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SCAMS in progress - Australian ham using US Callsigns

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:06 am
by K2DER
SCAM in progress! Apparently a ham in Australia is randomly picking legitimate US Callsigns for his ads, trying to scam people. Some of the email addresses he is using include:

Here are some examples of the ads. They look REAL, but these are scams:


Listing Number: 777716
Date Ad was Placed: 10/26/09
Name: Nathan Jones
Phone Number: 042819374623
Callsign: N4-- (real callsign removed)
Category: RADIOHF
Heading: Icom 756 Pro III
Ad Message:
Icom 756 Pro III - just like it came out of the box. This time I am
wearing my glasses!
Includes original carton, hand mic, manual, plugs, warranty card and a
Radiocovers custom made cover (very sharp! - see:
when it comes to "modern" radios (see below). Price is $1100
I'll even consider delivering the radio.
the "general public" the price will be $1100 and I'm not a "haggler - the
price is the price!


Listing Number: 777759
Date Ad was Placed: 10/26/09
Phone Number: 0483290567
Callsign: WY4- (real callsign removed)
Category: RADIOHF
Heading: Kenwood Ts-2000
Ad Message:
Selling my like-new Kenwood TS-2000. Less than 10 hours use total. In excellent condition, no scratches. Asking $750 + shipping to you.


Listing Number: 777930
Date Ad was Placed: 10/27/09
Name: blade hazard
Phone Number: 0428764532
Callsign: WA4WI- (real callsign removed)
Category: RADIOHF
Heading: Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Mult
Ad Message:
Kenwood TS-2000 all mode all band transciver With ATU
Automatic Antenna Tuner -- Sky Command
Does VHF - UHF - HF and 6 meters -- It is an all mode AM FM SSB CW
DSP Filters -- Split-Frequency Operation - Scan -
Also does auto tracking for Satellite communication.
Duel receive Uhf HF -- VHF HF - VHF UHF - Built in TNC
0 to 299 memory channels
This is Kenwoods 60th Anniversary Radio it is Unique in that the radio is all black.
This radio comes with all these options, ARCP-2000 Radio Control Program.
Digital Recording Unit -- VS3 Voice Synthesizer.
Also as you can see in Picture it has a Coustom Cover
This radio Has some marks or scratches. Been Non Smoking Household.
This is one of the best all around Transcivers out today
Have all the original Packing and Connectors that came with it.
It will be shipped Double boxed
$1100 Shipping at your expence.


Listing Number 778119
Date Ad was Placed: 10/28/09
Callsign: N4HU- (real callsign removed)
Category: RADIOHF
Heading: Icom IC-756PRO3
Ad Message:
Like New Icom IC-756PRO3 SN 32*****. Seldom used, absolute mint condition, about 2 years old with Box, Mic, Power Cable and Manual. $1575.00 firm with FREE double boxed and insured shipping



Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:45 pm
I can confirm what Hugo is reporting. There is a scammer from Australia that is posing as various US hams (using their callsigns) trying to sell equipment.

Be careful (as you always should) and follow our normal safe trading tips:

Always make sure you know who you are dealing with.

- Scott KA9FOX

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:45 pm
by lhk0pd
I agree with scott and now what K2DER wrote is understandable. Tnx for clarifying your previously confusing statements.

Thanks Scott for help me to explain better

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:53 pm
by K2DER
Apologies to all, the problem is I can not express myself well in English yet and that was the problem, I just want to help make this not happen to anyone god bless.


Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:58 am
by patrick076
After reading this the confusing clouds are vanished now thanks for giving better view

Any idea WHO the VK scammer is?

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:35 pm
by VK4AN-1
If anyone knows WHO the VK scammer is, please send me a private email with as much info as possible. We are creating a database of VK hams who di not deal fairly and are happy to 'name and shame' them on VK forums. Eddie VK4AN