Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by N3AB, Jul 5, 2019.

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  1. N3AB

    N3AB Subscriber QRZ Page

    I no longer sell on QRZ, but I do have items on QTH. Someone using call sign K5BCN attempted to scam me out of an item I have for sale. The email address this person was using is

    I notified K5BCN at his QRZ listed email address.

    Be careful!

    John. N3AB
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  2. NY5Y

    NY5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    He just tried the same with me with that email.
    RT NY5Y
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  3. N3AB

    N3AB Subscriber QRZ Page

    Below are the two emails I received from K5BCN:

    "What is the condition and your last asking price? Are you firm on the price? Willing to pay your asking price but am more concerned about the condition since am not a local buyer.I do hope the condition is as you have stated"


    "Okay am willing to add an extra $50 for you to reserve it in my favor.. And I'll be mailing a cashier check for the payment, and once the bank posts the fund, which shouldn't take more than a day, I'll arrange for the shipping. Let me have your name and address so that I can arrange for the payment"

    At that point I looked into his "history" on Google as his 1X3 call was not a typical vanity call. I found that others reported this call as a scammer. I informed this jackass that I will be posting his attempted purchase on the forums.

    I have not heard back from the real K5BCN.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2019
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  4. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. WB4M

    WB4M Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    He said the same things in the scam attempt to me yesterday. I did inform the real K5BCN and he is aware of it, I also emailed KA9FOX of the QTH ads. I also forwarded the headers, etc, to Google.
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  6. WB4M

    WB4M Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Tried with me also!
  7. KC9BH

    KC9BH Ham Member QRZ Page

    He tried me too!!! I gathered all of his information, email and IP address, and I called my friend who is a Special Agent for the FBI. We filled a complaint with the FBI and it will be interesting to see if they can track this son of a bitch down and lock him up.
  8. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. WB4M

    WB4M Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

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