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Author Topic: **BEWARE** Scammer posing as N2EFN  (Read 9680 times)

Posts: 1571

« on: January 01, 2013, 09:31:09 AM »

Received many emails from a scammer posing as N2EFN, giving out Phone a phone number 518-387-9564...countless reversals in what the scammer wanted, etc.  Classic errors, mistakes, poor advised if you can, to contact Carlos first before doing any business with him.  Likely this scammer will try to deceive you.  I asked for pics of an item and got some from the internet I had just seen the week before....they weren't from Carlos' shack.... Angry

Posts: 9

« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 04:59:01 PM »

Update: Received an inquiry today from someone purporting to be N2EFN, in response to a radio I have offered for sale.
I have no means of independently verifying his identity.  Is there anyone that knows him personally.  His license address
is for a limousine company, which may all be well and good, but it isn't helping my comfort level.   To be clear, I am not
suggesting the radio inquiry wasn't legitimate, but rather my finding the post above in this thread causes me
to ask several legitimate questions before proceeding, and is mainly to ask if anyone has any new/updated information
that might help me verify identity. 
« Last Edit: November 20, 2013, 05:45:38 PM by KK6CZP » Logged

Posts: 1571

« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 06:15:08 PM »

Well, you can view N2EFN's shack photo on QRZ and see what he has and kinda go from there, also google his call, look at the IP address when the email came from.  Lots of scammer responses off Eham for some reason....

Posts: 2721

« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 08:17:42 PM »

I Know Carlos personally.  Far as I know he is an honest guy and someone seems to be highjacking his call and doing bad deals disguised as him.  If you want to to be sure it is Carlos I have a question you can ask him that most likely no one else that may be highjacking his call would know.  Send me a personal email and I can give you details.  My email is

Posts: 1571

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 06:47:56 PM »

Sorry, I already deleted all my email traffic I had had.  Sometimes you get individuals that don't get their mommie's permission to buy or swap something and disappear and other times you get these mysterious individuals with the off grammar emails.  All are red flags and warrant additional caution.  In any event, I never for a moment thought EVN was involved and the emails were documented on the web from previous scams.  I never send, sell or ship anything to anyone without some dialog on the phone, documentation, etc.  When some jerk contacts me interested in my stuff, doesn't seem all that serious, I usually just add it to my growing list of individuals to avoid in the future.  Waste of my time.  It is really hard to do business on swap boards anymore due to the scammers, the losers, the rip off guys.  I miss the days of the local ham shops where one could go, sell, buy or just look at gear.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 04:21:05 AM »

It appears that possibly Carlos's newer (WB2CM) call/email have been highjacked yet again.
Received a response to a posting here again on Eham, with an offering from Carlos, a photo that is not legit, grammar was bad, etc.  Usual red flags.  I noted Carlos's info on QRZ was last updated end of March 2015 (coincidence?).  Anyway, proceed with caution just in case, one never knows.  I Asked for a phone number a image of his QSL and the responses immediately ceased.  I wasn't planning on getting into a long dialog, and I suspected a scam attempt.  So, if you see something posted by Carlos, talk to him one on one on the phone, confirm the identity,  get the details, etc.  This "opportunity" didn't feel or smell right from the outset.  Do your homework.  Just a caution.  You never know off swap boards.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2015, 04:21:41 AM by N7RST » Logged
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