I'm not saying its acceptable or I agree with them. Just what they stated. I do not agree its in their interests to have as many ads as possible though. The scams do not have active phone numbers for a start, so they make no money from it. Plus the more fake ads they leave running the more people leave the site having been conned.
Look at it from their side. They offer free adverts to all. Is it for them to decide what's so cheap it must be a scam ? How would you feel if they pulled your genuine advert because they thought it was too cheap ?
The only way to combat it is to charge for adverts but even then whose to say the scammers won't pay a few quid to gain your trust...
Yes I've seen lots of scams on other sites. Granted the B/O site is by far the worst I've seen but then again it's the biggest boating sales site in the UK so it would be.
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