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Post by ab7dj » Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:03 pm

when you die you will leave with only one thing-your integrity

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Post by tausworthe » Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:25 am

I still have not received a radio from him

and he will not return my email..

I think somethings NOT RIGHT

dang it

friendswood, tx usa

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john pringles/ john ropers rip off game

Post by kc2cue » Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:55 am

if you know for a fact that ve7jz john pringle or john roper which ever name he gave to you, you can call and report him to the internet and mail fraud division fo the canadian secret service. I have been in contact with many hams and everybody has the same problem. call this number and report him, he has burned tooooooo many of us american hard working hams. For each person that calls, it pressures vancouver pd to go arrest him for international mail and computer fraud. And just to let you know, anything dealing in monetary dealings over state lines is a federal offense. The phone number you want to call is toll free they are one hour ahead of us but call if you have been taken by ve7jz number is 888-495-8501

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Post by tausworthe » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:17 pm

I sent him over 500.00 in a international money order.
as HE requested.

He will not respond to me or send me the radio he said he had

He was selling "on this BBS" a TS-811a that he said was in MINT condition.

Also, in his last email dated 1 week ago, he stated the "RADIO" was shipped out on the 23rd. Does anyone regconize that was 3 weeks ago? NO mail system is that slow.

So far, I have only received "NOTHING"

So if anyone else has had a "WONDERFUL" experience with Mr Pringle Like

AB7DJ -please let me know and also let me know how you CONTACTED him.

Oh by the way, Mr Pringle has DELETED his call sign on's homepage And also BY THE WAY..It was there 3 days ago.

Oh and also...I contacted the Canada Post office, they have NO information on the package!

GIVE ME A BREAK on anyone who BELEIVE any and all information given positive about Mr. Pringle

Sincerely taken advantage of

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Yes, mail from Canada does take that long.

Post by K4ICL » Fri Oct 10, 2003 5:03 pm

Mail from Canada can take over thirty days. Remember it has to clear customs on both sides of the border. So, don't expect two week service.


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mail taking 30 days

Post by kc2cue » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:04 pm

I can understand mail takes a while to get through customs and all, but if the post office has no information on the package by the bogus numbers he sends, then forget it, you will get nothing. thats how i caught it. But as i posted in another post, john pringle ve7jz does not exist in the fcc database. tell me how that one works, also he goes by other call signs and on the fcc database, his name is nowhere to be found.

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Not everything is as it seems

Post by KW7DSP » Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:37 am

Manny KC2CUE has vowed to destroy VE7JZ and is using the boards as a form of extortion. If you pay close attention to Manny you will see what he posts is irrational and unsubstantiated.

Manny wanted to trade some gear for a gun awhile back and a call to his former residence PD in New York will reveil, he may be prohibited from owning a gun.

Manny has also made many threats to others. What he has to say is mostly untrue and often made up by Manny.

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Post by VE3WO » Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:46 pm

Hi -
Looks like I can add my name to the list of folks burned by VE7JZ. In September I sent him a postal money order for CAD 250.00 for an A3S and CDE rotor (including shipping by Greyhound). He said it was shipped on 23 September. Nothing's arrived yet.
I've sent him a bunch of e-mails, and he replies that there are delays with Greyhound (it actually only takes about 5 days from his QTH to mine). It's now been over a month. Never replied with a tracking number.
The thing that makes me sad is that I've got three small kids, and it's taken me a long while to save up for this stuff. It would have been my first beam (I've only used dipoles until now). He knows this; we discussed it when arranging a price. And still, he's gone ahead and stolen my money. It'll be a long, long time before I can save up this much again, and it really bugs me.
Wish I'd seen this thread before closing the deal.
Thanks - 73 Travis VE3WO

ps: John Pringle is listed in the RAC (Radio Amateurs of Canada) callsign database as VE7JZ, P.O. Box 225, Port Edward, BC, Canada, V0V 1G0. I've been reaching him at Good luck to others trying to get their cash or gear back.

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Also burned by VE7JZ / VE7NVI, John Pringle/Roper

Post by ab0re » Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:05 am

I've also been scammed by this person. I basically sent him money and an antenna.. he sent me a broken radio 2 months later. He does not answer numerous emails. Looks like I'm out about $125. Email me direct if further information is needed.

Thanks & 73,
Dan / ab0re

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Post by n2maq » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:21 pm

He is still at it, he got me for $375. nothing but excuses as to why my package didn't arrive

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