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    Virginian
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    There seems to a be a trend happening of bad people taking folks FS pics off the forum. This is Just a suggestion but maybe you could put a paper on top of the item selling your your handle, the date and the forum the item is for sale? The picture would be rendered unusable for scammers. 

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    Virginian
    Airgun Nation 
    03/10/18 

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    BigTinBoat
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    “Virginian”There seems to a be a trend happening of bad people taking folks FS pics off the forum. This is Just a suggestion but maybe you could put a paper on top of the item selling your your handle, the date and the forum the item is for sale? The picture would be rendered unusable for scammers. 
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    Virginian
    Airgun Nation 
    03/10/18 

    
OK, so you make it really hard for them to modify. Then someone sends you an email asking to see more pics of the gun. Are you going to modify all those pics too? If not, what if it is the scammer asking for the pics? Which he/she then uses to make a scam ad?
    Remember where there is a will, there is a way. It’s best to just be infinitely reactive to their posts and triple check everything before you send funds for anything.

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    “BigTinBoat”

    “Virginian”There seems to a be a trend happening of bad people taking folks FS pics off the forum. This is Just a suggestion but maybe you could put a paper on top of the item selling your your handle, the date and the forum the item is for sale? The picture would be rendered unusable for scammers. 
    i.e. 
    Virginian
    Airgun Nation 
    03/10/18 

    
OK, so you make it really hard for them to modify. Then someone sends you an email asking to see more pics of the gun. Are you going to modify all those pics too? If not, what if it is the scammer asking for the pics? Which he/she then uses to make a scam ad?
    Remember where there is a will, there is a way. It’s best to just be infinitely reactive to their posts and triple check everything before you send funds for anything.

    
  Sure, why not? Use the same card with the info noted above and send all the pics you want, even to the scammer that’s reaching out to you. I mean you already made the card, is it that big of an issue to reuse it to forward more pics? And yes, you must triple check everything before sending funds. For me Paypal is the only answer that protects both parties. 

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    “Virginian”
  Sure, why not? Use the same card with the info noted above and send all the pics you want, even to the scammer that’s reaching out to you. I mean you already made the card, is it that big of an issue to reuse it to forward more pics? And yes, you must triple check everything before sending funds. For me Paypal is the only answer that protects both parties. 

    
Can you post a pic of what you are thinking would work?

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    “Virginian”
  Sure, why not? Use the same card with the info noted above and send all the pics you want, even to the scammer that’s reaching out to you. I mean you already made the card, is it that big of an issue to reuse it to forward more pics? And yes, you must triple check everything before sending funds. For me Paypal is the only answer that protects both parties. 

    
Can you post a pic of what you are thinking would work?

    
BigTinBoat,

    Sorry for the late reply. I just wrote this on the back of a business card. Lay it on the object that you’re selling strategically so it would be tough to photoshop out. The info on the card tells the date, item, member selling and forum it was posted on. May be a bad idea as i was just trying to help. 

    Eric

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