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Old 12-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Well, its almost time for another year to begin, so that will mean a lot of new smokers who are anxious to learn all about our art. Unfortunately, it will also signal a time when the scammers come out of the woodwork. Between the old CS board and here, weve probably seen them all. I thought that this might be a good place to enshrine some of the better or even more stupid fishing scams to help the newer members recognize when they should be more cautious.

Sometimes, the fishing is done without knowing that they are violating a lot of social norms. While it may be okay to beg a stick at a lounge (not any that I go to), it is poor form to do so online. There are even tried and true ways that SEEM to not be fishing that usually are and some well-meaning people use the phrasing without understanding the indifference or even hostility that they provoke.

Things like:

Im new and can only afford a few singles. I so wish that someone would share some good sticks with me so that I dont waste my money.

I really like cigars and I know that I just joined, but lost my job so will have to give up cigars, I guess.

There is only one crappy place near me to buy cigars and I would travel farther to get good sticks if only I knew which ones were good.

Wow, I hope to be able to afford a cigar like that some day.

And some of us remember the scammer who, perhaps way back at CS, posted about a fire at their place and so they not only lost all the cigars but also the Xmas presents and regular clothes for the kids. Took some here in law enforcement to reveal this scam but by then the person had made off with a lot of donations (clothes, money, cigars) and were never seen again.

We all want to help push new people down the slope and cigar people are nothing if not generous to a fault, but lets post some of our experiences with scammers in order to help others to be aware and also to help new members avoid coming across as scammers.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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If i could be so bold to add....

Paraphrasing here:

“My wife posted that not me, guys!” I think we remember that plea for smokes here!

“I was moving and the box with my smokes must have fallen off on the highway...”

Good times, good times indeed!
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:55 PM   #3
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I think so, too.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:18 PM   #4
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I always wonder about noobs posting a picture of their new empty humi. Then commenting "what should I stock it with?". Personally my peeve is with guys helping themselves to my travel humi without asking. The bums always swipe the most expensive smokes.

And I agree, good times indeed.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:31 PM   #5
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Ah... I remember the fire scam. Don’t recall all the details, but I remember.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:05 PM   #6
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Well, perhaps times have changed, but we used to call that mooching. One of the infamous mooches went by the name, Jim the Newbie. Whenever someone mentioned a cigar, hed post, Gee, I never had one of those. It was funny for a while.

Now, heres a true story. I met Jim a couple of times at JR stores in NC. One time, we were walking around and I saw a candela cigar and without thinking said that I had never had one of those. Jim immediately bought one and gave it to me. Thats right - I mooched Jim the Newbie!
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:20 PM   #7
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Well, perhaps times have changed, but we used to call that mooching. One of the infamous mooches went by the name, Jim the Newbie. Whenever someone mentioned a cigar, hed post, Gee, I never had one of those. It was funny for a while.

Now, heres a true story. I met Jim a couple of times at JR stores in NC. One time, we were walking around and I saw a candela cigar and without thinking said that I had never had one of those. Jim immediately bought one and gave it to me. Thats right - I mooched Jim the Newbie!
Ah, JtN. Herfed with him many times in Nola. Like you said, hes actually very generous. I remember the time he gave Carlito Fuente a Golden Gator. Priceless!
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:44 PM   #8
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I remember the time he gave Carlito Fuente a Golden Gator. Priceless!

Golden Gator? Is that sorta like a rusty trombone?
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:03 PM   #9
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I can’t believe some of these lol
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:17 PM   #10
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Yeah Im with T.G., whats a Golden Gator?
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Sooooo funny you guys should mention this, because my house burned down with my stacked humidor of pre embargos, limited releases, and anniversary sticks. PLUS the cigar shop I usually buy at closed down due to fire as well. Any donations would be much appreciated considering the time of year. Sorry, my wife made me do it.


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Old 12-13-2018, 08:37 PM   #12
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Yeah Im with T.G., whats a Golden Gator?
It was a dog rocket brand that folks passed around as a joke. Although somewhere, there was a newbie who thought they were really good.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:42 PM   #13
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Sooooo funny you guys should mention this, because my house burned down with my stacked humidor of pre embargos, limited releases, and anniversary sticks. PLUS the cigar shop I usually buy at closed down due to fire as well. Any donations would be much appreciated considering the time of year. Sorry, my wife made me do it.


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Mods ban this newbie please. Hes obviously a scammer and up to no good
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It was a dog rocket brand that folks passed around as a joke. Although somewhere, there was a newbie who thought they were really good.
Lmao that is an excellent story! Ill be awaiting the Opus X: Golden Dog Rocket Edicion release!
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If i could be so bold to add....

Paraphrasing here:

My wife posted that not me, guys! I think we remember that plea for smokes here!

I was moving and the box with my smokes must have fallen off on the highway...

Good times, good times indeed!
I remember that one. I was pretty new to the forum so kept my mouth shut at the time. But if I shook my head any harder I might have needed to see a chiropractor.
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I heard of one that one guy moved from Florida to Alaska and left his humidor full of Cubans at his old house and wanted to know if anyone wanted to lend him a few lol
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:31 AM   #18
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I ran out of cigars... Please send me some. Especially Padrons and Cubans, please!
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But fishing is good.
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