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#1 The Hot Pepper

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:11 AM

Person claiming to be new teenage grower with multiple accounts (Bloomberg, Aravind123, WhiteDevil) and ages (stated as 14, 18, etc.) sends PMs and asks for rarer seeds to help out young grower.

Indian name and/or email.

Shipping address is in Wylie, TX 75098. If you receive this request, please report. This is a scam for free seeds for possible sale, or just for free.

This person also joins in discussions of hybrids. Please beware. Thanks.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

ALSO was Gilbert, stated as college student from New Mexico.

ALSO was DarkAngel of El Paso.

5 accounts and counting.

#3 Grass Snake

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

Wylie TX is like 20 min away from me. Give me the I address I'll go knock down his door. 


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

Good lookin out Boss. Grassy is pretty much the only Texan I trust anyway. 



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:09 PM

I'm surprised people haven't figured out yet that they don't need to scam people to get seeds. Being honest and making friends is a good place to start. It's a lost concept I suppose.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

with different wording I wouldn't of thought twice about sending seeds. But  

 

"Are you still growing the Aji Painapple if so Id love to have one."

 

fake account #2 "I happen to grow some Lemon Drop x Habanero hybrids. I'm wondering about the effects on the Painapple and the hybrid. So would you mind sending some seeds to"

 

fake account #3 " Hello, I am really sorry for doing this but I am Bloomberg. Yes I made another account but I changed. You're an amazing person, your plants and hybrids are amazing. I'm trying to be like you. So please don't eat me out, can you send me any interspecific seeds to my address. Again I'm sorry."

 

along with other attempts.

 

tact goes a long way. .


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:42 PM

SO.....Lets all bomb him asking for seeds. 



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

with different wording I wouldn't of thought twice about sending seeds. But  
 
"Are you still growing the Aji Painapple if so Id love to have one."
 
fake account #2 "I happen to grow some Lemon Drop x Habanero hybrids. I'm wondering about the effects on the Painapple and the hybrid. So would you mind sending some seeds to"
 
fake account #3 " Hello, I am really sorry for doing this but I am Bloomberg. Yes I made another account but I changed. You're an amazing person, your plants and hybrids are amazing. I'm trying to be like you. So please don't eat me out, can you send me any interspecific seeds to my address. Again I'm sorry."
 
along with other attempts.
 
tact goes a long way. .

That's more red flags than a Russian parade. Haha

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:55 PM

has made me suspicious of every new member now.....  :mope:


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:05 PM

has made me suspicious of every new member now.....  :mope:

 

Yea but on the bright side all your hard work is starting to be recognized. And by many more cool people than scammers.

 

You are a known and skilled breeder, of course there will be scammers. Imagine how many scammers have tried to get at Judy's seeds.

 

Just keep up your humbleness and great work, Mike  :cheers:



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:06 PM

has made me suspicious of every new member now.....  :mope:

I've been fooled a few times but for every scammer theres at least 100 legit members to make up for it.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:11 PM

This sounds really familiar but too long ago to remember.  Last year, same sort of story.  Seemed like nice kid. I got a soft spot for kids with hobbies because the government essentially wont let a kid work these days.  I grew up with a dirt bike in the summer, snow mobile in the winter, and then beat up old dodge when I could drive because the laws were less lax in those days.  Anyone else detastle corn in the summer as a kid?

I sent him a bunch of stuff to encourage him.  Maybe he thinks that others or myself would not do it again?

 


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:12 PM

I've been fooled a few times but for every scammer theres at least 100 legit members to make up for it.

 

Excellent!  And you feel great for it yes?


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

This sounds really familiar but too long ago to remember.  Last year, same sort of story.  Seemed like nice kid. I got a soft spot for kids with hobbies because the government essentially wont let a kid work these days.  I grew up with a dirt bike in the summer, snow mobile in the winter, and then beat up old dodge when I could drive because the laws were less lax in those days.  Anyone else detastle corn in the summer as a kid?

I sent him a bunch of stuff to encourage him.  Maybe he thinks that others or myself would not do it again?

 

 

Often these clowns are actually adults disguised as a "inspired youngster" though.



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:23 PM

 
Excellent!  And you feel great for it yes?

I just prefer to give people benefit of doubt. Life's no fun being paranoid of everyone you meet. I also have enough seed to last 3 lifetimes but still. I just figure, maybe they got hit by a bus or something and thats why they couldn't even at least say thank you. Lol

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:26 PM

considering the forum interaction and targeted members I can't help but feel  he was out  to steal other people's work. 


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:30 PM

dude doesn't even have a garden. I can't trust anyone without a garden...  :rofl:

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

6 accounts and counting :lol:

 

Dude needs a hobby. Oh wait, that's what he needs seeds for. :rofl:



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

When he asks for seeds, send him inviable seeds; cook them in the dehydrator at 160° or so.

 

Let him waste his time and money trying to germinate dead seeds.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:31 PM

dude doesn't even have a garden. I can't trust anyone without a garden...  :rofl:


Ooooh. That's downright diabolical!


I'll never understand why some people go to so much trouble to lie when telling the truth is ever so much more simple.




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