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#21 StrangeRanger

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

Excellent!


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:14 PM

someone from Nigeria didnt get their $8k mailed to them.....

 

we all see scams...i wonder how many get screwed?

 

no one is gonna brag they lost $15,000

 

ill bet it happens weekly to someone

 

every time i post a WTB on gunboards i get hit once or twice by scammers. if you ask for pics it typically ends it, but once in a while they try to send you a pic. often its not even close to the part your looking for. They do it, someone falls for it


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#23 El Duce

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

This very ad popped up on WV armslist.    I emailed the guy, didn't get the story.   But, email came back from Piney Woods Arms.   I googled them.  Got their number.   Called them...First thing that the woman said was...We DON'T have an MP-40!   DO NOT SEND MONEY!! 

 

Wow.  She said that they had been getting many calls about the gun.   In the mean time, I had asked the "seller" for a copy of their FFL and more pictures.    Sure enough, next day, I got about 8 more pictures, including 2 pictures of a copy of their FFL.   I called them back, Piney Woods arms.   Said, I talked to you yesterday, she responds again with do not send any money!   I told her that I was emailed pictures, including what appeared to be their legit FFL.   She said that the numbers on what I received was wrong, and that they were in contact with the BATFE.  I forwarded the email on to them in Texas.

 

Of course I flagged both the WV ad, and the Ohio Ad.    First thing when I saw the WV ad, I was ready to get in my car and drive with my C3 dealer with cash in hand.   The old adage, if it looks like it's too good to be true...Well, it is. 


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#24 El Duce

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

A day or so later, got another email from the 'seller'.   Keep me posted.   The email header was from Piney Woods arms.  But the actual email address was something from blah, blah, blah, outlook.com.  


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:37 PM

Not the first time I have heard of a scammer supplying a doctored FFL.
Its good that the shop has notified the ATF.
Who knows what else the person holding that document is using it for.

Richard


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

I filed a fraud charge on armslist on it and got a armslist e-mail that they approved it

Its not possible at that price

Thanks for doing that Huggy!!  


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:20 PM

we all see scams...i wonder how many get screwed?

 

no one is gonna brag they lost $15,000

 

And that is why the Eiffel Tower got sold in a scam more than once.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

Counterfeiting an FFL has got to be a federal crime of some sort.  I doubt BATFE will let this one go; it's more-or-less the reason for their existence


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

I filed a fraud charge on armslist on it and got a armslist e-mail that they approved it

Its not possible at that price

Thanks for doing that Huggy!!  

it took a lot of effort....i clicked scam....5 seconds of my time...

 

now if the seller had listed it at $11-12k it would be a different story!...it ''could'' be real....i got mine for $11,500(remanufacture)....so bargains do happen...but at $7-8k...it just wasnt possible to for anyone who can spend 10 minutes on line creating an ad and then just couldnt figure out how to look at Gun Broker to see what its worth. People dont sell these guns with guess prices


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:54 AM

HE'S BACK!

Same scumbag, same too good to be true pricing, same BS about the gun being in TX only this time it's an even more unbelievable bargain

https://www.armslist...hester-c-r-bar#


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#31 El Duce

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:24 PM

Damn, I was going to buy that BAR!


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#32 El Duce

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:40 PM

Got an email yesterday from a Ram Lake LLC.   But the email is from a hot mail account. 


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#33 El Duce

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:46 PM

Trying to cut and paste the email.   But it won't let me...Several guns listed including German MP-40 and BAR, both C&R, no price list.   I wonder if it is the same scammer.   Anyone else get a similar email?


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#34 StrangeRanger

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:21 PM

I haven't seen the e-mail but I doubt very much it's the same guy.

Our guy was running a scam in OH based on a TX gun store (who had never heard of him and didn't have the MP40 in question.)

Ram Lake doesn't have a web site that I can find but they show up as a legitimate gun store in Norcross GA  http://fflgundealers...m-lake-llc.html

AFAIK all BARs and MP40s with genuine original receivers qualify as C&R so that's not an issue here.

Just for grins call them  at 770-313-7315 if the number in the e-mail is different and ask them for pricing.  If they have a BAR for $18,500 I'll be on the next plane to Hartsfield.


Edited by StrangeRanger, 13 February 2019 - 07:25 PM.

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#35 El Duce

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:58 PM

I got email back.   Now it's from a outlook.com  address. 


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:10 PM

5k for a SWD M11

7k Ruger ac556

4.5 k Ingram mac 10

10k Uzi

9k FNC

9k MP-40

16k Colt m16

4k Sten MK111

6k American 180

 

Screaming Scam.   I called the number for Ram lake, left a message.   I am just going to delete the message.


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#37 El Duce

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:33 PM

I got off the phone with Ram Lake.  100% scam.   I forwarded the email to them.  Strangeranger.  Thank you for the phone number.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:04 AM

I received the same email the other day. I asked for info on the MP40 and received a bunch of photos but no price. Deleted the photos and forgot about it.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

I got no emails.


The trick is to accept the price and ask to come over to buy it tomorrow
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:45 PM

Next time I get the guy from Pakistan telling me I owe money to the IRS,  will tell him my friend will sale an MP40 to him on the cheap to pay off my tax penalty.  Of course before I do that, will need for him to to send me money to get my grandson out of jail who has the contact info for the guy who owns the MP40.     


Edited by NFA amnesty, 15 February 2019 - 11:08 PM.

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