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    Angry USCCA sells it's members email addresses!

    US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) sells it's members email addresses!
    I got hit with 3 spams using an email address I used ONLY with them!
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    [B]The "USCCA" is a for-profit marketing venture run by a marketing company Delta Media LLC. This company is owned by Tim Schmidt, who read how to market products online and created a very smart idea. There is no organization whatsoever behind USCCA, besides the publishing company which sells its goods. I have no problem whatsoever with what Tim does and believe he's created a great business, but don't be fooled that you are joining an actual organization with an agenda beyond making good money.

    Source: Myself, I have met Tim several times and discussed his business plan and marketing needs.


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    US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) sells it's members email addresses!
    I got hit with 3 spams using an email address I used ONLY with them!

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    Gotta wonder if Tim is more gunnie or slick salesman. I have no doubt he is a gunnie, just not sure which weighs more in importance.

    I do find it curious that the company is in a state that currently has no provision for the "CC" in USCCA.
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    I signed up to get the free emails. For two months I got a slew of emails from "him" attempting to sell me ****, or to sign up for the member discounts. It's like. Ehhh, I don't need that right now..

    After the months have passed, I don't get anything more from them, except sometimes a link to similar looking websites.. Which showed me. There isn't much value in whatever is being peddled.

    I do/did enjoy his reviews of weapons on Youtube though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Gotta wonder if Tim is more gunnie or slick salesman. I have no doubt he is a gunnie, just not sure which weighs more in importance.

    I do find it curious that the company is in a state that currently has no provision for the "CC" in USCCA.
    Tim was a speaker at the Rally in D.C. last April. He also donated a lot of money (I mean A lot of money) to the organizers of this rally (SAM) and spoke for free. He is a big supporter of the right to bear arms.

    He is a business man and a supporter, many people are
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) sells it's members email addresses!
    I got hit with 3 spams using an email address I used ONLY with them!
    Appreciate the heads up Hero - I do not appreciate anyone selling or giving away my contact information without my specific permission. - consider it a violation of trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Appreciate the heads up Hero - I do not appreciate anyone selling or giving away my contact information without my specific permission. - consider it a violation of trust.
    Honestly, I think (given that all the websites look similar) that Tim probably owns and operates all these places on the web. I didn't looks that far into it though.

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    I just sent the following to: 'support@usconcealedcarry.com'

    I am receiving SPAM from an email address that I have ONLY used with your organization: USCCA@<mydomain>.com and am wondering if you sell or otherwise give away emails used with your organization as this is the only way I can think of for spammers to get this address.
    Speedy: LOCAL League Sec/Treasurer, Information Officer
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    I don't have NEAR enough ammo on hand. `nuff said.

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    I paid for membership to this organization. They took the money from my credit card, and now, all I EVER get are emails urging me to JOIN! This organization is a total RIP OFF. They have ignored my repeated inquiries about why they do not recognize me as a member. They even ignore my request to be REMOVED from their email lists! Screw them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    With all respect, that reference is 3 years old. Know they did have financial troubles for a while, but thought that was behind them now.

    I don't like the constant bombardment of stale info and the hard sell, but other well respected members here have taken some of the courses and claim they are outstanding.
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    I was a member and it was the worst decision I ever made, open carry is a dirty word on their forums for one. I got more spam from them than any other actual good material. I still get join emails and have asked several time to be removed from their mailing list. They charged my credit card several times for the same subscription and I am getting angry just thinking about. It was a hell of a lot of arguing with them to get my money refunded.
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