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"Pellet guns" generally would indicate a younger and more naive audience and therefore less experienced in the ways of scammers. Many of the rifles we deal with are 1K-3K. Knock the price down just enough to hit that "too good to be true?" borderline and you might just catch a new fish! 

WTB ads are the easiest for a scammer to take advantage of someone. You're excited about what you're looking for, you're after a good deal on something in great shape and that's just what you're offered. It's an easy trap to fall into. I know from personal experience that cost me about $275. Expensive lesson! But it's much less than some others have paid. 

These guys know that the authorities aren't going to pursue them. All they have to watch out for is someone getting their physical address and taking matters into their own hands. Sorry to say, that doesn't happen very often. It's easy pickings and could net them a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. 

The really tough ones are the ones that know what they're talking about, buy and sell a little, and then decide to scam someone. Don't ever send money to the PP account "[email protected]" This is the PP account for Anthony Jarvis who used this very process to scam a lot of people around May of last year.

Tom