Ploys of the con artists.
The following are well established ploys of con artists who show up here and elsewhere on a regular basis to ply their wares to unsuspecting members.
Helmet originated with the grandpa or family friends old veteran granddaddy.
The helmet was given to another family member or friend first so direct lineage to the actual vet cannot be traced, thus explaining any abnormalities via ignorance.
Seemingly always always always an SS helmet.
Always always always minimal blurry pics.
Always saying they don't want to sell (to drive people to offer more).
Often saying they need an insurance evaluation (insurance companies don't take a forum opinion as an evaluation sorry, I know this for fact)
Always saying its the best pics they have or can manage (bullshit)
Yet they can manage to search out, join, upload and post their pics with no difficulty.
Always saying not sure what they have.
Always playing dumb.
Always new posters with 0 previous posts.
Never use their name.
Members when you read this don't engage or encourage these guys.
New posters who are actually legit, you can avoid all suspicion by simply posting good photos.
Last edited by DougB; 06-21-2013 at 06:25 PM.
06-21-2013 05:10 PM