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    Saw a scam posted on Armslist

    Apparently there's a scam going on Armslist. Couple will lure you to there place, then snatch your guns on you. Don't know if it's a real scam notice or not, but as always be aware of your surroundings.

    http://www.armslist.com/posts/210297...--an-be-warned
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    If it is legit, why not involve the po-po?

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    valid reason to carry a back up gun if i ever saw one

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    I'll stick with Gunbroker....
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaurusToter View Post
    Apparently there's a scam going on Armslist. Couple will lure you to there place
    How many times can they use "There place"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markush View Post
    How many times can they use "There place"?
    For all we know their place might not even really be their place...
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around how someone can know big words like "multiple", and yet still misspell words such as "an", "sayen", and "there" instead of "and", "saying", and "their." My whole world-view is shaken.

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    IMO that scam report has the definite smell of old fish to it. The alleged perps are ripe for a sting operation if this were real.

    There are ways and places to handle a gun trade and that (as reported) is not it.
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    I'm not verifying the validity of it one way or the other, but just wanted to point it out. I personally hope that no one would fall for this willingly. Grapeshot nailed it perfectly with his last statement.
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    Anyone who does business on craigslist or armslist should always swap in a public place and be armed unless you know the other party personally. Don't go to their home or have them come to yours. This should be common sense to any multi-celled organism.
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