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Anatomy of a scam.

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KI5AIU, Feb 25, 2019.

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  1. KI5AIU

    KI5AIU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    There is some clown that took my call sign (KI5AIU), then looked it up on ULS, and created the gmail account
    ki5aiu.qrz@gmail.com

    At first glance, I thought it was a qrz account; but it's a GMAIL account.

    They cruise the want ads and respond with photoshopped pictures (where they add the call sign).

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Donald B Udel <ki5aiu.qrz@gmail.com>
    Date: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 7:48 PM
    Subject: Yaesu G-1000DXA Rotor
    To: <gpritchard7000@gmail.com>


    Yaesu G-1000DXA Rotor, new in box, never used $519 with Free Shipping.
    JT1806HD100 New 100' Rotor Cable with connectors for above $100 Free shipping
    AAJ74X001 spare rotor for G-1000DXA new in box $250 Free shipping,Thanks
    73



    The tipoff, besides the photoshopped images, is that they want you to paypal them at a different address. In this case, the scammer wants to be paid at bigdee7107@gmail.com

    Watch out, this could happen to you.

    73s,

    Don KI5AIU
     
  2. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    They tend to select people who don't list an email address on their QRZ page so people cannot confirm things with the real ham.
    You may want to correct that situation on your page.
     
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