Fraud Alert

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Fraud Alert

Post by wa5moe » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:35 pm

I just got ripped off from a Posting here in Classifieds about a tube tester a guy supposedly had for sale for $250 + shipping ($283 for me) in late May. He advertised it under the name of Brian Hunter (email When he said it was still available I was told to send the check made out to his good friend Justin Depolis in Corona, CA. I sent a USPS MO to him and never received a thing. I kept all the correspondence and my USPS MO receipt. Brian Hunter assured me the tube tester was on the way and even sent UPS updatings for an item that was never sent. The whole thing was a scam to begin with. I finally went to the internet for a search for Justin Depolis (he's licensed) and found this guy is a total fraud crook who's been operating since back in 2004. Everything people here on this site are saying about how to conduct business is exactly right on and dumb me unknowlingly broke all the rules of common internet sense. Don't get stung like I did. I've already written off the loss but I'll be smarter in the future. ...........Mike, WA5MOE.

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dont give up

Post by K4TEC » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:06 pm

Falls under the catagory of mail fraud,, go that route ... laint.aspx

you can try his local police?

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Post by KA9MOT » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 pm

Justin Depolis KE6EIL is his call.

Lots of stuff on him: ... 80&bih=878
Steve - KA9MOT

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Post by af6vm » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:00 pm

actually, now KB6RFI. Interestingly, 12 miles from Rowland Heights. :shock:

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