How do I get rid of imposter

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How do I get rid of imposter

Post by AB4GA » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi this is my first time coming to this site. The reason I am here is a google search pulled up a warning about my call and my name on this site. "ab4ga". Is it possible to get this person banned from using my call?

(The real AB4GA)

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Re: How do I get rid of imposter

Post by N9LCD » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:22 am


It ain't all that simple.

First, you have to find out who (s)he really is and where (s)he actually is. I'd give you even money the party in question is out of the country.

Then you have to hope and pray they're not using a VNP or worst, TOR, or you won't find-out their true IP address.

Then you're faced with a "floating" operation once the "heat" is on. There's nothing to prevent him, or her, from frequently changing computers and/or internet service providers.



PS: If you email me -- I'm good on QRZ -- I'll tell you a really good way of running a bunko game like this one.

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