some very rare ponies, some even MOC... Luckily I am the total opposite of gullible, so I immediately picked up that the backgrounds of all the photos differ....Now if you pack out a box of MLP's then surely it'll be in the same environment??? I googled the photo's and, there they were, some on ebay and some from other sites!!!!

I am so furious!!! I tried to phone him again to confront him, but both phone numbers are off now...

Just realizing again...when it seems too good to be true, it usually is... :(

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 01:44:52 PM »
Good on you for catching them!  :whoa: Is there some way to report them on the site that you posted the classifieds on?


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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 02:00:01 PM »
I am not really sure, all I have are two cellphone numbers - it could be anyone, anywhere in SA... :cry:

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 09:02:52 AM »
Sorry Livia! I wonder how they figured out which ponies to offer as I have found knowledge on my little ponies to be rather on the lacking side in SA as a whole. Report them anyway - There is RICA remember. Perhaps they can catch them.

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 04:17:32 PM »
Oh yes, can try that  :)

I said Generation 1 My Little Pony in my ad, but somehow they knew which pictures to take...

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »
They did just like you : they used google to get the photos. So they searched "Generation 1 my little pony" indeed.

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 06:58:40 PM »
wow good sleuthing
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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 07:05:25 PM »
Clever



A mother pony can be protective of her young just like dogs.

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 07:18:45 PM »

sounds really fishy.  i would steer clear...

but.  I’ve reused my own photos in some cases to show people things i’m selling.  is there a chance that those are their own ebay listings?

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 04:06:09 PM »
but.  I’ve reused my own photos in some cases to show people things i’m selling.  is there a chance that those are their own ebay listings?

No chance at all. He claimed it was a box of toys they're selling, because his grandchild was in an accident or something. Just after I received the photos, I asked them to send close-ups in better light of the one pony, because I already started to doubt their authenticity... Still waiting for that photo....
Anyhow, all the photo's I found on the sites, were from different sellers, and not from SA...

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 07:28:42 PM »
i see. ya.  dodgy.

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 02:36:39 AM »
Amazing how low some people are willing to go to scam others.

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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 03:02:06 AM »
I could never do this to another person. I am so sorry someone tried to trick you. :(
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Re: Criminals!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2017, 08:08:54 AM »
Wow, that was a good catch!  So glad you didn't fall for it.  :D