Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 01 March 2016, 13:03   #1
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: uk
Make: avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 40hp
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 16
Help /what do you think scam?

Hi
I have my Rib for sale on here and gumtree I have just received a email from my
gumtree add is this some sort of scam ?
She urgenty needs the rib for a family member and she is 100% ok with my advert ,she willing to pay the full asking price via paypal, she can't come and view the rib because she works offshore and has no time so she wants to send her courier to pick the rib up and I should remove the add.
Any thoughts
__________________

__________________
Trefor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 13:16   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Scam. I'm not quite sure how "she" makes any money from it, but its clearly not legit.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 13:23   #3
Member
 
thestig1973's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: warrington
Make: Honwave T32
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 15 2 stroke
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 490
Sounds dodgy, definitely not worth the risk
__________________
thestig1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 13:28   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,251
She either sends fake PayPal payment emails and you don't check actual PayPal acct, or she makes real PayPal. A man comes and collects then her courier turns up 2 hours later. She asks PayPal for money back as you didn't supply goods. She will tell you it's all protected but actually it's not. You need to prove who stole your rib and prosecute them .
__________________
ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 13:40   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,276
Full asking price unseen... payment by electronic means...

Two of the prime alerts for a scam.
__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 13:44   #6
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Make: XS650
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 164
Scamtastic.
If you read faqs on any selling website you'll read that exact scenario.
__________________
Iron Dials is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 14:08   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: Destroyer 5.5/Ring18
Length: 3m +
Engine: Yam 90HP/Yam200HP
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 447
Take the money, courier turns up, tell him it's already away, play them at there own game .......
__________________
69cmw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 14:22   #8
Member
 
Stevem's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tyne and Wear
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 25
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 209
Defo a scam.
I had a similar thing last year when selling an outboard. Guy working offshore , 100% happy with advert and price. Wanted to send payment and courier. Stupidly for a moment i was taken in but i wouldnt have sold it without someone seeing it first anyway. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is, this set the alarm bells ringing.
Liking cm69ws idea though!
__________________
Stevem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 14:25   #9
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by 69cmw View Post
Take the money, courier turns up, tell him it's already away, play them at there own game .......
Actually, thinking about it, is it actually an elaborate phishing scam to get your PayPal login details? Actually nicking the boat is quite a lot of effort, and high risk.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2016, 14:28   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130hp
MMSI: 235107505
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 838
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
She either sends fake PayPal payment emails and you don't check actual PayPal acct, or she makes real PayPal. A man comes and collects then her courier turns up 2 hours later. She asks PayPal for money back as you didn't supply goods. She will tell you it's all protected but actually it's not. You need to prove who stole your rib and prosecute them .
Yep............This is exactly how it works. All they need to do is take out an action with paypal and get their money back, I think they have about four days to do it, they're off with the boat and the money and your insurance will wash their hands of you because you "gave" them the boat.
__________________

__________________
Last Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.