RIP OFF ALERT - SOMEONE USING QRZ!

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  1. KC1NBD

    KC1NBD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    RIP OFF ALERT


    It's not the money, it's the principal of this.

    He could be ripping of many people using Paypal & QRZ

    A person using the name Raymond Kendall n2fra.qrz@gmail.com

    was selling me a microphone for $100 after I posted an inquiry on QRZ looking for a Night Eagle mic.


    I paid thru this account as a family/friend. scotterex.shell@gmail.com

    There is no mic. Below you will find the complete email history of this, please read from the bottom.

    He claims that paypal has put a hold on his account so he can't pay back and for me to wait ten days.

    You will notice he says it was shipped but later says he will refund right away???


    EMAIL TRAIL.................................

    Give me 10days. Paypal is currently reviewing my account. They (or maybe their autonomous bots) made some mistakes when doing currency conversion and debited me thrice mistakenly. It left my account in a minus.
    After the 10 days review I'll refund you please. Thank you

    On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Scott McCurdy <scott@starfirewebs.com> wrote:

    That is fine. What about the refund. I am still convinced it never shipped.



    On Thu, October 4, 2018 10:15 am, Raymond Kendall wrote:
    > Hey Scott,
    > I'm an honest Ham and I've NEVER and WILL NEVER scam a fellow ham off a
    > few cents. The post you saw on scam and rip off was Les KC8HBR carefully
    > wasting my time for an Icom 7100 he had no intentions of buying. I later
    > sold the same Icom to a local and even sent a confirmation email to QRZ
    > watchers about this. Here is a copy of the email thread we had;
    >
    > Raymond Kendall <n2fra.qrz@gmail.com>
    > Tue, Sep 25, 10:36 AM (9 days ago)
    > to qrzwatcher
    >
    > I'm sorry but It's sold already to a local ham. thanks for asking. 73s
    >
    >
    >
    > On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM HPD <qrzwatcher@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Ray,
    > Have a picture of the 7100 w/ physical callsign together?
    >
    >
    > Jey,
    > HPD
    > That said I hope you now believe me that I didn't scam or rip anyone off
    > their money, not even Les!!!!! Finally, I'm sending you a refund not
    > because I believe you that you haven't received your mic but because I
    > know it's the right thing to do. I don't like problems and I do believe in
    > the saying that "A good name is better than riches". Rather send you a
    > refund than have you drag my name in the dirt over 100 bucks. Thanks n'
    > 73s
    >
    >
    > Raymond Kendall
    > N2FRA
    >
    >
    > On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 8:01 AM Raymond Kendall <n2fra.qrz@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >> No problem. I'll send you a refund and I'll address the post you saw
    >> about the Icom on scams and rip off shortly with you too. Give me about
    >> 3hrs. 73s

    >>
    >> On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Scott McCurdy <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> I was going to wait for your reply on my request for the tracking
    >>> number to send this but we both know that there is no tracking number
    >>> don't we.
    >>>
    >>> We also know that there is no microphone.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I knew this the minute I heard the story about going away for a week.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I continued the emails to see how far you would take it
    >>> and have a record to post.
    >>>
    >>> I saw that you are already listed on qrz under scams & ripoffs
    >>> by another member.
    >>>
    >>> If I am wrong, then it was sent at the beginning of this week
    >>> and it will show up today or Friday, but it won't will it?
    >>>
    >>> Please refund the cash.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> It's my fault really, got excited and that equals stupid but,
    >>> It really will be worth every penny to me and all the hams on every
    >>> board out there. I am well connected to all social and ham media. I am
    >>> also semi retired and have a lot of time to post and repost daily, you
    >>> know, to keep it fresh.
    >>>
    >>> Not only the emails will be posted but videos for youtube, vimeo
    >>> plus.
    >>>
    >>> I have been in the media/show business for over 40 years, I know how
    >>> to communicate.
    >>>
    >>> I will also be calling the ham whose call sign you must be using.
    >>> If it turns out to really be you I will be shocked!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I will refrain from mass-posting this event for A FEW HOURS to give
    >>> you time to do the right
    >>>
    >>> thing.
    >>>
    >>> TODAY! REFUND OR TRACKING#
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> or..... you could give me your phone#
    >>>
    >>> almost 2 weeks and nothing but put offs.
    >>>

    >>>
    >>> On Thu, October 4, 2018 1:55 am, Raymond Kendall wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> He has misplaced it. I have to go back to the post office to get
    >>>> it. Sorry
    >>>> for the delay please. 73s
    >>>>
    >>>> On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Scott McCurdy
    >>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>> Thank you for getting back to me.
    >>>>> Did you get the #?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On Tue, October 2, 2018 5:20 pm, Raymond Kendall wrote:
    >>>>>> My boy is at work Scott. Can't get to him yet.
    >>>>>> Will send you mail be rest assured. 73s

    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 5:48 PM Scott McCurdy
    >>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>> Was that a long enough moment?
    >>>>>>> Tracking?

    >>>>>>> On Tue, October 2, 2018 12:57 pm, Raymond Kendall wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Give me a moment please

    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:15 PM Scott McCurdy
    >>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Tracking Number ??

    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> On Mon, October 1, 2018 1:49 pm, Raymond Kendall wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> Scott your Night Eagle has just been shipped to the
    >>>>>>>>>> address you provided on QRZ via USPS ground shipping.
    >>>>>>>>>> I'll provide you
    >>>>>>>>>> with tracking number once my son returns. 73s Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>

    >>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 9:23 AM Scott McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> Great. Please email me the tracking # from usps or
    >>>>>>>>>>> ups, which ever way you ship. Thank you.
    >>>>>>>>>>>

    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, September 30, 2018 3:38 pm, Raymond Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>> Yes Scott, came back today and shipping tomorrow.
    >>>>>>>>>>>> 73s

    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 3:12 PM Scott McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> Are you back yet?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, September 24, 2018 9:39 am, Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, not yet Scott. wasn't able to ship your
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> night eagle during the weekend as I had planned.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had to travel to Ohio to go see my sister.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> She lost her husband to cancer last week. I will be
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> back by weekend and will definitely ship then.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks for
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> understanding.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:43 AM Scott McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have you shipped it yet?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, September 20, 2018 2:43 pm, Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Will do when shipped, thanks! Payment
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> received. 73s.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:40 PM Scott
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You should see payment.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shipping address is.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scott McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 58 Orchard Street
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Belchertown, MA 01007
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Can you send tracking# when shipped?
    >
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, September 20, 2018 2:24 pm,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it does.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:13 PM Scott
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sorry about that. I am at my office
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and miss a few things doing both.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last question, It does have the eagle
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> on the back right?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, September 20, 2018 1:44 pm,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey Scott, I attached a picture of
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> it in my last email to you. My
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Paypal email is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> scotterex.shell@gmail.com Send
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> payment as family and friends
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> let me know if you're all good on
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QRZ.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Leave
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> payment currency in USD 73s, Ray

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 1:40 PM
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scott
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I would like to buy it. Can you
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> send me any pictures of it?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I would also need your paypal
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> email to send the $$.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, September 20, 2018 11:10
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> am, Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is an astatic D-104 Night
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eagle
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> in very good condition Scott.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Looks
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> great and gets great audio
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> reports. Price is $100.00
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> paypal shipped. 73s, Raymond

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:09
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> AM
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scott
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> McCurdy
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <scott@starfirewebs.com>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What condition and how much?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scott
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> KC1NBD

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, September 20, 2018
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9:54 am,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raymond
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi Scott,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Got one sitting in my
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> shack. Let me know if you're
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> still in need.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 73s, Raymond Kendall
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> N2FRA
     
  2. KD2NOM

    KD2NOM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sorry to hear about this - are you a friend or a family member of this person? You should never use that method as it severely restricts your ability to get your money back from PayPal.
     
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  3. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    * sigh *

    red flags, buyer take heed
     
  4. W7UUU

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

    Are you a "Family or Friend"? NEVER NEVER NEVER use that option unless you are an actual "family or friend"

    Soooo sorry to hear - it's most always the "WTB" ads that result in this scam.

    NEVER purchase using Paypal "Friends and Family" unless it's an actual "friend or family member"

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    N2FRA is active on QRZ. Have you tried IM'ing him? Have you sent the emails with headers to abuse@google.com? This is not the first time n2fra.qrz@gmail.com has been reported for abuse here on qrz.
     
  6. KB4QAA

    KB4QAA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Red flags:
    -Reply to a WTB
    -PayPal Friends and Family payment
    -PayPal name & address do not match seller name & address

    shrug. You learned a new lesson. Sorry. b.
     
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  7. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

  8. KP4SX

    KP4SX Subscriber QRZ Page

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  9. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    KC1NBD de KA2FIR HW?
     
  10. NO2Y

    NO2Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, did you learn anything?
     
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