Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Ofer Halimi - [email protected] - Scammer, often via Text
Page: 1, 2, 3  Next
Forum Index -> Buyer and Seller Feedback Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Viewing feedback for: ofer64655
Email: [email protected]
Last Visited: April 22, 2020
View user's profile   View user's ads
Author Message
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject: Ofer Halimi - [email protected] - Scammer, often via Text Reply with quote

Banned from this site.

Scammer contacting a lot of people online via text

He often contact people with Wanted (WTB) ads and will send you photos stolen off the internet of parts or cars to try to scam you.

Says he in S. CA and will send a fake / Photoshop driver's license as proof.

Uses phone # 424-245-2787 and others too (see list below)

Previously tried to scam sell this car here too:
1964 Porsche 356 C Price: 59000

He often says he is a Samba member or a Samba Vendor.
"Hi my name is Larry and I'm thesamba member"
He is not.
Example:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


May also be asking users to post scam ads here
Quote:
Hi, my name is Mr Rego Halimi, I'm a Porsche and vw collector, I'm looking for thesamba member who will be helping me to place my adverts and he will be paid weekly, If you can place my adverts for me let's us discuss and I will pay you good. Waiting for your text


Uses
Emails:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Names:
Ofer Halimi
Jeff
Mr Rego Halimi
Rego Joseph
Chukwunonso Odekpe
Jasmine Bacote
Roy Jasmine
Larry
John
Kitsao
Julius Osarenren
Robert Hasick
Big Snoz

Known phone numbers:
424-245-2787
303-569-9728
303-886-2244
720-710-4662 / +1 (720) 710-4662‬
424-409-5324
510-369-2469
769-206-6791
834-974-1445
920-212-9328
I am sure there are many more too...

Full list of known scammer numbers in the Samba Internet Fraud thread

Driver's license pic he sends
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Anyone randomly sending you their driver's license photo to prove they are real is also a huge scammer red flag.
NOTE: He may have stolen this person's identify or be using his name / id

Known to be trying to scam people on this Porsche, yellow Bay Window Bus, White Westy Camper Bus, a Hazet tool kit, a Petri wheel, and Fuchs wheels over and over.
Some photos seen in those ads:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!


Last edited by EverettB on Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:00 pm; edited 38 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

From members:
Trevor P wrote:
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!

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

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

He has been texting a lot of people with wanted ads.

Recently he used photos from this 15-Window that was listed on BAT to try to scam a member with a wanted ad for parts:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-volkswagen-bus-3/
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
matthew henricks
Samba Member


Joined: January 02, 2002
Posts: 759
Location: So. Cal
matthew henricks is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Last night he hit me up. Using Ofer as his name. Using images from oldbug.com.

Says he is from CA and now in Amarillo Tx. Phone numbers comes up as Beverly Hills.

https://www.oldbug.com/tich67.htm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Added:
Mr Rego Halimi
Rego Joseph
[email protected]

As aliases for this scammer
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Someone reported to me that this guy emailed them pics for their wanted ads but all he did was take the photos from his ad and photoshop the same parts onto a green background.

Example:
Ad photo:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Scammer photo:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Another Photoshopped scam ad example, possibly from this same scammer

Photoshopped green background like this:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


If you see any ads like that, please hit "Report" in them immediately.
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Blazman
Samba Member


Joined: August 02, 2020
Posts: 1
Location: Ecorse MI
Blazman is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

I got a call and a text at like seven in the morning.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I always Google numbers before responding and this was the first page to pop up on Google.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Brian Southwell
Samba Member


Joined: November 01, 2010
Posts: 1
Location: Houston, Texas
Brian Southwell is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Same guy, a Nigerian, used my pictures to try to scam some guy in Ohio. He scheduled a ppi and tried to get me to take the car there!

My ad here:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2397652
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Recently scammed someone using this Bus:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Cdaaavis93
Samba Member


Joined: August 12, 2020
Posts: 1
Location: West Chester pa
Cdaaavis93 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

He’s back.

7207104662. Offered an 1987 vw Vanagon for $9,000. I found the same vw on eBay for 35,990. He’s full of shit.

Keeps texting me to complete the payment and he will ship the van.

Says his name is Jeff. Sent me pictures and videos of the van that we posted on eBay. Says he’s selling for a friend.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
BGAirForce
Samba Member


Joined: September 13, 2011
Posts: 43
Location: San Diego
BGAirForce is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Ole boy hit me up through a wanted ad. The number he is using is a text only type system in case anyone is wondering.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Child molestation charge in Iowa? Shocked
Interested to hear about that if you really found that info and weren't just messing with him
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Van junkie
Samba Member


Joined: November 10, 2020
Posts: 1
Location: San Clemente CA. USA
Van junkie is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Thanks so much for posting this! This guy Jeff or whoever he is just text me for my wtb sunroof for my bus and I was stoked to find and almost sent him some money, but he wouldn’t send pictures. Then I search for his phone number here and bam!! Found this. Thanks Samba family
Here’s the number he’s using now ‭+1 (720) 710-4662‬
Peace out
Scott
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Whittier211
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2020
Posts: 2
Location: Vista CA
Whittier211 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Received this today from 720-710-4662. Calling himself Jeff from Denver CO. Parting out a beautiful kombi. I'm brand new to this vw bus world and I knew right away no one would part this out.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Whittier211
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2020
Posts: 2
Location: Vista CA
Whittier211 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Here is a email associated with this guy with phone number 720-710-4662:

coloradaman - [email protected]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Thanks, that user has been banned and anyone he emailed has ben notified.
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Marcdeb
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2019
Posts: 1608
Location: Vermont
Marcdeb is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:12 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

This guy tried to sell me a set of Tail Lights in August 2020. He replied by text to my WTB ad. At first did not give a name or where he was from but the texts were from phone number 303-569-9728. He eventually used the name of a real member of TheSamba and even gave me the link to an ad by that person to prove who he was. Wouldn't leave me alone, and even texted me at 2am. I finally had to block his number.
_________________
Marc

1971 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

Restoration thread: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=726710&postorder=asc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Dibaltic
Samba Member


Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 559
Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Dibaltic is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:

Also uses
Emails:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Names:
Mr Rego Halimi
Rego Joseph
Chukwunonso Odekpe
Jasmine Bacote
Roy Jasmine

Known phone numbers:
424 245 2787
(listing this without dashes for Google)
303-569-9728
720-710-4662 / +1 (720) 710-4662‬
I am sure there are many more too...

Some photos seen in those ads:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



I think this new user is probably the same guy. This ad uses the same picture. Phone number he's using is 424-409-5324 and email [email protected].
Here is the ad
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2430545

The ad the picture was taken from can be found here. Sold in 2019 asking price $1400
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2255231

And he listed this steering wheel again. He took the picture from ebay ad.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2430554
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 66420
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Ofer - [email protected] - Scammer Reply with quote

Yes, that user is banned now.

He tries to post the tool kit, a Petri wheel, and a red primer 356 Porsche all the time.

He posted 10 ads today, only a couple made it through but they got removed soon afterward.
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Buyer and Seller Feedback All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB