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Unread 11-12-2017, 11:25 PM #1
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I got this PM this evening here at MA. It smells fishy and the user is new this month with no posts. Maybe they are PM-ing recently active users? It can't be my mechanical prowess... LOL!

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Hi agranger,
Thank you for your time. I am Ella from a big company. We specialize in high quality OBD2/EOBD Scanners that allow users to diagnose their automobiles easily. I am reaching out to you on the possibility of getting an editorial review for our featured Auto Code Scanner on this forum.
There are different price points for the special function of the car scanner. The company uses high-quality materials to make them very beautiful, environmentally friendly, durable and accurate. There is always a product to impress your deeply.
If you are interested in reviewing our latest Auto Code Scanners, please let me know and I will send out a free product for you to review. Besides, I will give you more detailed information about these product and company. Please email me at xiangguoxiangqing [at] gmail [dot] com. Please provide links to the forum home page, and tell me your name on that forum.
Thank you so much for reading. I really appreciate your great assistance for us.
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I got it, too. I sent a copy to Nathan. The "member" has zero posts. Just here to take, not give? Seems to me "Ella" should go through proper channels with the Admins and Mods, so the product can be reviewed properly and ethically. Just my two cents.

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scammer, just delete it and move on......
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Looks like spam to me. We'll take care of it.

Meanwhile, I advise all to avoid making contact; ignore.

Not everyone is getting these messages which is odd. Don't think we've ever had a spammer here who targeted individuals. They usually just post in a few threads and hope someone gullible clicks through.
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Its not real!!!!!!!!!!oh dam I guess I shouldn't have give them my bank account.

I think the name of their big company is BS.
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Agreed - so I get those all the time via the "Contact Motoring Alliance." I was working on the migration for this site and didn't pick up the difference that it was a PM until it was reported by Beken (thanks). They have now been banned.. it's a scam. What is interesting is they registered on the 5th (clean) per the records. I then went and check against another database. They were reported on the 6th.. That is "why" it got through.

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I got the PM, and also received the exact same PM a month ago on my NAM account. That time the user was also named "MAALI" but ending in different numbers. So it looks like the scammer is working their way through different automotive forums.
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I got one also. I offered to send them a check on my Nigerian Bank account, I haven't heard back yet...
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