THE FOUR RULES

1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.

4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.

Winston Churchill said
"A GENTLEMAN, SELDOM, IF EVER, NEEDS A GUN.
BUT WHEN HE DOES, HE NEEDS IT VERY BADLY!"
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum

Sam Adams, more than beer

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”
Samuel Adams

Lincoln on power

"We must prevent these things being done, by either congresses or courts — The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it —" Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Online Scams Using Fraudulent Federal Firearms Licenses

This was in my morning e mail.

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- TO ALL FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEES AND FIREARM PURCHASERS!
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is providing the following information to make you aware of fraudulent online firearms sales.
Some individuals are using fraudulently altered Federal firearms licenses to sell but never deliver firearms online.
A typical online scam starts with an online firearm advertisement. Purchasers who respond to the advertisement by telephone or email receive an invalid, counterfeit copy of a license that appears to be valid.
After sending payment, the purchaser never receives the advertised firearm(s) and the fraudulent seller removes the original online advertisement and contact information.
To help you avoid this scam, licensees are reminded that only transactions between licensees require the furnishing of a certified copy of the license. Licensees should consider only providing the basic license number to individuals (e.g., 1 – 75 – 12345).
The individuals can use FFL eZ Check to confirm the validity of the license number before sending payment for firearms advertised online. FFL eZ Check is on the ATF website at the ATF ezcheck site.
If you have general questions regarding the FFL eZ Check system, you may contact the Federal Firearms Licensing Center at 1 – 877 – 560 – 2435. You may also wish to contact other Federal, State, and local resources regarding internet fraud, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (www.IC3.gov ) , the Federal Trade Commission ( www.ftc.gov ), your State’s Attorney General’s office ( http://www.atf.gov/files/publications/download/p/atf-p-5300-5-31st-editiion/attorneys-general.pdf) and your local law enforcement agency.
If you are a Federal firearms licensee who believes your license has been fraudulently used, stolen, or compromised, please contact your local ATF field office as soon as possible for assistance.
A list of local field offices can be found at http://www.atf.gov/content/contact-us/local-atf-office


Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2014/03/online-scams-using-fraudulent-federal-firearms-licenses/#ixzz2vfr6qhmU

Be careful when buying online. Any doubt at all, get a hold of the local ATF and they can help you verify a licence. Use the ez-check site. All you need are the first 3 and last 5 numbers of the licence number. It will give all the info you need such as premises address and date of expiration. 

2 comments:

Phil said...

That's just lower than a snake's belly in a wagon wheel rut.

Gunner Jacky said...

It is a informative blog. We should always go for the valid license firearms shop for buying any type of gun. This will help you in future that that you have legal firearms with you.
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