Scammer Alert "Frank SWL"

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w7ry
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Scammer Alert "Frank SWL"

Post by w7ry » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:55 am

Watch out for this scammer:

Name: Frank
Callsign: SWL
E-mail: r4u@bellsouth.net
IP Address: 216.225.108.217 -- (Check IP at https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/216.225.108.217)

Said he had a Kenwood TH-F6 for sale in response of my want.
Asked for pictures and a phone number. He said it worked great. I asked how he knew is worked great with no license.

Turned into a smartass!

Beware!
73
Jim W7RY

frankly
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Re: Scammer Alert "Frank SWL"

Post by frankly » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:21 am

To be called a

frankly
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Re: Scammer Alert "Frank SWL"

Post by frankly » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:27 am

scammer is an insult from a grumpy old ham. Too publish my e-mail address is borderline illegal.

The more info was given the more was asked for.

I only used it for shortwave and ham hf listening but have a licensed ham friend who tested it for me for transmit functions.

I have never scammed anyone and in this case I'm glad we never made a deal because I know he wanted to steal it for half of its value.

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