Unfortunately scammers are taking advantage of people desperate to buy reloading primers, powder, and other components. I wanted to give you all a quick heads-up on the situation, to let you know how to identify these malicious websites, and to know what to do if you’ve been taken advantage of.
Spotting Malicious Websites
If things seem too good to be true, they probably are! Here are some ways to spot a fake online retailer of reloading components:
- If a retailer has items in stock that no one else does (and at lower prices) – take caution!
- Do an internet search to check whether the website is legitimate.
- If the website has broken English, or doesn’t “read right”, take caution, dig deeper.
- If the website doesn’t take credit cards, don’t do business with them.
If you’ve been taken advantage of by one of these websites, report it immediately! One option for reporting fraud is the FTC online fraud reporting tool. Stay safe!
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