Greg Watson : be careful

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Greg Watson : be careful

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Hello

I realized yesterday that Greg Watson is very active on Facebook. Beware: even though Greg is a gifted entomologist, he scammed me about ten years ago. He promised me some very rare Papilionidae and never sent them. I trusted him because he seemed to know these species very well. I have lost around $2,000.00 !
I have since learned that many collectors have been scammed by Greg.

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Greg Watson has been banned from Insectnet few years ago because several members complained about him.
I remember he used a fake account (Roger Wilcox) to try and sell me some very rare Delias he never had. As these Delias were nearly impossible to find and he pretended to have all of them, I was cautious and never sent any money in advance.

Facebook seems to be the playground of many scammers...
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My experience of dealing with Greg is exactly the opposite, never had a minutes bother.
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I also was scammed by him after sending money to him. Many lies about parcels sent to me but mysteroiusly returned to him. Yes I see he is very active on Facebook but he should be ignored as untrustworthy
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While I can understand why some African scammers would try to scam us... seeing a knowledgeable entomologist scamming his fellow colleagues is really a disgrace. Many of my friends had issues with Greg Watson.
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