I have your lost inheritance. Please western union a $1000 processing fee to me and I'll send it right over to you.. Ever see this one.. lol..
Maybe the rules for posting need to change. A photo like this is pretty tough to duplicate don't you think? Not too many scammers are going to have an LED sign with my call sign on it.
But like you Pat, I would rather see the equipment in person before I buy it. Maybe not something small but a radio or amp, I want to see that in person.
It really is sad that is has come down to this. Where the hell has the honesty gone amongst amateurs?
I have gave a link in the past to my web page or I state my call so they can go to QRZ and see it their and follow QRZ’S link to my web page and also see what I am listing in the shack photo.
The much bigger thing this guy managed to do is login to Burt's qrz.com page and change the address there so anyone checking might feel reassured that it really was Burt. The only realistic conclusion that anyone has come up with as to how he did that was that he guessed the password.
But ... note that it's trivial for anyone to send email "From:" any address they want. I could easily send an email from your address. That means nothing. I haven't hacked anything of yours. It's just like writing the return address on an envelope. Receiving email at that address is quite another matter. That requires knowing someone's password at whereever their email is handled. With email it's easy to set a "Reply-To:" address which is different to the "From:". Watch what happens when you hit reply. Check where your reply is being sent to. If it changes but you don't notice (it's easy to miss) then you might think you're talking back and forward to the "From:" address. In that sense, someone could appear to use your email address to communicate while negoiating a deal even though they haven't hacked into anything or know your password.