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Date Posted by Category User IP

2014-03-26 (UTC)

VE3FU

SCAMS

bas1-smithsfalls18-1175997135.dsl.bell.ca

Scammer using KG4WDH call

Someone using this call tried to
scam me by replying to my "Want" ad
for an HF radio on another
swapshop. They were using
kg4wdh@hotmail.com as the e-mail
address. I clued in pretty quickly
that it was a scam and my
suspicions were confirmed after a
few questions:

1 - offered to sell for ~$300 less
than every other "For Sale" ad I've
seen
2 - original owner, only 8 moths
old, and selling for less than half
of brand new price
3 - included pictures from other
web sites (instead of pictures of
the actual radio)
4 - confirmed that the radio used
"BNC" connectors for the antenna
5 - confirmed that the mic
connector was the standard "12-pin"
Kenwood connector
6 - payment via Western Union or
money order only, no PayPal
7 - name and address to send money
to was not the same as the seller
8 - provided a cell phone number
for a ham in Chicago (who I've
contacted)
9 - "i had some friends over to
watch the El'classico game(match)
played in Spain yesterday, i lost
my voice due some of arguments and
excitements of goals scored and so
on, at this moment, am ignoring
incoming calls till i have my voice
re-gained"
10 - obvious spelling and
grammatical errors

If it looks too good to be true, it
probably is! Do your homework and
ask questions!


73,

Chris

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