I am used to see all kinds of Email Scams just like I am sure you do too. But I have to admit this one forced me to pause for a second:

This is not some generic mass scam originated in some computer farm in the former Soviet republics, but something specifically targeted at me as a shooter or Second Amendment supporter or (most likely) I pissed off somebody who reads the blog. I have been “subscribed” to some silly things online, but this is not the 90s and most places do have protections against fake subscriptions.

Anyway, their command of the English language is worse than mine which was the first giveaway. And if I am not mistaken, Paypal has not quit its ban on being used to pay for gun and I believe Springfield Armory returns the favor by not accepting Paypal as form of payment.

Nice try!

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “Online scam that did give me a bit of pause.”
  1. If I see paypuke on anything, including donation sites, it’s dropped. I blocked everything paypuke years ago.

  2. There are lots of scams of the form “thank you for your order, if you didn’t mean it call this number”. The number is always some random number (not toll free) and the email always comes from a “burner” gmail address. I wouldn’t put too much significance on the fact that SA was mentioned.

    1. Yes, but … Might not be a bad idea to check the spam folder a little more closely for a time.

  3. I’ve gotten that quite a bit. Usually on stuff I’ve looked at on eBay. The to: address is never the one I use for paypal.

    And as for paypal, fck those guys. Tired of the woke, tired of the threat of them diming to the gubermint. Deleted my account.

  4. I doubt they are targeted. The more outlandish the purchase the more chances for “the mark” to bite and click the link!

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