A scammer, out of Russia, is posing as KI5OO. He responded to a WTB ad I posted. A quick check of his credentials showed that his email address used a Russian server and a follow up contact to KI5OO confirmed that he had no equipment for sale. The fact that the equipment photos he sent me had obviously been photoshopped made things a little easier.
A note to sellers: it sure is a lot easier to figure out if you are legit if (a) you have a profile on KRZ and (b) you include an email address.
For reports of scammers using other people's callsigns. Remember that any callsigns listed in this forum are likely innocent bystanders (subjects of identity theft) and, thus, are probably not guilty of anything. For bad transactions with verified ham operators, use the Feedback Forum instead.
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