Scams and Scam Sites - Please list here

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. DukeConnor

    DukeConnor Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2016
    Messages:
    983
    I just looked at the site. They are actually using a Midway Logo.
     
    NewHamshooter likes this.
  2. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,662
    Location:
    Snack Capital of the US
    The understanding is that BIG fish eat little fish...

    The RULE - do everything you can NOT to be that little fish.
     
  3. JCJIM

    JCJIM Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2022
    Messages:
    12
    Your right but there are millions that are new to making purchases on the Internet and frankly have no idea what's really happening and how dangerous transactions are. These crooks on the Internet are so skillful now even stealing honest companies Internet pages and the like, god forbid they gat into your bank accounts.
     
  4. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    6,422
    Location:
    Arkansas
    My gut reaction:
    image.png
     
    SwampWolf and Insignificant bill like this.
  5. Randy in Arizona

    Randy in Arizona Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Messages:
    438
    Location:
    East of the Democratic People's Republic of Tucson
    Want bullets?
    https://www.rmrbullets.com/
    I have probably spent about $2k with them in the past couple of years.
    The only complaint is the USPS does not always update where the package is in a timely manner!
     
    TomJ and Insignificant bill like this.
  6. Tophernj

    Tophernj Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    668
    Location:
    Texas... finally
    I'm looking for a very particular bullet for a Grendel. I got blinded when the seller sent a PM with a pic. They are unobtanium at the moment.
     
  7. SmeeAgain

    SmeeAgain Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2022
    Messages:
    257
    The first two options I can think of... for next time are...
    Use your American Express card for PayPal. If the recipient can't prove you received it, instant refund thru Amex. Not PayPal!
    Amex has excellent customer service!
    Option two... Send the loser a USPS money order through the mail. If he's dumb enough to cash it & not be able to prove you received it... the USPS will take over & bring down a world of hurt on him. And you get your money back. If he doesn't cash it, just take the receipt back for a full refund.
    The 2nd option is like a nuclear strike! Try not to go there, the post office won't be very understanding with him.
     
  8. 45CalPal

    45CalPal Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2022
    Messages:
    222
    Location:
    Midwest
    here is a website that had scammed me. for $200 worth of specialty ammo.

    https://solventtrapper.com/

    he claims to be a "veteran owned buisness" and uses a legit website and credit card payments, but I never recieved my order, never recieved a response from my 12 attempts at messaging/emailing, and never recieved my money back.

    Found there is a FB page for him as well, and then researched him and found a lot of bad dealings/complaints on the BBB website.

    DO NOT BUY FROM HIM!! Veteran or not this guy is a JOKE!
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2022
  9. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Messages:
    7,207
    Location:
    North Central Ohio
    Just because you're a veteran (or a priest or a lawyer or the President of the United States) doesn't mean you can't be a crook. Sorry for your misfortune; if it made you more suspicious and less trusting, the lesson might have been worth the price of admission.
     
  10. Vettepilot555

    Vettepilot555 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Messages:
    138
    So, been looking for a 410 upper receiver online. There's a BUNCH of scam sites selling them, using Zelle and the usual others to steal your money. A truly unbelievable number of them actually. But a few of them are saying they take PayPal. How does that work?? I thought PayPal was pretty good about getting you your money back if anything went wrong?

    Maybe the loophole for them to get away with it is you're not supposed to buy gun stuff with PayPal, and they'll somehow hook you that way??

    ???

    Vettepilot
     
  11. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    Some people just need to go shoot a BB gun for awhile or pick-up a new hobby.
     
    eyeshot and Riomouse911 like this.
  12. DeeTV

    DeeTV Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2017
    Messages:
    48
    If it's too good to be true then it's too good to be true.
     
    eyeshot and Terry G like this.
  13. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,283
    Location:
    Northern KY
    They claim to have both small rifle and small pistol primers in stock. That tells me everything I need to know.

    The 4.5 star Trustpilot rating displayed on the home page is an image, not a link.
     
  14. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    It's really a sad commentary on the gullible and desperate nature of some members of the shooting community.
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  15. Vettepilot555

    Vettepilot555 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Messages:
    138
    Looking for a 410 upper in stock and at a reasonable price over the last couple of days since I got paid, I have come across 20 PLUS scam sites. All on Google or Yahoo searches. That's mind boggling!!!

    Vettepilot
     
  16. Vettepilot555

    Vettepilot555 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Messages:
    138

    I think it's an even sadder commentary that the scammers can exist and prosper!!

    With the price of life today, ya can't blame a guy for looking for a deal, but those are surely snake-infested waters!!

    Vettepilot
     
    eyeshot and SwampWolf like this.
  17. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    They exist by feeding on the gullible and desperate.

    By now, if you can't read the tea leaves with regards to these websites, I do blame the guy looking for a deal.
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  18. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Messages:
    7,207
    Location:
    North Central Ohio
    Everyone likes a "deal" and there are such things as deals. Whereas there will always be people who throw caution to the wind and pay the price for being gullible, even "greedy"; I will never blame any victim for falling for the scams of crooks and con-men. There's a difference between criminal behavior and victims whose only "crime" was looking to save some money. But, as DeeTV said, "If it's too good to be true then it's too good to be true", to which I would add the caveat, "Most of the time". :evil:;)
     
  19. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    I guess I am turning into a curmudgeonly 40-something, but when the clues to these scams are so blatantly obvious, I am going lay blame at the feet of good 'ole Merle Johnson and his quest for cheap ammo or primers.
     
  20. Insignificant bill

    Insignificant bill Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2019
    Messages:
    1,016
    Scams would end if people used their brains and tempered their impulses. Most of the scams are not even very sophisticated.
     
    Demi-human and .455_Hunter like this.
  21. Vettepilot555

    Vettepilot555 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2018
    Messages:
    138
    If they would just do prime time Nationally Publicized Castration of mass shooters and scammers, just maybe, maybe, fewer would be inclined to do it...

    ;~)

    Vettepilot
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  22. Demi-human
    • Contributing Member

    Demi-human maybe likes firearms a little bit…

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Messages:
    5,641
    Location:
    The Haymarsh, MI (Aka, Paradise.)
    When there is no punishment, was there really a crime?

    Some humans like to give their money away. It’s charity!:D

    May the lice of a thousand Bactrian camels infest their nether-regions, as a vulture pulls their last eye out.
    Seems fitting, since this is where most of the scamming comes from.:)
     
    Big Bore 44 likes this.
  23. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,283
    Location:
    Northern KY
    If you’re in your 40’s then you’ve spent a good portion of your life in the connected era and have lived thru the evolution of these scams. I wonder if many of their victims are 60+ and only became exposed to online commerce much later in life and it’s such a foreign environment they don’t even know what they don‘t know.

    Digital natives vs digital immigrants, to use the popular phrase.
     
  24. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    My 85 year old Dad, who passed in January, would laugh at the notion of being a "digital immigrant". He had been an active PC based computer user since 1990.
     
    Seedy Character and eyeshot like this.
  25. lilguy

    lilguy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    576
    Location:
    NE Illinois, just outside Gulag.
    Preying on the unwary is a billon dollar business. The elderly are especially vulnerable. A 92 year old acquaintance, who lived alone, lost 7500.00 in a puppy scam. The internet has been a boom to all, including criminals.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice