add W4PER to the list

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by K8MH, Nov 26, 2017.

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  1. K8MH

    K8MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    It appears that this person was using the following email address:

    trying to sell a Yaesu FTM-100dr on qrz. Said it was available, then the ad was deleted, then I inquired why that happened........... silence..........

    Steer clear is my advice.
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  2. K4DVW

    K4DVW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Ad was scammer from Hong Kong, using copy of old ad.
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  3. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

  4. W8NIC

    W8NIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    yeah, i got scammed by this clown. paypal reversed transaction. Sad that a lot of hams are scams and a lot of good hams are hacked and scammed.
  5. KG9H

    KG9H Ham Member QRZ Page

    And I believe I also got scammed by the same guy, de KG9H
  6. W7KKK

    W7KKK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Note, I got an offer to buy an FT-990 from this guy identified as W4PER. I sent the money to him via PayPal and 24 hours later another person refunded the money to me saying he was having trouble withdrawing it and the email address PP has for him is not the address I was given for payment by this Robert Townsend who apparently is the real W4PER.
    I got the money back, but now I am wondering what the hell is going on.
    And he sends me an email stating now he wants me to send it to his PP business address?
    The address he is using, whoever it is, is and it appears he uses vaiations of that address too. The address he had me send money too was
    Funny, don't know what happened, but I think this is a phony somehow. At least they had trouble getting the money from PP and they refunded it!
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
  7. W7KKK

    W7KKK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Note, I called PP and they have no record of a Robert B. Townsend, who is W4PER according to the FCC, on record as having an account.
    PP also has no record of Townsend sharing an account with Berc Brent, who allegedly is his son according to his emails.
    I got the money back anyway but I am more than reluctant to send money to another address for this guy.
  8. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Report these addresses to google.
  9. KI4ZZJ

    KI4ZZJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can add me to the list it was his call sign @ outlook. I have requested refund on PP. How long does that take? Was FT-100 FYI
  10. W5CGV

    W5CGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ditto on the W4PER scammer above. Tried to sell me a LP-500, but after a few email exchanges the conversation from his end sounded and smelled "fishy." I called PayPal for verification of the PayPal address he gave me,, and the Rep said there was no such account. My next email to the scammer requested he send me an invoice through PayPal. He replied he had tried that and PayPal had lost his credentials in the process. I then asked the scammer how come PayPal had no record of his account. There was no response. All of this was today (Friday, 12-15-17). Can't help wondering where the money goes when sent to the address he gave?

    Best 73s,


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