Scam alert

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Scam alert

Post by KB7XU » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:51 pm


I got an email this morning from "Betty Frasure" < who was inquiring about a D-Star handie talkie I have for sale. "Betty" wanted to know the ususal stuff and wanted me to send pictures.

I replied, and sent pictures but I had a couple of questions of my own. Was she a ham and on which web site did she see my ad?

I got a reply saying "Betty" wanted personal contact information. She said she lived in Houston but was traveling in Canada but the secretary would send me a "certified check" and that I should cash it and deduct the price of the HT and shipping and to forward the remaining funds to the "shipping company."

Betty ignored my simple questions.

I emailed her back with the following reply in red: "Betty," I will not sell to you. I have not heard back from "Betty."

So, BEWARE of emails like this. It just reeks of a SCAM!

73, Max, KB7XU

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Post by n5wrx » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:11 pm

Never, never take multiple payments or payments from more than one person with PayPal.
Never, never leave money in your PayPal account.

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