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VE3XAT
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Post by VE3XAT » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:17 pm

I place an add then checked my e-mail. I received this:


Dear Mike Lafave VE3XAT,

You have received a response to your ad, titled "Test Equipment", that you have
running on the QTH.COM Free Ham Radio Classified Ads.

The response is from:

Name: ALEX
Callsign: ROB
E-mail: robalex007@yahoo.com

The response is:

Hello ,
I am ALEX ROBINSON from england i buy used items
world -wide and re-sell general used items here in
ENGLAND,
I am interested in buying your (ITEM ON THE AD) let me know the last price
you will like to sell to me and you can also scan the
picture to me if it is possbile , ,AS PER the shipping
my shipping agent will handle the shippment and the
pick up from your loctation ,And also indicate if
you would accept a cashier's check or money order draw
from usa bank and if this offer is ok send me the
listed infomation below so as to make the cashier's
check or money order mail to you ,
NAME=THAT WILL BE WRITTING ON THE CHECK ---
ADDRESS=WHERE CHECK WILL BE MAIL TO ----------------
CONTACT TEL PHONE NUMBERS SUCH AS YOUR CELL PHONE
NUMBER ,OFFICE NUMBER . HOME PHONE NUMBER .
SO AS TO MAKE PAYMENT .
Best Regards,
ALEX ROBINSON
WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY

In case this form is being abused, the IP address of the person submitting this
form is: 216.139.164.36

Should I be giving out my phone number? Does this always happen here?
Thanks for any replies.
Last edited by VE3XAT on Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

wa4cch
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scamer

Post by wa4cch » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:38 pm

:evil: same thing here last two ads i placed got mail from the same crook sent him an e-mail told him my stuff was not for sale to him and where he could deposit his check it's real dark up there
:shock:

chuck

VE3XAT
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tnx

Post by VE3XAT » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:48 pm

Tnx Chuck.. I thought maybe it was a joke. Just trying to clean out the garage before I get thrown out! ha ha

k8upa
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Post by k8upa » Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:34 am

I can understand the frustration, but on the other hand, unless you live in a cave this is by far one of the oldest and most blatant scams on the net. These predators don't care if you are selling a kenwood or a kenmore. Personally I get a kick out of the "form" replies. You would have to be a mental midget to even respond. Please don't get me wrong, certainly not trying to offend you in any way , but this is posted so often here it's too bad there isn't a way to have the safe trading tips come up prior to even placing an add.

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