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Date Posted by Category User IP

2015-10-20 (UTC)

K0ATG

SCAMS

host6714200152112.direcway.com

Don't Do IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry if I offended anyone who won't take PayPal and NO....that doesn't make you a scammer! I have edited my post and this is more about what I just went through and thanking the users who took the time to post the woman's name I was instructed to send a wire transfer to. I might have been out a buttload of $$$$ if I hadn't found posts regarding the scammer I was dealing with.

I have been looking for a certain expensive satellite radio for a long long time and although I knew better, I posted a WTB: here which really brought out the scammers. I have missed 3 of the legit radios on QRZ over the last 9 months due to bad timing. Well I get an e-mail from a seller who has a fully loaded only driven to church on Sundays radio. He claims it has every option and has barely been turned on...etc... It's his low price that set off the first red flag. The photo he sends I know I've seen before and a quick google search using the file name leads me to the same photo used here on eHam ad dating back to 01/14. The seller has already told me he purchased the radio brand new and here it is on this very site for sale from another ham almost 2 years ago. That was red flag number 2! But I give him the benefit of doubt that he has purchased the radio from the seller here and is just lying about purchasing it brand new and is too lazy to take his own photo which by the way doesn't have any call sign showing. I question him about that and he now super imposes a call sign for the ham he's playing in the same phony photo. I then talk to this guy on the phone and his English doesn't match the license name he's using whatsoever. Red flag #3. I ask him what his Paypal address is and guess what...he won't take any type of payment except a bank wire transfer...LOL. Now I'm going along to see how far he'll go with this scam and I get the transfer name which is his wife...only she lives 6 states away and has a different last name?? Red flag #4. A quick google of "Kathleen Anne Wolfe" brings up multiple postings regarding scams and the first 2 are on eHam!

Don't do it! If the seller won't take PayPal...it's for 1 reason only!!!! They may be scamming you! Unless you're 100% positive about your seller and what you are purchasing, don't send a money order, certified check, personal check, cash or any type of bank wire for any amount! I got 3 offers for this hard to find radio in 3 days and all 3 wouldn't take PayPal! Probably the same people behind all 3. Why this hobby has so many scammers is beyond me...maybe because most of us are Old Farts who may not know any better??

Thanks to all who take the time to report SCAMS!

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