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NFA Scam warning

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by NightShade, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. NightShade

    NightShade Sharpshooter

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    Apr 24, 2013
    Scams Using Fraudulent or Manipulated NFA Registration Documents

    June 5, 2015

    TO ALL FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEES (FFLs) AND FIREARM PURCHASERSThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is advising the public to beaware of fraudulent National Firearms Act (NFA) tax registration forms being used to sell NFAfirearms. Some individuals are presenting altered NFA Form 4’s to prospective buyers in orderto obtain a deposit, but never deliver the firearms.

    A typical scam starts with a perpetrator (seller) claiming ownership of an NFA firearm throughan altered Form 4, and then contacting an FFL to see if that FFL is interested in purchasing theNFA firearm. If the FFL expresses interest, the seller then requests that the FFL pay apercentage of the money upfront via cashier’s check and the remainder of the money after theATF Form 4 paperwork is finalized. All communication is done via email. If the fraudulentdocuments are printed, they appear to be rough scans of an original approved ATF Form 4.However, if the documents are viewed on a computer screen and are magnified, it often becomesevident that various sections have been altered.

    Full Details available at the link.


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