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    Default Scam on Instagram

    If you see Salomon or The North Face being sold at deep discount in ads on Instagram, don't buy. It's a scam. The ad takes you to a fake website. I fell for it and had to deactivate my card.


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    Wow. Hopefully you realized the issue before any major harm happened.

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    Just love being outside, not sure why. 765 AT miles done (2014-2018), many more to go.

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    You should notify North Face. They would be most interested, Im sure!!

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    I notified The North Face and Instagram. There were a number of these ads for both Salomon and TNF.


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    I have seen many adds on social media sites and tend to have thought they were scams.
    I seen adds for not just hiking but also for brooks and other shoe manufacturing schemes as well.

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    Instagram ads appeared in August of this year. While I was in Colorado.
    What a shame. #CUL8R.
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    So does that mean I am NOT going to get my $32 North Face down jacket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneill13 View Post
    So does that mean I am NOT going to get my $32 North Face down jacket?
    I will sell you one in your size and color preference for only $30, shipping included. Just PM me your credit card number.
    enemy of unnecessary but innovative trail invention gadgetry

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    i got hit by a knockoff keen site....

    shoulda known the deal was too good to be true..

    but, i paid PPGS and filed a dispute..

    since the scammer also spoofed a tracking number, at first PP wasn't going to give me the money back...

    wasnt til i submitted screenshots that showed the tracking number was from a month
    before my order......

    after that, got the money back....

    usually i spot this sorta thing, but this one got me..

    if it sounds to good to be true........it's typically a scam..

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    There are Scam Ads on FB too. Given the number of complaints, FB must know they are Scammers, but seems to tolerate it. PayPal takes you through the wringer if you try to get your money back.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...
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    the saddest are these, 'It might have been.


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    I hadnt looked or used Instagram in 6 years ..I hate all the adds now. I dont even use it. FB is just as bad with the crappy ads...Probably leave all social media this year..
    My love for life is quit simple .i get uo in the moring and then i go to bed at night. What I do inbween is to occupy my time. Cary Grant

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