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Old 05-15-2020, 01:03 PM   #1
how do i fiqure out if there is a scam ad or scammer

I need to fiqure out if this person is a scam artist
Old 05-15-2020, 04:12 PM   #3
Originally Posted by Myerkord63 View Post
I need to fiqure out if this person is a scam artist
Sometimes price alone gives it away. The price will be way too good to be true in order to make you pull the payment trigger "before someone else gets it".

I saw a CL ad a few weeks ago that was for a female Albino Pied ball python for $50... which is a morph that goes for $800-$1000 normally.
Old 05-15-2020, 04:27 PM   #4
it doesn't say they are a valid user when i search for it.
Old 05-15-2020, 04:30 PM   #5
she is selling a eastern indigo for 1500 and is in cali for local pickup a adult
Old 05-15-2020, 04:34 PM   #6
did they post a listing?
Old 05-15-2020, 04:35 PM   #7
yes but she removed the ad after I said I wanted to buy
Old 05-15-2020, 04:38 PM   #8
how do I do a search for this person on fauna??
Old 05-15-2020, 04:41 PM   #9
if you're not dead set on pickup you can find one for a better price. You have to go to advanced search and search the user.
Old 05-15-2020, 05:10 PM   #10
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<removed BOI relevant part of post, no longer allowed - April>

Honestly, if it is a local pickup the chances of it being a scam are relatively slim, since you can see what you are considering buying. This user also has a (non-herp related) online presence that looks legit -- Google her name.

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