Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KC7MG, Nov 10, 2017.

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  1. KC7MG

    KC7MG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was approached by someone who gave me his call as KA4HBQ Frank G. Bale who had a Yaesu g5400 rotator for sale. The actual KA4HBQ is 89 years old and is not this person. If anyone receives email or info that he has an item for sale from KA4HBQ BEWARE !! IT IS A SCAMMER. I am now disputing the Paypal bill and hopefully will receive a refund. JACK KC7MG
  2. KC3DSO

    KC3DSO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Approached? An ad on here? or another site? Some details may help others avoid this guy. Also any contact info, city, state, etc.

  3. KC7MG

    KC7MG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I originally placed a want for a Yaesu G5500 or G5400 and this guy answered .. Sent photos etc. sounded like the real thing until I found out the real Ka4HBQ knew nothing about this.
  4. W7RAJ

    W7RAJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was ripped off by this guy too. I put a want ad for a Heathkit HP-24 power supply. He sent pictures and we struck a deal. His header on his email even say Frank Bale. His Paypal account name is Figueroa Bussiness. I too have disputed this transaction with Paypal.
  5. N6QIC

    N6QIC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hello Jack,
    They are probably unaware that a scammer is using there call sign to scam others.

    Send a short note via U.S. mail to there QRZ/FCC address asking them to look at this thread. Tell them to put a warning message in there bio page. This should stop most of the scams using there call sign.

    For an example of warning messages.Se post #4 in the thread below.
  6. NS8S

    NS8S Ham Member QRZ Page

    I posted in the "Wanted" ads here on QRZ and got a couple of email replies and have kept the emails. I sent a paper check for a Sencore SM-152 service manual to this "Frank Bale" KA4HBQ and that was several months ago, and so far, my check has not been cashed. Not so easy when you are not who you say you are, perhaps. BEWARE of this guy!

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