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KV5J Follow-up SCAM

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:46 pm
by KS8M
well, since feb. 16, i still have not received the ht i purchased for $150.00 from Patrick Starkey Kv5J. I received and email from Mr. starkey last saturday stating that the ht is in the mail. 6 days later (today), still no radio, i emailed him asking for a tracking # and no response. HERE'S THE KICKER, I asked another ham to email Mr. Starkey and inquire if the radio is still for sale, and the response was,
I wonder how many times this radio has been sold and not sent.

I WILL get my money back on way or another.

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:22 pm
by W1QJ
He still has the HT for sale, it is still listed. He says PAYPAL only, Did you pay with PAYPAL? If so tell them you never received anything and they should give your money back.

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:08 pm
by K7FE
I suspect that the KV5J callsign is being used without Patrick Starkey's permission. A snail mail to his house should verify this.

QRZ.COM has a for sale Swap Meet post by KV5J. Curiously, KC9SRK answered when a question was asked about the ad. KC9SRK is held by Norwood T Eatmon, Jr. ... ost2170907

The phone number he listed later in the thread to call for info happens to be in does KC9SRK.

This is what I suggest for those individuals who believe that they have been SCAMMED.

Consider reporting an internet crime to the FBI in addition to local (yours and his) law enforcement plus the US Postal Authorities.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center

Terry, K7FE

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:06 pm
by N6VMO!/norwoode

This Norwood Eatmon is in WI.[/url]

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:21 am
by lhk0pd
W8NIC Solved his dispute with KV5J,Here is his entry today on E Ham....


Well, I just received my refund via PAYPAL dispute. It took a while but it was worth the wait. KV5J aka Patrick Starkey never did reply to my inquiries and paypal did not receive any either thus the refund. Sorry to say guys but people like Mr. Starkey make me not want to buy anything from fellow hams anymore via internet. Maybe next time it will be an in-person deal. Thanks to those who emailed me with all sorts of advice.

Re: KV5J Follow-up SCAM

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 pm
by kv5j

My name is Keith Ennis. I was awarded the call vanity call KV5J on 11/11/2014. I have no connections with any fraud or scams by anyone using this call sign prior to this date.
FCC record for my vanity call is: ... ey=3646805

Thanks for reading and 73

Keith, KV5J