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Old 04-20-2021, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Placed a WTB here on HF.



-Fellow PM's me and says his buddy is selling one but isnt on HF, give him a shout.
- I write, he has one he's selling, I send Paypal - to his wife's account(I know)....as per his request via Friends and Family so he doesn't have to pay the fee. Sure, why not.



I send a screen shot to prove payment. He write back says it didn't go through.



Now I'm leary...



I write back and say 'thats odd' maybe I should send the payment again? He says yes but lets try a different address- his 'colleague'.


I didn't send it.



I know, I know....trust me I feel pretty stupid right now.



After the fact facts...



-The PM'er only joined HF a few weeks ago. It didn't occur to me to check such things.
-His account here doesn't accept PMs for some reason.
-He has made no posts or comments.

-I've just learned that apparently Friends and Family doesn't offer buyer protection.



So please watch out for jamesputt468 here on HF and his buddy in crime going by the name Jon Larsen.


PS. In what may be deliberate irony 'Larsen' is very close to 'larceny', defined as - "theft of personal property"
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Tough way to learn, sorry. Hope it wasn't a RTF 700 kit!!
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P.T. Barnum was correct.

How expensive was the lesson?
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Old 04-20-2021, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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$120
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https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=188169

But then I sold my ix12 like new to a guy and he sent me by family and friends which is great!
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Sorry for your troubles, but despite your embarrasement, you still came here to tell your story and help others, so good on you!
As Canadians, we tend to be pretty trusting of people and it's sad that the bad apples ruin that.
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Ouch ... Sorry to see this ...
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Could've been worse I suppose.


Just hope my story helps some one else.
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have posted in the WTB section also,
same guy,this is what he pm'd me...
and now i see your posting about this "LOSER" and no,i didn't buy from this LOSER!


jamesputt468
The last time I purchased Goblin RAW from Jon Larsen
He mentioned he had for sale. Hit him up at [email protected]

Cheers Mate and stay safe


Really? he has the audacity to say:
"Stay safe"???????????????????????????
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When people want F&F its a dead giveaway. Any honest seller will eat the fees. Some people that nickle and dime will list two amounts, one with protection and F&F, even those I'd stay away from.

OP, I still think you should file a paypal complaint on him.
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I had 3 pm's from this prick, sent to Skiddz, he shut them down 4/16/21
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Just heard back from Paypal.


I am fresh out of luck.
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If PayPal is tied to your credit card you can still open a claim with CC company.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sadly it came out of the PP balance.
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I'm afraid the World is full of scum bags like these.The internet is a paradise for crooks.
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I've seen the WTB scam here and other forums. Live and learn. Sorry for your loss.
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those sons of bitches!
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was a sucker too, but kinda intentional. It's kinda sad!

I was looking for a part and the guy pm that he has one and will take $5. I see his name usually so I sent him $5 anyways by FNF. I imagined only $5 and I see his name usually maybe he wouldn't scam me for that cheap!

I was wrong. I never received the part.
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I got 2 messages from this guy too when I was looking for a Heli in the WTB wanted me to email someone
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This is the email: [email protected]



and I found this one on a scam warning site:
[email protected]


Maybe everybody on HF who reads this could send him an email...might slow him down a bit?
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