K5AH callsign being used by a scammer

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va3ts
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Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:26 am

K5AH callsign being used by a scammer

Post by va3ts » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:32 pm

I have a want ad regarding an FT-902. I received a reply from a person who is
using this callsign. His answers to my questions were sparse and when he/she
finally sent me their address I was sent this.

"
Your address have been noted down for
shipping in here.
You can proceed payment through
money order to the name and address below
name: Maryjo Mellor
address: 5700 windy gorge street Las vegas ,
Nevada 89149
After payment get back to me a scan copy of
the Money order slip as I
will proceed shipping in here.
Thanks and 73's
"

This is the cell# he gave 704-315-8219, I didn't try it

A quick search of the name address revealed this on e-ham. Same name and address

http://www.eham.net/classifieds/detail/442059


My apologies to K5AH who I'm sure is not aware their call is being used. Scammers will target those who
do not have an e-mail listed on QRZ.COM. Otherwise it would be easy to contact them and ask questions.
In the future I will only deal with US hams who have a verifiable email.

n0uy
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:58 am
Location: Minnesota

Re: K5AH callsign being used by a scammer

Post by n0uy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:19 pm

I received this response in regard to my WTB ad on qth.com a few day ago. It is word for work to the one listed in the other post.

Obviously this is a failed attempt that I almost fell for except for the odd way in which they scammer responded. These idiots are still at it.

Ray N0UY



Your address have been noted down for
shipping in here.
You can proceed payment through
money order to the name and address below
name: Maryjo Mellor
address: 5700 windy gorge street Las vegas ,
Nevada 89149
After payment get back to me a scan copy of
the Money order slip as I
will proceed shipping in here.
Thanks and 73's

NZ8J
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:54 am

Re: K5AH callsign being used by a scammer

Post by NZ8J » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:27 pm

Still is as of last night, responded within an hour of a want ad I placed. Same MO as the others. Also had a response to the same ad from WD5GPT, Michael Burkett for the same ad within the same timeframe. He included a photo from an internet sale years ago. It's been my experience if you are looking for something, especially something not real common, most of the responses you receive within the first hour or so are usually a scam. If you further check the calls for the most part they are pirated calls that have very few lookups on QRZ and normally don't have an email address listed on QRZ. I don't know what's changed or why its changed but its a sad state of affairs.
Tim
NZ8J

KD0ZBC
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Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:14 pm

Re: K5AH callsign being used by a scammer

Post by KD0ZBC » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:01 pm

Tried to get me two months ago ....all so a want ad ..same address ...

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