DO NOT Send Pic of Buyer's Call Sign!

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W3ATT
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DO NOT Send Pic of Buyer's Call Sign!

Post by W3ATT » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:36 pm

It just dawned on me. I was selling a HF rig here on swap.qth. A prospective buyer quickly emailed and said he would take it at my price. Then he asked me, for protection of scammers, to take a picture of the radio with his call sign "very close to the radio."

I said sure - (he probably wanted to make sure that I still had the radio and I was not scamming him.)

In reality, he was trying to get a pic of the radio with a call sign so that he could post it (as if it was his,) and scam someone else.

What saved me was this:

I was not home so I phoned my wife and asked her to take the pic. I specifically asked her to write: "Sold to Lloyd W7SAO." And she wrote it on the original paper which had my own call sign on it:
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I never heard from this scammer again.

Please share this Info!!! On QRZ forums as well!!!

73 -Brian W3ATT
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W3ATT
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Re: DO NOT Send Pic of Buyer's Call Sign!

Post by W3ATT » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:10 pm

By the way, I am in no way implicating that Lloyd is the actual scammer.. I have no doubt that his account was hacked .. If anybody knows Lloyd, please let him know!

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