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ANOTHER POSSIBLE SCAMMER

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by N3AB, Sep 24, 2019.

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  1. N3AB

    N3AB Subscriber QRZ Page

    A few days ago, someone had an Icom 730 for sale here on QRZ. I made a comment that it was a great rig. Today, I received this email from a "Brent Mckinney <versa840@yahoo.com>"


    "Whats the least you would take i have one with original mic and a desk mic also


    Sent from my iPhone"



    This guy wants to know how much I would take to buy his radio? Also, no call letters. Tread lightly with this guy!
     
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like someone wanting to know what his radio is worth. o_O

    That does not automatically make him a scammer.
     
  3. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

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  4. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    One of the emails that previous website associated with him comes back to an address in Maryland.
     
  5. N3AB

    N3AB Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you had read my title which said "possible scammer" instead of playing with the funny pictures, you would have realized I was just posting a point of info for others. I didn't say he IS a scammer.

    And if you had read my post, you would have noticed why I questioned what "I would take" to buy HIS radio.
     
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  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I understand.

    How did he get your email address ?
     
  7. N3AB

    N3AB Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's a good question. He would need a QRZ account to get my email here.

    I checked back on past email. I never had any previous contact with him.
     
  8. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    As I'm convinced that many of the scammers do. I have little doubt that the crime ring that perpetrates the majority of scams has access to view the emails that are not visible to non-members.
     
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  9. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    If that is the case, A IP check may be in order.

    Not allowing a new user / None ham to see email addresses would help also.
     
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  10. KM4FVI

    KM4FVI Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks for keeping us informed. This happened once with my call sign! :mad:

    Frank
     

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