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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:54 pm 
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This is not a Scam warning.

It's me trying to determine if this message (received from CAM after I responded to an item for sale) is cause for concern.

Is this an issue? Or just a general warning? I don't recall seeing this message from CAM before.

The seller has been a CAM member for quite a few years and has all positive feedback over the last few years.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:57 pm 
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PatTanya wrote:
This is not a Scam warning.

It's me trying to determine if this message (received from CAM after I responded to an item for sale) is cause for concern.

Is this an issue? Or just a general warning? I don't recall seeing this message from CAM before.

The seller has been a CAM member for quite a few years and has all positive feedback over the last few years.

Ad link blacked out for obvious reasons... :)

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No, that just means that he is using pictures "borrowed" from the internet and that he has been warned to only post pics that are of te actually item that belongs to him. You should ask him for pictures of the actual unit including the serial number to confirm its condition before going through with the deal


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:09 pm 
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Nice security check! I'm guessing you don't want to reveal too much about how this works, to prevent people tricking the system, but does users reporting borrowed photo's help?

Cheers, Dave


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:12 pm 
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Hi Obi. I can't find a copy of his image anywhere using Google image find.

It looks legit.

Sent you a PM.

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dcrooks wrote:
Nice security check! I'm guessing you don't want to reveal too much about how this works, to prevent people tricking the system, but does users reporting borrowed photo's help?

Cheers, Dave


I tend to stay away from an ad with pictures 'borrowed' from the internet.
At the least, the seller is not bothered to actually show me the item he's selling.
At the worst, the item doesn't exist - because he doesn't actually have it.

Those ad types often come from CAM members new that day, and with 0 feedback. Definitely a 'red light' for this buyer....


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm 
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I have received that warning on a new member, and the pictures he used where legitimate, because when I pick up the item. it was siting exactly as in the picture.


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I have received that warning on a new member, and the pictures he used where legitimate, because when I pick up the item. it was siting exactly as in the picture.


That's possible. The message is just a heads up.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:15 pm 
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There are examples on CAM I have seen over the years. Off the top of my head there's an ad for an item on CAM right now that I noticed has a picture that was posted on a stereo site from seven years ago!

I don't really feel it's an illegal thing to do but it's not really an "honest" selling practice. My feeling is if you use a stock photo from the net you should say so.

http://seventiesstereo.blogspot.ca/2010 ... hotos.html


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Robbie California wrote:
There are examples on CAM I have seen over the years. Off the top of my head there's an ad for an item on CAM right now that I noticed has a picture that was posted on a stereo site from seven years ago!

I don't really feel it's an illegal thing to do but it's not really an "honest" selling practice. My feeling is if you use a stock photo from the net you should say so.

http://seventiesstereo.blogspot.ca/2010 ... hotos.html


Report the ad using the Report This Ad link within the ad.

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Submit large versions of your pictures. Up to 1200x825 and 230x200 versions will be created for you.
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10. You may not post images belonging to other users. This includes images from other user's listings whether they are on Canuck Audio Mart, craigslist, eBay, or any other marketplace.


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