G4IKP-anyone had dealings with him?

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w4sef
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G4IKP-anyone had dealings with him?

Post by w4sef » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:46 pm

Has anyone had any dealing with Ian Hickman G4IKP? I bought an antenna-a Diamond X 700 from him and so far have never recieved it.. He refuses to answer emails and even the Courier service will not answer my emails. The courier is First Flight Courier in Ireland. Why he shipped it to Ireland is beyond me. I am compliling the emails and will be contacting the Internet Crimes Commision.

Thank you for the help.

Steve Fritts W4YJ-ex W4SEF

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Scam?

Post by K9XR » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:13 pm

I wonder if someone may have HI-Jacked G4IKP's call and is operating a scam? Did he answer an ad that you had posted? The "courier" thing makes me very suspicious. How did you pay?

Good Luck. I hope this one has a satisfactory ending for you.

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Post by lhk0pd » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:13 pm

I'm with Al on this one as courier service was claimed to be used. It smells scam to me. And if you have been following this site you will read of a lot of HiJacked UK calls.
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Post by KA2CDT » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:39 pm

Not sure what email your using for him but his official email listed on QRZ is
ian.hickman@blueyonder.co.uk

Good luck!
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Post by w4sef » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:01 pm

KA2CDT wrote:Not sure what email your using for him but his official email listed on QRZ is
ian.hickman@blueyonder.co.uk

Good luck!
I just emailed him with the different email. I have just now turned this over to the ICC. Looks like I lost some money. Sure destroys my faith in ham ops. Time was when you really could trust another ham op. Not anymore-I have friends that have been ripped off by other hams at hamfests.

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Post by KA2CDT » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:26 pm

w4sef wrote:
KA2CDT wrote:Not sure what email your using for him but his official email listed on QRZ is
ian.hickman@blueyonder.co.uk

Good luck!
I just emailed him with the different email. I have just now turned this over to the ICC. Looks like I lost some money. Sure destroys my faith in ham ops. Time was when you really could trust another ham op. Not anymore-I have friends that have been ripped off by other hams at hamfests.

Steve W4YJ ex W4SEF
In this case I would bet his call sign was high jacked by a scammer.The real Ian Hickman probably does not even know until he receives your email. He will more than likely post something on his QRZ profile informing us of the scam artist. It is out of control but is expected especially with the internet. "Port hole to the world" and unfortunately all the scum that comes with it. :evil:
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Post by w4sef » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:56 pm

[quote="KA2CDT"][quote="w4sef"][quote="KA2CDT"]Not sure what email your using for him but his official email listed on QRZ is
ian.hickman@blueyonder.co.uk

I just heard from Ian-the REAL Ian. Looks like I have been ripped off....first time it has happened to me. It is very disappointing.

Thanks to all that replied.

Steve

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Post by lhk0pd » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:10 am

Steve if you used pay pal there is a chance they are still holding the funds. Turning over to the ICC will more than likely not do much good. Also many of those scammers actually live in INDIA. I had one from Australia that almost got me but Pay Pal had not released the funds to the seller yet so i got my money back. Good luck and sorry you got bit.
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Post by rgshauger » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:35 am

You can add me as his latest victim. I wish I would had done a callsign search here before I sent him the money.

Thinking back there were red flags I should have seen along the way. Ah well, lesson learned the hard way!

Thanks for the feedback guys.

73, Bob

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