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Old 10-09-2020, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Anyone know or deal with an Alan Flowers??

It appears at this point he's a scammer, Alanflowers012@gmail.com. Beware!!!!!! Never sent tracking info, have emailed twice with NO response!!! Been over a week

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Old 10-09-2020, 12:45 PM   #2
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I am suspect of any email @gmail. All the scammers on craigslist use that.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:31 PM   #3
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I am suspect of any email @gmail. All the scammers on craigslist use that.
Really? gmail may be one of the most widely used email providers for anyone under 45.
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Old 10-09-2020, 01:31 PM   #4
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Its a scammer "Alan Flowers" is a scam so beware!!!!
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:29 PM   #5
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Its a scammer "Alan Flowers" is a scam so beware!!!!
Mind if we ask how you paid?
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Old 10-09-2020, 03:17 PM   #6
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Venmo, which you can (sometimes) get your money back ONLY IF they are still on Vinmo.......Guess what????
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Old 10-09-2020, 03:24 PM   #7
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I'm not familiar with Venmo.
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Old 10-09-2020, 03:47 PM   #8
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I'm not familiar with Venmo.
I "Guess" I should be happy it was $65.00 as it obviously could have been "much" worse.
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Old 10-09-2020, 04:45 PM   #9
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Still stinks.
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Old 10-09-2020, 04:53 PM   #10
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In no way to be critical, but because this is new to me, I looked up what they have to say.

Venmo ... states that the service is intended for use between friends, so you should never transfer money to someone you don’t know. You will not be able to get your money back from a bad actor if you willingly transfer them funds.

Might help someone in the future, hopefully.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:00 PM   #11
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Alan Flowers is Not a very common name,,,but I'd bet there are
still a fair amount of men with that very same name.

You should list a bit of a hint of his whereabouts, so some other
guy named Alan Flowers isn't thought to be this Scammer.

PS, I always get a phone number, if I am going to send someone
money, and I call that phone number to make sure it belongs to
that person, before ever sending out any money.
Not completely foolproof, but at least it would give "the law"
a place to start tracking a scammer...





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Old 10-09-2020, 08:17 PM   #12
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Lanny,
That is how Venmo works. You 'send' the money to a phone number. I started using it so some of my younger clients could pay me. Asking them to send me a check or money order is like....well, let's just say I may as well be talking to my dog.
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:37 PM   #13
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Venmo,,,I've never Heard of it, NO pun intended.

It does sound as if it should only be used, to transfer money,
strictly between friends that trust each other, correct ?

I still like to talk to people, that I don't know, over a phone
call to them, before I send them any money...

I hope you can get your money back Rock. Getting your
money stole by scammers, or anyone, definitely sucks.
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I "Guess" I should be happy it was $65.00 as it obviously could have been "much" worse.
I'm not familiar with Venmo, but hopefully this jerk did not get your bank account number during the transaction. If it was me, just to be safe, I would go to my bank and get a new account number.
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Venmo is a product of PayPal. Don't think same rules apply but sending money to a phone number is no different than sending money to an email address.
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From Venmo's web site:

"VENMO SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO TRANSACT WITH PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND TRUST. DO NOT USE VENMO TO TRANSACT WITH PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW, ESPECIALLY IF THE PAYMENT INVOLVES THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF A GOOD OR SERVICE. "
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