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Old 02-22-2023, 05:43 PM
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I haven't seen this email or post pop up here, but our flying club just got this sent to our club's email address, and before thinking about it too clearly someone emailed it out to the entire club. bfletc4320 at gmail dot com appears to be a known scam email address according to some google searching. Thought i'd post it here due to it's immediate relevance to our community...

I'm selling all my RV hand tools.

I have built 6 RV's using most of the below tools and yes they still work.
dimple tools and dies, several yokes, hand and pneumatic squeezers,
rivet guns 2x 3x, tube flair, drills, rivet shaver, counter sinks,
deburr and the list goes on.

1. New Lightspeed Zulu 3 $600
2. Bose ProFlight 2 headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug $650
3 . DC PRO-X2 Hybrid ANR Headset w/ Bluetooth $800
4. David Clark Pro X Bluetooth, Bose QC3’s $300
5 . David Clark H10-13X ENC Headset $300
6. DC Pro X 1st gen $300
7. David Clark DC PRO-X2 Hybrid Electronic Noise-Cancelling Aviation
Headset $400
8. QT Halo (in ear) Headset $250
10 . UFly Harmony pro bundle $200
11. Clarity aloft headset $400
12. Bose Aviation X Headset $300
13 . DC One-X Excellent Condition (with Bluetooth) $700

If interested, please contact directly <bfletc4320 at gmail dot com>
Rob Prior
1996 RV-6 "Tweety" C-FRBP (formerly N196RV)
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Old 02-23-2023, 08:23 PM
Gyrodoug Gyrodoug is offline
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I've received two emails from this guy:

Antti 1

Both times he says he recently purchased things I'm interested in from____________. He gave different emails to both.

Smells like a SCAMMER.
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Old 02-24-2023, 09:37 AM
0302lj 0302lj is offline
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Location: White lake mi
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Default Scamming/Fishing alert

Posted a WTB for a vacuum pump cover, as i'm removing the pump off of my 0-360.

Received this DM from "Antti 1"...pointing me to "terrykohler".

Just so happens that Terry is a friend of mine and this ( is NOT his email address. I also called Terry to advise his names being used, telling him of this apparent scam.

Spoke with my pal that's in cyber security. This "fishing" is an attempt to obtain personal email addresses "so that" they can then get more information and steal identify and your funds.

Hoping the admin can block Antti 1......(there's alot more i want to say but trying to keep my "thoughts above the line")

Private Message: O360 vacuum pump COVER

Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Antti 1 Antti 1 is offline
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Default O360 vacuum pump COVER

I recently purchase some items from terrykohler,O360 vacuum pump COVER is among the items he's willing to part out with. You can email him at if he still have it available.


[ed. Thank you! I deleted the 'Antti 1' account and added their IP address and email to the never allow database. v/r,dr]
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Old 02-28-2023, 03:43 PM
CajanPittsDriver CajanPittsDriver is offline
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Brody1 and Frhi8302 are both still active on this site as of 2/8/23. Both are scammer accounts.

[ed. Delete your cache is my guess. Both of those accounts were deleted by me a couple of weeks ago. v/r,dr]
David Tracy
RV-8 adopted
RV-4 building (super slow build)
Pitts S2B

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Old 03-15-2023, 06:20 AM
rvman008 rvman008 is offline
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Default Scammer reporting

I’m selling my Dynon Touch. I don’t want to get scammed. I plan on verifying the person buying it via an EAA chapter or perhaps a known reference. Does anyone Else have other ideas?
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Old 03-15-2023, 10:30 AM
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Last I heard Stein will offer an escrow service for avionics.
Allen Maris - 2022 Dues paid
7A - 544RV In Progress
Santa Ynez, CA
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Old 03-15-2023, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by amaris View Post
Last I heard Stein will offer an escrow service for avionics.
Maybe. Case by case with Stein now but not a service as open as it was before.

Dated 11.14.2022
Originally Posted by N82VM View Post
Someone called and got a different answer. I decided to call Stein myself.

The answer, if you email you get told they do not do it.
If you call it’s done on a case by case.

Here’s the skinny. They don’t want to sell, switches knobs etc, or ancient avionics. It needs to be a substantial item to be worth their time and yours.

Appreciate that they still do this.
Carlos in Arizona
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Wittman Tailwind W8 N53CH (built & sold)
Pazmany PL-1 N2029 (bought & sold)
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Old 03-15-2023, 06:40 PM
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Default Antti 1

Had some fun messing with Antti 1. This person also uses another account,

Please don't PM me! Email only!

Bob Japundza CFII A&PIA
N9187P PA-24-260B Comanche, flying
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Old 03-19-2023, 09:41 AM
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Default I got scammed!

I posted a WTB ad here and was pm'd by morrisondarren239. He said he bought some RV6 parts from a guy and this guy would have my part. no name. I emailed this person and he said he had what I needed. At first he asked for 5x the cost of the VA-111 I need. I said back,
"are you crazy". He said "OK, no need to insult me, how about $30 shipped". I didn't check him out and I paid via Venmo. After a day or 2, I checked here and I realized it was a scam.

Identity theft? He immediately asked for my address...
How can someone steal your information with only your name and address and a Venmo account?

[ed. That morrison... account is deleted. I'm so sorry this happened. I'll state again that I won't buy a part online ANYWHERE, this site included, unless I can Facetime them and get a recording of their face talking to me. How to do this HERE (link lives on the front page). Again, very sorry. v/r,dr
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Old 03-21-2023, 09:28 AM
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Default Scammers alive and well…

ALL - Be careful out there; scammers are rampant! Just received a text that someone had an engine for sale. Came from a Denver area number. Asked if he had time for a phone call to which he replied yes. When I called the number it went to an automated “Google” assistant asking my name and saying it would connect me. The call sounded like it answered but nobody was there. I tried a second time and received the same response. A few minutes later a lady called me and said she had received two calls from my number. I asked her if she had an aircraft engine for sale and she laughed and said no. A few minute later a “United Airlines Representative” called with some suspicious spiel. Then the original author of the text sent me some very sterile pictures of an engine with a story about it having been his brothers and he couldn’t answer any questions, he is an old man and couldn’t hear me calling, and he was in Alaska. That was the end of our conversation.

Grammar in text was horrible, pictures looked suspicious, lame excuse about being an old man who couldn’t talk on the phone but could text…

Wanted it to be real but it sounded suspicious from the onset. Trust your instincts.
Ray and Lori Meunier
Dade City, Florida

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