KW7COB Call sign being used fraudulently

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KW7COB, Jan 26, 2019.

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  1. KW7COB

    KW7COB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Someone is using my call sign KW7COB to scam people. I got a call from someone who had placed a wanted ad on QTH.com and was contacted by email. The email was KW7COB@gmail.com. I have never had this email address. The scammer sent pictures of the radio and then gave a Paypal address of Flores.c.anita@gmail.com. Again, I have no connection to any of this. If you place a wanted ad and are contacted by email, you may be scammed.
    73
    KW7COB (the real one)
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    That name - Flores Anita - rings a bell as a known scammer.

    Thanks for the heads up

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  3. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    The scammers are targeting callsigns like yours because there is no email address posted on the QRZ callsign page and therefore no easy way to contact you to confirm your identity.
     
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  4. KW7COB

    KW7COB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you for that clue. I have updated my page.
    73
    Wayne
     
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  5. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Way to go! Thank you.
     
  6. N5ECZ

    N5ECZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    He got me, still fighting paypal
     

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