Another repeat scammer heads-up

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W7GIF
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Another repeat scammer heads-up

Post by W7GIF » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:55 pm

Scammer answering "want" post, fraudulently representing himself as K8OWL asks for USPS money order payment to: Mary Withrow, 2711 Linden St, Parkersburg, WV. Surely with this sort of payee info, the feds can collar this perp. ID theft, mail fraud, internet fraud...all seem to be credible counts constituting federal crime.

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kj4fz
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Re: Another repeat scammer heads-up

Post by kj4fz » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:40 pm

I got taken by sending a USPS money order to this person at this address. Mike Maynard, KJ4FZ.

W8TRN
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Re: Another repeat scammer heads-up

Post by W8TRN » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:37 am

I just got burned for $60. But have any of you notified the police and attempted to file a crime report? Simply bitching about it does not get these folks (is one or more??) in the crossbar motel. Tomorrow, I will get with the county police department in Parkersburg and see if I can file a formal complaint. Out here in Colorado, the complaint is call a "Crime Report". Mike C

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Re: Another repeat scammer heads-up

Post by W8TRN » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:34 pm

I recently was burned by someone posing as K8OWL with instructions to send a money order to Mary Lithrow. I fell for the scam and, of course, did not receive the merchandise. Well, with info that I provided, including a signed/cashed money order by Mary L, a detective from Parkersburg is on it. When I initially reported the incident, the police officer said "we have Mary in our system". He would not elaborate. Forturnately, the money involved will not pay for a couple of meals at the local Colonel Sanders. But John Q. Law is on the case. Mike C W8TRN

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