Simple scam safeguard: put a notice in your profile pages

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by N1OOQ, May 25, 2018.

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  1. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just posted a notice to both my forum profile page and my QRZ database bio page, stating that I am not currently selling anything, and I will change the notice if I do.

    Seems like this would go a long way towards alleviating some of the scammer activity if we all did this.
     
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  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems strange that you have to post something that you are not doing.
     
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  3. WD9GNG

    WD9GNG Ham Member QRZ Page


    Great idea!!! I placed the following on my QRZ bio page & in my Forum Profile ""I AM "NOT" SELLING ANYTHING AT THIS TIME! IF I DECIDE TO SELL SOMETHING I WILL COMMENT ABOUT IT HERE IN ORDER TO PREVENT POTENTIAL SCAMS.""

    Also getting verified is a positive thing we can do to help verify identities.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
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  4. KB4QAA

    KB4QAA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Another way to improve safety is to us the PM system rather than emails.
     
  5. N6QIC

    N6QIC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    That wont always work. Lots of people don't even use QRZ, it is not my fault or there's that QRZ lets the scams continue on there site. There is an easy fix to stop all the scams if QRZ wanted to fix it.
     
  6. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sure. No more selling on QRZ.
     
  7. KF5QZM

    KF5QZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've had a notice on my page for a couple of years. Scammers are unlikely to try to use my callsign because they need to do something about that notice first. It's quicker and easier for them to move on and find an unmanaged call.
     
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  8. N0TLD

    N0TLD Subscriber QRZ Page

    KF5QZM is quite right -- they will move on. Like most thieves, scammers are creatures of easy opportunity. Some of them will break into a house if need be, but the vast majority who find the door locked -- even one simple lock -- will move right past and search until they find a house with an unlocked door. Don't make it easy for them.


    Mike
    N0TLD
     

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