KK5AA SCAM?

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by K0ISP, Jan 3, 2019.

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  1. K0ISP

    K0ISP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I posted looking for clipperton l and fred hunt fred.kk5aa@gmail.com replied agreed on price and sent paypal only to discover after it was send went to a Mike Fasuji . Anyone else have any dealings with this guy???
     
  2. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    No email address on the KK5AA page. Imagine that.
     
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  3. WB4IVF

    WB4IVF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, a quick search shows that “Fasuji” is a common name in Nigeria. That might provide a clue. (-:

    But if you didn't use the Family and Friends option you'll probably et your money back from PayPal.

    In any case KK5AA had nothing to do with this. Fasuji probably picked that callsign because Fred's real email address is not listed.

    Howard
     
  4. WB2LBV

    WB2LBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    When you post a wanted ad here in the QRZ classifieds, do NOT put your contact information in the post as it is readable by anyone on the internet. Request contact via QRZ private message or profile email, those are accessible only to logged-in QRZ users. Then this won't happen.
     
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  5. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    You were dealing with a scammer, not Fred Hunt. That seems to be obvious to everybody. Please go file a PayPal fraud claim, if you haven't already done so.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
  6. NE0X

    NE0X Ham Member QRZ Page

    why does qrz allow this posting to c ontinue, i fell for it and probably shouldnt have but of course it looked like too good of a deal. cant qrz stop him at least from using the kk5aa call? ron ne0x
     
  7. WB2LBV

    WB2LBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    These emails are coming from outside QRZ from people who read the classified forum and look for wanted posts with email addresses of potential victims they can contact. They create email addresses that contain someone's callsign, usually one that doesn't have a profile email listed on QRZ which makes verification more difficult, and reply to the wanted post posing as that ham. QRZ has nothing to do with this.
    That's why I suggested earlier that when making a wanted post you should not post any contact information in the actual post where anyone can read it, rather you should request any reply be made through your profile email or QRZ private message. Those means of communication are only available to logged-in ham members.
     
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