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Unsolicited QRZCQ Invite

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KR6AUL, Jun 23, 2017.

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  1. KR6AUL

    KR6AUL XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I saw in another post that people got this invite. As I have not inquired about this, I was about to sign up and looked up the call sign. It might be legit but worth signing up? With all the scams out there, I do not want to be taken. Any thoughts?

    QRZCQ - The database for radio hams

    DO5SSB has invited you to join

    Hello KR6AUL!

    You are receiving this email because DO5SSB has invited you
    to join - The database for radio hams.

    We have currently 126900+ users on the site!

    If you want to join you can finish the process by this link:

    {Link retracted}

    This private invitation will only remain valid for the next 30 days.

    If you do not like this invitation, simply ignore this email.

    The QRZCQ Team

    Forgot your QRZCQ password? Get instructions on how to reset it.
    You can also unsubscribe from these emails or change your notification settings.
    Need help or like to report a problem?
    Sent by QRZCQ GbR, Web:, Email:
  2. AE7RZ

    AE7RZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is a legitimate ham radio site from Germany. They are harmless although some here claim they plagiarized this site. I don't see it that way.
    Anyway it does say if you do not like this invite to simply ignore it.
  3. KM4ZCU

    KM4ZCU Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is certainly NOT a legitimate ham radio site. They've fooled a lot of people. They are a data mining operation, and their technical support will show you just how rude, horrible, and self-serving they really are. If you don't believe that, go ahead and sign up, but you do so at your own RISK!
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  4. K2CD

    K2CD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I recall going there once in the past, when I did a google search on my own call sign, and discovering that they were using my photos. I never signed up there, so it was something of a surprise. I checked just now, and I see none of my photos there anymore.
  5. W7UUU

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

    Just add them to your spam filter and move along. I did that years ago and haven't heard squat since

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  6. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well...something like that.
  7. KB3VWG

    KB3VWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree, as I saw this on my entry page:
    This means they've pulled that data from THIS SITE!
  8. K8MH

    K8MH Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. KB3VWG

    KB3VWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Perhaps...but I'm specifically referring to the QSL via [LoTW] data...I don't have that information posted anywhere else; but here on
  10. K2CD

    K2CD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Not necessarily so. The full list of users using LoTW is available from this source: and the ARRL itself. I am sure I saw my QRZ photo on there in the past, and I never gave it to them, so they must have lifted it from here. They apparently have stopped doing this.

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