Since I had already engaged the person, I thought I would go along with them. I told them I wanted three of the firearms. I just received an invoice where they used this for a contact:
505 gerrish st McKinney texas
And, they attached "their" FFL...
BA Brooks Sports in Houston
The FFL looks legit, but Eileen isn't Alejandra who isn't Benjamin Brooks. If anyone knows the FFL, you might want to mention them their FFL cert is being used fraudulently.
Just this week, another person responded to a rifle ad I had on Armslist. They said they were in Colorado. They used a typical mail fraud scheme. They sent me a $1532 cashier's check for a $325 rifle...and you know how it goes from there. Then they ask you to wire the difference to a Walmart account which they want you to do before the check bounces. They went by the name Mike Jensen who also happened to be the person's name on the FFL cert, business name 117 Industries in Arvado. The fake check said it was from a couple in WI using Landmark Credit Union. Sent by Jimmie Montgomery from PA. Since it was mail fraud, I reported it to the Postal Inspector and since it involved a firearm and an FFL, I reported it to the ATF. I went a step further and contacted the CU. After sending them a scan of the check, she told me they already had SEVEN checks come in on the account just that day, yesterday. That means at least SEVEN people were gullible enough to cash the check which means they were swindled out of who knows how much money.
No matter how often these stories are in the news, and how "fake" their offers are, and if you know what to look for, how fake the check is together with the "I am Mike in Colorado" but the check comes with someone else's name on sent by yet a third name. Although what is printed on the check somewhat looks real, the paper doesn't have a watermark. I doubt any cashier's checks come without a watermark.
So, there is a two in one....would love to find these people and string them up by their gonads...