Faxing ID to Aimsurplus...


November 18, 2008, 06:00 PM
So i want to buy some ammo from them but im very wary about who i send my ID to these days...can anyone assure me its safe? anyone else bought from them and faxed them ID?

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November 18, 2008, 06:33 PM
I e-mailed a scan to them - no issues. All the major ammo vendors want a FOID card (Illinois) or driver's license before they ship ammo, powder or primers.

November 18, 2008, 06:37 PM
Yep, I did. Bought from them many times with no problems.

November 18, 2008, 06:39 PM
I e-mailed a scan of my CHP instead of my driver's license.

November 18, 2008, 06:40 PM
I sent them a scan of my driver's license. Now they own my house and car!!! I'm kidding, its perfectly fine.

November 18, 2008, 07:27 PM
I've delt with them for years. Very reputable. No worries.

The Lone Haranguer
November 18, 2008, 07:58 PM
It should carry no more risk than using a credit card online.

November 18, 2008, 10:56 PM
I would just send them my 03C&R if you're worried about your license. You'll hit two birds with one stone that way.

November 19, 2008, 01:24 AM
I used my AF Retired ID card, with the SSN redacted. They need your name and DOB, you can blot out the rest.

November 19, 2008, 10:37 AM
I had to do the same thing with Century Intl. Arms for a replacement firing pin for an AK.

November 19, 2008, 10:41 AM
Aim even requires it FTF in the store. They make a copy of your ID, then keep it on file, so you only have to do it once.

November 19, 2008, 10:50 AM
A little off topic....

On-line tobacco vendors also require a copy of a Driver's License, which they keep on file to verify your age. I wouldn't think twice, so long as the site is legit.. its standard practice for any age-restricted items.

November 19, 2008, 11:11 AM
Ammunitiontogo doesn't ask for your ID. Less hassle.

November 19, 2008, 11:29 AM
Not sending my D/L. CCW or anything thing I consider confidential to anyone.

I'll just pass on buying with them.


November 19, 2008, 07:17 PM
I sent my ID to AIM a while back. Now they have all my money. But they did give me a bunch of Polish 7.62x54r to lessen the sting.....

November 19, 2008, 07:46 PM
It's all good until the information you sent them becomes compromised. How do they check that the copy of the ID they receive is the person sending it?

November 19, 2008, 08:08 PM
Because they'll probably only mail it to the name & address on the ID.

November 20, 2008, 02:52 PM
Many of the security features of a DL only work in person. I could do an excellent job of changing the address on my DL in < 30 minutes.

Seems to me this is to cover Aimsurplus's legal liability? Perhaps another policy that feels good that isn't necessarily effective?

November 20, 2008, 04:22 PM
all they want is DOB and the drivers license is the easyest block out your license number.

November 20, 2008, 06:51 PM
i emailed them a scanned copy and put in the subject line my order number. got an email back from them within 5 minutes saying everything is good to go. smooth.

Ohio Rifleman
November 20, 2008, 06:58 PM
AIM Surplus is good people. They won't screw you over. If you go there in person to buy a gun or ammo, they take your ID and make a photocopy and keep it on record.

November 20, 2008, 07:27 PM
i took a picture of my ID, uploaded it on the computer, then uploaded it to there web site and have been purchasing ammo ever since!

November 20, 2008, 07:59 PM
I sent them mine via email, no issues. Bought several guns off of them as well, again no issues. Good folks to deal with.

November 20, 2008, 08:01 PM
No problem sending my ID to Aim. Probably shouldn't have, all my money seems to have followed the trail the ID left. rr2241tx

November 20, 2008, 08:21 PM
Many orders, no problem. Got one today I wasn't expecting until the second week of December.

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