Invite to QRZCQ is this a phishing / rip off ?

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KD0CAC, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Got an email that sad I was invited to join QRZCQ and to go to there site to register , and invited by DO5SSB - does not come up on lookup .
    Any info on this .
    I can copy the email if any of the ZED staff needs ?
    John
     
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  2. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Subscriber QRZ Page

    I got that too. Wonder WTF? I didn't bite on it. The RB's musta harvested every email addy on QRZed.
     
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  3. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here's a copy of the email , hopefully get some response with more info , anybody else seen or know of anything about ?
    Hello KD0CAC!

    You are receiving this email because DO5SSB has invited you
    to join QRZCQ.com - The database for radio hams.

    If you do not like this invitation, simply ignore this email.

    You will never be invited again by the same user after this invitation.

    If you want to join QRZCQ.com you can finish the process by this link:

    http://qrzcq.com/invite/764a64f56dbf9636a2df31b3046072ef

    This private invitation will only remain valid for the next 30 days.

    The QRZCQ Team
     
  4. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's not a scam. The QRZCQ site was created specifically to copycat QRZ. They're trying everything they can to lure our users to their site. They even took a copy of our database and are claiming that it was "given to them".

    The best thing we can do is make sure that everybody knows that there is no added value in QRZCQ and that their only aim is to use our name (and CQ's) in an attempt to duplicate our success. In my opinion, their behavior has been pathetic.
     
  5. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks Fred , for this site and the info .
    I do not think I have anymore time to spend on the net :)
     
  6. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I didn't get the invite.

    I feel unloved.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  7. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tom ,
    You can use mine .
     
  8. ON8CB

    ON8CB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I got an invitation today from a German Call Sign I never contacted neither via radio/voice nor via email or other means of communication.
    He used the QRZ.COM email address to send the invitation.
    That for me is SPAM and the colleagues should avoid such a attitude, isn't professional.
    If it was like of Facebook or other social networks were someone I know is inviting me, then I would take the invite in consideration.
    The statement in the email which says:
    is useless as I could receive invitation from other users and that's spam for me...
     
  9. W5WPL

    W5WPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Vanna loves ya
     
  10. K4JAK

    K4JAK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the update on this subject. I recieved an invite a few months ago from
    JA6XZS has requested that you become friends. You can approve or deny this
    request by visiting:

    http://forums.qrz.com/profile.php?do=buddylist

    All the best,
    QRZ Forums

    I did not reply. Alarm bells going off everywhere!!!
    Yesterday I got an e mail from my friend KY6V saying he got the same invite wanting any info on the matter. I told him what I did and he said he did the same.
    Thanks again for the updated info.

    K4JAK
     
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