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Old 05-29-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Yurt scams in Canada

Hi all. First time poster but I have been lurking for about 18 months or so. There are a couple of ads for used yurts for sale on Kijiji here in Canada. I was almost suckered into the first one but when the guy (who spoke with a very heavy African, I think, accent) started getting a bit pissy when I wouldn't deposit money directly into a bank account he sent me I got a bit suspicious. Upon putting the pics he sent me through Google image search I discovered that the exterior pictures were from a yurt in Maine and the interior pics were from a yurt B&B in Virginia. Another ad popped up tonight and I again ran the pic through Google image search it turns out this one was in California. Careful out there people.

DV
Incidentally, in case you haven't noticed, I'm in the market for a used yurt. Probably looking for a 30 footer.

Thanks


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Old 05-30-2018, 07:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Yurt scams.in Canada

Yes, it goes without saying NEVER pay ANYTHING used until you actually see the yurt you are going to buy. If they require ANY payment in advance, just don't do it.

We have a lot of legit yurts in our classifieds section:

https://www.yurtforum.com/classifieds

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Old 05-30-2018, 09:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Yurt scams.in Canada

Thanks for the heads up, Dave. In addition to this site, I'm also a long time member of the leatherwall, an online tradbow forum. Same kind of scam problems exist there, with increasing frequency unfortunately. I'll bet scammers/con men are everywhere online now. Any red flag-don't do the deal.
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