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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Received text today 719 224 2387 in regards to an old ad I had placed.
Googled the number and it instantly showed up on Everett's text scam list.
Thank you TheSamba for maintaining this list.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Thanks, I made sure all of those numbers are in my big scammer phone # list on the site.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Hi, this is actually my first post on thesamba. I have a WTB ad up for a PYHI deck plate/access cover.

On 3/5/21 I received a text message from "John" from area code (769) 206-6791. "John" stated that he had a PYHI deck plate to sell me. I asked him to send me pictures and price - still waiting. But I'm glad I Googled his phone number because that brought up this post.

Unfortunately, I was duped by another individual "Larry" from (720) 710-4662 who on October 27, 2020, also told me he had a PYHI deck plate to sell me. "Larry" also used the number (510) 369-2469 so folks should be aware of this number also.

I sent him $100.00 through PayPal but of course never got the plate. He actually contacted me again using the same number and the crackhead tried to sell me another fictional deck plate.

I'm glad I found this post before I fell prey to "John". I'm leaving this post so no one falls prey to either "Larry" or "John.

Take care my friends. Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Thanks, I will add those number(s) to the list on the site
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

(769) 206-6791

this number texted me stating they had some parts, used my exact wording for parts, and a photo from a thread from 2010 to show a part. fortunately i read that thread and recognized the photo
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Got a text from this number today 3035699728
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

I got this a few minutes after posting my ad.

New it was a scam when they asked for my info to mail check. Ad says cash or paypal.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

I made a thread for this person as they seem to be contacting a lot of people right now:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=737990
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:27 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Look out for Ofer. He's an FBI agent!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Yes, this person has been reported directly to me as well.
I have seen his fake driver's license as well.

The phone # is in my list on the site and has been blocked as he tried to also post a few ads here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

New text scam by a guy that calls himself “Ofer” and claims he’s from LA California. This guy has stolen the real Ofer’s identity including his drivers license which he will gladly text to you to try to look legit. I have contacted the legit Ofer guy and he’s aware this dirt bag continues to scam people using his name. The # is ‭+1 (424) 245-2787‬.
DO NOT deal with this scammer!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

New number to add to the list 213-433-0864. Text only would not get on a call. Wanted to send extra fund to have me pay his shipper.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

polakinnodak wrote:
Hey Everett and everyone else — I came across this text this morning. Doesn’t seem legit to me. Any thoughts?

If you guys think he’s a scammer, then there’s one more loser scum to add to the list.
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This text is 100% scam text
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

I have been sending them photos of parts I have listed like as many as you can before he blocks you. This works the last time I received one I seen the text this person has to pay 25 cents per photo. I sent about 100 Photo bomb!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Hey Everett and everyone else — I came across this text this morning. Doesn’t seem legit to me. Any thoughts?

If you guys think he’s a scammer, then there’s one more loser scum to add to the list.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Sounds good to me - blow up their phone if you have the time


use this for inspiration

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Sounds good to me - blow up their phone if you have the time
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

I see I'm not the only one who has been getting responses in messenger for item's I have just listed here. I have seen a few numbers on the list correspond with a few I have received. They all start out is this still available? I'm ok with the asking price. I need your full name and address to send check to. I started sending photos back to the number. I have like 5000 photos of stuff I have listed. I respond with are you getting the photos? I will send more if you like. LOL!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: FAKE texts pretending to be from Everett Barnes/TheSamba.com Reply with quote

Also it's really easy to use a phone number spoofing app.. all these numbers that are reported here may or may not be scammer numbers. They may just be made up phone numbers some scammer came up with at random.. usually (but not always) they are a similar number to your own phone number.
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