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Posted: 6/29/2013 12:59:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2013 7:30:54 PM EDT by cowboy]
Buyers beware if dealing with Little Rock FFL - KraftArms, LLC (a.k.a., Trever Murphy). I sent him FULL payment over (6) weeks ago for a Barrett M107 purchased through a Gunbroker Auction. To date, No Rifle delivered & No Refund given - Only one excuse after another. He even emailed me well over a week ago that "check was in the mail". I'm in Dalllas - maybe (3) days for US mail delivery. Another false statement & he has also now canceled his Gunbroker account - possibly due to the negative feedback. As a Warning - you may think, as I did, that buying from a Valid FFL dealer is safe - Not True. So, I will now be pursuing legal action against this dealer, hopefully this Alert may keep one of you from having a similar bad encounter. Let me know if You have already had a similar experience with this FFL. These individuals can only continue to function if the word does not get out about their business practices.
Link Posted: 7/1/2013 12:41:36 AM EDT
Never heard of him, but it's not like we have weekly get togetheros
Link Posted: 7/1/2013 9:30:00 AM EDT
Yep, I never heard of him either prior to seeing and purchasing one of his listings on Gunbroker. Just assumed that buying from a FFL meant that it was safe to deal with him. Live and Learn!
Link Posted: 7/1/2013 12:10:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2013 12:13:15 PM EDT by TJ43]
That guy has a TON of bad feedback on arguntrader.com.

Here is a link to his bad feedback on that site (you will have to join to see it, but joining is free and easy):

http://arguntrader.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22343

Hopefully this helps in your ensuing legal batle.  Dont let this guy get away with scamming people.
Link Posted: 7/1/2013 10:26:39 PM EDT
Thanks for the "heads up" re: past negative performance. Checked the Arguntrader thread you provided. Unbelievable - he gave me the same "my wife's in the Hospital" type excuse. This guy is bad news and is about to be picked up for a Class 2 Felony.
Link Posted: 7/4/2013 12:02:19 PM EDT
UPDATE: As a follow up to TJ43's post above, have discovered another Alias used by Murphy - a.k.a. "KraftArms". He also is listing on Gunbroker with User Name "murph80". I discovered that he set up this account in May and was "buying" items from his other account "KraftArms" for the purpose of creating a false A+ rating for KraftArms. Then KraftArms would complete a transaction with muprh80 and also leave A+ feedback. So, if you see listings by "murph80" on any website - DON'T BE FOOLED! Has anyone found other non-reported Aliases?
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 10:27:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rickrixter:
UPDATE: As a follow up to TJ43's post above, have discovered another Alias used by Murphy - a.k.a. "KraftArms". He also is listing on Gunbroker with User Name "murph80". I discovered that he set up this account in May and was "buying" items from his other account "KraftArms" for the purpose of creating a false A+ rating for KraftArms. Then KraftArms would complete a transaction with muprh80 and also leave A+ feedback. So, if you see listings by "murph80" on any website - DON'T BE FOOLED! Has anyone found other non-reported Aliases?


Hire an attorney and have them subpoena Gunbroker and ARGuntrader for the IP address of those accounts.  Unless the guy is REALLY savvy, you should be able to figure out who he is with that information.  Also, if you sent him payment through an online service (Paypal or something similar), that service could help you track him down.  If you paid him by check, your bank may be able to help you track down the destination bank of those funds.   Put together a packet with all of your proof and have your attorney present it to the Arkansas Prosecutor's office and the Texas Prosecutor's office.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 1:40:04 PM EDT
TJ43 - Great advice - thanks!  I'm already moving forward with prosecution.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 3:16:28 PM EDT
571119076C03925KRAFT ARMS LLCNULL1415 FAIR PARK BLVDLITTLE ROCKAR722041415 FAIR PARK BLVDLITTLE ROCKAR722045015901142


Info from ATF.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 3:21:13 PM EDT
http://www.arcountydata.com/parcel.asp?item=F642C&Page=1&countycode=PULTAX

His info from county assessor. Looks to own the house.


If you do decide to knock on his door, you might carry. Its a rougher part of town...
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 3:25:12 PM EDT
https://www.facebook.com/trever.murphy1/about

this *might* be his FB page
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 3:25:55 PM EDT
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1415+FAIR+PARK+BLVDLITTLE+ROCKAR&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=rcs&ie=UTF-8&ei=-BvXUeTrMYXM9ATmt4HoDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

Pic of his house.
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 3:31:16 PM EDT
http://www.watsonnorth.com/book-of-memories/1319626/Verbitski-Dorothy/obituary.php?Printable=true

Grandmother obit / Family members names?


You start tracking down family members youll turn the heat quickly...
Link Posted: 7/5/2013 3:34:23 PM EDT
https://www.facebook.com/sara.b.murphy

Wifes facebook.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 12:29:09 AM EDT

Link Posted: 7/6/2013 11:22:55 AM EDT
Good job!  As usual you are the man.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 12:51:04 PM EDT
Far_Right - Thanks for the "detective" work. I already had most of the info but MORE is always a good thing. Not worried about going to his house - that's a LE function. Keep ya posted on how it turns out.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 4:08:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 6:50:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cowboy:
Everything originally Posted By far_right:


Good lord man


he knows how to creep like noone else.
Link Posted: 7/6/2013 7:11:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By supplex:
Originally Posted By cowboy:
Everything originally Posted By far_right:


Good lord man


he knows how to creep like noone else.


Truth

Link Posted: 7/28/2013 6:57:20 PM EDT
Unfortunately, I did not find this post until after wrestling with Trever Murphy/Kraftarms/murph80 on an item I won from him on gunbroker. I was lucky enough not to send him any money after i found the pictures of the item he was selling me, posted on other websites (for sale in New Zealand). He is a scumbag and he just sold some buyer an MP5 on gunbroker. I have sent numerous emails to GB to get his account shut down and they have given me little response.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 12:04:09 AM EDT
I pursued him hard thru both Gunbroker & local Law Enforcement. Finally with the threat of pending Class 2 Felony charges he sent me a partial refund (shorted me $25.00). However, I feel very LUCKY to have gotten the majority of my money back from him. He always had one excuse after another why he couldn't ship the rifle I purchased (biggest reason - HE NEVER HAD IT!). I also provided Gunbroker with the info on multiple account names he was using. Gunbroker responded to me that they have terminated ALL his current user accounts. But, buyer beware, he will no doubt show up again with another User Name - just be sure to be cautious of any NEW seller that shows to be a FFL and is based in Little Rock.
Link Posted: 8/4/2013 10:18:32 AM EDT
Please post up all of the sellers contact information (here and on ARGuntrader). That way, other people that get screwed can track him down.
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 2:44:45 AM EDT
I hope I never piss Far_Right off.....Great job on the detective work
Link Posted: 8/6/2013 11:48:28 PM EDT
Let's keep this Warning on the front page to help ensure that no one else gets taken in by this seller. Keep "bumping".
Link Posted: 8/7/2013 1:22:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2013 1:26:27 PM EDT by ElCid87USMC]
GOOD NEWS!!
Gunbroker removed the F rating he gave me and cancelled his account. I have a feeling he received another compliant. I can't believe the nerve of this guy.

DO NOT BUY GUNS from TREVER MURPHY, KRAFTRAMS, or MURPH80. He is a fraud!
Link Posted: 8/7/2013 3:01:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ElCid87USMC:
GOOD NEWS!!
Gunbroker removed the F rating he gave me and cancelled his account. I have a feeling he received another compliant. I can't believe the nerve of this guy.

DO NOT BUY GUNS from TREVER MURPHY, KRAFTRAMS, or MURPH80. He is a fraud!
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How is the ATF not all over this guy? If I was to accidentally drop one of my damascus barrels on the ground and it shattered to less than 16 inches long I'd have the SWAT team on top of me within minutes...
Link Posted: 8/7/2013 3:04:13 PM EDT
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How is the ATF not all over this guy? If I was to accidentally drop one of my damascus barrels on the ground and it shattered to less than 16 inches long I'd have the SWAT team on top of me within minutes...
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Originally Posted By Kanati:
Originally Posted By ElCid87USMC:
GOOD NEWS!!
Gunbroker removed the F rating he gave me and cancelled his account. I have a feeling he received another compliant. I can't believe the nerve of this guy.

DO NOT BUY GUNS from TREVER MURPHY, KRAFTRAMS, or MURPH80. He is a fraud!


How is the ATF not all over this guy? If I was to accidentally drop one of my damascus barrels on the ground and it shattered to less than 16 inches long I'd have the SWAT team on top of me within minutes...

You have to piss the ATF for them to come after you. Look at the shotgun news guy. They let him sell DIAS for decades, and now they're just confiscating instead of prosecuting people.
Link Posted: 8/18/2013 3:06:17 PM EDT
"Bump" - to keep on first page as WARNING to all potential buyers!
Link Posted: 8/28/2013 10:19:14 PM EDT
"Bump" to keep this on the first page as a WARNING to potential buyers to stay away from this FFL.
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 6:46:48 PM EDT
***Update***

Some of you guys might know me on here. I try to keep a fairly low profile despite being a fairly large NFA owner. Anyway, I was one of the most recent people that Mr. Murphy tried to scam on Gunbroker with the MP5. He claimed to have several nice weapons. I got another investor involved that also showed interest in the rest of his collection. Everything seemed legitimate at first until I received copies of his "F3's". The forms were incomplete, some had information for two different firearms, the SN's were not in his inventory, the approval signatures were forged, etc. I tried to reason with the guy and even made myself available to drive to his residence to inspect the firearms and review his "paperwork". All I got were excuses. I felt like I was left with no choice but to report this matter to the ATF. I spoke with a local agent today that was very interested in what I had to show him. I believe that they are pursuing legal action. More to follow...
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:28:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2013 7:31:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2013 12:27:23 AM EDT
I have a cell phone number for him. I am not sure if it is still active. If you want it pm me and I will dig it up.
Link Posted: 9/2/2013 12:39:06 PM EDT
Thanks for the "Pin". Keep this Warning on the first page.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 9:58:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2013 12:20:13 AM EDT by David1963]
I know where this guy lives, works, phone number, hours he works, what gun range he uses..............anyone needing it let me know
Link Posted: 10/14/2013 9:18:47 PM EDT
I have had a run in with Mr. Murphy, you may follow the link below to the arguntrader forum to read my case, this guy is scum, if anyone has any other suggestions please submit them, I am determined to shut this guy down

http://www.arguntrader.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22343&start=40

Link Posted: 11/25/2013 8:20:24 AM EDT
Any updates?
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 12:59:43 PM EDT
Last I heard was that Local PD and ATF were investigating for possible criminal prosecution - this was late last year.
Link Posted: 4/15/2014 1:03:44 PM EDT
Somewhere around here I still have his telephone number. He was going to help me take my suppressor apart. Then, he started acting spooky and I backed out.
Link Posted: 5/8/2014 11:05:07 AM EDT
Wish I'd heard some of this before it was too late. Won M16 on gunbroker last July from him. At the time, I didn't find any of the "real" feedback on him and sounded legit. Thank goodness I only (foolishly) sent a partial payment until transfer was complete. When I finally realized what was going on, I got every excuse under the sun. Gun never existed in his possession-he was just selling pictures. ATF didn't really seem too concerned and wasn't interested in pursuing matters. Did find out that he relinquished his FFL in November last year. Little Rock PD pushed his buttons some and he did finally send a check, which of course bounced to the moon. Now going after him on hot check fraud. Will see what happens. This lyin P.O.S. needs to spend some time in the cooler, after I get my money back!
Link Posted: 3/19/2015 3:30:02 PM EDT
I realize this is an older thread at this point, but just an update- Trever Murphy is now in the Pulaski County, Arkansas jail and is being held for the US Marshals Service. I do not know the exact charges he is facing. However, public information available online contains testimony that he:

1. Sold thousands of dollars of firearms over the internet but did not deliver the firearms after receiving payment.
2. Forged letterhead from the US District Attorney's office and represented that the letter was from a US District Attorney
3. Forged letterhead from the BATFE and attached a certification bearing the signature of an ATF special agent.

I doubt anyone has to beware of doing business with this guy anymore unless you're in the business of trading cigarettes in prison.
Link Posted: 4/27/2015 4:20:20 PM EDT
This dude needs some serious prison time!  
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