W0TSM Tom Mahoney IS a SCAMMER there is no Might to it!

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KG5RPZ, Jan 30, 2018.

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  1. KG5RPZ

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    Although I doubt this scam is being done by the real Tom Mahoney W0TSM, someone is impersonating him and using his callsign and QRZ account information to entice folks to buy items from him in which naturally the buyer never gets.

    Yes, these things happen, It happened to me I was looking for a Dentron MT-3000A and he contacted me, posted pictures, I googled the photos to make sure they were in fact not a copied photo. It all seemed legit, I used paypal goods and services, and I will get my money back. Should have could have would have doesnt really matter at this point.

    There are predatory folks out there and there always will be. I have made online purchases over the past 15 plus years and in that time this is only the second time I have had an issue. The first time similar situation but it was on Ebay. What really sucks is the real Tom Mahoney assuming this is a case of identity theft is getting a bad wrap and hasn't done anything.

    So be safe out there my friends, never use Friends and Family via Pay Pal, If I would have I would just be out 270.00 right now. As I said, I will get my money refunded, its just going through the process is aggravating and to be honest I'm more let down about the fact I don't have a Dentron MT-3000A on its way than the fraud aspect of this scenario, of course I want my money back, but I really needed that Tuner.

    I hope this information may help someone else, that's the only reason for my posting this today. I'm not here to vent or cry about being a victim. I'm just letting those who are too trusting there are wolves in sheeps clothing. So just be smart and don't make the mistake I did.

  2. KJ6WUY

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    THEY ARE USEING THREE EMAILS w0tsm16@gmail.com, wotsm234@outlook.com, hutchisonjan25@gmail.com I spoke to PAYPAL last week about this and they sent mesg to Jan Hutchision to pay me back my money. If they don't here back from her PayPal said that they would pay me back my money on the February 6th and go after her, she was the middle person on this.
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  3. KG5RPZ

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    Thanks for the info, I will be sure to pass it along when the time limit is up on my claim. I havent spoke to anyone yet, just filed a report there's a waiting period for the seller to respond then they take action. I will give them a call Monday and include this information with my claim.

    Thanks and 73!
  4. AK9S

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    You can also include my posted e-mail and altered photos showing the Scammers attempt to defraud me. I have it all posted in a different thread on this forum (the 7-page thread on this Scammer.)

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