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Scammer Alert

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by K1FBI, Apr 6, 2018.

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  1. K1FBI

    K1FBI Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was interested in and finally bought a TS-590SG here on QRZ.

    I then get an email from someone with no callsign.

    On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 12:19 PM jacob fulp <> wrote:
    available for sale $900.00 MO ONLY POST PAID in USA ONLY

    So I email back thanking him for the offer and inform him I just bought one. Here is the next email:

    oh okay its was never used and was just sitting down in sotrage belong to my brother reason am selling to help my mum for is treatment we could go low on price to $700..00 so you can later sell it yourself


    Note the price drop and the first email indicating USA shipping, yet he calls his mother "mum". So I decided to play along and mail him this:

    Okay send it to me and if everything checks out I'll send you a money order.

    This is his response:

    Am sorry i dnt have any money to post it..if you could pay half of it and i would be willing to have it posted do let me know thanks
    Total scammer, be careful people!!
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  2. WB0MPB

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    That email is one of the biggest red flags I have seen!!
    John, WB0MPB
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  3. K1FBI

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    Okay it gets better. Remember he would "post" it if I sent half the money?

    Now if I send half the money he will ship it before he even receives half the money..such a deal!

    Here is what he wrote:

    jacob fulp
    4517 Sweeter Ave,Evansville
    Indiana 47714

    send to my address once sent let me know so i can ship it out thanks alot

  4. AB4D

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    You should respond. Tell him your cousin just happens to live nearby, and he wants to stop by, pay him and pick up the radio.

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  5. KA2CDT

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  6. K1FBI

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  7. K1FBI

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    He emailed me again:

    Hello ZV1K never had from you about getting the MO sent out do advise thanks

    ZV1K is my eBay user ID so he is doing his research.
    So I emailed him back the following:
    I actually have have to attend a meeting in Indiana Monday and will be staying over Sunday night.
    I will stop by your address tommorow to pay you and pick up the 590.

    See you soon.
    73 K1FBI

    Let's see how he handles this.
    If anyone is in Indiana and would like to share this and the other thread on this loser with Law Enforcement maybe we can stop this.
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  8. K1FBI

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    Okay, here is his convenient response:

    oh sorry left home for a cousin burial not home..till nextweek..

  9. WB0MPB

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    Keep the game going. Tell him you will have to come back in another week for another business meeting.
    This is fun to watch what you are doing to this guy.:D

    John, WB0MPB
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  10. KC9MNL

    KC9MNL Ham Member QRZ Page

    So I think he got some email addresses from aprs. I got an email from him on an account that is not used anywhere else.

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