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It has come to our notice that a second entry for us has been made on Google!

Please note J Russell Firearms and J Russell F/A are the same place with the same details.

 

Unfortunately Google gives the address as 2 Bridgend Place for this spurious entry – which is completely incorrect.

Our address remains as 2 Bridgend and has not changed.

 

We have been trying to get Google to update their error, but for some reason they just keep reverting to the incorrect data.

2 Bridgend place are sick of people turning up looking for us!

 

 

We are back to normal service for sales, repairs, and all other activities.

 However please do continue to restrict the number of people within your party and keep to a minimum in terms of duration. Please also ensure we all practice good hygiene before and after to reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Attendees MUST wear suitable face protection in line with government guidelines.

DO NOT ATTEND if you exhibit any signs of COVID-19 

Due to the introduction of Tier 4 restrictions, we will remain open for essential work only, in line with Government Guidelines, visits by appointment only:

We will continue to provide Sales (Firearms, Ammunition, Reloading equipment, Accessories, etc.); Repairs, Storage and so on; ONLY where such activities relate to: Direct and indirect Food production, the protection of crops, wildlife, Farmed animals, or the safety of persons.

We will not accept appointments or sales where such sales relate solely to target or similar activities.

We would also request that during any attendance, this is kept to a minimum in terms of numbers and duration and that we all practice good hygiene before and after to reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19)   

 

We have recently become the unwitting victim/innocent party in an email spoofing scam therefore the sales@jrussellfirearms.com email address is no longer in use.

 

Details

There are actually three addresses in an email – obtainable by opening the full header and envelope.

 

The genuine sender

The envelop and header contains a full list of each server to server message route, down at the bottom will be the actual originating address – this is easily machine readable but looks like complete nonsense to the average user – this is actually the address of the person (in this case the scammer) who sent the email – I have no idea who this is as I have never seen any of the scam emails!

 

Reply-To:

This is the address used by anti-spam software, out of office, the “reply” button in email clients etc. It’s usually set to the same email as above by the email software (outlook etc), however can be set to anything, in this case the spammer has used my email address as the innocent party who receives all the responses – I am currently getting over 500 “replies” to emails I haven’t sent per day!

 

From:

This may be set by the user and is usually a friendly-form of the user’s email – for example <Joe Smith (sales)> rather than joseph.c.Smith45@…….  In this case the scammer has set this different to the “Reply-To” with something containing the names Merlin and/or Catherine based upon the responses I have seen.  

 

 

The scammer has to use a genuine email address in the “Reply-To” field, hence they find some genuine email address from anywhere – it doesn’t matter to them that the email address they pick is flooded with responses, or that the business’ reputation suffers – it’s just a random email address!

 

 

All the scammer needs, is that the user opens the email – or even tries to open any attachments – as based on the automatic responses received from many anti-virus software systems the original message contains a virus ‘HEUR:Exploit.MSOffice.Generic’ – although the spammer may be using other vira so it could be others.

 

Therefore please note, this scam has NOTHING to do with us, and if you opened the email then you probably fell victim to the above or similar virus!  

Our new website is now live, lots more work to do!

Guns for sale page is under development, so keep checking back for latest changes!

It’s been a bit of an effort but we have nearly completed the migration of our web site over to WordPress – hopefully we will be able to update this more easily , the old version was a nightmare, so updates were few and far between.

Please do keep checking as we migrate pages over.