AB2OI Callsign Stolen and Used By Lagos, Nigeria Scam Scum
This type of scam scum have tried to rig me off several times over the last 2 months using this TWIST ON THEIR MODUS OPERANDI.
I send an email to a seller with an offer and ask to be contacted in the event the item is not sold for the sellers asking price. The scum plays the waiting game then emails the buyer saying someone did not pay or that they received a phony check and now will accept your offer.
Thinking that I can get the item for a reduced price makes me glad. But I would be sad it my money was stolen. AND IT WOULD BE.
There is an ad on QRZ right now that was posted by someone who stole the callsign AB2OI and email address. The ad is for an Icom 7600.http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?414328-Icom-ic-7600-in-great-condition&highlight=AB2OI
Check the poster's IP. It is:
IP address: 220.127.116.11
Organization: Leaseweb USA
City: Cape Town
Region: Western Cape
Country: South Africa (ZA)
The impostor scum has emailed me several times to play me like a fiddle. Here is what I did and what you should do to find out where the emails came from:
Click on the email: View Full HeaderCome down to the bottom and work up until you find: "Received: from" [18.104.22.168] by web120505.mail.ne1.yahoo.com via HTTP; Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:16:29 PST
Do you see 22.214.171.124
Highlight that number with your mouse then either copy and paste into Google search or right click to search. It won't work if you just try go to that site.
Here is what I found:
You looked for 126.96.36.199
So there you have it. Another scumbag in Lagos, Nigeria trying to steal from us hams.
If you have the time and inclination you can play their game on them. String them out with excuses. Tell them you will send them a cashier's check or money order. Anything you can do to waste their time will reduce the time they spend trying to steal our money.
Please use caution. Remember, you don't really need to buy anything over the internet.
73, Roger N7YV
More info below that the IP Sever in Lago is BLACKLISTED AS A
188.8.131.52 | Spam Harvester | Mail Server | Dictionary Attacker
184.108.40.206 SCAN REPORT
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Report updated 28 days ago.
IP Address Information
Analysis Date 2013-11-06 04:13:11 GMT
Blacklist Status BLACKLISTED
Detection Ratio 10 / 37 (27 %)
IP Address 220.127.116.11 ( Websites Lookup )
Reverse DNS Unknown
ASN Owner globacom-as
ISP Globacom Ltd
Country Code (NG) Nigeria