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Date Posted by Category User IP

2012-11-15 (UTC)

N4MB

SCAMS

The REAL EDWIN GARDNER AA5VV is SK

It's a shame when a callsign from
an SK gets besmirched with a scam.
Beware of offers to sell gear from
EDWARD A GARDNER
[aa5vv@rocketmail.com]

The amateur who once owned AA5VV
from Louisiana evidently passed
away several years ago and his call
has expired. I placed an ad looking
for a AL-1500 and got a nice email
with an offer to sell a New in
Box/Old Sock amp from the above
email address. I offered to buy
immediately with PayPal, this
fellow responded with "Western
Union or Moneygram." I countered
with "Postal Money order to your
QRZ address" and suggested we speak
over the phone. He responded with a
postal address for someone else (!)
in West Virginia and called me with
a "Blocked" caller ID. I did not
answer, as I choose not to do
business with people who exhibit
this sort of flakiness. The REAL
AA5VV would be over 80 years old
and would likely not go to this
extent to conceal himself,
particularly if he were dead.

Caveat emptor!

73,

Mickey N4MB
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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