Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KG4MLO, Sep 14, 2018.

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  1. KG4MLO

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    Got me for $2400 for an Icom amplifier on 8-20-18. Still has the amp,and money, and has vanished. Go figure.
  2. WC5P

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  3. KA2FIR

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    How about some details.
  4. N6QIC

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    I think you were scamed and not by AA1CN John P Theriault.
    DEATH 28 Apr 2012 (aged 66)

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  5. KG4MLO

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    Amp was listed for sale on another website. I responded to listed e-mail with some questions. Questions were answered. Made a deal. Paypal used for money xfer. Not heard from him again. Been doing this stuff many many years. Finally got GOT. Just beware.
  6. N3AB

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    Some details about this on Buyer paid with PayPal's "Friends and Family" per seller's request.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
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  7. KA2FIR

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    That explains it all. No protection with F&F.
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  8. KP4SX

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  9. KJ4VTH

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    Nobody reads before sending money. Many post after sending money. :(
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  10. WB4IVF

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    Good detective work N3AB!

    Was the below link on QTH the ad in question?
    Aug 14, 2018 - Icom IC-PW1 HF/50 MHz solid state amplifier for sale in a fully-functional, Amp delivers 1kW+ on all bands 160m through 6m. These ICOM PW1 ...

    If so, the ad has apparently been removed, but from the above link it looks like the scammer might have used this previous post for the description:

    Anyway, for that kind of money, do some basic googling, ALWAYS talk to (not just exchange emails with) the seller, and NEVER NEVER NEVER use the Family and Friends option for a purchase!!!

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