Beware KF5LBV - pretty damned dodgy...

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by N0PWB, Feb 15, 2017.

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  1. N0PWB

    N0PWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    This fellow offered a Tokyo Hi-Power 2.5 Kfx & matching antenna tuner for sale on QRZ for $3315, shipped.

    Looking for a backup amp to my own 2.5 Kfx, I sent him email at KF5LBV@AOL.COM. What follows is my email copy of this attempted transaction. This whole thing seemd pretty damned dodgy to me & I backed away. If I am mistaken, I appologise and please set me straight. But still... 'Bad road & heavy snow' South of Austin, Tx? Send MO to second party at diff address? Smelly fish here in my book. His offer is now removed from QRZ.COM

    Enjoy the read:

    (Start at bottom for initial contact and work towards the top, which was final email contact for today)

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    MO will go to FCC Amateur Radio address and you can then forward to desired secondary address, or this transaction will be considered fraud.

    Please convince me otherwise sir.

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 14, 2017, at 4:53 PM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    Hope the MO was mailed to my work address: 6060 S F M 1915, Buckholts, Texas 76518 ?
    I don't receive MO at FCC listed home address due to bad road and heavy snow for this season


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 12:17 pm
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    After visit to bank and my accountant, I've been advised to make Money Order out to pay Shirley Henderson, but send it to your FCC listed home address (as on your Amateur Radio license) for you to properly deal with from there.

    Next, I will send you photos of the Money Order & in return, you should send me photos of the Tokyo Hi-Power boxes with my shipping label affixed to them, ready for UPS pickup.

    I will then forward the USPO tracking number to you when the MO is mailed out today, and you can then call UPS for pickup.

    Is this agreeable with you for our mutual fraud protection? N0PWB

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 14, 2017, at 11:45 AM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    Okay thanks for the understanding about my health condition.
    I will be waiting for photos and tracking number from you.
    Once i receive and confirm the money order i will ship overnight and insure the Amp and tuner for safety purpose to you.
    Hope to see photos and tracking number soon.

    Thanks 73,

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 9:03 am
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    Ok - will send to her and email you photos ASAP.

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:31 AM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    I have receive your shipping address.
    I will double boxed package and seal the Amp and tuner for shipping to your address at your doorstep.
    You will receive the Amp and tuner at 00000000000, Iola, Kansas, 66749
    USPS Money Order should be made to my secretary name and mail to my work address.
    Here's the USPS Money Order payment details below.

    Name: Shirley Henderson
    Address: 6060 S F M 1915, Buckholts, Texas 76518
    Amount: $3,325 shipped

    I will ship and insure the Amp with tuner as i will be shipping via UPS & clearly marking FRAGILE MEDICAL EQUIPT on box.
    I will be waiting a sacn copy of the USPS Money Order and tracking number for the USPS Money Order for confirmation.
    Amp and tuner has been mark sold in your name.

    KF5LBV
    PATRICK
    73,


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 10:26 am
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    On way to bank for MO. Will need name & address info PDQ.

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:15 AM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    It will be mailed to my working address and in my secretary name due to my health condition as a disable. It will be hard for me to start going to the post office on wheel chair to cash out the USPS money order.
    My secretary is available to help me out.
    Thanks for the understanding about my condition.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 10:11 am
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    Money order it is. Payable to you or other?

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:05 AM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    Robin,

    Money order is best for me because I do not have a personal account, I run a business account and it is too risky for me. I've never used it for such transaction, as it is very confidential. I hope you understand? Hope that won't be a problem for you?
    I will ship to 000000000000000
    Amp and tuner has been mark sold in your name.
    I will forward details of the Money Order.

    Await your response


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 12:53 pm
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    Let me see if I can ease your burden a wee bit. I will check at my bank today on price of a direct deposit into your account.

    Would you forward the account that has your name attached to it (fraud protection) and I'll see what I can do this morning when my bank opens at 9:00am CST.

    UPS doesn't deliver to PO Boxes, so just use the 00000000000 part of address.

    Thx.

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 14, 2017, at 12:46 AM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    Hi Robin,

    Money order is okay for me.
    It very hard for me to receive USPS money order at my home due to the bad road and heavy snow here.
    I will prefer it mail to my working address and in my secretary name due to my health condition as a disable. It will be hard for me to start going to the post office with my wheel chair to cash out the USPS money order.
    My secretary is available to help me out.
    Thanks for the understanding about my condition.
    I will ship the Amp and tuner to you at 0000000000000, Iola, Kansas, 66749
    I will ship via UPS & clearly marking FRAGILE MEDICAL EQUIPT on box

    KF5LBV
    PATRICK
    73,


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 5:29 pm
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    I can do Money order through my local bank - would that be okay?

    My shipping address was at bottom of last email.

    Will need your address for Money Order please.

    I suggest using UPS & clearly marking FRAGILE MEDICAL EQUIPT on box. Thx.

    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 13, 2017, at 7:04 PM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    Hi Robin,

    Guess the USPS Money Order will be okay.
    Yes the price $3,315 include shipping with insurance.
    I will double boxed package and seal for shipping it also include Original double boxes & cables.
    Where can i ship the Amp too ?

    KF5LBV
    PATRICK
    73,



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <nemo@nautilus.net>
    To: kf5lbv <kf5lbv@aol.com>
    Sent: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 4:29 pm
    Subject: Re: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    Yep serious - looking for backup to my THP2.5. Darn, PayPal is pretty safe for large xfers with safety net for biz use. Guess I can go with bank issued Money Order.

    Your price include shipping with insurance? She's a beast to move around. Original double boxes & cables too?

    Robin Boyer / N0PWB
    000000000000
    Iola, Kansas, 66749

    (620) 365-0000
    Nemo@Nautilus.Net


    Sent from my iPhone6 Plus

    On Feb 13, 2017, at 5:28 PM, kf5lbv@aol.com wrote:

    Hello Robin,

    Sorry for delay, Am just back from medical check up.
    Yes my Tokyo Hy- Power HL-2.5Kfx is still available for sale in excellent working condition
    Are you interested and serious in buying.
    I don't do PayPal due to my bad experiences in the past.
    What's your complete shipping address ?
    Will accept payment via bank transfer, USPS MO or Check.

    KF5LBV
    PATRICK
    73,


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robin Boyer <Nemo@Nautilus.net>
    To: KF5LBV <KF5LBV@aol.com>
    Sent: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 8:49 am
    Subject: Tokyo Hi-Pwr 2.5

    You still have this? Take PayPal??
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
  2. KN7S

    KN7S Swapmeet Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    This account KF5LBV has been closed and banned from posting on QRZ, eHam and QTH until we have a resolution.
     
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  3. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    99.99% certain that you were not dealing with the real kf5lbv. All of the warning signs scream SCAMMER! Having hacked his qrz account.

    Thankfully you smelt the rat.
     
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  4. N0PWB

    N0PWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am a 30 year rural wireless ISP. I can smell 4 day old rotting fish. I know the right questions to ask, and the demands to make when buying online.

    Besides - who ever heard of 'I don't receive MO at FCC listed home address due to bad road and heavy snow for this season', when they supposedly live South of Austin, Tx., right?? Some Big-Ass Rotting fish, right there.

    How many good people have these doofies ripped off this way? Sad.

    73's. N0PWB (N0 People Without Brains).
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
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  5. N9LCD

    N9LCD Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is one scammer who piled it on "TOO HIGH & TOO DEEP{".
     
  6. KV6O

    KV6O Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yikes. The 2 addresses are over 150 miles apart, the KF5LBV's FCC address appears to be a gated community.

    Stinkaroo.

    Steve
    KV6O
     
  7. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hope he's got an off-road wheel chair!
     
  8. W6RBC

    W6RBC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Little doubt about it. This is a scam I know all to well. Smart to opt out!!

    W6RBC
    Barry
     
  9. N0PWB

    N0PWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a follow-up note with this lame-ass attempt to rip my dough, I demanded a photo with his smiling face beside his FCC-issued Ham license, or deal was off. That demand was never gonna happen. He next wanted to talk by phone in attempt to salvage the scam. That wasn't gonna happen either. Bye bye Foole. N0PWB
     
  10. KR6AUL

    KR6AUL XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you fall for it I have a Big Orange Bridge I can sell you....free shipping. For pictures, please google Golden Gate Bridge. It is slightly used. ;)
     

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