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ZE52414

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Dec 6, 2016
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Peoria, United States
@gweeds111

I believe this guy to be a scammer. Answered a wanted ad of mine with a 41 Schwinn. Only accepts bank transfers and won’t allow for a local pickup. If I’m wrong I’m truly sorry. Here’s the bike. 1300$ shipped next day delivery.
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Sevenhills1952

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 20, 2018
653
68
US
I would ask why no local pickup? If seller isn't willing to provide any information then you're transferring money for a picture.

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Sevenhills1952

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 20, 2018
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68
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Hold the phone!!!!!
I just googled "1941 Schwinn blue and white bicycle" ...images...and got THIS!
Isn't that the bike? There's a site Dave's Vintage Bicycles where he shows pictures of bikes. I believe that's where "seller" got picture.
Bait him via the authorities!!!!!
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tryder

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 12, 2014
800
San Anselmo, CA
@gweeds111

I believe this guy to be a scammer. Answered a wanted ad of mine with a 41 Schwinn. Only accepts bank transfers and won’t allow for a local pickup. If I’m wrong I’m truly sorry. Here’s the bike. 1300$ shipped next day delivery.
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Looks to be worth a lot more than $1200.00 unless I am missing something.
Why would someone sell such a nice bike for that cheap?
 
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Jay81

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 26, 2015
3,968
39
Roseville MI
FYI, the fact that the same pics can be found on the internet, doesn't necessarily mean anything. I have done google image searches and found pictures of some of my bikes, that I took myself, and posted on the CABE.
 
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tech549

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 9, 2014
2,362
63
attleboro falls, United States
had another one last week on a bike I have for sale,asked me if I am a legitimate seller,i tell him that's why I left my phone # so call me,he says I am trying to be sure you are real have you got a text from google,if you are not a scammer send me the verifercation code from google first! I need the code ,told him really nice to bug off!!!
 
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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,348
Ft Myers, Florida
Yeah, I listed a bike local c/l last evening and got 3 different responses by morning, all scammers. Two texts: 'The wife wants it, email back @gmail', 2. 'is it still for sale, reply to; @gmail' and 1 responding threw c/l. again saying "Reply to; @gmail' all within 12 hours.

Of these, U can only report scammers that use the reply via C/L email messaging system .
The text msg's from high-jacked VOIP numbers are useless, no reporting or security features. .

The criminals are out in droves at C/L.
 
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Dave Stromberger

I'm Afraid I Can't Let You Do That
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May 20, 2006
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Yeah, I listed a bike local c/l last evening and got 3 different responses by morning, all scammers. Two texts: 'The wife wants it, email back @gmail', 2. 'is it still for sale, reply to; @gmail' and 1 responding threw c/l. again saying "Replay to; @gmail' all within 12 hours.

Of these, U can only report scammers that use the reply via C/L email messaging system .
The text msg's from high-jacked VOIP numbers are useless, no reporting or security features. .

The criminals are out in droves at C/L.
At some point, CL will have to do what eBay has done, securing all communication strictly through their system or app. The crooks ruin everything!
 

Sevenhills1952

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 20, 2018
653
68
US
I still say ,around here at least, if you know someone is a scammer and report it to police they can bait him and put a stop to it.

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