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Old 22 December 2007, 06:08   #11
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Not that I use the site at all, but that linked advert... what was it that made it an "obvious" scam? What sort of things give it away?

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Price, primarily. A 12mth old 12k engine for 1700 is a bit of a giveaway. American phrasiology is another. We tend to refer to an outboard as an 'engine', in the States 'Motors'.
These ads are copied and pasted from genuine ads in the US. With a bit of googling the originals can often be found.
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Yep. However, don't discount ads for vx200 and vx250 Yams that look too cheap without contacting them to determine a scam first. There were some available last year for incredible deals-NOS 2002 and 2003 models that ended up at auction.
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Old 22 December 2007, 07:19   #13
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..to buy another copied and pasted US outboard. Scam on scamsters.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F167710
I have deleted the advert, we do try to stop the scams but it is an uphill battle!

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I have deleted the advert, we do try to stop the scams but it is an uphill battle!

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I appreciate that it must be. It does beg the question whether these people do ever find idiots daft enough to hand over cash. I suppose if you place enough ads in enough countries the odd one will come along.
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I appreciate that it must be. It does beg the question whether these people do ever find idiots daft enough to hand over cash. I suppose if you place enough ads in enough countries the odd one will come along.
Any more dodgy advert just send me the advert refs to stephen@boatsandoutboards.co.uk I will look in to them.
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Well done PC Mollers you could have saved someone a load of grief there

Now if you just clean up ebay a little
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I suppose if you place enough ads in enough countries the odd one will come along.
Hey Parksey, what happened to that cheque for 12k that you sent to that nice guy in Nigeria?
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Hey Parksey, what happened to that cheque for 12k that you sent to that nice guy in Nigeria?

He'll be here soon with my share of his family fortune
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He'll be here soon with my share of his family fortune
Well done.
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You're surely not saying that this advert isn't genuine as well? I was hoping to use these for the round Britain race!

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F166016
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