WESTERN UNION AND SCAMMERS!

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by W6GQ, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. W6HVH

    W6HVH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Folks, it never stops, I guess.

    Today's email was as follows:

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    Hi, Do you still need the item requested?....mine is in very good
    condition. Let me know via email.. Let me know if you are still in need.
    bertyburk@hotmail.com

    Regards,
    73's
    G0LQM
    Bertram Burkhard
    Les Fish Enterprise


    As you might have guessed, it was a valid call sign, but not from this person.

    Be careful out there!

    Harold W6HVH
     
  2. WD8FM

    WD8FM Ham Member QRZ Page

     
  3. AD6KA

    AD6KA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Throw in some questions...

    Most scam emails are pretty easy to spot.
    As another poster mentioned, you can throw
    in a technical question, which will they will invariably fail.
    I had a "Want To Buy" ad for an SM-230.
    I received a hinky sounding resonse and replied:
    "Does your unit contain the Heisenburg Demodulator Option?" :)
    When they replied that it did, well......no sale.

    73, Ken AD6KA
     
  4. W6GQ

    W6GQ Swap Meet Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Please ready the many stories below of users that sent western union and were scammed.
     
  5. ZL1CDX

    ZL1CDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    A while ago I advertised for a Radio Shack HT 100 radio a VE2MAA Mike Allard of Toronto said he had a one in mint condition for $150 I agreed to purchase,we exchanged phone calls and I was asked to send the money to his sister in Colorado(?) which my bank did by Western Union and you know the rest,never recieved the radio.He even emailed later asking for a loan of $1,000 !
    73,
    Turner ZL1CDX
     
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