FFLs Beware

srt_1

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Beware of https://taurusgunbrokers.com/ this is a scam site. Will take payment and then stop all messaging and never return emails.

I was searching for a Taurus 942 for a customer and was directed to this site.

Shame on me, I felt it was too good to be true, however I took a change and put the order through.

Once I made payment, they responded and asked for FFL information. After I sent FFL, all emails stopped. I now know I was scammed and hopefully can pass on the info so no one else falls victim to this site.
 

sandhiller

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Thank you for that.
Always good to know

As a small time dealer, I stick with a couple distributors that I have a good relationship with.

I may not get the cheapest price on the net but I don't get jacked around either.

And knowing the reps, every so often they throw me a bone.
 
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akmike47

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    Beware of https://taurusgunbrokers.com/ this is a scam site. Will take payment and then stop all messaging and never return emails.

    I was searching for a Taurus 942 for a customer and was directed to this site.

    Shame on me, I felt it was too good to be true, however I took a change and put the order through.

    Once I made payment, they responded and asked for FFL information. After I sent FFL, all emails stopped. I now know I was scammed and hopefully can pass on the info so no one else falls victim to this site.
    Well as someone who’s ran an FFL, maybe you shouldn’t be. You fell for the easiest scam to spot that people constantly post about on most gun forums.

    Notice anything about their payment options?
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    3 second google search
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    akmike47

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    Even just this in multiple places is a big red flag for gun websites
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    srt_1

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    Thank you for that.
    Always good to know

    As a small time dealer, I stick with a couple distributors that I have a good relationship with.

    I may not get the cheapest price on the net but I don't get jacked around either.

    And knowing the reps, every so often they throw me a bone.
    Same here. The client forwarded me the site. I was at fault for not looking into it better before making the purchase
     
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    Beware of https://taurusgunbrokers.com/ this is a scam site. Will take payment and then stop all messaging and never return emails.

    I was searching for a Taurus 942 for a customer and was directed to this site.

    Shame on me, I felt it was too good to be true, however I took a change and put the order through.

    Once I made payment, they responded and asked for FFL information. After I sent FFL, all emails stopped. I now know I was scammed and hopefully can pass on the info so no one else falls victim to this site.

    Were you able to file a "Charge back" with your CC company?
     

    SouthFLShootin

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    The dead give away with scam sites is they only take payment through a third party service like PayPal, Zelle, Venmo or crypto.

    If you see these payment methods, be very suspicious.
     
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    Bundy

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    I got an idea guys, when y’all find a sight that only takes that kind of payment, instead of sending them the money, just send me half and I’ll send you a handwritten note that says “at least you saved 50%”, for fucks sakes!🤦🏻‍♂️