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WN9VMR
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Scammers from England

Post by WN9VMR » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:56 pm

I posted a wanted ad on a different ham board for a kw amplifier and received 3 different emails from people claiming to be in England.Peter Bebb,Kelvin and Nancy Northfolk and James Northluck.They all wanted payment via western union or money gram,none could provide call signs or pictures of equipment.Just be careful....

Kevin WN9VMR
member or the ham community for 30 plus years....
cw is not dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WN9VMR
Posts: 147
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: chicago

Post by WN9VMR » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:28 pm

Ok here are some emails from the scammer...Very finny i asked if he took U.S. secret service bonds....

Hi Kevin.

I would need your complete shipping address so i can make shipping arrangements.

Here are the details for payment via Western Union:

Name: James Northluck
Address: 50 Balgownie Road,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,AB238JP, UK.
Amount: $150USD

After payment do email me the details below on the Western Union Payment Slip:

Sender's Name:
Mtcn #:
Amount Sent:

I shall email you a Tracking # and other shipping info once am done
with shipping. Kindly let me know once you are done with payment so i
can complete shipping arrangements.


Regards.
James.

On 6/30/10, kevin lobianco <kev0609> wrote:
> ALRIGHT WHO DO I SEND IT TO
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: James Northluck <james>
> To: kevin lobianco <kev0609>
> Sent: Wed, June 30, 2010 10:46:49 AM
> Subject: Re: kw amp Looking to purchased a kw amplifier for hf must include
> 10 meters.comdition and price is negotiable.....the amp must be
> operational.....email me kev0609@sbcglobal.net dentron gla1000,amp supply
> la1000 or la1000nt preferred....
>
> I accept payment via Western Union or Money Gram. Let me know.
>
> On 6/30/10, kevin lobianco <kev0609> wrote:
>> what form of payment do you take paypal????U.S. secret service bonds????
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: James Northluck <james>
>> To: kevin lobianco <kev0609>
>> Sent: Wed, June 30, 2010 10:38:02 AM
>> Subject: Re: kw amp Looking to purchased a kw amplifier for hf must
>> include
>> 10 meters.comdition and price is negotiable.....the amp must be
>> operational.....email me kev0609@sbcglobal.net dentron gla1000,amp supply
>> la1000 or la1000nt preferred....
>>
>> Its a dentron gla1000.
>>
>> On 6/30/10, kevin lobianco <kev0609> wrote:
>>> who makes the amplifier and what model is it?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: James Northluck <james>
>>> To: kevin lobianco <kev0609>
>>> Sent: Wed, June 30, 2010 10:18:13 AM
>>> Subject: Re: kw amp Looking to purchased a kw amplifier for hf must
>>> include
>>> 10 meters.comdition and price is negotiable.....the amp must be
>>> operational.....email me kev0609@sbcglobal.net dentron gla1000,amp supply
>>> la1000 or la1000nt preferred....
>>>
>>> Hi Kevin.
>>>
>>> I have a kw amplifier for hf and its in near mint shape and condition.
>>> Asking $150 plus shipping. I do not have images of it but it includes
>>> the 10 meters and its in perfect operational condition. I have made
>>> shipping inquiries and can ship via UPS on a 3 days delivery. What's
>>> your shipping address?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> James.
>>>
>>> On 6/29/10, kevin lobianco <kev0609> wrote:
>>>> what kind and what price?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: James Northluck <james>
>>>> To: kev0609@sbcglobal.net
>>>> Sent: Tue, June 29, 2010 4:57:41 AM
Subject: kw amp Looking to purchased a kw amplifier for hf must include
10 meters.comdition and price is negotiable.....the amp must be
operational.....email me kev0609@sbcglobal.net dentron gla1000,amp
supply la1000 or la1000nt preferred....

I do have the kw amp in good condition. Let me know if you still need
them.

James Northluck.
50 Balgownie Road, AB238JP, UK.
member or the ham community for 30 plus years....
cw is not dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WN9VMR
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To funny

Post by WN9VMR » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:43 pm

i just gave the guy the address to the white house and this is his reply



Alright Kevin. I just confirmed your shipping address and shall make
shipping arrangements immediately. Kindly let me know once you are
done with payment so i can complete shipping arrangements and email
you a Tracking # and other shipping details.


Regards.
James.

On 6/30/10, kevin lobianco <kev0609> wrote:
> my address is 1600 pensylvania ave washington dc 20001
> my name is kevin Lebowsky
member or the ham community for 30 plus years....
cw is not dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JJGUELL
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Post by JJGUELL » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:37 am

James Northluck SCAMMED ME 287 GBP

His data:

Name: James Northluck
Address: 50 Balgownie Road,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,AB238JP, UK
His phone number is 0034936022437

If anyone could to report to the police in UK contact with me.

I reported it to Spanish Police

WN9VMR
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Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: chicago

Post by WN9VMR » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:05 pm

Peter Bebb offered me a mint condition Yaesu FL7000 for $450 delivered from England,what a deal....
member or the ham community for 30 plus years....
cw is not dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wn6tys
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James Northluck [james.northluck11@gmail.com] SCAMMER CREEP

Post by wn6tys » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:28 am

<b>
I really got taken by James Northluck [james.northluck11@gmail.com]

I didn't check on this guy, I just thought that most Hams were inherently Honest!

In short - I was scammed out of $152 (USD) by this guy.

A few days after I sent a Western Union money-gram and this somewhat illiterate scammer sent me another request for $55 for Customs!

This is when I realized I had been taken by this individual who had the gall to call me on the phone and admit that he was a con artist BUT HE STILL INSISTED THAT THIS WAS NOT ONE OF HIS CONS - This one was legit. He mentioned this website, being wanted by the police, etc, etc.

In any event, he called again, demanding the money for Customs! At this juncture he was getting kind of verbally abusive. I related to him that I would send money and alluded that he was not a model citizen!

Below are a few e-mails that Northluck Sent me - If you see this pattern - Avoid it! Apparently a few of his relatives are in the same scamming business with him.

Hi Rob.

Thanks for getting in touch. I have for sale an Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic and Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic. They are still in the box and in mint condition. I am asking $130 for both mics and my price includes shipping. I do not have images of them but condition is perfect. I have made shipping inquiries and can ship via UPS or FedEx whichever you prefer. What's your shipping address?


Regards.
James.


On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for the reply. In order of preference, I am looking for:
>
> Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
> Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic
>
> The above Mic(s) are the only two mentioned in the documentation I have.
>
> I have been told that other Icom Mic(s) would also work - Perhaps you
> could tell me if the following are compatible with the Icom IC-730:
>
> Icom IC-HM10 Hand-Mic
> Icom IC-HM12 Hand-Mic
> Icom IC-HM14 Hand-Mic
>
> Icom IC-SM6 Desk-Mic
>
>
>
> I am also in search of an Icom IC-MB5 for the IC-730; however, this is
> lowest in priority.
>
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Rob Walker
> Reno Computer
> (775) 824-0326
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:46 AM
> To: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
> Subject: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm looking
> for any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any
> mic that is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>
> I do have the Mic for IC-730 in good condition. Let me know if you
> still need them.
>
>
> James Northluck.
> 50 Balgownie Road, AB238JP, UK.
>
>

e-mail #2
$105 shipped and insured.

On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
> Hi James,
> Thank you for the quick reply to my inquiry. Those prices
> seem fair; however, I can only afford one mic at this time. How much
> would you charge for the IC-HM7 and shipping to Reno, NV 89502?
>
> Thank You.
>
> Rob Walker
> (775) 824-0326
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 1:14 AM
> To: Rob Walker
> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
> looking for any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5,
> IC-HM-10 or any mic that is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>
> Hi Rob.
>
> Thanks for getting in touch. I have for sale an Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
> and Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic. They are still in the box and in mint
> condition. I am asking $130 for both mics and my price includes
> shipping. I do not have images of them but condition is perfect. I
> have made shipping inquiries and can ship via UPS or FedEx whichever
> you prefer. What's your shipping address?
>
>
> Regards.
> James.
>
>
> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for the reply. In order of preference, I am looking for:
>>
>> Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>> Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic
>>
>> The above Mic(s) are the only two mentioned in the documentation I have.
>>
>> I have been told that other Icom Mic(s) would also work - Perhaps you
> could
>> tell me if the following are compatible with the Icom IC-730:
>>
>> Icom IC-HM10 Hand-Mic
>> Icom IC-HM12 Hand-Mic
>> Icom IC-HM14 Hand-Mic
>>
>> Icom IC-SM6 Desk-Mic
>>
>>
>>
>> I am also in search of an Icom IC-MB5 for the IC-730; however, this
>> is lowest in priority.
>>
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Rob Walker
>> Reno Computer
>> (775) 824-0326
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:46 AM
>> To: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>> Subject: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm looking
>> for
> any
>> working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any mic
>> that is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>
>> I do have the Mic for IC-730 in good condition. Let me know if you
>> still need them.
>>
>>
>> James Northluck.
>> 50 Balgownie Road, AB238JP, UK.
>>
>>
>
>

e-mail #3
Hi Rob,

Yes the mics are still available. Kindly email me your complete shipping address so i can make shipping arrangements. Payment would be via Western union or Money gram but Western Union is preferred as there is an outlet closer to me and i can receive payment and ship.

Here are the details for payment via Western Union:

Name: James Northluck
Address: 50 Balgownie Road,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,AB238JP, UK.

After payment do email me the details below on the Western Union Payment Slip:

Sender's Name:
Mtcn #:
Amount Sent:

I shall email you a Tracking # and other shipping details once am done with shipping. Kindly let me know once you have made payment so i can complete shipping arrangements.


Regards,
James.

On 7/8/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
> Hello James,
> Are these mics still available at the same price? If they
> are, please tell me what form of payment you prefer and where to send it.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob Walker
> Reno Computer
> (775) 824-0326
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 9:02 AM
> To: Rob Walker
> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
> looking for any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5,
> IC-HM-10 or any mic that is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>
> $105 shipped and insured.
>
> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>> Hi James,
>> Thank you for the quick reply to my inquiry. Those prices
>> seem fair; however, I can only afford one mic at this time. How much
>> would you charge for the IC-HM7 and shipping to Reno, NV 89502?
>>
>> Thank You.
>>
>> Rob Walker
>> (775) 824-0326
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 1:14 AM
>> To: Rob Walker
>> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
>> looking
> for
>> any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any
>> mic
> that
>> is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>
>> Hi Rob.
>>
>> Thanks for getting in touch. I have for sale an Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>> and Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic. They are still in the box and in mint
>> condition. I am asking $130 for both mics and my price includes
>> shipping. I do not have images of them but condition is perfect. I
>> have made shipping inquiries and can ship via UPS or FedEx whichever
>> you prefer. What's your shipping address?
>>
>>
>> Regards.
>> James.
>>
>>
>> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Thanks for the reply. In order of preference, I am looking for:
>>>
>>> Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>>> Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic
>>>
>>> The above Mic(s) are the only two mentioned in the documentation I have.
>>>
>>> I have been told that other Icom Mic(s) would also work - Perhaps
>>> you
>> could
>>> tell me if the following are compatible with the Icom IC-730:
>>>
>>> Icom IC-HM10 Hand-Mic
>>> Icom IC-HM12 Hand-Mic
>>> Icom IC-HM14 Hand-Mic
>>>
>>> Icom IC-SM6 Desk-Mic
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am also in search of an Icom IC-MB5 for the IC-730; however, this
>>> is lowest in priority.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> Rob Walker
>>> Reno Computer
>>> (775) 824-0326
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:46 AM
>>> To: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>> Subject: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm looking
>>> for
>> any
>>> working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any mic
>>> that
> is
>>> compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>>
>>> I do have the Mic for IC-730 in good condition. Let me know if you
>>> still need them.
>>>
>>>
>>> James Northluck.
>>> 50 Balgownie Road, AB238JP, UK.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

e-mail #4
Hi Rob,

Yes the mics are still available. Kindly email me your complete shipping address so i can make shipping arrangements. Payment would be via Western union or Money gram but Western Union is preferred as there is an outlet closer to me and i can receive payment and ship.

Here are the details for payment via Western Union:

Name: James Northluck
Address: 50 Balgownie Road,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,AB238JP, UK.

After payment do email me the details below on the Western Union Payment Slip:

Sender's Name:
Mtcn #:
Amount Sent:

I shall email you a Tracking # and other shipping details once am done with shipping. Kindly let me know once you have made payment so i can complete shipping arrangements.


Regards,
James.

On 7/8/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
> Hello James,
> Are these mics still available at the same price? If they
> are, please tell me what form of payment you prefer and where to send it.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob Walker
> Reno Computer
> (775) 824-0326
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 9:02 AM
> To: Rob Walker
> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
> looking for any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5,
> IC-HM-10 or any mic that is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>
> $105 shipped and insured.
>
> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>> Hi James,
>> Thank you for the quick reply to my inquiry. Those prices
>> seem fair; however, I can only afford one mic at this time. How much
>> would you charge for the IC-HM7 and shipping to Reno, NV 89502?
>>
>> Thank You.
>>
>> Rob Walker
>> (775) 824-0326
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 1:14 AM
>> To: Rob Walker
>> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
>> looking
> for
>> any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any
>> mic
> that
>> is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>
>> Hi Rob.
>>
>> Thanks for getting in touch. I have for sale an Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>> and Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic. They are still in the box and in mint
>> condition. I am asking $130 for both mics and my price includes
>> shipping. I do not have images of them but condition is perfect. I
>> have made shipping inquiries and can ship via UPS or FedEx whichever
>> you prefer. What's your shipping address?
>>
>>
>> Regards.
>> James.
>>
>>
>> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Thanks for the reply. In order of preference, I am looking for:
>>>
>>> Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>>> Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic
>>>
>>> The above Mic(s) are the only two mentioned in the documentation I have.
>>>
>>> I have been told that other Icom Mic(s) would also work - Perhaps
>>> you
>> could
>>> tell me if the following are compatible with the Icom IC-730:
>>>
>>> Icom IC-HM10 Hand-Mic
>>> Icom IC-HM12 Hand-Mic
>>> Icom IC-HM14 Hand-Mic
>>>
>>> Icom IC-SM6 Desk-Mic
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am also in search of an Icom IC-MB5 for the IC-730; however, this
>>> is lowest in priority.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> Rob Walker
>>> Reno Computer
>>> (775) 824-0326
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:46 AM
>>> To: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>> Subject: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm looking
>>> for
>> any
>>> working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any mic
>>> that
> is
>>> compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>>
>>> I do have the Mic for IC-730 in good condition. Let me know if you
>>> still need them.
>>>
>>>
>>> James Northluck.
>>> 50 Balgownie Road, AB238JP, UK.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

e-mail #4
Hi Rob,

I just confirmed and payment also your shipping address. I shall make shipping arrangements immediately and get back to you with a Tracking # and other shipping details once am with shipping.


Regards,
James.

On 7/8/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
> Sender's Name: Rob Walker
> Mtcn #: 7199499317
> Amount Sent: $130.00
>
> Shipping Address:
>
> Rob Walker
> 4800 Kietzke Lane, Apt. #26
> Reno, NV 89502
>
> Rob Walker
> Reno Computer
> (775) 824-0326
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 11:38 AM
> To: Rob Walker
> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
> looking for any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5,
> IC-HM-10 or any mic that is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>
> Hi Rob,
>
> Yes the mics are still available. Kindly email me your complete
> shipping address so i can make shipping arrangements. Payment would be
> via Western union or Money gram but Western Union is preferred as
> there is an outlet closer to me and i can receive payment and ship.
>
> Here are the details for payment via Western Union:
>
> Name: James Northluck
> Address: 50 Balgownie Road,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,AB238JP, UK.
>
> After payment do email me the details below on the Western Union
> Payment
> Slip:
>
> Sender's Name:
> Mtcn #:
> Amount Sent:
>
> I shall email you a Tracking # and other shipping details once am done
> with shipping. Kindly let me know once you have made payment so i can
> complete shipping arrangements.
>
>
> Regards,
> James.
>
> On 7/8/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>> Hello James,
>> Are these mics still available at the same price? If
>> they
> are,
>> please tell me what form of payment you prefer and where to send it.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Rob Walker
>> Reno Computer
>> (775) 824-0326
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 9:02 AM
>> To: Rob Walker
>> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
>> looking
> for
>> any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any
>> mic
> that
>> is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>
>> $105 shipped and insured.
>>
>> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>>> Hi James,
>>> Thank you for the quick reply to my inquiry. Those prices
>>> seem fair; however, I can only afford one mic at this time. How much
>>> would you charge for the IC-HM7 and shipping to Reno, NV 89502?
>>>
>>> Thank You.
>>>
>>> Rob Walker
>>> (775) 824-0326
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 1:14 AM
>>> To: Rob Walker
>>> Subject: Re: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
>>> looking
>> for
>>> any working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any
>>> mic
>> that
>>> is compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>>
>>> Hi Rob.
>>>
>>> Thanks for getting in touch. I have for sale an Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>>> and Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic. They are still in the box and in mint
>>> condition. I am asking $130 for both mics and my price includes
>>> shipping. I do not have images of them but condition is perfect. I
>>> have made shipping inquiries and can ship via UPS or FedEx whichever
>>> you prefer. What's your shipping address?
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards.
>>> James.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 7/2/10, Rob Walker <ka6jlt> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Thanks for the reply. In order of preference, I am looking for:
>>>>
>>>> Icom IC-HM7 Hand-Mic
>>>> Icom IC-SM5 Desk-Mic
>>>>
>>>> The above Mic(s) are the only two mentioned in the documentation I have.
>>>>
>>>> I have been told that other Icom Mic(s) would also work - Perhaps
>>>> you
>>> could
>>>> tell me if the following are compatible with the Icom IC-730:
>>>>
>>>> Icom IC-HM10 Hand-Mic
>>>> Icom IC-HM12 Hand-Mic
>>>> Icom IC-HM14 Hand-Mic
>>>>
>>>> Icom IC-SM6 Desk-Mic
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I am also in search of an Icom IC-MB5 for the IC-730; however, this
>>>> is lowest in priority.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>>
>>>> Rob Walker
>>>> Reno Computer
>>>> (775) 824-0326
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: James Northluck [mailto:james.northluck11@gmail.com]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:46 AM
>>>> To: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>>> Subject: Mic for IC-730 (IC-HM19, IC-SM5, Similiar) Hi - I'm
>>>> looking for
>>> any
>>>> working mic for the IC-730 rig. Want - IC-SM5, IC-HM-10 or any mic
>>>> that
>> is
>>>> compatable. Tnx. e-mail: ka6jlt@nvbell.net
>>>>
>>>> I do have the Mic for IC-730 in good condition. Let me know if you
>>>> still need them.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> James Northluck.
>>>> 50 Balgownie Road, AB238JP, UK.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
e-mail #5

Hello Rob,

Sorry for the late response. I completed shipping yesterday but was held up in a meeting. The lady at the customer care desk says all you need do is follow tracking details till you receive the mics and you would need a valid id to confirm and receive them.

These are the Tracking Details:

CLICK ON: FIRST FLIGHT EXPRESS DELIVERY
TRACKING #: ABNV89502
PARCEL BEAER: Rob Walker

Kindly let me know once you receive the mics.

Regards,
James.

e-mail#6

Hi Rob,

I just received an email from the shipping company saying there is being little problem with Customs officer in charge of supervising the delivery of the unit to you.

I tried getting in touch with the Customs officer and he says you would need to get an insurance and customs clearance to get the shipment released and delivered to you.

The cost for this Clearance and insurance is $55USD and you would need send the payment to the Custom officer in charge of supervising the delivery of the Unit.

According to the lady who i spoke to on the phone, she says the Custom officer who is in charge of supervising the delivery and he is the only one who can authorize and sign the release and delivery of the unit to you.

Let me know upon receipt of this mail.

Regards,
James.


On 7/10/10, James Northluck <james> wrote:
> Hello Rob,
>
> Sorry for the late response. I completed shipping yesterday but was
> held up in a meeting. The lady at the customer care desk says all you
> need do is follow tracking details till you receive the mics and you
> would need a valid id to confirm and receive them.
>
> These are the Tracking Details:
>
> CLICK ON: FIRST FLIGHT EXPRESS
> DELIVERY<http>
> TRACKING #: ABNV89502
> PARCEL BEAER: Rob Walker
>
> Kindly let me know once you receive the mics.
>
> Regards,
> James.
>

e-mail#7

Hi Rob,

I just received an email from the shipping company saying there is being little problem with Customs officer in charge of supervising the delivery of the unit to you.

I tried getting in touch with the Customs officer and he says you would need to get an insurance and customs clearance to get the shipment released and delivered to you.

The cost for this Clearance and insurance is $55USD and you would need send the payment to the Custom officer in charge of supervising the delivery of the Unit.

According to the lady who i spoke to on the phone, she says the Custom officer who is in charge of supervising the delivery and he is the only one who can authorize and sign the release and delivery of the unit to you.

Let me know upon receipt of this mail.

Regards,
James.


On 7/10/10, James Northluck <james> wrote:
> Hello Rob,
>
> Sorry for the late response. I completed shipping yesterday but was
> held up in a meeting. The lady at the customer care desk says all you
> need do is follow tracking details till you receive the mics and you
> would need a valid id to confirm and receive them.
>
> These are the Tracking Details:
>
> CLICK ON: FIRST FLIGHT EXPRESS
> DELIVERY<http>
> TRACKING #: ABNV89502
> PARCEL BEAER: Rob Walker
>
> Kindly let me know once you receive the mics.
>
> Regards,
> James.
>

FINAL NOTE: The website www.firstflightupdate.co.cc did display some shipping info but when I later looked at the site and checked the WHOIS DOMAIN REGISTRATION I realized I had really been taken!

My own fault - If anyone could report this to the authorities or equiv. maybe this guy and his "merry-men" could be become aware that his game is over.

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Western Union

Post by WA5JAV » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:50 pm

For years I've tried to make sense of buyers remitting funds via Western Union. How many fraud flags need to pop-up to flash Fraud? The last time I noticed the WU window in a local food-chain store, there was a prominent disclaimer warning about wiring cash to strangers. As long as people are clueless, the scammers and spammers will never go away.

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Post by w1wn » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:52 pm

Sorry about your luck. Never send money via western union, it is a clear sign that something is amiss. I have never used western union for a stateside transaction. Paypal is preferred but a money order if you can check the ham out. Insist on a callsign and email that ham via his qrz.com email address and make sure it is him/her. There is no reason to do a transaction overseas if you live in the U.S., the cost of shipping is prohibitive.

Dave, w1wn

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PETER WESTWOOD 2E1DHL

Post by kc7fys » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:01 pm

I have gotten a surprisingly cheap offer on a radio from a Peter Westwood, who is in the callbook. He uses a gmail address, and wants to be paid via meetsee@gmx.net on Paypal. His English, however, is exactly characteristic of many scams I have seen.
Wondering if this guy's legit or not.
Jonathan KC7FYS

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Post by KS4ED » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:23 pm

I can't imagine buying a used radio from overseas just to save a few bucks.
Foreign scammers count on American fools. There must be a lot of them
because the foreign scammer business is booming. Come on guys!
Didn't I just post something previous about risk? Well, triple the risk and
buy a used radio from a foreign country. It's your money.
(PS If they can't sell it there, where there is not the amount of used radio
gear there is here... and the price is low... think for just a moment first.)

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Scolding from KS4ED RE: "Foreigners"

Post by kc7fys » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:36 pm

I've bought and sold ham equipment with non-American hams on numerous occasions. Ironically, I've only been cheated by a fellow American ham (with a legitimate callsign and address).
Anyway, my question was about a specific operator. Yes, it is my money--and thanks for your advice, although your remark "there's not the amount of used radio gear" makes me wonder if you've spent much time abroad. There's as much or more used radio gear in Japan, Germany, England, Sweden, Korea--and honest hams among us there.
Judging a fair deal involves taking a look at the correspondence for signs of legitimacy in language--is the person a native speaker, and if not, does that seller display characteristics of Nigerian ripoff artists as seen in spam emails? Is a normal non-free email address and phone number proffered? Is the interaction different or weird in any way? That's the first sign to back off and leave it alone.
There are ways to establish that another ham is legit or not--beyond just saying, "If he's 'foreign,' he's gotta be lying."
Again, my question was about a specific member of the QTH.com community who doesn't happen to live in with us here in the US.
Best regards,
Jonathan KC7FYS/7J1AWL/XV2OC

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Post by KS4ED » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:23 pm

I've written about risk. I never wrote it would be a guaranteed rip off.
Yes, I've been to Europe but it was long ago. I have friends in England,
Germany and Austrailia. I'm glad that you have found so many
honest Hams in other countries that have sold you equipment.
Hope your luck holds up. Just my thoughts... if you can't find a piece
of used radio gear here in the United States the piece you must be
looking for must be rare. In the buy/sell world "rare" can be even
more risk. If the price is low... even more risk.

Anywhoooo.... the past two weeks my wife has been recovering
from surgery and I've been home to care for her. In moments of
twiddling my thumbs boredom I have contributed some comments
here. So, I'll turn it back over to the usuals who devote their lives
to this forum.
Like we used to say in Viet Nam... "Back in the real world..." and
that's where I'll be tomorrow. Hope I didn't piss too many of ya off.

73

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Post by kc7fys » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:30 pm

KS4ED wrote:I've written about risk. I never wrote it would be a guaranteed rip off.
...and no one claimed you did.
See you on the air OM!
Jonathan KC7FYS

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Post by K4TEC » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:19 pm

I have received several scam emails from the UK, I often list for items wanted, strangely these scammers preferred PayPal payment, one even showed an item as having been shipped until I called the shipping company hihi.

I immediatly reported every scam to Scott and he passed the info on to all members I believe.

I originate from England and can say that 99% are good honest people but there will always be that 1% that spoils it for the rest.

The saying goes, if the deal is too good to believe then it usually is, like the FL-7000 shipped for under $500,, wow,, the offers to me were a TS-2000 for $750 delivered etc.

Get phone numbers it does not cost much to call overseas, do a cross check phone # versus QTH address,, use your head... or avoid the sale if something does not feel right.

There that’s my 2 cents worth..

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