BREAKING: FFL’s Being Scammed with Fake H&K Recall Notices

    Somebody has been sending letters to FFLs in the United States alleging to be from Heckler & Koch  Germany. The letter claims that H&K is recalling all firearms from the United States because they don’t like President Trump and they think there are too many gun-related deaths in the country. The letter is clearly a fake. H&K are aware of the letter and will be issuing a statement shortly.

    Below is a scan of the letter. We added the red text overlay to ensure if the image is shared on social media, nobody will be mislead.

    The text of the letter:

    NATION WIDE RECALL NOTICE: Heckler & Koch firearms

    Heckler & Koch GmbH Germany is voluntarily recalling all firearms from the sporting and commercial markets in the USA.

    To whom it may concern,

    As part of our company’s new responsibility policy we hereby inform you that Heckler & Koch, as of May 1st 2017, has ceased the supply of firearms to the domestic market in the United States of America. Bound by the commitment to promote the protection of peace and human rights worldover, as is enshrined in the German Constitution, Heckler & Koch’s export policy has come under ethical review.

    Owing to the rise of firearm-related deaths in your country in conjunction with the threat of ongoing civil unrest and a highly volatile foreign policy under the administration of President Donald Trump, the German headquarters no longer deem the USA a safe destination country for weapons exports.

    This recall is being carried out to the wholesale and retail level. Your assistance is appreciated and necessary to help our company maintain its reputation on the global market and uphold the German law.

    Please fill out the enclosed response form and send it back to Heckler & Koch GmbH,  Heckler & Koch Str. 1, 78727 Oberndorf a.N. in Germany by May 12th 2017.

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    The letter is addressed from “Heckler & Koch Germany”. No such entity exists. The correct company name is Heckler & Koch GmbH (which is used at the bottom of the letter). Heckler & Koch GmbH and Heckler & Koch USA are two separate companies. Heckler & Koch USA sells to US gun dealers and law enforcement, NOT Heckler & Koch GmbH. The reasons given for the recall are laughably fake.




    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!