SCAMMER ALERT 11/21/19 - reported call is AC0ST

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KV4JW, Nov 21, 2019.

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  1. KV4JW

    KV4JW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Posted an ad seeking a Yaesu FT2DR, and was replied to today with this from "AC0ST". Pictures are obviously fake, and the call sign picture is obviously fake as well.

    The QRZ profile picture looks odd. The background looks more like a backdrop from the K-Mart portrait studio.

    Seemed too good to be true, and is. Watch out!
     

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
  2. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don’t think the emails were from the REAL AC0ST.

    Those emails were from outside of qrz were they not?

    @AC0ST
     
  3. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hmmm. Looks like a scammer may have control of AC0ST's QRZ account. Interesting if true.
     
  4. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    AC0ST was last seen: Dec 28, 2015

    AC0ST has no published email address so there’s no way to verify who you dealing with and the reason 3rd world criminals picked this callsign to defraud. As the London Mayor Sadiq Kahn recently said about terrorism: “this is the new normal.” Expect this each time you place a WTB ad. What was the email address used?

    Tell the criminal to send a picture of him holding the HT with a frequency of your choice displayed on the HT.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
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  5. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm thinking that photo is real. It's quite typical for photos in front of scenery to look like that. I've got a number of them in my photo albums in fact. Not of him of course!

    The second photo of the radio with the callsign is CLEARLY a photoshop job.

    On that note alone, SCAM!

    But I still do not believe it's the real @AC0ST whom is attempting to perpetrate this scam.
     
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  6. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    @KV4JW

    Please publish the scammer's email address as Mike has requested.
     
  7. KN4UCX

    KN4UCX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh my..
     
  8. KV4JW

    KV4JW Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Looks like a kitchen countertop to me.

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
  10. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

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