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Old 18 March 2013, 14:07   #11
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Is there's way to watermark the picture/image file with something so it is clear when the add was placed and on which site etc...?
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Old 18 March 2013, 14:22   #12
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Alex, there is an app called clear watermark for iPhone, I use that quite a lot. If you don't have an iPhone email pics to me, I'll do them and send them back.
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Old 18 March 2013, 14:31   #13
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Good call, my images that were copied were cropped screen prints from ebay
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Old 18 March 2013, 14:36   #14
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Good call, my images that were copied were cropped screen prints from ebay
So if you watermark with your phone number or something...would that deter the scammers from copying the pic?
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So if you watermark with your phone number or something...would that deter the scammers from copying the pic?
Yep
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Old 18 March 2013, 14:47   #16
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You'll never sell it for that kinda money when the exact same boat is advertised at 2900
when it snds t gud t b true its usually BLKS
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Old 18 March 2013, 15:07   #17
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I just tried to email said theiving sods about 'thier' SR and got the following instant reply from Gumtree ;

Hi there,

Our Customer Services team have noticed something suspicious about someone you've been talking to on Gumtree.

The user who posted the ad 'Avon Searider SR4.7 Rib Yamaha 70hp outboard' has been reported for fraud, so if you are still in contact with the user, we'd recommend you don't go any further with your transaction.


If you have sent an item, some money or any confidential information to this user, you could be at risk of fraud. Please check out our advice on how to report this.
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Old 18 March 2013, 15:11   #18
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Whisper- I did some more checks on ebay against Gumtree and we have at least four maybe five I can see copied and at stupid prices- Surely GUMTREE have a duty to look at the ads and contact details as they must be similar and then report as conspiracy to defraud us. Oops back to police again

We must be touching just the surface and gives all of us a warning to search our boats via search engines to see if captured to sell this way. I have emailed the ones I can see via e bay to warn them as well as reporting each one on Gumtree. Thieving XXXXXXs
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Old 18 March 2013, 15:12   #20
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Gum tree scams?

Hi, a quick flick through the gum tree postings of boats for sale in the last 4 hours brings up the following:

Tornado 6.5 Gregory 07010087739
Hydro sport 636 Jamie 07010089368
Tornado rib Cliff 07010089164
Bay liner Gavin 07010089167
Sea hog Alex 07010089166
Seadoo jet Allen 07010089351
Ribeye prestige 430 Dan 07010089358
Sea swift 500 Dave 07010089342
Orkney fishing boat Richard 07010089369
Nautica 22 express Mesael 07010089159
north star RT175 Ray 07010089161
Humber assault 4.5 Mark 07010089156
Europa sport R420 Damian 07010087742
Dell quay dory Matt 07010087741
Chaparral ski power Marcus 07010087739

Interesting all very similar and consecutive mobile numbers, al in London and all cheap, buyer beware!!
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