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KE6DCA issue Dentron MLA-2500B

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KE6DCA issue Dentron MLA-2500B

Postby KG0WX » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:44 pm

I answered a posting from KE6DCA selling a Dentron MLA-2500B.
After arraigning shipping I sent him $660 in the form of a US Postal MO.
I sent the MO via US Express mail. One week later I get a box of old
computer parts via parcel post.. I emailed KE6DCA but his email account
has been deactivated.

I have saved all emails, receipts and such. I have already initiated
proceedings with the US Postal Inspectors and others.

What I'm asking for is if anyone has had dealings with KE6DCA and can
provide further details such as addresses, emails, phone numbers, etc.

Thanks for the help!

Ken
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Postby KA9MOT » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:05 pm

The callsign KE6DCA expired in 2003. It was assigned to Rex L Holderman. Who lived at 43743 Rodin Ave, Lancaster, CA. 93535. Is this the information you were given? What name was the USPS MO made out to? He'll need ID to cash it.

Is it possible that the call was pirated?
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Postby k0pd » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:11 pm

Did you check the Phone number he has in the Town his call is showing. It sounds like possibly a scam using this persons call. This happened to me one time but fotunately i paid with pay pal and got my money back as they were still holding the funds. I know a lot of sellers will not take Pay Pal because the funds are held for a certain lenght of time just because of all the scamming going on. The only ones i'll send funds to are those with a lenghty sales record other wise it's pay pal but even that can be breached. Good luck and hope you nail this scammer. If the person indeed lives in that town his call shows besure and file a complaint with the local law enforcement there.
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This is a good call sign per the FCC site. Expires 10/26/201

Postby N8ERM » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:17 pm

KE6DCA HOLDERMAN, REX L 0009542630 HA Active 10/26/2013
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Postby KA9MOT » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:19 pm

Ooops, my bad. He is not expired. :oops:
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Postby W1QJ » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:19 am

I do believe this guy is a scammer. He had an SB-220 for sale a while back, I was suspicious of this guy so I asked if we can discuss the particulars of the sale on the phone., Never got a reply. At that time he was using a call that was not in the database and N8ERM deleted the ad. I would be VERY careful with this guy! Another guy Chris Halterman also tries to sell an SB-220 and an MLA-2500 all the time. He is a known scammer. Keep that name in mind, he pops up every once in a while. He has been banned on EHAM, QTH and others.
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Postby KG0WX » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:24 am

Interesting - Rex tried to sell me a 220 also! He said he had an Alpha, too.

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Postby kg8lb » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:57 am

I wonder if he accepts Paypal ?
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Postby KG0WX » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:01 pm

I got the photocopy of the cashed USPS money order today and it appears
that KE6DCA was NOT involved with this crime. The guy who cashed it
altered the "Pay to:" field on the MO to match his name which is similar to
KE6DCA's name.

The alteration was poorly done and the PO should have never cashed such
a large MO with such obvious forgery. They have instructed me to return to my
local post office with all materials on the case and they will submit a stolen
MO/ wrongfull payout claim.

I should get my money back, they say.

Again I must say that KE6DCA does NOT appear to be involved here......
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I'm confused!!

Postby K9XR » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:30 am

So the Thief sent you the box of old computer parts?



KG0WX wrote:I got the photocopy of the cashed USPS money order today and it appears
that KE6DCA was NOT involved with this crime. The guy who cashed it
altered the "Pay to:" field on the MO to match his name which is similar to
KE6DCA's name.

The alteration was poorly done and the PO should have never cashed such
a large MO with such obvious forgery. They have instructed me to return to my
local post office with all materials on the case and they will submit a stolen
MO/ wrongfull payout claim.

I should get my money back, they say.

Again I must say that KE6DCA does NOT appear to be involved here......
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Christopher Robinson Halterman

Postby Armol Walrath » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:53 pm

This is KB1PIF and I have all the info on this person. I was one of the people that he has ripped off. I put the info on here some time back and people just thought I was a nut case. That I was running the is guy down for some other reason.. He has you send it to a post office box and then has a women pick it up for him..I tried to nail him when he was in jail but judge would not do it. They told me that I would have to go down to Ohio to put in the paper work.. He is going by the name of Krista and the call sign of KE6DCA and you want to contact the ARRL and get him for using a call sign belonging to a ham of good standing.. What is is doing is stealing from people that trust him.. If you would like Info on this person Contact me at (nhmoose1@myfairpoint.net) Butch
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Re: KE6DCA issue Dentron MLA-2500B

Postby w7why » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:43 pm

KG0WX wrote:After arraigning shipping I sent him $660 in the form of a US Postal MO. I sent the MO via US Express mail.


If someone says they 'Only accept PO money order', how do you get your money back if it is a scam? If you paid for the MO with a credit card, can you dispute the charge and get a refund? If you pay with cash, I guess you're screwed.

At least with Paypal or a credit card you can dispute the charge. 73
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Postby W1QJ » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:26 am

can you post a copy of the MO? Was the signature and the change made to read HALTERMMAN CHRIS HALTERMAN IS A KNOWN SCAMMER AND ALWAYS TRIES TO SELL AN SB-220 AND MLA-2500. He has been operating on and off for years.
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Postby KG0WX » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:54 pm

What was interesting was that with my case, the money order was NOT endorsed
nor was any ID/DL information taken down on the back. This MO was cashed at a
US Post Office. I personally think Chris has a person assisting him inside the US Postal System.....

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Postby KA2CDT » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:12 pm

KG0WX wrote:What was interesting was that with my case, the money order was NOT endorsed
nor was any ID/DL information taken down on the back. This MO was cashed at a
US Post Office. I personally think Chris has a person assisting him inside the US Postal System.....

Ken


Ken did you ever get your money back from the post office?
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Postby KG0WX » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:29 am

Yep, sure did. - I think the key to getting a refund was to point out that the US
Postal Service violated their own rules when they cashed the MO. :lol:
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Postby k0pd » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:17 pm

The bad thing about all this and yes i'm glad you got your money back,but the fact that at least so far the scammer still has the money he stole.
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