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Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by AC2HQ, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. AC2HQ

    AC2HQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Please beware of someone using several email addresses claiming to be AC2RW. I listed my email address on this site associated with a ham selling a Kenwood TH‑74A. My post asked him to send me his best price and I posted my address due to him not having one listed to send a private message. I received a email from someone claiming to be AC2RW Prashant Karkare < looking to sell the same HT. I sent a message back and we emailed back and forth a number of times about the HT and he sent an address for PayPal to pay. I called PayPal to verify the second email account and was told there was no one by that name or email account. An email was sent back to this person and I told them there was no account or name and they sent back that it was their account.
    If anyone knows AC2RW Karekare Prashant, please let him know that someone is using several email address with his call and name attached and claims to have a PayPal account. It is ashame that the ham community has to put up with crooked people.
    Please BEWARE if you have a Want and please verify the person and verify the PayPal account before sending money. I hope someone knows AC2RW and lets him know of this situation.
    73 AC2HQ John
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
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  2. KD6DKH

    KD6DKH Ham Member QRZ Page

  3. KD6DKH

    KD6DKH Ham Member QRZ Page

    This same person replied to my wanted ad for a Yaesu Ht. He even today emailed me photos of 3 of the radio’s in the same picture.

  4. AC2HQ

    AC2HQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Fred, This person has a number of email addresses for AC2RW and hopefully someone on here knows Karkare and informs him about these scam emails. Thanks Fred... I hope you didn't bite on any messages and checked him out on PayPal as well. 73 AC2HQ John
  5. N6QIC

    N6QIC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hello John,
    Looking at the page for AC2RW I would say it is a scam. Send a letter to him via U.S. mail.


    An easy way that you can confirm an unsolicited email message that was sent to you is to.

    1. Do not reply to the unsolicited email message, especially if you have posted a "Wanted" add.
    2. Go to there QRZ bio page and look for any warning messages.
    3. Send a short note via U.S mail to there QRZ/FCC address asking them to call you to verify what they have sent you an email message.

    4. Be patient, till you hear back from them because any unsolicited email messages could possibly be a scammer. Don't underestimate them they are professionals and are very good at what they are doing.

    Good Luck.
    73, Lisa
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  6. W4PF

    W4PF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well you just saved me $235! I was taken in by this individual and had sent money to him/her via my PayPal account. This person had not claimed the PayPal money as of yet, and I was able to cancel the transfer. Seems as if the pictures that I was sent of a Drake MN2700 tuner that I was looking for was from a Feb 2017 ad placed this year.....
    de Steve W4PF
  7. AC2HQ

    AC2HQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Steve, I am glad that I could be of help regarding your run in with the fake AC2RW. It is a pity the hobby has to deal with cheaters. 73 AC2HQ John
  8. AC2HQ

    AC2HQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank You Lisa, I hate to see honest hams have their identity stolen and used for personal gains. 73 AC2HQ John
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  9. VE3VTG

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    This guy just replied to my want.
    This is his email to me. :)

    I have for sale an icom ic 781 transceiver in a perfect working condition. Comes with mic , manual , shipping box and cables . Asking $1,315 shipped. Let me know if you are interested.

    *******************************BEWARE GUYS*******************************
  10. A61FJ

    A61FJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    i just had him sending me an email offering me a yaesu FT 2000D i had a bad feeling about his email, i asked him how to wire you the money so he gave me a wells fargo bank account not even by his name
    so did my home work and started fishing the story behind AC2RW

    and here i go it's a scammer

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