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I've seen a couple online gun stores over the last year or two that are clearly setup to rip people's money off. I didn't see any other threads about this so this may be a good place to list any of them you may have found. I've got some background in vetting these type of fake websites. Please be sure if you list one here that it is truly a scam website.

This started today as an investigation after getting email from glocktalk.com about the message thread that involved
kentuckyglockstore.com and a user here who had apparently been scammed by this website. But when I came here to see the message thread it was gone. I found the user kentuckyglockstore.com on glocktalk has been banned and then found some interesting things when I went to that website. One was an address that does not seem to exist. If you click on 'Contact Us' at the top of the website it lists:
Honor Gun Company
4798 Thunder road
95134 United States

That Zip code is in San Jose, California. That actual street does NOT exist there. It also does not exist in Kentucky. In another area of the website this address is listed :
"15 Outer Loop, Louisville,ky, 40219 United States " which also does not seem to exist according to Google maps.

Then it gets more fun when you click on their Glock 19 Gen 5 review: Unboxing the Glock 19 Gen 5 - KENTUCKY GLOCK STORE. They show a picture which is definitely not a Glock - I think it is a Beretta. And this is a review below the picture which was in Latin. I converted it to English:

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:ROFLMAO:

So what do you think - is this a fake website or not? Anyone in that area who can check it out the physical address?
At least for now avoid sending any money to that place. More info on the way and if you know of other scam gun websites please list them here.
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Like I posted on the related thread this morning, the street numbers on Outer Loop start at 100, so there is no 15 Outer Loop, according to Google Maps.

Here's an interesting twist - kentuckyglockstore.com was also a member here, trying to scam people, but they have been banned:

 
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When there are dozens of reputable online gun dealers that have been vetted in multiple places online in a 10 second Google search, why do people still seek out the sketchiest outfit possible online and test their luck? That vendor has been outted on here already 2 months ago. Doesn't take some secret squirrel background to figure this stuff out, more like just the least bit of common sense.
 

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Hi Bren, Yep I noted he had been banned in my post above. I hadn't seen the thread you mentioned about the fake address though. Thanks for confirming. In making a call to their listed store phone I just get a woman's voice saying your being forwarded to voice mail.

uofaengr, The problem is new places will pop up that have no reviews and if they have the lowest price some people will go for that. By posting the bad ones here it will help reinforce Google searches on the bad ones. I've used the website:
Front sometimes to find the lowest price on an item and in one case it turned out to be a scam website. So it should help to have more info here I believe on known bad ones and may even discourage scammers from trying.
 

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Fake.

Even without the bogus address it doesn't take much to see the payment methods and order minimum as an obvious fraud.
I hadn't looked at that yet but yeah I'm sure it's a scam. Here's just another big hint - a picture of a Glock 20 they sell:

Trigger Air gun Gun barrel Gun accessory Airsoft gun


o_O :rolleyes: :LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

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I hadn't looked at that yet but yeah I'm sure it's a scam. Here's just another big hint - a picture of a Glock 20 they sell:

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o_O :rolleyes: :LOL::LOL::LOL:
That's pretty bad. I hadn't gone through the whole site, I'm sure there's other anomalies with it.

Some of the listings are clearly copy pasted, one even claiming to be an FFL from Montana.

If it walks like a duck, acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a Nigerian prince trying to send you the handsome sum of $45 Million USD.
 

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Check the payment methods; if it's Zelle, Paypal F&F and bitcoin, it's a scam-no legitimate store would not accept mainstream credit cards.

I searched for a gun part the other day and the first 5 out of 6 Google results were scam sites; it's crazy.

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Yes, I have begun more thoroughly searching on an unknown company. However, it's been said, why not just use known, reputable sites? I was searching for ammo deals, and man, be careful with scam sites claiming to have ammo in stock for those prices.

If it seems to good to be true, it's because the far and away vast majority of those times, it is...

With all due respect, why is this thread in General Glocking? I believe the thread has value and merit, but it's not what I expected when scrolling the GG forum.
 

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I won't deal with on-line gun stores or purchases. I will deal with the Cabela's and BPS for example in transferring firearms to their stores between states or stores.
 

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Yes, I have begun more thoroughly searching on an unknown company. However, it's been said, why not just use known, reputable sites? I was searching for ammo deals, and man, be careful with scam sites claiming to have ammo in stock for those prices.

If it seems to good to be true, it's because the far and away vast majority of those times, it is...

With all due respect, why is this thread in General Glocking? I believe the thread has value and merit, but it's not what I expected when scrolling the GG forum.
Sorry about the location. I looked around for a better subforum but didn't see any relevant. I'm not a heavy user here as you can tell by my number of posts in almost 17 years on here... Maybe a mod can move it to a more appropriate subforum?
 

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Sorry about the location. I looked around for a better subforum but didn't see any relevant. I'm not a heavy user here as you can tell by my number of posts in almost 17 years on here... Maybe a mod can move it to a more appropriate subforum?
No, I totally get it, man. I wasn't trying to come off as a jerk about it. I had even thought about what other forum to post it on, and really didn't know either. I figured the mods may decide.
 

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I posted this scammer about a year ago
 

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When there are dozens of reputable online gun dealers that have been vetted in multiple places online in a 10 second Google search, why do people still seek out the sketchiest outfit possible online and test their luck? That vendor has been outted on here already 2 months ago. Doesn't take some secret squirrel background to figure this stuff out, more like just the least bit of common sense.
No idea. I suspect they make a lot of money from clueless newbs - like that one somebody posted a couple of days ago that claimed you could buy a gun and they'd ship it direct to your door with no paperwork.
 

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Hi Bren, Yep I noted he had been banned in my post above. I hadn't seen the thread you mentioned about the fake address though. Thanks for confirming. In making a call to their listed store phone I just get a woman's voice saying your being forwarded to voice mail.
Somebody here bought primers from them and got scammed and posted a thread about it. It seems to have disappeared, which is a shame since it warned others about the scam.
 

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Somebody here bought primers from them and got scammed and posted a thread about it. It seems to have disappeared, which is a shame since it warned others about the scam.
(y) That's essentially why I decided to start this thread after seeing that one had disappeared.
 
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