Something fishy going on

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n4dxx
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:34 am

Something fishy going on

Post by n4dxx » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:07 pm

I have a fl2100b for sale or trade i get this...
The response is from:

Name: Tony Shawcross
Callsign: 8056115212
E-mail: tshawcross1st@gmail.com


The response is:

Do you this still have this item for sale ? Do you accept paypal ?
My reply:
> Yes it's for sale and i can take paypal 475.00 shipped to lower 48
Then i get this:
Thanks for your fast response.

I am an Oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment, I am
buying the item as a gift for my daughter,i want to make it a surprise
gift for her, she won't know anything about the gift until they get
delivered to her.

So I want you to reassure me that the item is in good condition as you
have described. I can only pay through PayPal. So please kindly get
back to me with your payment money request to my PayPal email address
at (tshawcross1st@gmail.com
) so that I can proceed with the payment
and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will
come around to pick the item up immediately after payment has been
made.


Please get back to me with your direct email address towards fast payment.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Then i send this:

Where did you go Tony?:

Draw your own conclusions
The Bootlegger oops Not!!

n4dxx
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:34 am

Post by n4dxx » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:13 pm

Did your ship get hit with a torpedo?
The Bootlegger oops Not!!

KA2CDT
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Location: Marco Island,Florida
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Post by KA2CDT » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:25 pm

I also received an email from him today. I am looking to trade a GPS marine unit and he asks me if I take paypal. He has no call sign listed. Stay away from him!! :x
Oldschool-Hams Helping Hams
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Ronald G. DeAngelis KA2CDT
Marco Island,Florida 34145
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www.KA2CDT.com

lhk0pd
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Location: dodge city kansas
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Post by lhk0pd » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:29 am

Two words tripped him up one was my agent the other was G Mail. It is hard to believe with all the info out on these scammers that they have not changed there modus operandi.It is sad when some one falls for there scams as there usually desperate to sell there item. I only hope when someone does fall for it that there as big a theif as the scammer.
Larry Huff K0pd

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