Someone claiming to be W2OT

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Someone claiming to be W2OT

Post by w5zib » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:27 pm

I had someone claiming to be "Marty" reply to 2 items I have listed FS on QTH. The emails were sent from "donaldkirby@gmail.com"
and an IP search shows they originated in NJ. W2OT hails from Cincinnati and has a completely different email address posted on
QRZ. I asked whomever this was to stop all contact with me. FWIW, 73

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Re: Someone claiming to be W2OT

Post by N8VZ » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:01 pm

Had the same experience with this scammer yesterday. Using same bogus email from NJ, for a ham who lives in Cincinnati. He’s also typically semi-literate and writes in incomplete and run on sentences with poor punctuation. I’ve found in the past that that’s often the case with these low-life types, it’s often a good first clue that something may be amiss. — Carl
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