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Old 23 October 2014, 11:55   #11
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REALLY?? You think an advertising company can be held liable for for an advert slipping through what would be some pretty simple checks to avoid a whole host of other rouge adverts being on their website??
Yes. My source: a lecture I attended recently on Social, Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Systems Engineering.
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But does the Social, Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues change when there is a privacy number attached to the advert that someone must get the revenue from?

B&O do vet the adds before they go live and they can do more before they allow content on their site that is obviously a scam.

It just takes a few seconds longer and the right training.

B&O are pushing their new look brand hard but their basic housekeeping is not in order.
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I've given up responding to anything on B&O unless it's a dealer posting. I'm sure there must be some genuine private sellers out there but they're obviously not selling the kind of kit I'm looking for.
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It just takes a few seconds longer and the right training.
Dragging and dropping the image into Google Image Search can be all it takes.
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I don't think there are many scammers on Apollo Duck etc do it must be possible for B and O to vet better. If they charged 2 per advert to cover time to carry out basic security checks it would clean the site up overnight. My last boat was re-listed on B and O by a scammer BEFORE my own genuine ad was withdrawn !
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I looked at B&O (amongst others) last year when I was looking to get my rib and I did come across a couple of obvious scammers. To be fair to them, when I reported the potential issues they investigated, removed the advert and phoned me back to apologise/confirm their actions. Apolloduck also did the same with one that I found on there.
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