IMPORTANT: The account of member 'RGS' has been comprimised -- if you receive a PM from him, please DO NOT engage.

Jun 09, 2021,10:11 AM

Also, DO NOT engage with individuals writing from the following email address:

"Mattnshilp AT gmail DOT com."

I have just deactivated member RGS's account, and we are currently looking into this incident. Thank you All for your cooperation.

FabR (moderator)

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Thanks for being vigilant

 By: VinnieD : June 9th, 2021-10:21
I have been contacted indeed and have not reacted

Yes, several members have reported receiving a PM from 'RGS' in relation to a potential purchase from member 'jakubL.'

 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-10:37
If you replied to the individual posing as 'RGS' via PM your email is protected. In any event, please do not engage any further, and of course do not write via email to the address provided in that PM: "Mattnshilp AT gmail DOT com." Cheers.

If this is the extent of your exchanges with this criminal (or criminals), and they took place via PM, I think you will be safe from spamming. They shouldn't be able to contact you again from RGS’s account after it was deactivated earlier today.

 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-12:48
Other members have reported replying via email, which assuming no (further) personal information was disclosed, potentially exposes them to spam/phishing attempts. Note that phishing attacks might come from “mattnshilp AT gmail DOT com” and ALSO from othe... 


 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-14:16

Thanks for the heads-up, I got the email today too.

 By: onnomon : June 9th, 2021-15:19
Strangely, my Rolex forum account got shut down a day or two back because of suspicious activity. Combine this with an experience of suspect buyer on C24 late last year causes me to question the integrity of the average user. I wonder how much wristwatch ... 

Another filthy scammer

 By: jakubL : June 9th, 2021-20:56
I just discovered this thread as I received PN from one member regarding this. I can confirm I never dealt with anyone with that nickname.. Lets hope all these scam artists hit the ground hard one day. Be careful.

sent me email and ask me kick to link to confirm

 By: WP25 : June 9th, 2021-22:32
what should i do? Matt 6:28 AM (3 minutes ago) to me Hi Thanks for your response..... JakuBL just listed you on watchprosite forums as a reference.... Here is a link to the post with you as his reference...... xxxxxx Here is also a link to the Patek watch... 


 By: ant : June 9th, 2021-10:48

Same here

 By: Epilogue : June 9th, 2021-16:00

That “dude” send me the message twice!

 By: iceheller : June 9th, 2021-11:27
Thanks for the update MOD.

Thank you for the update Fab...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 9th, 2021-11:47
We should all be vigilant on this.

Replied 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 9th, 2021-13:06


 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-13:16

Thanks Echi👍

 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-12:26

I replied oops

 By: Horology75 : June 9th, 2021-13:08

PM went directly to..

 By: Ludi : June 9th, 2021-13:12
… the spam folder

Thanks for making this so visible!!

 By: dnlmpg : June 9th, 2021-13:23
I'm glad I saw this before I responded.


 By: il Segnatempo - Roberto Rifario : June 9th, 2021-13:26
I had a message from that account. thanks for alert. from: RGS - - On June 9th, 2021 at 08:46 Hi, I am about to pay for a Audemars Piguet watch from “JakuBL” on watch prosite forums. He said you bought from him in the past. This is a BIG purchase for me, ... 

Thanks Roberto, this is the PM several members received this morning around that time. All PMs we are currently aware of contain that message. (Note that ‘WatchProSite time’ recently moved to GMT, hence 8:46am is 10:46am in Italy or 4:46am in NYC).

 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-13:46
I deactivated RGS’s account around 10am GMT, so nobody should have received PMs from him (or from the criminal who hacked his account...) after that time. Cheers.


 By: il Segnatempo - Roberto Rifario : June 9th, 2021-13:51
Thank you !


 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-13:53

Well done, my friend.

 By: amanico : June 9th, 2021-20:58


 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-23:21

Too late for me

 By: aperna : June 9th, 2021-14:02

Me too!

 By: sham1 : June 9th, 2021-15:06
And I have ignored his personal email too.

Thanks Fabricio for the info.

 By: Weems@8 : June 9th, 2021-18:03
I tried to send a member a mail, but some kind if error occurred. Not the RGS account.

Thanks Justin👍

 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-23:13

No, thank you Fab 🙏🙏

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 10th, 2021-20:22


 By: WP25 : June 9th, 2021-22:22
Dear FabR, i receive his email and PM and i reply his email, also asked him to add me whatapp etc., what should i do? i just saw this thread half hour ago………… WP

scam & scum

 By: WP25 : June 9th, 2021-23:15
thank you FabR, reported to spam in email and never thought scammer like this…………… Again, thank you of your thread and remove that scammer🙏


 By: FabR : June 9th, 2021-23:26

Thank you for the quick action...

 By: Sandgroper : June 10th, 2021-00:09
I did receive a PM and e-mail message from RGS and discarded it as I couldn't reply from the PM.

When you find the scammer, Fab, send him my way. I've found . . .

 By: Dr No : June 10th, 2021-20:45
. . . a cushion . . . . . . for him to sit on. Don Turo ...