Once again we are reminding NSCA instructors to be wary of inquiries for instructional services that sound out of the norm. Scammers periodically target our instructors, usually starting with what sounds like a lucrative arrangement for a group of wealthy shooters and followed by a request for cash disbursements on their behalf. The scammer usually claims to be a third party making arrangements for others.
While the apparent scammers originally contacted instructors by email, we’re hearing from several instructors who are now receiving text messages that follow the same pattern. Here is a recent one that is believed to be a scam:
“hello..Here is Ayala Gilbert. i will like to know if your company still offer firearms training for children. And what type of credit cards do you acept? I will like to register or book my children for 4 weeks private classes for 4 people after school hours. Which they will be coming by private limo service for the class… Kindly let me know your availability days in the week.”
Please remain vigilant and approach any unusual requests with skepticism. If you are asked to accept a cashier’s check then disburse a refund or pay for other services on their behalf, do not do it.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to inform us of incidents we should pass along to others.