Anatomy of an Internet Scam at QRZ

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Aug 18, 2014.

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  1. KB0LOL

    KB0LOL Ham Member QRZ Page

    that story was beautiful well played I hope that scammer was taught a lesson good job
  2. N1NA

    N1NA Subscriber QRZ Page

    Great job in finding this scam! Weird thing for me, is there is a nice Kenwood speaker for sale on QRZ I would like to buy, but the seller states "NO PayPAL"
    Does not mean he is a scammer, but I won't buy from him
  3. KC1LEP

    KC1LEP Ham Member QRZ Page sister-in-law is a fraud investigator for Rockland Trust...I'll have to run this by her...
  4. AC6VV

    AC6VV Ham Member QRZ Page

    About playing the scammers... If it's one of those phone calls we get all the time, like from the FBI, don't be tempted to play along. One of the things that will get you on the list of "live ones" is simply that you answered the call and the call duration was longer than the time it takes to hang up again. It's automated information generation for lists of likely prospects' phone numbers. I just let them talk to voicemail. The robocalls never leave a message anyway.
    KI4ZUQ likes this.
  5. KI4ZUQ

    KI4ZUQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let me know where he is and I can arrange him needing corrective leg surgery, Mr. Lu-thor!

    Fred, you have time to talk on the radio AND do great detective work?

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