Anatomy of an Internet Scam at QRZ

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

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  1. K7PNW

    K7PNW Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks for posting, Fred. Much appreciated.
    Jerry Horn, K7PNW
    Yakima, WA
  2. N4GKS

    N4GKS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Most of these scams come out of Nigeria. Judging from the grammar and spelling, I'd say that is where this one originated.
  3. WJ4U

    WJ4U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sad thing is someone will send money to Annette next week and cry they've been had. :(
  4. K9YM

    K9YM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    That shipping label....

    With his name and FT9000D appears really convincing. Just can't be too careful these days. Good Job Fred

  5. AB9VR

    AB9VR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Many years ago I saw a ad in the local newspaper for a corvette for sale for
    $75, I figured it was a misprint and didn't think much about it. A few days
    later there was a article in the paper about a woman who sold her husbands
    corvette for $75. Seems he was a doctor who had run off to Hawaii with his
    secretary and then gave his wife permission to sell his corvette and send him
    the money. I bet he was a little upset with her.
  6. W8AJS

    W8AJS Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you so much for posting this. I was almost taken once but thank goodness Pay Pal helped me out.
  7. W4PG

    W4PG Super Moderator Lifetime Member 279 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I am stunned Fred that you have such little respect for cancel patients! I thought you were better than that! ;-)
  8. K8EBI

    K8EBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    This guy has been around for quite some time. I googled the name "Annette Swartz" that he used and found another sad story from 2013.
    The whole thing looks identical and the name appears as the account name again, down in the article a ways.
  9. K5GHS

    K5GHS Ham Member QRZ Page

    $75? What a ripoff :eek:
  10. AA9VZ

    AA9VZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fred- your my hero for striking back at these bottom feeders. I was riveted to my seat reading the banter you played so well. I enjoyed so much this article I will make a donation to QRZ. Is it possible you could do it again? Not sure if I can wait for your next round at fighting evil! Bravo Fred!
    73"s AA9VZ

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