someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

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WA3O
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someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

Post by WA3O » Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:54 pm

Someone has been using WA3O to try to scam sellers. Please beware!

73's

Mike WA3O

ke9uw
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Re: someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

Post by ke9uw » Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:35 pm

Oh...must have been someone offering to buy a mic from me. A TT 707, but doesn't do PayPal. I see he's in Kansas and you are in PA.

WA3O
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Re: someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

Post by WA3O » Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:10 pm

Yes correct!...is there anything I can do about it?
73's
Mike WA3O

WA3O
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Re: someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

Post by WA3O » Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:33 pm

Does anyone know what I can do about this?

k2gto
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Re: someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

Post by k2gto » Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:48 pm

Got an email earlier today about an item I had listed. I realized it was a scammer........

Name: MICHAEL D LAMANNA
Callsign: WA3O
E-mail: alexigarciaa5@gmail.com
IP Address: 198.12.64.45 -- (Check IP at https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/198.12.64.45)

The response is:

Still available?

ka2fir
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Re: someone using my call WA3O to try to scam!

Post by ka2fir » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:35 am

Put a disclaimer in your QRZ bio to stop the scam!

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