Questionable/Possible Scam Websites: Post them here

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  1. TomJ
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    Their website shows SPP in stock for $49 per thousand, with a minimum order of $200. They only take Paypay, Applepay, Zelle or Bitcoin as payment. I'm assuming it's another scam site.


    https://houseoffirearm.com/
     
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  2. Mark_Mark

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    I don’t know anybody that only takes non-traceable payments
     
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    That is a scam...
     
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    Anyone not accepting regular credit/debit cards I’d run away from in a hurry.
     
  5. Odd Job

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    It's a copy of the Thomweaponstore site.
    And I haven't checked whether Thom is also a scam yet.
     
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    Looks too good to be true.....
     
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    I used a "scam checker" and the site said "seems to be safe", but further check showed "Domain name not valid". Those two and the info on the site looks like English as a second language. Not for me...
     
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    Here is the best advice I can give you. NOBODY who isn't a big player in this industry is getting primers at a decent price. If you see primers listed ANYWHERE that isn't from a well known source then the odds are very poor that it is legit. Nobody has a secret source. Nobody can get prices any better than anyone else. There just aren't enough primers to go around to have a secret cheap supplier right now. Do not trust any site that hasn't had an established reputation for years. I have connections in this industry better than 99.9% of reloaders and my sources and their sources and their sources can't get stuff. When they do, the price is stupid high. Trust me when I say that if someone pops up on facebook or anywhere else advertising primers at a decent price then you know they are a scam.
     
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  9. LoadingPirate

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    It is a scam for sure.
     
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    goldammo.org

    Hodgdon.org (note the domain!, org) they copied a lot of the real Hodgdon pictures and info directly!

    Primers 12.com
     
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    @TomJ (or mods), can the OP be updated with the list as names are added, for easy reference?
     
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    I’ll see if I can figure out an easy way to do it
     
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    Czgunstore.com
     
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    They are out of Cameroon.
    Go to https://www.whois.com/whois
    to check these awholes out!
     

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    The guy from goldammo kept texting me, then called me. I'm home from work awaiting COVID results, so I had a bunch of time on my hands. I told him I had 15.1 BTC, and asked if that would be enough to pay for my order. I could literally hear him salivating. I kept him busy for literally 8 hours. I kept telling him my grandson usually helped me and that I needed help. He was more than willing to help me. I kept him on the line until I got bored (after several hour-long holds from me to "talk to my grandson."), then laughed at how much time he wasted on trying to scam me. I found it funnier than he did.

    He definitely had an Indian, possibly Pakistani, accent, not African... Though who knows who is working for who.
     
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  17. Just4FunOldGuns

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    Ask him if he will sell them individually!
     
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    I will add primers1.com to this list. They are the same scammers from primers12.com. The sites are based and registered in Reykjavik, IS.
     
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    I would like to add thebrassexchange.com. I have dealt with them in the past with no problems. However, last March I paid $28.45 for 380 auto brass that was supposedly in stock. I have received nothing. They do not reply to emails or phone calls. Unfortunately, I used a debit card, not a credit card. Lesson learned on my part.
     
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    TriFusion Tactical. Went to place a order and when we got to the give them my credit card number it was suddenly "We no longer accept credit cards" Mail Order or Certified Checks etc only.
     
  21. Mark_Mark

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    Carful! these guys are very sophisticated and work as a huge organization. Even if they know your wasting their time, they specialize in filtering out the nonsense and finding a backdoor to your accounts and such.

    I would not engage with them. They are smarter than you think
     
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    My debit card provider handles disputes exactly as credit card—get a new debit card.
     
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    Add another to the list. It was identified before, but they have refined their site and look much more professional now, and seem to be luring in another round of new reloaders, so I felt it was worth bringing up again. Amazing that they are sill up and running. Whois shows that it's a standard blind registrar from Shilo, using the 1928 E. Highland Ave. Ste address in Phoenix. This site has been up long enough to actually have a BBB record, lol. Nobody has ever actually received anything they purchased, payments can only be made with bitcoin, and things like Zelle/GooglePay, etc. The bitcoin forums have also flagged it as a fraudulent site. Standard bait, low prices on items that are out of stock everywhere else.

    https://firearms-world.com
     
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    Mine does too.
     
  25. Shinbone

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    Ok. My debit card will up to 60 days. But the website states that it takes 60-90 days to ship. Ok, I get that, but not for in stock items.
     
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