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Old 28 June 2013, 02:15   #1
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Another Scam

Enquired about a Cobra last night for a neighbour and got this reply from the seller..............another scam !

Its still for sale. Immaculate condition, no damages, nothing to worry about. All necessary documents available. My current location is Dundee due to my work commitments,If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £6,000 delivered at my costs. Are you familiar to eBay? I will list the boat on eBay Motors for £6,000 buy it now price and I will send you the link to my listing, so you can buy it immediate.
As soon as you will secure the founds to eBay, the delivery willl begin and the boat will be delivered to you in max. 48 hours.
In case you are not familiar with them, please read their eBay Buyer Protection Program and will see that the transaction is 100% covered up to £50,000. You will receive the boat with all the documents. As you know, eBay is the best company in online transactions where the distance is a problem. If you are a serious buyer and have the funds available, I will list it on eBay for you, as I have a 100% positive feedback with them.
I'm using eBay to sell it safely, since I'm not able to make the sale in person. You don't have to worry, it will be a safe transaction, since it will covered by eBay Buyer Protection Program. Let me know if you are ready to buy it and I will give you more info.
I'm waiting for your e-mail.
Thank you

This is the ad on boutsandoutboards forsale

Cobra Other Ribs for sale , Cobra RIB BOAT - Boats And Outboards

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Old 28 June 2013, 02:19   #2
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The " nothing to worry about" says it all

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Old 28 June 2013, 02:27   #3
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Lovely Pigeon English!!!
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Old 28 June 2013, 02:27   #4
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Kills the deal when you want to see the item !! I'm always curious to know how many people get sucked in to the deal, the barstewards keep trying so it must be worth their efforts.......
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Old 28 June 2013, 02:28   #5
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I had something similar about 6 weeks ago.

I found an Avon adventurer 6m with a 115 four stroke for strange money, had a similar story that I am sure you have all become aware of, boat was husbands, he was taken ill, she has to pay the mortgage and needs money, but does not want any viewers as that is too upsetting.

Said I was interested but wanted to come and view the boat, just got silly excuses back about you have nothing to worry about, I will deliver anywhere, I could have been living in Iona or john o groats for all they knew.

Unfortunately it came to be that if it is too good to be true it normally is.

Best of luck finding a new boat, there have been a few nice ones in the classified on here recently.
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Old 28 June 2013, 02:31   #6
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Thanks freespirit - however its was not for me but a neighbour.

This is the email address of the seller if anyone is interested in the deal
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Old 12 August 2013, 06:31   #7
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there has been a family on most of the shooting /fishing /photography ,forums ripping people off for years ,the police have finally taken action at last ,they pretend to sell expensive equipment on lots of different forums ,due to the vigilange of the airgun community we got them & 1 of them at least is going away for a long time , the other brothers next hopefully ,

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