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Caution !!! Scam Alert !!.

chrislange

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Hello Guys,

Aftermy post where I was looking for parts for our Skybolt somebody contacted me via Instagram and told me he saw my post here and might be able to help. He said he knows a dealer who helped him find the parts for his airplane project. He claimed to have a Stearman project. He then sent me the whatsapp number from the dealer. It is a whatsapp business accoount and in the description it says BAS Parts Sale.
He offered me all parts I was looking for. Skytec starter, SD-8 Alternator, EDM 830, Oil Cooler, ASI, G-Meter. He sent pictures of the parts. Pictures where some of the BAS website and some of google ... Thanks to the internet its easy to search for the origion of pictures đŸ˜„ Prices where all realistic and not those super cheap ones I allready saw from other scams.
He wanted payment via bitcoins ... first thing that made me sceptical. Then he has chosen a strange shipping company : EDF - HOME And said he sent the parts to them and they will ship it once he recieved his money ... I even got a email from this shipping company.
I told him I need a invoice before doing any payment. So he even faked an invoice from BAS Parts Sale !!!! With fake signiture of the BAS Sales manager ! After recieving the invoice I contacted the Salesmanager of BAS and he confirmed my suspect that this is a scam.
You cant imagine how much time and work they invested to scam me ! Its unbelivable ! Watch out.
I reported the guy who contacted me via Instagram, he stole the picture of some Car Dealer which I also found on Instagram and reported it to him also. He told me it has happened allready a few times that somebody stole his identiy ....
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