JONATHAN RUBBY (possible scammer)

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JONATHAN RUBBY (possible scammer)

Post by AB4D » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:28 pm

I had a suspicious exchange with this person, seems like a red flag to me, that he can't comprehend that someone else is interested, and did not provide a valid callsign.

Callsign: WQ873
IP Address: -- (Check IP at

The response is:

I am interested and what is your asking price?

From: James Jones <XXX>
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:55:10 PM
Subject: Re: QTH.COM Ad -- Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V...

Hi, I have someone interested at the asking price. If it falls through, I'll let you know.

Thanks for inquiring.


From: Jonathan Rubby <>
To: James Jones <XXX>
Sent: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 11:05 pm
Subject: Re: QTH.COM Ad -- Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V...

Am glad to hear back and the mint condition of the (Item) and i want you to know that my payment method is bank certified check and the final asking price.
Also get back to me with your full name and contact address as well as your cell phone number so that i can mail the check payment out to you on time..
I hope to hear from you soonest today..


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Re: JONATHAN RUBBY (possible scammer)

Post by aj4hk » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:27 pm

I received the same messages on my Items that are for sale.

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Re: JONATHAN RUBBY (possible scammer)

Post by NX8G » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:14 pm

I got the same from this person. When I challenged him saying that he had no call sign he responded with a call sign that didn't match his name.


Rex, NX8G

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Re: JONATHAN RUBBY (possible scammer)

Post by wb7rbn » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:30 pm

Jonathan Rubby, Fake call WQ873 also tired to scam me. Gave himself away by the bad English he used in the email When I asked for his amateur radio call sign he responded that it was KS4KC. Looked on QRZ and KS4KC is registered to DONNA K FRIESE, KS4KC, SAVANNAH, GA. When I told him who the call belonged to, he failed to respond.



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Re: JONATHAN RUBBY (possible scammer)

Post by W7BKR » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:27 am

Still getting them from this source...same message, etc....sigh

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