Discussion in 'Ham Radio Gear For Sale' started by AA7BQ, Oct 30, 2015.
I use spamcop.net when I get these third party emails. You should too!
Ad for a FTM-8900R by N6CAL. No pictures, qrz profile has no email address. Requested several times for photos and email address. Says to reply on QRZ. Only one post of many back in 2012 has a photo but no callsign next to item. In those 2012 ads they gave an email address of email@example.com. There is no FTM-8900R model but there is the FT-8900R.
The listing by KD2LMR has multiple indications that it is a scammer ad, but it could just be an arrogant and ignorant individual. KC9QQC's account does not appear to have been hacked and his public email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The offering email you received was probably from a scammer claiming to be KC9QQC in response to your post on KD2LMR's listing.
BTW,, I too was looking for a Flex with a Maestro unit, but never advertised that I was looking for one. I was asking over the internet via email. Could this scammer have intercepted my email? Wow
No, he didn't intercept your email. You posted a response to N9NOS's ad saying you sent an email and expressing your interest in buying both. That's why the scammer targeted you.
Neither account has been compromised. A scammer is simply using an alternate e-mail for both accounts that have no ties to these accounts. Be more careful about who point fingers at.