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Warning - Person Posing as Peter H Quach, KI7JCW, just scammed me out of $485

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by WV4M, Oct 8, 2017.

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  1. WV4M

    WV4M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Waring. I was contacted by someone I believe was using another ham's callsign and name, KI7JCW - Peter H Quach. His real name is Kelvin Hoskinson and he uses a PayPal email of ki7jcw.p@outlook.com. His communication email was ki7jcw@gmail.com. I just called PayPal to put a hold on the funds and am now contacting my bank. Hopefully I can stop this money from getting to this fraudster. He was selling an Elecraft KXPA100 amplifier and got my interest from a previous ad on QRZ.com. He contacted me by email with his offer. I should have been suspicious from the start.
     
  2. W7UUU

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

    Hoping you didn't pay by "Friends and Family" did you?

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  3. WV4M

    WV4M Ham Member QRZ Page

    I did but PayPal is going to help me on this one. They have put a hold on the transaction. I still have to call my bank. Apparently there were several other complaints about this fraudulent person on PayPal, PayPal said he had several "flags".
     
  4. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    How do you know that?
     
  5. WV4M

    WV4M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually the name Kevin Hoskinson could be an alias as well. Who knows. That is the name PayPal has attached to his PayPal account.
     
  6. WV4M

    WV4M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because Peter H Quach, KI7JCW does not have a email listed on QRZ.com, I am going to send him a letter informing him that someone is using his name and call to scam people. This definitely will not make him very happy.
     
  7. WV4M

    WV4M Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just submitted a complaint with the Federal Government's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
     
  8. WB0MPB

    WB0MPB Subscriber QRZ Page

    Unbelievable. In what way is a person you have never met in your life in anyway your "friend or family"?? Why did you think you should use "friend or family"? I don't get it at all.
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  9. N0TZU

    N0TZU Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well, we've all made mistakes. I applaud WV4M and others who are willing to admit they were victims of a scam, in order to warn the rest of us.
     
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  10. WV4M

    WV4M Ham Member QRZ Page

    The real scammer is likely Kelvin P Hoskinson, age 36, of Jetersville, Virginia. Hey, I live in Virginia.
     

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