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Old 09-18-2017, 02:25 AM   #1  
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So I just got this sketchy private message from a "member" called MAALI140:

Hi UnknownJinX,
Thank you for your time. I am Ella from a big company. We specialize in high quality OBD2/EOBD Scanners that allow users to diagnose their automobiles easily. I am reaching out to you on the possibility of getting an editorial review for our featured Auto Code Scanner on this forum.
This is a portable set of CAN OBD2 scanner with comprehensive functions. It works on most 1996 US-Based, 2000 EU-Based and Asian cars, and newer OBD II & CAN domestic or import vehicles; supports full functions of OBD and EOBD vehicles, such as reading dynamic data streams, clearing DTCs, and detecting oxygen sensors, etc.; with 2.8 inch color LCD, adopts graphical display; can realize data storage and playback; easy to query in its inner powerful storage library of various information; features humanized function menu design with silicone button and pot metal touch key; supports English, French and Spanish. Besides, it is capable of USB2.0 quick online upgrade.
If you are interested in reviewing our latest Auto Code Scanner, please let me know and I will send out a free product for you to review. Besides, I will give you more detailed information about this product and company. Please email me at xiangguoxiangqing [at] gmail [dot] com. Please provide links to the forum home page, and tell me your name on that forum.
Thank you so much for reading. I really appreciate your great assistance for us.
Seems like it's popping up on other car forums as well. Some people on those forums tried to contact them and concluded that it's highly likely a scam.

Has anyone else got this PM? Just want to give mods a heads up.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:01 AM   #2  
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I got one too. The scam is pretty simple. Collect a list of email addresses associated with usernames on the forum.

Please provide links to the forum home page, and tell me your name on that forum.
A halfway decent scammer would've at least made a separate email for each forum instead of telling the person to provide that info.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:09 AM   #3  
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I got it, ignored.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:24 AM   #4  
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:22 AM   #5  
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That 'member' has been banned.

If anymore pop up please report them.


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Old 09-18-2017, 12:05 PM   #6  
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Love how they are from "a big company"

Got the same
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:41 AM   #7  
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Just got this message yesterday, I see it was from a couple months ago but apparently they are back. I reported it.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:47 PM   #8  
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Got it also. Just ignored it.
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