Old scams never die...

Discussion of ways to help ensure a safe trade, so you don't get ripped-off. Do not discuss individuals here. Use the Feedback Forum instead.
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W8SLC
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:32 pm
Location: Marysville, OH

Old scams never die...

Post by W8SLC » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:48 am

Believe it or not - I just had an offer to trade some gear for a rig I had advertised on QTH....

The proposed deal sounded reasonable, but the terms proposed by the "trader" were:

If you want a picture of the rig I offer, go to RigPix,

Send your equipment to me, and include $35 in the box to cover shipping
of my equipment to you, and

DO NOT use the Postal Service; ship by UPS only!

Let me see - he's covered on getting my rig, plus my money, and doesn't have to worry about mail fraud.

When I confronted him with this, he told me he didn't want my radio after all.

Red flags all over the place...

Has anyone else met up with this guy lately?

K4ICL
Posts: 663
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 1:07 pm
Location: Greenville, SC
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WHO is this person?

Post by K4ICL » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:34 pm

Can't really tell. You didn't say who he was. Give us his full name, email address, and callsign, if any, so we will know who to avoid.

Thanks...

K4ICL

W8SLC
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:32 pm
Location: Marysville, OH

Old scams never die...

Post by W8SLC » Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:06 am

His call is allegedly N4NCJ; his name is Donnie....

There have been other posts about him.

AB8RU
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 4:13 pm
Location: Hopkins, MI.

Similar scam

Post by AB8RU » Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:19 am

I seem to had a similar scam on a free ad non ham by the way just to post it here I'll see if I had the warning part...

Hi

Recently someone has been trying to pull off a scam. I would ask him for his phone number and address first. DO NOT GIVE HIM YOUR INFORMATION.

Be very careful doing business on the Internet.

If you have any questions feel free to call our office at 000-000-0000

Regards,
free4allcity.com
-----Original Message-----
From: email address deleted
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 9:33 PM
To: deleted email address
Subject: Question on a Sale


I have a (name withheld) that wants to Buy AS IS a RV Trailer but I am in need of help to interept what is is doing I'll enclose a Copy of his Buying Proposal.

********************************************************************************
as you can see this person wanted to buy my trailer and have me pay for things by check etc... but was a different person.

looks familiar doesn't it :?:
Mark A. Holman AB8RU, CRO
Assoc. Member SBE

N4NCJ
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Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:47 pm

Some people just can't understand

Post by N4NCJ » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:27 pm

My Call is N4NCJ and my name is Donald Meldau.
Everyone calls me Donnie and looks like some could
understand that.
And my son works for UPS thats why UPS !!!!!!!!!!!!

kb5pn
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Louisiana

Post by kb5pn » Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:45 pm

"My Call is N4NCJ and my name is Donald Meldau.
Everyone calls me Donnie and looks like some could
understand that.
And my son works for UPS thats why UPS !!!!!!!!!!!!"

Donnie, this thread is over 3 years old and you are just now getting around to defending yourself? Why so long??

N4NCJ
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:47 pm

Lost password

Post by N4NCJ » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:19 pm

I lost my password for the feedback login and could not post.
i just got it fixed so thats why the late reply!!

kd4uxm
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:12 am

N4NCJ.... Donnie..

Post by kd4uxm » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:37 am

O.K. let me say a few things about Donnie... YES, I have met up with him lately, as a matter of fact; I've been to his QTH several times over the past couple of years. Our latest deal was just a few weeks ago and all is well. All deals made with Donnie were satisfactory. Look at his posts/listings and you will see quite a bit of equipment listed from time to time.. Nothing wrong with a little horse trading, this is what keeps the hobby alive and I personally think that this is Donnie's favorite part of the hobby, his arena if you will. Perhaps he takes the trading to the extreme at times, but hey; "let the buyer/trader beware". Caveat Emptor..Remember that from college?
OK, fellas this was just my two cents worth. I'm going to bat for Donnie, I feel he is sincere with his dealings and is honest.
Remember one more thing; an old man once told me.. consider this...
"Doctors can bury their mistakes, and lawyers can incarcerate theirs."
Average hams like you, me, and Donnie just have to live with ours.
Buddy KD4UXM.

N4NCJ
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:47 pm

Thank you !! Buddy KD4UXM

Post by N4NCJ » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:01 pm

If you are like many hams who love to trade and love QTH the way i do
there is no reason to but someone down just because you think you are so smart and know all about trading.Trading is the only way i have to get gear.
I love to trade and i may not be as smart as some of you but i try very hard to be
fare and true to what i say to traders.This is my life and with out trading
i could never aford radios i want.Thank you QTH for all you do for us all.
Thanks Donnie N4NCJ

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