I need help with a recently scam

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wp3bc
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I need help with a recently scam

Post by wp3bc » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:09 pm

4 weeks ago i buy a radio from guy here in qth .after a month finaly he reply my email saying that the radio was damage by a lightning,and that he will refund the money.well he send me a money order for $20 dollars and i pay him $400 for the radio.now he does not answer the phone or reply my emails.Mw question is what can be done to report this criminal.do i have to go to the police department in my location,or i need to call the police department in his lacation.Will the police will do anything agains him to get my money back?.or what other way i have to go to get my money and report this criminal.please reply with your answer to this question thanks and have a Bless day.
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Post by lhk0pd » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:42 pm

Edgar who is this theif? As for filing a complaint i would start with the law in his city. Besure to have all the paper work and E mails on hand. Good luck in nailing this theif.
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Post by KA2CDT » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:59 pm

Yes please post this crooks call sign. He must be stopped here and now.
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Post by wp3bc » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:02 pm

The name of this person is Ron Styles kg4qlr. i file a complain on the ic-3 FBI web page anything else that can be done?
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Post by KA2CDT » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:08 pm

wp3bc wrote:The name of this person is Ron Styles kg4qlr. i file a complain on the ic-3 FBI web page anything else that can be done?

A quick google search has shown at least three other hams who have been ripped off by KG4QLR. I stopped on page two of the search.
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Ronald G. DeAngelis KA2CDT
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Scammer

Post by NR7J » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:54 pm

Looks like he sold the same radio to other hams. (see link below)

http://forums.qrz.com/search.php?searchid=294587

God Help us, ham radio is not what it used to be.

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Post by wp3bc » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:27 pm

I do some research and this guy have a extensive criminal record,is been convicted for 0646-TELEPHONE/UNLAWFUL USE OF TELEPHONE
0079-BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE
0480-LARCENY/PETIT OR SIMPLE LARCENY

in other words i loose my money,but im pretty sure he will go to jail i will guaranty that!!!
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Post by W4LTD » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:15 pm

Check out his profile photo on QRZ.com and if the radio in question is shown in the photo (which was updated June 1st) then definitely save the image to your computer, for possible future reference.

http://www.qrz.com/db/kg4qlr

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Post by KA2CDT » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:30 pm

W4LTD wrote:Check out his profile photo on QRZ.com and if the radio in question is shown in the photo (which was updated June 1st) then definitely save the image to your computer, for possible future reference.

http://www.qrz.com/db/kg4qlr

He does not look like a crook. Then again Casey Anthony (according to the jury) does not look like a murderer. Go figure. :x
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Ronald G. DeAngelis KA2CDT
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Post by k4kk » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:54 pm

The FCC has taken action recently to revoke licenses of some felons. Let them know.

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Jail

Post by w8jn » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:16 am

Edgar,
If he is a convicted felon, check his record. The possibility exists that he may be on probation or have a probation officer he reports to. Get that persons name and report your incident to him.
73 Paul w8jn

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Post by AC8IR » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:01 pm

wp3bc wrote:I do some research and this guy have a extensive criminal record,is been convicted for 0646-TELEPHONE/UNLAWFUL USE OF TELEPHONE
0079-BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE
0480-LARCENY/PETIT OR SIMPLE LARCENY

in other words i loose my money,but im pretty sure he will go to jail i will guaranty that!!!
I always love people who come on this forum and cry about being ripped off. Evidently the buyer DID NOT do his research prior to engaging in a transaction with the seller.

Only after the fact does the buyer do any credible research...only to discover the seller is a crook.

Then when the buyer realizes they have been had they want to come to this forum and cry...sorry...too late. You should have done your homework BEFORE you engaged in a seller/buyer relationship with said individual.

No sympathy here...perhaps in the future you will take the time to better prepare.

Michael
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Recourse

Post by w8jn » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:44 pm

Michael,
No sympathy here either, however there is recourse. Thats what this forum is for also!
Paul w8jn

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Post by KA2CDT » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:39 pm

I have sympathy for you Michael. Anytime a fellow ham gets ripped off from another fellow ham it makes me sick. I am sorry you have to go through this. Do not loose faith in your fellow ham.
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Ronald G. DeAngelis KA2CDT
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Post by AD6KA » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:50 pm

Actually, the charges against styles listed above were dismissed
BUT.....

Ronald Styles WAS convicted of EIGHT Forgery charges, was sentenced
to three years, suspended sentence to 30 days in jail and 3 years probation.
He is currently out on Bond for two NEW Forgery charges..

http://www.greenvillecounty.org/scjd/pu ... ourtType=G

Go there and type in his last and first name seperately to get the records.

He has scammed several hams who have gotten together and notified the local authorities and the Postal Service. The local police department
is investigating him. A detective has been assigned to the case.

He is going down for these scams, folks :D

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Post by K4TEC » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:11 pm

Try following the few simple steps recommended.

It may help you?

I wish you all the luck getting your money back.

73s

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Post by k4kk » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:51 pm

He is from Pickens County SC which is just west of Greenville SC. I would advise the federal authorities that he is pending charges in Pickens County SC and ask them to pursue your claim against him there.

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Post by n6ax » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:51 am

So nice to hear see the milk of human kindness expressed by some here regarding this fellow ham's bad experience (/sarc off)

The detective assigned to the case is Jon Hamby of the Easley, SC police department

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