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    Newark Armslist Scam

    I ran into a scammer on Armslit, so I thought I'd share some of the details here, so that no one else deals with them.

    It was for a Walther P22 5" Barrel.
    They live in Newark OH
    I sent payment, but never received the item.

    I only risk Armslist transactions for items that aren't too expensive so it's not too big of a deal.

    If you come across someone in Newark on Armslist you can PM me and I will verify their email / street address. I'd rather not post them here.

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    Have you contacted Newark police or filed a report with the Attorney General?

    The AG site has an online form to submit cases like that.
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    What does a caring, sensitive person feel when they are forced to use a handgun to stop a threat?

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    Newark Armslist Scam

    I contacted the police. I haven't heard back yet. If I don't hear from them in a few days I'll call. I'll look for the AG form.

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    Newark Armslist Scam

    I see a page for consumer complaint scams. Can you share the page here?

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    Newark Armslist Scam

    Their email is

    plshrk@yahoo.com

    And they are a scammer. Hopefully this shows up in any future google searches.

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    Newark Armslist Scam

    If the drive wasn't so far I'd consider swinging by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyGuy View Post
    I see a page for consumer complaint scams. Can you share the page here?

    You are a consumer with a complaint, right?

    Here is the direct link to the AG Consumer Complaint page.

    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/I...le-a-Complaint
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    Thanks. It looks like my numerous emails and filing a report with the Newark PD have softened him up. He contacted me last night asking where to send the item. I gave him my work address, although he already had my mailing address. If I don't receive either a refund or the item by Friday then I'll contact the PD again and fill out that AG form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    You are a consumer with a complaint, right?

    Here is the direct link to the AG Consumer Complaint page.

    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/I...le-a-Complaint
    I started filling that one out, but at one point it asks for the business' name. Since it was a person to person sale there was no business name. As such I wasn't sure if it was the correct form or not.

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    A big reason why I never buy a gun from armslist or gunbroker via shipment, that it must be face to face with a CHL ID or nothing. Even an accessory of a large value I do face to face, if you use paypal like I do. You can put a restriction on releasing the funds until a FED-EX or UPS tracking number is show as shipped and it still won't release for three days afterwords.
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    Yeah, I know it's a risk, but for low cost items it's a risk I am willing to take. If I lose the money it won't kill me, but that doesn't mean I won't try to get the money back.

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