A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust. Confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, confidence, irresponsibility, and greed. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct [...] intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men') at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')".

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  1. wyattheck

    Scammers are active on this site

    I see that someone just posted about a scam and I thought it necessary that I make a post since I experienced the same scam yesterday. I posted something in WTB and had a response late last night from a new member who said he had a friend in Texas (same place the other person posted their...
  2. GOG

    Another New Phone Scam

    I just got a robot call saying my "Social Security number has been suspended due to criminal activity, press one to speak with an officer." Okay sure. :s0141:
  3. 308

    The Biggest Scam in US history?

    Dan Bongino
  4. SIG34

    Armslist Scam Alert

    I’m always on here and Armslist looking for new guns. Found this gem... Earlier today this Glock was $400 when I went to send an email.. price jumped to $475 and then I noticed it’s actually a Glock 19? Scam???
  5. SmokeEater

    Where/how do I report a scam from another member?

    Just what the title says. TIA Rich:mad:
  6. jp1985

    Fixed  possible scam warning

    I have been looking for a ruger mk2 witht he longer barrel in my wtb section, and i have been contacted 2 times now by brand new members claiming the have the "item i am looking for" and never describe the gun and want me to privately email them. 2 time at once seems to be to much of a red...
  7. FullMetalJerk

    False ArmsList "Scam" WARNINGS

    I thought it was odd how many "ARMSLIST - Scam Warning" emails I was getting in my inbox all the time. It turns out if you get a buyer that reports you they will automatically label all your listings as a scam. With no proof, no trial, no communication... Guilty until proven innocent is the rule...
  8. MasterChief


    Anyone heard of this? Purchased anything from them? I understand the concept and since there are very few actual manufacturers I wonder where this stuff is coming from. Not as cheap as one might expect for being "unbranded." I have run across a few sites like this and just haven't had the guts...
  9. G

    Scam alert...taking to Postal Inspectors

    Advertising hand gun online resulted in a whole bunch of single line inquiries. Most said "Is the gun still for sale?" At my reply never hear anything. Now have in hand a check for $1340.00 dollars to pay for gun and shipping. By the way gun is posted at $400.00. Pretty sure if I deposit this...
  10. W

    Creative approach to an old scam

    We've probably all received at least one call from the folks at "Windows". You know the ones I mean. They have heavy accents and advise us that our computer has reported a problem and they can fix it if we give them access and pay a fee. They can be very persistent and sometimes the only way...
  11. etrain16

    Ran Across an Armslist Scam Today

    Perusing some listings and came across an M1A in near new condition that was, quite obviously, priced too good to be true (red flag #1) - for, get this, $750. That price either screams scam or remarkably stupid individual. I reached out to the person who listed it to ask some questions and see...
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