Is there some way these guys (scammers) are "beating" the on-line FFL verification, e.g.,--
...while possible, it seems like it would be an exceptionally sophisticated scammer to
get around a physical bank check sent to the physical address on the ATF website, e.g.,
(i) if they were an employee or other associate of that (legit) FFL who had some form of access to the
premises, and could intercept the check/package somehow
(ii) a [sophisticated] hacker who could somehow 'hack' the ATF site (hard), or perhaps,
'spoof' the ATF web site and direct you to a duplicate site with the fake address.
I understand (from reading) that the ATF doesn't consider it in their purview to run this down
if no illegal transfer of an NFA item occurred, but what about wire fraud/bank fraud/mail
fraud? (assuming it crosses state lines).
I refuse to use a wire transfer, doubly so to an 'offshore' account. If they don't have a physical
U.S. bank account, it's just a deal I can miss out on.
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I have not *personally* been scammed yet in my NFA collecting, but acknowledge that sending
large amounts of $$$'s to people on the other side of the country you've never seen or met before
poses a unique risk in today's world... and I would like to stay 'unscammed' if I can.
Would appreciate replies if there's some aspect/risk of this that I'm not taking into account.