KO4KV KB3FGU Tony and Joanna Cannuli - Warning

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KO4KV KB3FGU Tony and Joanna Cannuli - Warning

Post by w6nr » Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:39 pm

In December 2002 I overnighted a money order for a TS-2000 advertised on Eham.net. . After a week of poor communcatiing he promised to ship it right out. On the way to the shipper it was supposedly stolen from his van along with another TS-2000 he sold to another ham from the same ad! Of course he already spent my money as well as the other victims money. As of today I have received 25% of my money back and the other ham has received zero. His phone is now disconnected and he does not respond to email. Contact me for more details if you have been involved in any deals with him or his 'wife' Joanna KB3FGU.

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The Cannuli's

Post by wpuk714 » Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:26 am

I also had dealings with these crooks about a year ago. Bought a mic from them or him - was supposed to be in excellent condition - received a piece of junk. Knew I was in trouble when I opened the package - old clothes were used as packing materials. When I complained, only got insulting comments about me being a disgruntled old-man. Put comments about these people at eham.net and qrz - I think what I wrote is still on these sites. They were in South Carolina I think when I got "taken" by them. Last I heard they were in Florida. Avoid these crooks - they both should be in jail.

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KO4KV One year anniversary of Tony Cannuli stealing $2100

Post by w6nr » Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:03 am

One year has passed since Tony Cannuli, KO4KV stole $2100 from myself and Greg, KB5SIT. His phone number in North Carolina is 828 242 3019.

He has a habit of returning every year or so and stealing money from unsuspecting hams.

Avoid any dealings with him or his wife Joanna KB3FGU.

Email me for details if you wish.

Norm W6NR

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KO4KV KB3FGU Tony and Joanna Cannuli - Warning

Post by w6nr » Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:39 pm

Coming up on 2 year anniversary of ripoff.

Posting reply just in case he resurfaces and tries to sell again!

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These folks MO

Post by WV4I » Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:54 am

Don't know how they scammed W6NR, but Tony, KO4KV, or whatever/whoever he really is, wantted me to send money for an antenna to his alleged wife at a different address from his call book address. Fortunately I smelled something and told him no deal under those circumstances. He raised hell via email but too bad. Never send money to a private 3rd party for a purchase of something the 3rd party never advertised for sale!

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KO4KV scam now has passed the three year mark

Post by w6nr » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:57 pm

Three years since KO4KV has stolen money from two hams who bought the same non existent TS2000. He has made himself invisible.

I am posting this to make sure nobody forgets about this scum.
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Post by K9FI » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:35 pm

W6NR de K9FI ---

You know...there may be a way to clip this guy's bad habits. If one is able to reverse-track him via his previous known addresses, ham callsigns, and phone numbers, perhaps it may be possible to determine his social security number.

With all of that information, maybe, just maybe, you could get the postal authorities, FBI, and the IRS involved. Since he "gained" income by scamming you, my guess is that he did not report that money as income...you have traceable and verifiable information that he did "make money", and more than likely did not pay taxes on it.

Remember how Al Capone was busted? Hopefully, you can burn this bast**d worse than he burned you!

Good luck Norm!

Jim, K9FI

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Post by w6nr » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:52 pm

I actually hired a collection agency and they could not find a Social Security number for either one of the Canulli's. A detective in the Florida city this started in interviewed them and received a promise to pay. I received $300 from that situation and then they both vanished. KO4KV's license is still in the FCC database with a PO box. Hopefully. some day these two scam artists will meet their fate.

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Post by n9ee » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:05 am

On our traders net tonight, Sunday, Jan 29, 2012, on our local Tampa Bay, Florida repeater had the following listing:

KO4KV, who is wanted by several hams for QTH and QRZ SCAM listed some TenTec stuff
His number is 772-519-8885

I have not info on this person, just that he checked in and listed a number of Ten-Tec items.

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Post by EW1 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:04 pm

Attention: RE: Tony Canulli
He is in Tampa, Fl
He lives on the west side of town
approx Dale mabry and Swann Av.
likes to meet in parking lots, etc.
Drives a blue Chevy suburban with a shock
hanging down left side. No known adress.
Same phone # as last post

Good luck!

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