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Old 09 October 2012, 14:00   #11
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Yet another scam so I thought I'd run with I a little. Imagine my surprise when the scammer got suspicious and thought I was trying to scam him, a scammer !!!

ADVERT WAS FOR QUICKSILVER 580 WITHOUT OUTBOARD (WHICH HE SEEMS TO HAVE FORGOTTEN IN HIS REPLY)

Original advert and first response

Hello Peter,Immaculate condition, no damages, nothing to worry about.All necessary documents available.My current location is Scotland due to my work commitments,If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for 9,750 delivered at my costs.Are you familiar to eBay? I will list the boat on eBay Motors for the 9,750 buy it now price and I will send you a link to my auction, so you can buy it immediate.As soon as you will confirm the payment to eBay, I will proceed delivery without any additional costs for you.In case you are not familiar with them, please read their Buyer Protection and will see that they cover 100% the transaction done through eBay.co.uk them up to 50,000.You will receive the boat with all the documents.As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions. If indeed interested in buying it and have the funds, I will list it on eBay, as I have a 100% positive feedback with them.
Please let me know your decision.

Specs of the boat and pictures:

Quicksilver Pilothouse 580 with a 90hp Honda Four Stroke Outboard.
90hp Honda, bought from us new with service history and only 78 hrs use.
Comes with a GPS Plotter andSounder.
All new 2008, boat and engine with very low hours.

Thank you for your email. Cheers, Devlin

CLEAR SCAM SO MY REPLY

Subject: Re: BoatsAndOutboards Advert Response, REF: PAA58664
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Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:31:46 +0100
To: devlin_thomas@hotmail.co.uk

Sounds great. Lets do it. I can pay an extra 7000 if the engine remains fitted ?

Would you be able to deliver it to Malta, I'll pay an extra 5,000 if you can ?

Also if you can supply top spec electronics ill pay another 4,000

Thanks

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Hi,

I don`t know why this sounds like a scam ....

I don`t know about what you are talking about, I told you the price is 9,750 , If you want it delivered in Malta I will have to talk with the shipping agency to see how much will cost the delivery I can give you an answer right now.

I work only through via eBay !! I have requested personal support and I was approved to use Buyer Protection Program. Here is how the process works through the Buyer Protection Program:

- I make the private listing on eBay for you,
- you go and buy it through their website,
- you have to pay for the item to eBay to secure the funds,
- they confirm me that they received the funds,
- I deliver the boat,
- you receive the boat,
- they send me the money,
-of course, and if you read the eBay terms we can do it safe and you have the chance to inspect the boat before payment is released to me.Everything is covered by eBay. I will get paid only after you confirm that you received the boat order. Let me know if this is acceptable.

Thanks,

Peter @ Boatsandoutboards4sale ~ askboatsandoutboards4sale@sky.com ~ 07930 421007
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Old 19 October 2012, 14:27   #12
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Another scam here:

Avon Searider 5.4 Offshore rescue boat with Mariner 90hp good condition in London | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
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Old 19 October 2012, 14:38   #13
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These are not the sellers photos so i wonder if this is also...

AVON ROYAL NAVY 2006 COMMERCIAL RIB C/W ENGINE, TRAILER & BOAT COVER on Flea bay
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Old 19 October 2012, 17:49   #14
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It certainly makes you wonder how anyone ever manages to buy a f~$%ing second hand boat. Other than through rib.net obviously. And that appears to involve a mandatory trip to Devon.

Disclaimer: apologies for the language. I may have had a couple a drams.
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Old 19 October 2012, 18:07   #15
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No apology needed, it infuriates me !! Got the boat bug 30 odd years ago & got back into it @3 years ago to teach the kids/wife how to waterskifish etc & there's no Ullswater/Windermere to take them to & you get ripped off by crooks/scammers & dealers when you get going...... P*%$s me right off !!!
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It certainly makes you wonder how anyone ever manages to buy a f~$%ing second hand boat. Other than through rib.net obviously. And that appears to involve a mandatory trip to Devon.

Disclaimer: apologies for the language. I may have had a couple a drams.
"Mandatory trip to Devon" - you should be happy not disappointed
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