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  • PSA: Scammer on WTD classifieds
  • Placed a WTD ad for a Nikon DSLR, got an email with good deal on a D80 from someone called Dan Hallty. danhallty@gmail.com

    Before parting with ‘Paypal gift only’ cash I asked for his STW name: dannh73

    The photos and description he sent me in the email were identical to This completed eBay listing

    Strangely, he doesn’t reply to my emails after I pointed this out.

    Beware..

    nealglover
    Member

    When you asked for his username, did you not check his history !!!

    All his posts are replies to Wanted ads, and only registered yesterday

    Not being funny here, but WTF were you thinking 😐

    Jamie
    Member

    Does this mean Cupra is not going to get his hip flask holder? 🙁

    timbur
    Member

    He never offered me a headset cap.
    I feel cheated that a scammer didn’t want my money :O(

    @nealg –> hold your horses dude! – I haven’t sent any money. I realised this was iffy before falling for this shtick. 😉

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Good detecting mate.

    I know people have been saying this for ages, but it really does seem like there’s more dodginess than usual on the classifieds lately.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    What we need is a sheriff to clean up this town…

    nealglover
    Member

    @nealg –> hold your horses dude! – I haven’t sent any money. I realised this was iffy before falling for this shtick.

    Apologies sir, I misread your post.

    When you said ..

    Before parting with ‘Paypal gift only’ cash I asked for his STW name: dannh73

    I presumed you meant that, after you had done that, you sent the PayPal gift.

    I’m glad you didn’t 🙂

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    He mailed me too.

    Offering me a part I was looking for.

    He wanted more than I could get a new one for though. 😆

    wolly
    Member

    He also mailed me in reply to a wanted add, said he’d post today although I’ve not paid :s

    andrewh
    Member

    How’s about whenever we buy/sell something we just leave a little message on the ad we replied to about the buyer/seller, just an informal feedback system for the regulars? People checking forum history would find it. I do it when I remember to.

    Erm – probably the wrong place to say it, but I’m selling a D300 with 40,000 odd shutter actuations. Lovely and clean, inside and out, one careful owner. Email in profile…

    Lolz @ user-removed – YGM 😉

    Jamie
    Member

    Erm – probably the wrong place to say it, but I’m selling a D300 with 40,000 odd shutter actuations. Lovely and clean, inside and out, one careful owner. Email in profile…

    Hmm. Seems a bit of a coincidence, user-removed. OR SHOULD I SAY DANNH73!!!!

    Where were you on the night of the…erm…tonight?

    ****FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I AM JOKING****

    Premier Icon Steelsreal
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    Bum paid him a fiver for an avid clamp…

    First loss on Stw gutted…at least only a fiver..

    Jamie
    Member

    Ok, not to rub it in, but genuinely curious why, as a user of STW for the last 4yrs, you wouldn’t just do a basic check on the guys history?

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    He’s emailed me about some XT shifter windows. I’ve emailed him a link to this thread….

    cupra
    Member

    Glad i didnt use paypal gift 🙂

    Premier Icon Steelsreal
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    Normally do but for a fiver I was a bit complacent. Just mailed him to ask if he had posted yet, pretty quick reply saying tomorrow…

    Obviously got wind that he’s been rumbled

    cupra
    Member

    Resolution opened, so glad i paid the extra 73p, lesson learned, was distracted at work at the time but all should be well hopefully.

    He mailed me as well, offered me a mint Reverb with bleed kit etc for £70. Asked his username, was told Danny and that he lives in the Isle of Wight (convenient I suppose). Did a bit of research, couldn’t find username so took the old adage – If it is too good to be true, it ain’t true!!

    Premier Icon cp
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    Lol, he emailed me ref. my rear mech WTD ad. for what would be a very good deal… Thankfully I don’t go with anyone who doesn’t also tell me their STW user name or actually post on the thread.

    Good call, and always a good reminder just to take basic steps whenever dealing with anyone you don’t know.

    Thankfully this place is full of history and evidence of a user.

    Premier Icon cp
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    Dan Halty does seem to know his stuff as well, so not so immediately obvious.

    cupra
    Member

    Well i just got a full refund from him along with a message saying he wasnt a scammer and that the moderators closed his account after being wrongly accused.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    How’s about whenever we buy/sell something we just leave a little message on the ad we replied to about the buyer/seller, just an informal feedback system for the regulars?

    I do this – always so far been a ‘thanks, that is great’ message.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Resolution opened, so glad i paid the extra 73p, lesson learned, was distracted at work at the time but all should be well hopefully.

    email paypal a link to this thread – perhaps it’ll give some leverage to anyone who’s used paypal gift and also encourage them to poke their nose in to all his transactions

    EDIT

    Well i just got a full refund from him along with a message saying he wasnt a scammer and that the moderators closed his account after being wrongly accused.

    that appeared while I was typing too slow

    simonm
    Member

    ahhh, I’ve done the same. but thought it was TGTBT so didnt gift. Got a full refund strangely.

    simonm
    Member

    I got a phone number off him but didnt try it, there was a guy offered a Ti frame, hopefully he didnt send big money ???

    just been had by this guy offered me a set of hope floating rotors plus mounts for 27 quid knew it was too good to be true but thought its singletrack I’ve never had any issues im sure he’s just a nice fella! then, after sending the money i decide to do a bit of research and find this then i find the pictures he used on some guys pinkbike 4 rows down on google images! i feel like a right t*** emailed him asking for a refund and am hoping for a reply! People like that make me sick

    simonm how you doing? Them fox forks you sold me are the reason i trusted that guy!

    simonm
    Member

    I think its a kid. just asked him why the refund and got “My mates wants them. Really sorry.”.

    Sounds like he’s got scared.

    simonm
    Member

    I sold you Fox ? must have been some time ago ? I’ve not had fox for a fair few years now.

    woops maybe it was someone else with a similar name! sorry for the confusion haha any update on this guy? he still hasn’t emailed me back i think i’ve well and truely lost that 27quid 🙁

    Just mailed me with iphone 4 for not a lot …just asked if he was the scammer off stw by email

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Just offered me something I wanted too

    mlpinto
    Member

    A*se! He has my address now…

    He replied to my wanted thread for a seat post offering me a thomson masterpiece by direct email. He sent pics etc and asked for my address to get it packed and ready which I sent. I asked him to send his stw username before I would pay.

    As soon as I saw his profile history I replied to tell him I was no longer interested but he claims he has already posted the item. I assume it will now be “lost in the post” and he will chase me to pay which I have no intention of doing…

    A lesson learned for the future. Maybe we should follow the avforums approach and fully conduct all deals on the forum rather than by email and then leave public feedback as has been suggested?

    Premier Icon diz
    Subscriber

    I paid him £25-00 by paypal gift yesterday for a headset press that when i’ve just checked was an image of google images. Was using my phone to do the transaction whilst distracted by family. Bummer i will be more careful in the future. Has anyone got any contact details for him or suggestions on how to get a refund from paypal?

    Thanks Diz

    Dobbo
    Member

    As soon as I saw his profile history I replied to tell him I was no longer interested but he claims he has already posted the item.

    Lol, that’s a classic, what a bellend he is. 😆

    I’ve now reported the whole thing, with all details of the attempted fraud to:

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk

    I recommend that anyone else affected by this does too.

    neninja
    Member

    If the police investigate, hopefully they’ll wait until Christmas Day morning to pull him in.

    I know if I was a policeman working Christmas Day, I’d want to ruin the day for as many of the local scallies as possible. Good day to find them as they’d almost certainly be at home.

    Jamie
    Member

    If we continue to see this happen at the Singletrackworld forum, we may have to disable the ability to receive free personal payments for associated accounts, meaning you’ll pay fees for all money received through PayPal.

    Classy.

    Naomi

    Does no one have accountability a surname anymore?

    ScottChegg
    Member

    That was quite a good post from ‘paypal’ until the threat at the end.

    Nobs

    Junkyard
    Member

    Unfortunately, this is against our rules. Please don’t ask or allow your customers to use personal/gift payments to pay for their purchases.

    Its also against your rules to not accept payments on paypal on ebay

    Well done you for protecting consumers making sure you get some of our money for using your service

    We value your business and appreciate your cooperation

    Then provide what the customers want rather than what you can make the most money from

    Bah! ‘Paypals’ First post…must be a troll

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