Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat

5 years 7 months ago #25785 by SCUTTLE
SCUTTLE created the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
Mine has been on the market for a while & I just dropped $9k off the asking price...
First up, I received an SMS to contact an email address if I still had the boat which I did, the reply quoted below:
Hello,
>
> Thank you for your mail,reciprocation of trust is very vital in every
> dealing,as i can categorically assure you that there will be no regret
> or soever as you ve decided to get back to me,let me know the actual
> amount you want to sell it as I am buying it for my Dad and i really
> want it to be a surprise for dad so i wont let him know anything about
> it until it gets delivered to him , I am sure he will be more than
> happy with it,and it is urgently needed.
>
> To enhance speedy transaction i will not be able to come for the
> inspection as I was planning going on buying physically but could not,
> due to the nature of my work as I am always on the move because I am a
> marine engineer and I work with an International shipping company,so
> there will be no problem with pick up as I have a reliable person to
> pick it up from your destination.I would have loved to talk to you on
> phone but our phone is down at work right now due to bad weather, we
> can only communicate with our base for now, please try and bear with
> me but as soon as the fone is up, i will definitely call you, but in
> the mean time lets get over the details via e-mail.With the issue of
> my details,transfering the name of ownership and signing of all paper
> works will be done by the courier service agent,so you don't have to
> worry about that.
>
> I will be paying with my paypal account as i have my bank a/c
> attached to it...so please do reply me asap with your
> paypal email address so i can effect payment to you
> right away,and if you do not have a paypal account yet,it's pretty
> easy to set one up at www.paypal.com,i will also be responsible for
> the paypal charges
>
> I await your reply
>
> NB:Honestly, I would have loved to come for the inspection but cannot
> because I'm always busy at work.
> Hope to hear from you soon.
> Regards
>
> Ken.

Beware of the scum floating around out there

Jeff [^x^]

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5 years 7 months ago #290779 by Bazza
Bazza replied the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
Bloody hell dropped $9K ... its only worth $10K ... cheap boat that.

regards Baz

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5 years 7 months ago #290780 by Trickie Dickie
Trickie Dickie replied the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
It's more common with cars for sale, happens just about every time you put anything on www.carsales.com.au .

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5 years 7 months ago #290782 by AB
AB replied the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
This is becoming a common method of theft www.diveoz.com.au/discussion_forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26471 and we know some who've been taken for thousands! It seems it would be easy for the authorities to catch these crims, but they are probably waiting for A Current Affair to do it first.

Alan

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5 years 7 months ago #290792 by SCUTTLE
SCUTTLE replied the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
Stop kicking me tyres Baz :D ...had enough of them already

AB, it would be good if they did catch them or at least keel-haul them [}:)] scum

Yeah, my vessel is advertised on Boatsales

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5 years 7 months ago #290813 by BUBBLEDIVER
BUBBLEDIVER replied the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
Are you buying another boat Jeff?

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5 years 7 months ago #290814 by SCUTTLE
SCUTTLE replied the topic: Beware of scammers if you are selling the boat
no need, I've got another that doesn't fit many on & was thinking of becoming a clubie [;)]

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