Beware - Scammers resurrect W2TY

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KA2FIR, May 25, 2018.

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  1. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I made a post to a recent ad for a Ten Tec Orion II which is flagged and received an unsolicited email from someone impersonating

    W2TY [​IMG] USA
    ALAN J GOTTESMAN

    W2TY has no email address published and was last seen on Nov 24, 2017.

    They're using the address alanw2ty@gmail.com for email and nathan.ander1965@gmail.com for PayPal.

    They offered an Orion II for $100 less than the ad price.

    I googled W2TY and found a couple of posts on eham dating back to 2015 and 2016 that stated the call W2TY was being used to scam people.

    They must have used a hacked QRZ account to get my email address.

    I bet the same scammers placed that ad.

    Reported to google via spamcop.net.


    Email thread below.


    Hello Mike, am still awaiting your response thanks.

    On Thursday, May 24, 2018, KA2FIR <ka2fir@> wrote:

    I have to get up early so I’m going to bed now.

    On May 23, 2018, at 9:28 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:

    can you send me your mobile number so i can give you a call

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 6:27 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:
    Am sorry Mike that's her paypal email address.

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 6:24 PM, KA2FIR <ka2fir@> wrote:

    Who’s Nathan ander?

    On May 23, 2018, at 9:10 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:

    that's my sister Erika's paypal account since am handicapped and i cant walk she helps with the sales of my rig.

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 6:06 PM, KA2FIR <ka2fir@> wrote:
    Why does the name in the paypal address differ from yours?



    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 08:44 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN wrote:

    I really don't want my family see me selling my properties.

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:41 PM, KA2FIR <ka2fir@> wrote:

    I see you’re in New York City. Is local pickup an option?

    On May 23, 2018, at 8:37 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:

    here is PayPal address nathan.ander1965@gmail.com please send money via family and friends no fee attached thanks Mike.

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:35 PM, KA2FIR <ka2fir@>wrote:

    What’s your PayPal address?

    On May 23, 2018, at 8:33 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:

    PayPal

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:33 PM, KA2FIR <ka2fir@> wrote:

    What method of payment do you accept?

    On May 23, 2018, at 8:29 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:

    Hello Mike thanks for your response see attached photos thanks.

    Alan

    On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:14 PM, KA2FIR <ka2fir@>wrote:
    Yes, I’m interested.

    Send photos.

    Mike

    > On May 23, 2018, at 7:37 PM, ALAN J GOTTESMAN <alanw2ty@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > For sale is my Ten-Tec Orion II transceiver Model 566AT, standard filters only, LIKE NEW
    > $2200 - OBO, includes model 963 power supply if interested please let me know thanks.
    >
    > W2TY Alan
    >


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    Last edited: May 25, 2018
  2. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I spoke to the real Alan on the phone and he'll be updating his QRZ info.
     

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