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Suspicious e-mail message from @spaceheart2020

WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 31, 2023 8:09AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Received an e-mail message from @spaceheart2020 about an item I am looking to buy on BST forum.
It reads:
"Hello
I recently purchase some items from a member here @Gr33n , 2022 S reverse proof RI American Innovation Dollar are among the items he's willing to part out with. You can email him at alifatehy696@gmail.com if he still have it available for sale.
Thanks."
BEWARE as it is a scam from a new member who only joined on January 31, 2023 8:06AM.
Wayne

Kennedys are my quest...

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2023 7:55AM

    Thanks for the head's up.
    I suggest editing the thread title to include the names you mentioned in your post and starting an additional thread on the BST.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... this type of scam seems to pop up frequently.

    ----- kj
  • thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The internet, while incredibly useful, is getting dirtier by the day. I'm constantly hearing about bad PM's. You can't imagine how many bogus websites there are for common ammunition.
    Ricko probably has seen some. I see guys taken by them almost daily.
    Some internet buying rules.....Never pay with Venmo, no Paypal 'friends and family', be careful with money orders.....If a website doesn't take credit cards, run away.....

  • WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I alerted the Moderators so they are aware of this person. 😎

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WQuarterFreddie said:
    I alerted the Moderators so they are aware of this person. 😎

    Thanks.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Received this yesterday.

    "spaceheart2020 sent you a message
    Hello

    I recently purchase some items from a member here @Gr33n , uncleaned Roman Coin are among the items he's willing to part out with. You can email him at alifatehy696@gmail.com if he still have it available for sale.

    Thanks."

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Who in their right mind would buy a coin from a new member without requiring that they first send the coin for examination before payment is made?

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PCGS_Moderator

    Tagged for your review of other members getting duplicate messages as well.😎

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinJP said:
    Received this yesterday.

    "spaceheart2020 sent you a message
    Hello

    I recently purchase some items from a member here @Gr33n , uncleaned Roman Coin are among the items he's willing to part out with. You can email him at alifatehy696@gmail.com if he still have it available for sale.

    Thanks."

    I am surprised that the moderators had not already barred him.
    Time will tell.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    Who in their right mind would buy a coin from a new member without requiring that they first send the coin for examination before payment is made?

    They keep on trying which to me means that they were successful at some point.
    I do not respond to their requests in any way or form.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    good info to know, thanks for sharing :)

  • AlbumNerdAlbumNerd Posts: 119 ✭✭✭

    Can confirm I got this email form them as well

    Annoying

  • CentSearcherCentSearcher Posts: 226 ✭✭✭

    Me too, I received a PM from him yesterday

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    Who in their right mind would buy a coin from a new member without requiring that they first send the coin for examination before payment is made?

    They likely wouldn't... but in the interest of playing devil's advocate-Just curious... on the flipside...would YOU send out a valuable item(s) to someone you don't know who said "send it to me; I'll only pay you if I like it. Trust me"...?

    Don't get me wrong; This deal posted by the OP has scam written all over it of course, but not all newbs are crooks. Much like it is with feedback on eBay, folks have to start someplace. I think things need to be looked at situationally.

    Also, since BST was mentioned...I've been a proponent of having an X number of posts threshold before BST can be utilized and that our host should have a pinned thread with confirmed BST good guys who are OK to deal with, as confirmed by their trading partners from the boards. Not a perfect plan to be sure, but better than simple "be careful" advice. Frankly I've said elsewhere in fact- more than once in the past- that I think BST could become problematic and potentially expose our host to liability in the case of scams, deals gone wrong etc. Just saying.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I feel left out.

    :)

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spaceheart2020 has been banned by the Mods.
    Thanks.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WAYNEAS said:
    @spaceheart2020 has been banned by the Mods.
    Thanks.
    Wayne

    Wayne, great job on alerting everyone! 😎

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2023 10:39AM

    @telephoto1 said:

    @PerryHall said:
    Who in their right mind would buy a coin from a new member without requiring that they first send the coin for examination before payment is made?

    They likely wouldn't... but in the interest of playing devil's advocate-Just curious... on the flipside...would YOU send out a valuable item(s) to someone you don't know who said "send it to me; I'll only pay you if I like it. Trust me"...?

    If the seller was a long-time and active participant of a coin forum and they had good references, then yes I would.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WQuarterFreddie said:

    @WAYNEAS said:
    @spaceheart2020 has been banned by the Mods.
    Thanks.
    Wayne

    Wayne, great job on alerting everyone! 😎

    Yes I do feel happy when we as a group, help ban and remove these low lives.

    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @telephoto1 said:

    @PerryHall said:
    Who in their right mind would buy a coin from a new member without requiring that they first send the coin for examination before payment is made?

    They likely wouldn't... but in the interest of playing devil's advocate-Just curious... on the flipside...would YOU send out a valuable item(s) to someone you don't know who said "send it to me; I'll only pay you if I like it. Trust me"...?

    If the seller was a long-time and active participant of a coin forum and they had good references, then yes I would.

    Bravo to you and those that also would do the same. 😀
    It restores my faith in my fellow human beings.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got it and promptly sent a message. The offer arrived at 4 am and lack of coffee and brains and there I was. Amazing I thought, exact same email you guys were sent except the item was my long sought quarters. I saw Wayneas post on the bst (. Bless you sir) and thought I would seek some sympathy from my cats. Ya, they’ll understand 😂👶
    No respect I tell ya, no respect. Their response….


    😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I received a similar message from him as well. I'm glad I did a quick search and found this thread. Thanks everyone for the heads up!

    I'm addicted to exonumia ... it is numismatic crack!

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh ye of little faith. I'm going to see if he can hook me up with that 1913 Liberty nickel I've been looking for. :*

  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,307 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As with any new or newer account of any sort, it's best to have someone, or even more, vouch for them as having done business with them in the past before proceeding any further.

    If you do decide to go ahead and try to make a deal without any recommendations first, have them send the items for approval before sending payment. If they don't agree with that request, you probably just saved yourself a bit of a headache in one way or another.

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2023 2:38PM

    I’m going for approval service 😂. that’s right, send me the coins and then I’ll send a check 😁👶

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • NJCoinNJCoin Posts: 1,417 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @telephoto1 said:

    @PerryHall said:
    Who in their right mind would buy a coin from a new member without requiring that they first send the coin for examination before payment is made?

    They likely wouldn't... but in the interest of playing devil's advocate-Just curious... on the flipside...would YOU send out a valuable item(s) to someone you don't know who said "send it to me; I'll only pay you if I like it. Trust me"...?

    Don't get me wrong; This deal posted by the OP has scam written all over it of course, but not all newbs are crooks. Much like it is with feedback on eBay, folks have to start someplace. I think things need to be looked at situationally.

    Also, since BST was mentioned...I've been a proponent of having an X number of posts threshold before BST can be utilized and that our host should have a pinned thread with confirmed BST good guys who are OK to deal with, as confirmed by their trading partners from the boards. Not a perfect plan to be sure, but better than simple "be careful" advice. Frankly I've said elsewhere in fact- more than once in the past- that I think BST could become problematic and potentially expose our host to liability in the case of scams, deals gone wrong etc. Just saying.

    Nice thought, but, trust me, our hosts would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, get involved by pinning a thread with confirmed anything. Guaranteed recipe for a claim the first time a good guy goes bad, or a buyer has unrealistic expectations and is unhappy.

    Collectors Universe is kind enough to host the site, but they will never take responsibility by implying an endorsement of any of us. Simple be careful is all we are ever going to get. Beyond that, caveat emptor, which is why our host will NOT have liability for deals gone wrong. They don't get involved, and we are on our own.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WAYNEAS.... Thank you for the alert. I did not receive one of those messages, but you provide a valuable service by notifying the forum of a scam. Cheers, RickO

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NJCoin said:

    Nice thought, but, trust me, our hosts would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, get involved by pinning a thread with confirmed anything. Guaranteed recipe for a claim the first time a good guy goes bad, or a buyer has unrealistic expectations and is unhappy.

    Collectors Universe is kind enough to host the site, but they will never take responsibility by implying an endorsement of any of us. Simple be careful is all we are ever going to get. Beyond that, caveat emptor, which is why our host will NOT have liability for deals gone wrong. They don't get involved, and we are on our own.

    Fair enough but my contention is simply that our host can still have a liability issue even as things stand now. It might not hold up in a court of law but why take the risk?


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
  • NJCoinNJCoin Posts: 1,417 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1, 2023 9:00AM

    @telephoto1 said:

    @NJCoin said:

    Nice thought, but, trust me, our hosts would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, get involved by pinning a thread with confirmed anything. Guaranteed recipe for a claim the first time a good guy goes bad, or a buyer has unrealistic expectations and is unhappy.

    Collectors Universe is kind enough to host the site, but they will never take responsibility by implying an endorsement of any of us. Simple be careful is all we are ever going to get. Beyond that, caveat emptor, which is why our host will NOT have liability for deals gone wrong. They don't get involved, and we are on our own.

    Fair enough but my contention is simply that our host can still have a liability issue even as things stand now. It might not hold up in a court of law but why take the risk?

    Because if you are right, the answer is to shut down the forum altogether, or at least the BST. Not to publish a list of safe users, that would only create another avenue for potential liability.

    This is America. Anyone can sue anyone for anything. That isn't going to change. A way our hosts insulate themselves from potential liability is to not imply an endorsement of any of us with respect to financial transactions we might engage in with each other.

    We either use common sense and figure out who the good guys are on our own, or we don't and we suffer the consequences. They are not going to risk creating additional problems for themselves in an attempt to protect us from ourselves. Again, when they are seriously worried about liability, they will just shut it down altogether. Especially since they don't see a dime of revenue from it.

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NJCoin said:

    @telephoto1 said:

    @NJCoin said:

    Nice thought, but, trust me, our hosts would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, get involved by pinning a thread with confirmed anything. Guaranteed recipe for a claim the first time a good guy goes bad, or a buyer has unrealistic expectations and is unhappy.

    Collectors Universe is kind enough to host the site, but they will never take responsibility by implying an endorsement of any of us. Simple be careful is all we are ever going to get. Beyond that, caveat emptor, which is why our host will NOT have liability for deals gone wrong. They don't get involved, and we are on our own.

    Fair enough but my contention is simply that our host can still have a liability issue even as things stand now. It might not hold up in a court of law but why take the risk?

    Because if you are right, the answer is to shut down the forum altogether, or at least the BST. Not to publish a list of safe users, that would only create another avenue for potential liability.

    I understand that; I've been against having BSTs on forums altogether because there's nothing to go on but blind faith... the list was just a suggestion for an alternative.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
  • NJCoinNJCoin Posts: 1,417 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1, 2023 9:11AM

    @telephoto1 said:

    @NJCoin said:

    @telephoto1 said:

    @NJCoin said:

    Nice thought, but, trust me, our hosts would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, get involved by pinning a thread with confirmed anything. Guaranteed recipe for a claim the first time a good guy goes bad, or a buyer has unrealistic expectations and is unhappy.

    Collectors Universe is kind enough to host the site, but they will never take responsibility by implying an endorsement of any of us. Simple be careful is all we are ever going to get. Beyond that, caveat emptor, which is why our host will NOT have liability for deals gone wrong. They don't get involved, and we are on our own.

    Fair enough but my contention is simply that our host can still have a liability issue even as things stand now. It might not hold up in a court of law but why take the risk?

    Because if you are right, the answer is to shut down the forum altogether, or at least the BST. Not to publish a list of safe users, that would only create another avenue for potential liability.

    I understand that; I've been against having BSTs on forums altogether because there's nothing to go on but blind faith... the list was just a suggestion for an alternative.

    I hear you, but it's not an answer. Sometimes you can't save people from their own stupidity, and most don't want to live in a nanny state. The forum is better than 99% of the rest of the internet, because it's a community of mostly knowledgeable, decent people who try to look out for each other.

    The BST is a convenience for them that Collectors Universe offers. It's unreasonable to expect them to go to the trouble and expense of vetting users, and then accepting liability whenever something goes sideways. So, they post the sign "No Lifeguard on Duty. Swim at Your Own Risk," and you then decide whether or not to go in the water.

    If you want guarantees, you shop at stores that take credit cards and that offer guarantees. Otherwise, everything is blind faith in one form or another. A little common sense goes a long way here, and you really don't need multiple threads to figure out that spaceheart is a scammer.

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NJCoin said:

    The BST is a convenience for them that Collectors Universe offers. It's unreasonable to expect them to go to the trouble and expense of vetting users, and then accepting liability whenever something goes sideways. So, they post the sign "No Lifeguard on Duty. Swim at Your Own Risk," and you then decide whether or not to go in the water.

    If you want guarantees, you shop at stores that take credit cards and that offer guarantees. Otherwise, everything is blind faith in one form or another. A little common sense goes a long way here, and you really don't need multiple threads to figure out that spaceheart is a scammer.

    Spaceheart is obviously a scammer; that was never in question. And I realize that BST is offered as a convenience by our hosts; that's obvious. I'm just saying that sometimes no good deed goes unpunished.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012

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