Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by K9UCX, Mar 8, 2018.

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  1. K9UCX

    K9UCX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was in the process of purchasing a FT2000 here
    on QRZ when I got an email from a guy with the
    call K4ZNO John Wellford using the email of

    He offered me a FT2000 for $1100 shipped.

    I quickly checked QRZ Ham to Ham Reference and
    I saw where this call K4ZNO and the exact email
    was used in other SCAM's.

    I emailed him back and told him what I found of
    QRZ and maybe I should call the authorities!

    He NEVER answered my email...Hmmm

    BEWARE BEWARE of K4ZNO trying to sell you

    Thank You QRZ (again) for having such an amazing
    site to help protect all our brother Ham Operators.

    CW only and Daily at that
  2. K4ZNO

    K4ZNO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am K4ZNO. I have had two hams in the last two weeks contact me about scams. I am not selling anything right now. My email is in QRZ. Please let me know if you have questions.
  3. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I just looked and your email is not on your bio page. The scammers look for QRZ listings without emails so they can masquerade as you with an email of their choosing. You need to add an email to your bio page.

    You said you had your email on QRZ. But remember there are two separate emails, the one you show publicly on your bio page and one you registered with on QRZ. (They should be different for obvious reasons. )
    KA2FIR and N6QIC like this.
  4. N6QIC

    N6QIC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    You need to put a "Warning Message" on your bio page. This is the first place people will look after seeing an add. You can use this one if you like. Just add it to your bio page as a picture.

    73, Lisa
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  5. N1TYH

    N1TYH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wow, I'm so glad for this QRZ page. I placed a wanted ad for a YT-847 and received a message right away from K4ZNO. Looked suspicious, and I tried to verify e-mail via QRZ. Then I checked this page.
    I'm taking my wanted down. Not worth the hassle with scammers.
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  6. N6QIC

    N6QIC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

  7. K4ZNO

    K4ZNO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Indeed, I did not have the public one listed. I have updated it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I will add a warning when I get to my desktop.
    KB3VWG, N6QIC and N0TZU like this.
  8. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    ASAP. A number of people have been scammed.
    N6QIC likes this.
  9. K4ZNO

    K4ZNO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok, I was able to update my page as well with a notice about the scammers. I have already had another ham email me since I updated my email address on Sat night. Please report these as phishing scams to your email provider.
    KX4IK and N6QIC like this.
  10. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks good!
    N6QIC likes this.

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