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    Hey guys,
    Almost fell for a "too good to be true" on scamlist. Seller sent a picture containing the pistol with a note next to it with both our names and today's date. However, something felt off. I took the picture and uploaded it to fotoforensics.com and was able to verify the picture were modified. (free site FYI)

    Here's a link to the fotoforensics site to show the contrast in the picture that shows it's a fake.
    FotoForensics - Analysis

    Hopefully this site can help keep our hard-earned money out of the hands of scum bags.

    Happy new year!

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    Woah. That’s a great photo shop job
    But hey as you said if it’s too good to be true probably is!

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    I am probably the dumbest guy on here but what shows it's a fake?
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    I dont get it either? what are we looking at
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    Same. Is the sticky note outline too dark compared to the rest of the photo?
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    That was my thought because of the contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobrooksto View Post
    That was my thought because of the contrast.
    Yeah, I think so. Second pic below the first. Darkened image of the post-it indicates the post-it is a solid real object that's been photographed. If the gun and the two mags were real, they should be just as dark if not darker than the post-it.

    That's how I read it.

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    You can also try and Google the email the scammer uses that is what saved me.

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    How then do you explain the dark beveled areas of the mags towards the top? I see that the analyzed image looks to be a photo negative of sorts. Areas of the original that are light and bright appear dark in the second image. The post it is dark as are other dark or darkened areas just like those beveled surfaces which in the original photo are bright.
    I'm no photo expert by any means but I'm not sure the pic is faked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Japanimal View Post
    Hey guys,
    Almost fell for a "too good to be true" on scamlist. Seller sent a picture containing the pistol with a note next to it with both our names and today's date. However, something felt off. I took the picture and uploaded it to fotoforensics.com and was able to verify the picture were modified. (free site FYI)

    Here's a link to the fotoforensics site to show the contrast in the picture that shows it's a fake.
    FotoForensics - Analysis

    Hopefully this site can help keep our hard-earned money out of the hands of scum bags.

    Happy new year!

    (no affiliation to the site)
    Most excellent--- thank you!!!

    Tony

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