Verified but still Caution flagged ads

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by KA2FIR, Jun 28, 2018.

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  1. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm seeing posts from QRZ accounts that have been verified but are still being flagged CAUTION. Why become verified if you're not going to observe the QRZ swapmeet safety rules.
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  2. W7UUU

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

    I’ve noticed it too - makes no sense and the rules are so simple

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  3. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Maybe he is a lumberjack and can't see the forest for the trees??? :D

  4. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you are already verified I am not sure what the point is of the additional verification in the swap meet with the call sign in the picture.
    Easy enough to do and all but it seems odd to me.
    Am I verified but not really verified??
    If it is a certainty that it was I who logged in, how could it be anyone else that put the for sale ad up??:confused:
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
  5. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Being Verified is not a free pass to evade the rules.
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  6. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I guess you missed the point I was trying to make.
  7. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    But doesn't Verified make the need of having your call sign in the pic superfluous? I understand the rules are what they are today, but whats the point of being "Verified" if you have to write your call sign in the pic?

    I really think QRZ should look the way other sites manage this - Astromart (of which I am a member) requires a yearly fee ($15) to post, which eliminates a lot of impersonation shenanigans right there, as well as seller scoring, kinda like eBay - a score of buyers experiences with previous transactions.

    With Verification and 2_Factor authentication, at least the PERSON should be known, with a score that person would be known to be trustworthy, or a slimeball...
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  8. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you!:)
  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    From here:

    A QRZ Identity Verified user is someone who has enrolled in Two Factor Authentication and provided QRZ with either government issued photo identification (in some countries) or a Logbook Of The World Callsign Certificate. This allows us to be reasonably certain that the person is who they say they are.

    Having extra evidence of someone's identity doesn't make them trustworthy. Even an otherwise valid ad could contain pictures that were taken from elsewhere, and didn't represent the true operational state of the item for sale, the items included with it, or its physical condition. Some people might notice when they received their item, and some might not. Just because QRZ has your license on file doesn't mean you can't profit from a bait-and-switch.

    There are all kinds of people whose identities are well-known to law enforcement, but they aren't people you would want in your neighborhood, or even in your county.
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  10. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    All good and well but the quality of the item being sold, or whether or not the seller delivers the item is an entirely separate issue from the verification process being discussed.
    That aspect of an ad or seller is far more difficult to manage.

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