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Postby dlf_mikeh » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:42 am

I'm noticing an uptick in volume of scammers, so here's something helpful.

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Make sure the league you are interested in joining exists and has existed for at least one year. (If it's a startup, keep reading.)

Make sure the person you're talking to is the actual commissioner of the league they are advertising for. I've seen users pretend to be the commissioner of a league they aren't even a part of, but link it like it's their own. You can make them prove it, if need be, by making them post a message as the commissioner on the league message board or chat. Or maybe they have proof in the form of recruitment a season ago. Or find an owner in the league and talk to them. etc.

Be wary joining any league that doesn't use a reputable site to handle money like leaguesafe.

HEADS UP: I'm starting to read about people who create 20 fake email addresses and then join leaguesafe using all of them. You give $100 to leaguesafe, as does 11-13 other unsuspecting owners, and then when it comes time for payouts, the person who owns 20 fake email addresses votes for himself all 20 times and then abandons the league. This leads me to the next item...

RESEARCH THEIR USERNAME & EMAIL ADDRESS

Someone who wants to scam doesn't have the time to talk football 24/7/365. If they are a prominent user on this forum over the course of several years, for example, then they are most likely legit.

Someone who is scamming others will spend all of their time scamming on several websites. If you Google a user and the only thing that comes back is someone asking for money, avoid at all costs.

Have something helpful to add? Reply with it below. We need to look out for each other.

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SCAMMER AD: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=188175
Make Your Own Customizable Draft Pick Value Chart Here
"This is awesome" --- dlf_jaronf
"I've made a few draft pick charts. This is better than any of them." --- dlf_jules
"Whatever rookie draft pick chart you're using isn't as good as this one from MEuRaH" --- dlf_jules
"Excellent work on this!" --- dlf_zachb

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Postby dlf_mikeh » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:48 am

Below is a scammer advertisement, caught by TheNuts, with links for proof.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=186353

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU GIVE YOUR MONEY TO.
Make Your Own Customizable Draft Pick Value Chart Here
"This is awesome" --- dlf_jaronf
"I've made a few draft pick charts. This is better than any of them." --- dlf_jules
"Whatever rookie draft pick chart you're using isn't as good as this one from MEuRaH" --- dlf_jules
"Excellent work on this!" --- dlf_zachb

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Postby JOHNNY_COCKTAIL » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm

Thank you for posting I was thinking about one of those leagues but it looked very suspicious from the get go and I refused to send money. I did see he had already gotten 3 people for $200 each very unfortunate.

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Postby Paul717 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:02 am

Great work here gents. Sorry to anyone who lost money to this bleep clown. That's frustrating.
"Marathon Square" - 16 team full PPR league with 24 player roster. Keep 16 per year indefinitely, draft 8. Start 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 Team DST
QB: Deshaun Watson, Tyrod Taylor
RB: Aaron Jones, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, Peyton Barber, Trayveon Williams, Darrel Williams, Dare Ogunbowale, J.D. McKissic
WR: Calvin Ridley, A.J. Brown, Jamison Crowder, Emmanuel Sanders, James Washington, Zach Pascal, DaeSean Hamilton, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, Paul Richardson, Geronimo Allison, Antonio Brown :(
TE: T.J. Hockenson
K: Don't have one during the "offseason", my team missed playoffs in 2019 :(
Team DST: Lions

Picks:
2020: 1.04, 2.04, 3.04, 3.11 (Shrimp), 3.13 (Harlem Hailmakers), 4.10 (Cookie Monsters), 5.06 (Smooth Doctors), 5.11 (Shrimp), 8.04

Disclaimer: My one and only Championship in this league was way back in 2011. Therefore, take my replies with the appropriate grain of salt. :lol:

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Postby megager » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:27 am

Wow, I'd never have realised that was a scam. Good work guys.
Pay in was a bit high for me but I was looking at it as interested in joining another league
Team 1
12 Team dynasty .5 PPR QB,3WR, 2RB, 2flex, 1 TE

Rebuild

QB
Baker Mayfield Daniel Jones,
Cam Newton
RB
Josh Jacobs
Clyde Edwards Helaire, JK Dobbins ,
Justice Hill, Anthony McFarland, Joshua Kelley

WR
Amari Cooper, Tyler Lockett, Deebo Samuel, Cee Dee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy , Jalen Reagor, Antonio Brown, Randall Cobb, JJ Arcega Whiteside, Quintez Cephus, Hakeem Butler, Auden Tate

TEGeorge Kittle, Jonnu Smith

2021 2* 2021 firsts, 2nd, 3rd

TEAM 2

12 team PPR, superflex.
Starters (11) QB, W,R,T,QWRT, 6*WRT, bench 14, IR3, Taxi 4

QB: Watson, Goff

Rivers, Minshew, Foles

WR: Adams, Evans, Chark, Diontae Johnson, Landry Isabella, Bryan Edwards

Sanu, Reynolds, Hurd, Agholor, Amendola, Deontae Harris, Goodwin,

RB: Barkley, Jacobs, Guice,

Edmonds,Boone,

TE: Irv Smith

Moreau,MA Cox

Taxi Boone, Moreau, Deontae Harris, Minshew

2020 4.4
2021 1,2,3,
2022 1,2,3,4


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Postby MeandJulio » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:20 am

Thanks for the taking the time out of your day to help out fellow dynasty lovers.

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Postby The.Big.Spank » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 am

good advice, good post
10 Team, 1 pt PPR, 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 2 Flex

QB: Wentz, Mayfield, Carr
RB: Gurley, Barkley, Elliott, Edmonds,
WR: M. Thomas, JuJu, Godwin, Adams, Whiteside, P. Williams
TE: Henry,Waller, Hockinson

2020 1.5,6,8,10 firsts

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Postby dlf_mikeh » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:35 pm

Another scammers ad found. Good job on our forum user (who was that?) who emailed me. Well done.
Make Your Own Customizable Draft Pick Value Chart Here
"This is awesome" --- dlf_jaronf
"I've made a few draft pick charts. This is better than any of them." --- dlf_jules
"Whatever rookie draft pick chart you're using isn't as good as this one from MEuRaH" --- dlf_jules
"Excellent work on this!" --- dlf_zachb


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