I Have been contacted by a couple of Police constabularies recently with respect to burglaries and this method to obtain your address. It would appear that this technique is being used more frequently by using classified platforms such as Gumtree, Loot, Adtrader, social network sites such as facebook, some Forums .
Its never a good idea to have people come round your house and look at tackle. I don't think this really happens much nowdays as people tend to meet away from thier home addresses. So if a burgler is looking to find your address he must go about getting it via a different method. Users selling high end items whether fishing tackle, motor bikes or anything else of value will be targeted. You will get a text or call from a bloke who has a pay as you go sim card in his mobile so its not registered to anyone and therefore he can't be traced. (The sim card will be ditched after he has burgled your house) He will offer to buy your item and you will arrange to meet him at a place away from your address. He will say he is in, for example a black escort (his obviously not in that) and you will tell him what car you are in (DONT TELL HIM). Get his car details and find him. You will arrive at the meeting place and wait, after no one turns up you will ring the number but get no answer. After a while you will drive back home thinking you have just dealt with a time waster. What you don't realise is is that you are being followed home. You will get home and be watched going into your house. The bloke who now knows where you live will in the next week or so burgle your house.
If you arrange to meet someone but they don't turn up don't just drive straigt home, be mindful that you maybe being followed by someone. Drive around the bloke a couple of times or park up for a minute. If the same car is behind you prior to you stopping or driving around the bloke a couple of times then you are probably being followed. Take the index and tell the police of what's happened, at the very least they can make an intelligence report about the incident, they call it a CRIMINT and its used to gather inteligence.
ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME.
REMEMBER NO PAYPAL GIFTS UNLESS YOU KNOW THE PERSON... IF YOUR PAYING INTO SOMEONES BANK ACCOUNT THEN YOU NEED TO AT THE VERY LEAST SPEAK TO THEM ON THE PHONE TO OBTAIN ALL THIER DETAILS. IF YOU GO TO MEET SOMEONE AND THEY DONT TURN UP, ASK YOURSELF WHY THEY HAVEN'T AND BE MINDFUL THAT YOU MAYBE BEING FOLLOWED HOME.
As always thanks for your support Al Tackle-Trader.com
IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE PERSON DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PAYPAL GIFT....
Most of you know this but for those who are unsure...
If you pay by gift and there is a problem with the sale you will stuggle to get your money back.
If you do decide to gift money at the very least speak to the seller and obtain as many details as you can. If you haven't dealt with that person before I would still recommend that you don’t gift but pay as goods. The commission is 4%, at least you have piece of mind.
If the sellers telephone number is unobtainable or the person who picks the phone up doesn’t know what your talking about then you must start thinking the deal maybe dodgy.
If your still not sure about the user message or ring me ..... Alan ... on 07701 054 538.
Tackle-Trader is like any other classified/auction type platform whether its Loot, Adtrader, a fishing forum or even Ebay there are people out there looking to fleece you. You don't need me to tell you that.
If an item seems cheap, at the very least and before you commit to sending money you must ideally talk to the seller first to establish who they are and where they live.
We all love a bargain and there are genuine bargains to be had, just be careful. I have said before and we all know.... " If it seems to good to be true it probably is" so at the very least contact the seller in person and don't just rely on messages via the site.
I'm not against gift payments through paypal as I prefer it myself, however, if you are going to gift money only do it if you know the person and again at the very least have all there details, full name address home telephone number. If there is a problem its unlikely that you will get your money back without having to get the police involved or taking a civil action against the other party. The same applies to a bank transfer, you need all the persons details you can get. I CAN'T give out details unless its for the police because of the data protection act, so you need to obtain all the relevent information.
If any of you see any ad on here or receive any message that you think maybe a bit dodgey contact me. I will have a look at the user and check his details. I'm also willing to tell anybody the history of any user. The site is setup now so you can see how long a user has been a member and how many posts he has made. You can also view all his older posts regardless of thier status, ie sold, closed etc. Just click on there username to view these details.
If your'e still not sure about someone just contact me and I'll tell you thier history..
I will not give out any personal details (Data protection act) so please do not ask me.
IF YOU SEE ANYTHING ON HERE THAT YOU THINK IS NOT RIGHT THEN PLEASE RING ME AND I'LL HAVE A LOOK AT IT.... ALAN.....07701 054 538.
Had a few members mention to me about users sending messages and not gettuing ant response from the recipient. I appreciate that sometimes some of us are very busy people. There is no rule that you have to respond to messages but please just bear in mind that someone has taken the trouble to message you so a response would be nice even if its a very short response like "No thanks" or "Not interested".
When items are sold can users either put sold on the ad or close the ad save people trying to buy something that's already gone. Thanks.
Hopefully the site will continue to grow as it has done for the last 16 years. I have always considered that the Tackle-Trader community is very tight, long may that continue.
As always thanks for your support.
Problems logging on or registering on TT...... How to leave feedback.
If you have problems logging on or registering on the site.
If you have any problems getting onto Tackle-Trader please contact me on
07701 054 538. I can reset your registration manually from my end if necessary.
How to leave feedback for someone.
Search on the users name with "all" selected on status and category.
Find the ad that has the item you bought and click on it. You can see here there is a facility to leave feedback for the seller, its titled "Have you bought this item?". You can leave the feedback from here.
I'm trying to set it up so I can also leave the feedback on your behalf just trying to get it put in place now.
Any problems contact me via here or by phone 07701 054 538