Shortly after the drone registration task force announced their recommendations to the FAA, fake registration websites began to appear. These sites are scamming model pilots to register in an attempt to steal personal and credit card information. Many of these fake sites look credible or appear to belong to the FAA. The FAA recently warning pilots to avoid sites that offer paid services assisting model pilots in the registration process in a post at https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=84245. Reports to the AMA about these scamming sites have increased since the FAA UAS Registration site launched on December 21.
As a reminder, the AMA suggests members hold off on registering with the FAA until advised by the AMA or until the FAA’s legal deadline of February 19. We are continuing to pursue legal and political remedies to address the registration requirement. You can learn more at https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2015/12/17/hold-off-on-registering-model-aircraft/.
AMA Government Relations Team