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Beware of someone selling as KG4BXI

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KC3HJP, May 21, 2018.

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  1. KC3HJP

    KC3HJP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Someone was selling a Little Tarheel II Antenna. I wasn't fast enough so it went to someone else. A guy emailed me direct and said he had the same antenna but instead of it being $275 he would sell me his for $250.

    > On May 21, 2018, at 11:55 AM, Robert K Parsons <kg4bxi@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > I have this antenna for sale in a perfect working condition. Comes with manual , cable , shipping box . Asking $250 shipped. Let me know if you are interested.
    >
    > 73

    I asked to see pictures. He sent me a single picture.
    IMG_6298.jpg
    The antenna works perfectly with no issue or scratches from a non smoking home. Here is an attached photo.

    73

    That picture was from this auction but the call sign was removed.
    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/little-tarheel-ii-screwdriver-antenna.574850/

    He gave me PayPal address ham4parsons@outlook.com
     
  2. KN7S

    KN7S Swapmeet Moderator Emeritus Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    KG4BXI is a real call, but that is not his e-mail address. Good catch and thanks for the warning.
     
  3. AC1CX

    AC1CX Ham Member QRZ Page

    He got $20 from me, via PayPal for a Microphone, sounddd too good to be true but I took a chance!
     
  4. WB2LBV

    WB2LBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    An antenna "from a non-smoking home" should have been a clue. ;)
    And it does have scratches, you can see them in the pic.
     
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  5. KN4IAS

    KN4IAS Ham Member QRZ Page

    He tried to get me too...

    Subject: Alinco dr 735t

    Robert K Parsons <kg4bxi@gmail.com>





    I have this unit for sale in a perfect working condition. Comes with manual , shipping box , mic and power cable . Asking $245 shipped. Let me know if you are interested.

    73

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    KN4IAS Shane <kn4ias@arrl.net>
    9:55 AM (11 hours ago)
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    to Robert
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    Thank you for your consideration, however, how old is the radio, do you have a few pics of the unit? And a pic of your QSL card in it maybe or message me in QRZ so I can verify you are who you say you are please.

    73
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  6. KL7FZ

    KL7FZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    He tried to scam me this morning on an Icom IC-375. Price too good to be true. I got the phone number for the real KG4BXI, Robert, and called him. He was unaware of the scams going on using his callsign.
    I would not have been aware if the previous attempts had not been posted here on QRZ. And the price was so low as I had to check it out.
    Thanks guys!

    Here is his email:
    "Robert K Parsons" <kg4bxi@gmail.com>

    To:
    "radio@matnet.com" <radio@matnet.com>
    Cc:

    Sent:
    Mon, 21 May 2018 22:57:36 +0100
    Subject:
    Icom ic 375a



    I have for sale an icom ic 375a in a perfect working condition. Comes with manual, mic , shipping box and power cable . Asking $635 shipped. Let me know if you are interested.

    73
     
  7. AF4TD

    AF4TD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    He tried to get me for $900 today for a 3 month old Elecraft KX3 but, thanks to all of you who posted warnings, I still have my money!
     
  8. KN4IAS

    KN4IAS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I noticed (only because I was bored at work... Lol) that most scammer choose calls that in their call page do not have their email listed. I have my ARRL redirect there but that way if there is any question you know the real me...
     
  9. KL7FZ

    KL7FZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been stringing the guy along now for several hours. He has not given me any phone or address. Just Atlanta for the real ham.
    So I told him I had a friend that just moved there and would come over and pick it up and pay cash. That way he did not have to pack or ship it. I would still pay the shipped price. He would make more.
    He has now disappeared. No response.
    I did get his Paypal address. I will report to Paypal.
    His Paypal address now reported to Paypal.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
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  10. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Did you tell him to put an email address in his callsign data and a Disclaimer in his QRZ bio warning others of what's going on?
     
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