NRA discount email. Scam?

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  1. XinTX

    XinTX Well-Known

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    I've received a couple emails from the "NRA" saying I have a discount that can be applied to a lifetime membership. But the email takes me to a link that I can't verify is really an NRA link. Wondering if it is legit or a scam. The web site it takes me to is:

    https://www.nra.org/accountservices/
     


  2. outdare

    outdare Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    If you are interested in the lifetime membership call them. They will most likely apply the discount.
     
  3. Mreed911

    Mreed911 TGT Addict

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    You can't verify that NRA.org is an NRA link? It's even got a valid certificate from a public provider.

    What am I missing?

    The "discount" is just that - half off a life membership. It's marketing-speak, not any real credit you have with them.
     
  4. XinTX

    XinTX Well-Known

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    It's easy to "spoof" web sites. Then again, I'm not enough of a web geek to properly evaluate certificates. Not sure someone couldn't spoof that as well.
     
  5. Mreed911

    Mreed911 TGT Addict

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    Generally you can trust your browser if it's a 'modern' browser (updated in the last year). If it's green/checked/verified, the site is good to go.

    There are exceptions but they're very, very rare (and short-lived).
     
  6. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

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    True, they offered it to me when I renewed on the phone yesterday for $500.
     
  7. subseashooter

    subseashooter Use Your Imagination..... Lifetime Member

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    Someone was asking about a discount on NRA lifetime memberships the other day.....
     
  8. XinTX

    XinTX Well-Known

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    Given I'm planning a vacation, I can't do the $500, so I did their EPL. $25 per quarter is pretty easy.
     
  9. TheDan

    TheDan DEPLORABLE TGT Supporter

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    I think it was $300 when I did my life membership. Good deal for a lifetime subscription to a decent gun magazine ;)
     
  10. stemoo01

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    I got a similar e-mail. Whilst I wasn't worried about how genuine the link was the content confused me.

    The whole thing was tied to the election, but as far as I'm aware none of the dues would go to the -ILA.... I'm happy to support both the NRA & -ILA, but as far as I can tell becoming a life member has little relevance to the election (beyond bumping life member numbers)
     


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