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Are there any scammers on BHW

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Shylo, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Shylo

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    Are there any scammers on Black Hat world??? I havent been here for long and I instantly realized that people trust other members so easy and everything, every trade ive been through, or service, a middleman was never used, and trade went all easily with no suspicion.

    Why do you think that is?
     
  2. BigFatWallet

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    Scammers are humans too and I guess all the posts that are made here are by humans (though sometimes bots do show up :p). Anyway the point is, scammers do exist on bhw (check out the shitlist) but the mods do a great job to keep the forum clean.
     
  3. Leith

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    Just be careful and clever when dealing and you should be fine.
     
  4. gingerbuzz

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    Dont confuse friendliness with trust, just because someone appears to be helpful and friendly it doesnt mean you can trust them and remember you dont have to like everyone you do business with- you just have to do business.:chinese:
    I learnt that lesson the hard way so you dont have to.
     
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    I am sure that there are scammers everywhere you go, whether they show their face is a different story. So, your warned, they are out there, but they are everywhere. Take risk, use caution, and happy hatting
     
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    there is a lot of scammers that come and go (thanks to the fast actions of the mods :) ) on bhw. So be always cautious whenever you do business with someone. :) But majority of bhw guys and gals are all trustworthy and all here to learn and share their knowledge.
     
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    are there any scammers on BHW?

    Is a ducks arse watertight?

    Of course there is - just read the thread, look at the rep, thanks and itraders and then go with your gut feeling.
     
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    scammers are everywhere in the world.. bhw is not an exception... check the shitlist section...
     
  9. BigFatWallet

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    Yeah, I guess so :p

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    On BHW you can quite easily trust someone who's been a member for several years, has hundreds of posts and high rep/itrader.
    Think about it this way: an old and highly reputable account on BHW is a very valuable asset, who would ruin their reputation (and risk getting banned) to scam someone for a few bucks ?

    I would evaluate the risk of being scammed by considering these factors:
    - How valuable is the account/reputation on BHW of the person you deal with ?
    - How much could they earn by scamming you ?

    A highly reputable veteran who does a lot of business on BHW would never scam you for 50 bucks, that would be really stupid.

    Of course there are scammers everywhere, and BHW is no exception. As others said, check the shitlist, there are former-reputable member who scammed people, but that's doesn't happen that often, and it's only been for huge money.

    And on the other side, don't trust anyone who doesn't have this kind of asset on BHW more than you would trust the first unknown guy who knocks at your door ;)
     
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    Scammers on BHW? Is Yogi smarter than the average bear?
     
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    There are scammers everywhere, like there are criminals in every single country, impossible to stop them, but it is possible to save others.
    Before dealing with a person, google his name, and also google "name scammer" and check it out, confirm it's him and so on.

    Check the shitlist if the guy you are dealing with is in there.


    There are scammers everywhere, but doesn't mean everyone is a scammer.
     
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    i think bhw have but don't know who they are unless we encounter them...
     
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    Scammers are everywhere, especially on best forum on the internet. Just look into Shit list section.
    Just be careful and you will be safe