Hello Agn Everyone,
As you may have noticed, in the past week I have been trying to locate some good connectors for a Kenwood PB-24 Battery Pack.
I have received 3 responses.
The first was from email@example.com.
On 8-14, I saw KN7AZ's post regarding this SCAMMER.
I contacted the real AC8QJ and he informed me that he had not contacted anyone regarding any sales transactions.
On 8-16 I heard back from the 2nd person, using the email " firstname.lastname@example.org ".
I had sent him a reply and asked him to take a picture of the item with his name, call, and date and send that to me.
He said that his camera was broken.
Everyone has a camera on their phone now days.
So that made me quite suspicious.
When I went to contact the real W6TNI, I made a very interesting discovery.
THIS SCAMMER MISSPELLED THE NAME OF THE PERSON HE CLAIMED TO BE.
The name he was using and the name that comes up for " email@example.com " is " Robert c Cullins ".
The real W6TNI is Robert C. Collins, just like the Radio Equipment Designer.
Maybe this scammer is a Team Edward Twilight Fan. }:-D LOL aka HI HI
If you happen to receive an email from this scammer, it will show up just as I spelled it with the lower case middle initial.
DO NOT ACCEPT ANY EMAIL OR MESSAGE FROM " Robert c Cullins " " firstname.lastname@example.org "
I sent a QRZ Private Message to the real W6TNI letting him know that his call has been hijacked. I have not heard back from him yet.
I have not heard from the 3rd person that contacted me last week and I doubt I will.
When buying from an unknown, always ask for a photo of the item with a QSL Card or a piece of paper with their name, call, & date.
Also ask for a phone number and grid coordinates.
Then confirm that the area code & coordinates match the QRZ info & IP.
Taking these few steps should minimize the chances of getting ripped off.
Good Luck & 73, Jim / KB0CIR, Stanley ND