Matthew Smith anyone know him?

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  • howie1
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    Anyone know someone who uses the name Matthew Smith ?

    Nearly got coned by him.

    Watch out for anyone using this email @gmail.com">mattonlaptop@gmail.com

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Cool story bro.

    Needs more dragons.

    milkyman
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    Didn’t he write jet set willy, manic miner that kind of thing

    Getting coned? sound’s painful!

    nickjb
    Member

    Who? Is he a doctor

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Anyone know someone who uses the name Matthew Smith

    Yes.
    I think he’s called Mathew Smith.
    Hope that helps.

    Nearly got coned by him.

    Dunno whether he aimed a pine cone at you & missed or you mis-spelt & he tried to clone you.
    Either way, ‘nearly’ simply isn’t good enough!

    ricky1
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    I think he meant road cone…..

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Whatever you do, don’t google “coning”. (Or did my friends make it up?)

    aracer
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    I know somebody who calls himself John Smith if that helps. I could.ask if he’s related to Matthew.

    crapjumper
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    Don’t leave us hanging howie ! Tell us more

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    this fellah, looks well dodgy

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    That’s him kimbers.

    One of his other coning victims apparently is James Corden. So all is forgiven.

    ade9933
    Member

    Do you mean James Coneden?

    howie1
    Member

    Nearly had more than a n missing

    mikertroid
    Member

    Are we talking about Smithy here??

    wordnumb
    Member

    The horseshoe guy?

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    I’m called Matthew Smith, but I use the name Matt Smith.

    *breathes a sigh of relief*

    howie1
    Member

    Don’t suppose you have had yor passport & driving licence stolen?

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Nope, looks like I’m still me.

    howie1
    Member

    That’s good, as long as you like yourself that is.

    mikewsmith
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    no relation

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Why, what happened?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Can’t you read? He almost got coned! Coned I tells you! Can you believe it?!

    Quite clearly, everyone who is poking fun at the OP here has never taken a serious coning from an expert.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    cubist
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    It could be my cousin. He has always been a nice trustable sort of chap but I could get a couple of nutters to interogate him about this coning situation just to be sure.

    cheez0
    Member

    I just got coned by howie.. into opening this thread

    deano8
    Member

    I need more of an explanation, as I have had contact with someone with that name over the last 2 days on the forum.
    E-mail in profile

    howie1
    Member

    So the guy calling himself Matthew Smith offered me a pair of carbon R1 levers after placing wanted ad,

    Sent me picture of a pass port & driving licence which showed his name & address.wanted me to do bank transfer, just struck me as odd, searched on Google images & found the image he used.

    Quick search on his email & not the first time he has done this stuff.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Me too. 🙁

    burt
    Member

    Thread takes serious turn

    reedspeed
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    why would you send someone a pic & a driving license ?,that in itself raises suspicion dosnt it ?,so what did ya do then send him some £,or thought **** off ?.

    z1ppy
    Member

    TBH if I was paying by bank transfer, with little or no way to get it refunded, if something went wrong. Having the recipient send his photo and address would be a reassurance, though not necessarily any guarantee

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Back story:

    Placed a Wanted Ad for a seatpost:

    “Matt” contacted me saying he had one. After a few emails we agreed a price, he said he couldn’t accept paypal, but could do a transfer. I said I wasn’t comfortable with this and he offered to send a pic of his DL along with his address. He also offered to do 50% now, 50% on delivery, something others have done on STW in the past.

    I did a bit of due diligence, found his FB, Twitter, MSE accounts and checked his bank account details against the register..all seemed fine, I also found something else for sale on another forum, but nothing untoward and so agreed and paid.

    That was Thursday…

    aracer
    Member

    I don’t think I’d be very reassured by a pic of a passport and driving licence which could belong to anybody. How exactly does that prove anything? I’d never use a bank transfer to somebody I didn’t know, and asking for that is more than suspicious. I’m also struggling to think of any legitimate reason why somebody can’t use PayPal.

    Pawsy_Bear
    Member

    I’m also struggling to think of any legitimate reason why somebody can’t use PayPal

    me also

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Some folks don’t want to use it, my wife for example won’t use it.

    shermer75
    Member

    I nearly got taken in by this guy

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