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Author Topic: K3/100 Scam hijacking W6ZR's callsign  (Read 1707 times)
K2GWK
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« on: March 13, 2013, 09:53:06 AM »

The ad below is a scam. The ad has been placed here and on QTH.

elecraft k3/100
 
A perfect K3 used only about 10 hours total. S/N 4851 with the following included accessories: KAT3 ATU, KTCX03-1 TXCO, KXV3A Interface, KFL3A-500 500 Hz filter, KFL3A-6K 6kHz filter, KFL3B-FM FM filter,
KRX3 2nd receiver, KBPF3 General Coverage RX module, KDVR3 Digital Voice Recorder, KUSB USB interface adapter, MH2 microphone.
I am switching to all SDR equipment.
No trades - $ 1700.00

Just for shitz and giggles I emailed the scammer and sure enough if it too good to be true it is. He immediately asked for a postal money order. He is hijacking W6ZR's call sign
 
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NR9R
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 08:09:24 PM »

After contacting the real W6ZR to confirm it wasn't him, I had some fun with the scammer:

Me:
Is the built in power supply working?  Does it include the NS roofing
filter?  I can send payment right away.

Mr Scammer:
My paypal is closed for now.
Yeah it has NS roofing filter...... and the built-in PS is working.
Payment is via PO money order.
73

Me:
This sounds great I can send the money order today.  Can you do me one
favor.  I will send a money order for $2700 and can you please cash
the money order and provide the difference of $1000 to my sister.  She
lives in your city and she will come pick it up.  She will be happy to
provide you with a ride if needed.  If you are interested in any top
brands jeans she can give you those at low price too.  Many thanks my
friend.

Mr Scammer:
Selling the rig for a friend....

Kindly send the PO MO to.

Name: Leonard Chiddister
Address: 11111 saathoff drive APT 415 ,
City: Cypress,
State: Texas
Zipcode: 77429.

And get back to me once payment is made..... so I will delete ad.
Radio is in my address but payment will be made to Mr. Leo.

Make the payment to him...... he will cash and transfer the $1000 to me for your relative to come pickup with the radio.
I will be needing some Polo Jeans too....
73
Ray.

Me:
Thank you kindly Mr. Ray.  We have Polo Jeans.  What size would you
like?  For a fellow ham the price is $20 per pair from size 28-40
waist.

Mr Scammer:
Okay.....
I would need 34 and 36....
73
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N6AQ
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 09:20:05 PM »

Hahaha, now that good Look ma we have our own Nigerian General living in Cypress Texas. What a douche.
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K5PO
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 09:36:04 AM »

Looks like this isn't the first time Mr. Chiddister has tried this scam. I too was interested in that K3. Upon inspection, I identified the inconsistencies (IP address, email address, money order request, differing names and addressed, different style from what appeared to be a legitimate W6ZR post) and tried to contact the real W6ZR to notify him.

http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?380353-Suspicious-Transaction-Leonard-Chiddister
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