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Recently I placed an ad for a piece of equipment I have been searching for, a Kenwood DSP-100 Signal Processor and I have had several responses and ALL smell of SCAM
The first response was from a guy who would not give me anything more than the name BRAD. No Call sign no phone or anything to otherwise indicate he is licensed OR EVEN KNEW WHAT A SIGNAL PROCESSOR WAS.
The 2nd reply I received was from someone identifying themselves as
THOMAS R LUCAS N9KOW
512 INDEPENDENCE AVE
PHONE 608 313 5731
When called you receive a generic recorded message in a womans voice.
When I supplied this individual with my phone number I received a call from a man who spoke is a very heavy accent, probably African or East European. The number displayed on caller ID came up RESTRICTED.
After I exposed him as a scammer and contacted the police in Wisconsin, this same individual contacted me again, this time using the call sign (KE8DM) of ARRL Section Manager Robert Spencer in Yuma Arizona. Mr. Spencer in our communications told me this has happened to him before.
AGAIN the Police were contacted but African Boy is not too bright; all he did was change the area code of his phone number but NOT the phone number itself! Not only that, when I asked for photos of the unit he sent me stock photos from online............one of which I had used in my ad.
So if you are selling or buying and the phone number is 3135731 regardless of the area code it is coming from the same individual.
Another point, ask for a photo of the equipment with the individuals face in the photo
PLEASE IF YOU HAVE AN AD POSTED HERE DO NOT RESPOND TO ANYONE USING THIS CALL SIGN OR ANYONE WHO REFUSES TO PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER OR A FULL NAME AND CALL SIGN. AND DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH ANYONE WHO WANTS CASH, WESTERN UNION, OR POSTAL MONEY ORDER. PLEASE - PLEASE ONLY USE PAYPAL AS IT IS SECURE AND YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF. AND EVEN THEN USE EXTREME CAUTION WITH ANYONE YOU DO NOT KNOW!!!!!
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