Once he even claimed to be a Georgia State Police officer. I realize I,ll never see my radio again. I do have all the e-mailes printed out and saved for evidence if ever needed.
Had I received an email like that and I had my doubts I would have handed that claim right over to the Georgia State Police. I'm sure they would be very interested in someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. Seeing someone who was trying to scam me go to prison for impersonating a police officer would be worth every penny of a lost IC-2AT.
Then again.. this thread is 10 years old.. but that is what I would have done 10 years ago (and the same if it happened today).