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Old 05-31-2015, 8:07 PM
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Over the past few years as Calguns has grown we've 'gained' for lack of a better word a small collection of former members who have been banned due to questionable practices in the Marketplace and who have repeatedly rejoined under new screen names to continue their less than legitimate practices.

Up until now we have banned each new iteration and watched for the next one however some are so persistent I feel they have reached the level of requiring a posted warning to prevent members from being taken in by the new screen name.

As needed this thread will be added to over time, hopefully the need to update it will be very infrequent or better nonexistent.
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Beware of a buyer or seller named 'Mark Silva' using these numbers:
(858) 774-XX33
(858) 442-XX14
(858) 668-XX16

He is someone who has been banned over a dozen times, for problem transactions.
Formerly known as 'Track Rat', 'Stanced', 'HDPEguy', 'Quip' and more.
Usual M.O. is creating a new account after racking up negative iTrader ratings.
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Old 06-03-2015, 7:51 PM
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Gary Acosta
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646-573-86XX
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Formerly 'urbantactics', 'chiefs', 'propaganda', etc.
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Timothy Mahoney
18** #* Camino Verde
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
deltatimma@yahoo.com
925-317-21**


Tim is on his eighth account and tends to sell ammo rather than firearms.
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Trevor McGuff
*** Hudson Ave
Costa Mesa CA 92626

trevorm@mcguff.com

Trevor has been known as 'kase/kookarmy/TMcGuff/DEEZ_GUNZ/_G_/DeeCee714/Etc.
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Unfortunately we have a new one to add to the list.

Gabriel Gonzalez

7808 Camino Raposa
San Diego, CA 92122

(760) 456-5679‬

Gabriel also uses the name 'Carlos' and has a history of flakey accounts going back to his original account 'the paper pimp'.

His latest account was used to take money in payment for a Noveske lower and parts and then never ship the items.

Do not do business with this individual unless you like being ripped off.
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I hate doing this that’s why it took me this long but more & more seeing shady ppl trying to sell - I love this forum so I gotta keep it honest:

User Name: “Golgo013” in San Fran Area cell # 1(415)741-9756

Was first to respond via PM & reply on listing, and he agreed to sell me his Desert Eagle .357 for 1K. Arranged to meet him roughly 4 days later at City Arms on a Saturday, at his local gun shop a few hrs away from me (refused to meet me even part way, which is fine..). Next afternoon he started being rude over text, sending me screen shots if PM’s from other users offering a hundred bucks more than our agreed sale price (his asking price was 1K, which I accepted without haggling). At one point, called me ‘lucky’ to be getting it. He then became evasive and short via text when I was trying to follow up on details & confirm included items he said he had but ‘had to look for..’.

Long story short, less than 24 hrs before we were to meet, he said he was no longer selling it, taking off market.

I knew what he was up to so I kept tabs on his posts. Later that evening, low & behold he relisted the same gun for $1450. Took me a while, but I ended up leaving him negative feedback.

Thank you, CalGuns Community..! This individual was my first bad experience - EVERY other buy/sell has been with people I find extremely pleasant, down to earth, competent & men of their word! Cheers..!
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Just want so express a little gratitude to all of the men and women that have taken the time to update this section and striving to keep this forum true and honest.


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Contacted by a new member(joined march 23 2018) for my HK USP GREY CASE. I’m 99% certain that he’s a scam and want to post this before it’s too late.

I have a WTB for a HK Grey case. Just the case.
Here’s his response:
hktp3450
im in illionois the asking price is $400.00 shipped

Yes, Illinois is misspelled.
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Old 03-25-2018, 9:25 PM
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Hey alwaysbest,

He just contacted me today as well, pretty sure he is a scam because he just created the account and wanted to talk on gmail instead of PM. Thanks for the heads up and hope he doesn't get anyone else.
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Old 03-28-2018, 4:23 PM
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***** " BEWARE OF MIKE OWEN " ******

This idiot contacts me outside CG. First as " Mike ", then he forgot and goes by " Patrick ".
OF COURSE, I must wire him the money first.

********* BUYER BEWARE ******
Original Message-----
From: Patrick Donald <patricksdonald1122@gmail.com>
To: ecollectables67 <ecollectables67@aol.com>
Sent: Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Subject: Re: WTB LISTING ON CALGUNS / USED SIG 320

I have P320, P365 and P229
PRICES
p320--- $499.00
P365--- $599.00
p229----$400.00
CONDITION
Money must be transfer before delivery but meanwhile you will have to send your shipping address.

Regards: Patrick.
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Contacted by a new member(joined march 23 2018) for my HK USP GREY CASE. I’m 99% certain that he’s a scam and want to post this before it’s too late.

I have a WTB for a HK Grey case. Just the case.
Here’s his response:
hktp3450
im in illionois the asking price is $400.00 shipped

Yes, Illinois is misspelled.
That same member contacted me regarding my WTB ad. His message was a little sketchy so I looked at his profile and he had joined the day before. Additionally, he already had at least 10 visitors to his profile page which led me to believe that he was contacting multiple members. I replied and told him that I do not conduct business with those who have no prior history on here but he never replied.

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UrCenWe tried to scam me
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All these scammers make it harder for people like me in Calguns. So far I haven't had issues buying or selling but I am sure people would be more careful with guys like me with little to no reviews. Anyways, thanks for the letting us know.
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Couple of days ago, someone posted that someone contacted them about their 4-sale post and asked for their address.
The guy had been drinking and provided the info, then the next day realized that the person asking for the information had only created the ID a couple of days earlier.

This time, unlikely anything will come of it, as the two parties are (allegedly) at different ends of the state... But this bears sharing.
PLEASE people... do not relax your guard just because this is Calguns.

Just because someone is on Calguns does NOT mean they are an upstanding citizen and kindred spirit.
Even those we meet face to face... talk to people who used to host build parties and find out about thousands of dollars worth of parts and tools that were broken without so much as a "Wow, I'm sorry", or flat out stolen. I don't think there has been a single build party with more than 5 or 6 people attending that didn't result in someone posting about missing parts/tools.
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Name:Kelly Bryant
CG NAME:br2nden
EMAIL/PAYPAL: kellymbryant@live.com
PHONE#562)547-9792

So i purchased a Law tactical ar-15 folding stock adapter for 150$ from him on July 2nd of 2018. On July 4th he claimed he had dropped the item into the USPS drop box and provided me with a tracking number. July 8th after 4 days of consistently checking the tracking number in hopes of an update it was still stuck showing that USPS had not even received the item yet. I contacted him on the 8th and wasnt responded to till the 9th. He agreed to return my money back but i never received it. I have tried calling his phone number which is now OFF, i have also tried to email him which i have gotten no response and i even attempted to message him on CG. No response from any source. The date is now July 11th 2018.
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Buyer beware. Entered into agreed upon deal giving seller exactly what they were asking in their ad. $SPF at 0015 to meet that afternoon at 1400. I receive a message saying he received several PMs with higher than asking and was to treat his listing as an auction. I informed seller we agreed upon a deal and ultimately seller backed out at 0900 to pursue his self made auction having buyers bid against one another. I would list his username, but afraid of retaliation and spamming my ads or soiling my name. Would appreciate a moderators input as I am fairly new to calguns, but an honorable, law abiding citizen. PM me if you want the sellers username, thank you.
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Old 08-03-2018, 6:21 PM
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Sad to hear this being your first transaction grandaddy209. Usually calguns is a great community so don't let this one person ruin your clguns experience. I'm sure the moderators will contact you
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Calguns Screen name: Markky004
Name: Joseph Pellegrino
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Joined Calguns Jul 2018
Status: Banned
Email: pellegrino963@gmail.com (or can be some other phony address)

Beware of this out of state scam response to your WTB or WTS ads!! This "seller" will ask for ONLY Moneygram payment from an out of state location while posting stolen photos from well known auction sites claiming to be his/her own firearm.
I posted a WTB ad recently on the WTB and Collector's Exchange for a pretty rare rifle. Got a PM from member Markky004 to email a man named Joseph Pellegrino. Emailed this guy and he claimed he had a specimen to sell but actually stole photos from the auction website pre98k.com saying the photos were his. He asks ONLY for Moneygram claiming his wife works for them and it was perfectly 'safe' for me to send payment directly to him. He claims his FFL is mainly absent due to tending to a 'sick wife'. We maintained frequent email correspondence as to complete the deal in a safer way than Moneygram. I asked for more specific and clearer pictures of his 'mystery nonexistent' rifle that he 'had' for ie bore pics, sling pics, safety lever, etc. I told him if I dont get more pics, no deal! The guy finally gave out and backed out of our email conversations.

Be careful guys and gals!!!!
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:25 AM
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This guy texted me so dont know his CG info but his nukbers below!

Beware of 310-818-6936, this person supposedly in LA is a flake buyer. Contacted me Friday to tell me he wanted to buy my revolver and could meet me in san diego on Sunday, i contacted him saturday night to verify we were still meeting. We had a time and place picked out. However come today, at the time we are supposed to meet, he is a no show, he doesnt respond to any calls or texts, the FFL is only 5 minutes from me no big deal on gas etc, but a huge waste of my time!!

Do not waste your time on this flake. If you enjoy having your time wasted, this guy will be your best friend.
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I have a thread running in WTB. Calgun user Maro232 sent me a PM in response to my WTB thread. In the PM he told me his friend had the pistol for sale and to email him at mullins8520@gmail.com. (The name associated with this gmail account comes back as Mullins Kim.) My scam radar was already screaming at this point, but I decided to email the address provided anyway and I gave no information beyond what is available in my WTB post. The person replied to the email and sent images of the wrong version of the pistol I was looking for, their grammar was bad and so I responded with “thanks, but that’s not the pistol I’m looking for.” He then replied again via email and told me to email Ernestmays741@gmail.com who has the version of the pistol I’m looking for. Also said they were both based in Altadena CA. Totally a scam, I’ve blocked them. I wanted to post names and emails for others.
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Calguns Screen name: Project_Mays
Alleged Name: Ryan Mays
Alleged Location: Fresno, CA
Joined Calguns Aug 2014
Status: Junior Member
Email: ryan.mays92@gmail.com

Possible address:
6560 N Angus St
Fresno, CA 93710

Possible numbers:
(559) 346-8380
(559) 321-5151
(559) 800-4618

Payment made and seller went MIA after acknowledging receipt of payment. Hasn't logged in after 08/19/18. Negative feedback left.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1469427
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