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Old 31 May 2012, 10:20   #1
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Scam???

How about this for a bargain???

Brig Sports Dive Ribs for sale , Brig 570 Rib fitted with Evinrude ETEC 90hp - Boats And Outboards

Now that to me just stinks scam!

I can just hear it, we will ship it to you for the asking price you just pay up first then if you are not happy with it you can have your money back!!!
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Old 31 May 2012, 10:43   #2
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No that a good deal. I take 2
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The problem is B&O make lots of money from the premium rather phone number so there's not much insentive to remove them.

I emailed them once about one of these ads and they never took it off.
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Old 31 May 2012, 11:41   #4
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Report it to the watchdog programme, they are always interested in scams, there must be a lot on that site
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Ive reported loads to b and o and they do not respond and clearly do not give a damn!! Surely there is a cose of conduct they have to follow?
They also used to have ...report this ad icon which has since gone!!
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Old 31 May 2012, 12:44   #6
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I go by the remit now on that site of if it's a private ad don't bother unless you go to view in person. If its trade account less risk but still do the checks!

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But this is just so under valued, you must Surely smell a rat?
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If enough people report it to trading standards then they can do something
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You'd think so but there's always some numpty out there who thinks he's going to get lucky! That's why people fall for it.

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Peter ..you should really change your rib net handle fella
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Good point I'd like the full business name but it won't fit. Any suggestions ?

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Ive reported loads to b and o and they do not respond and clearly do not give a damn!!
I've emailed them about 3 scams, they removed very quickly. although I sent them links to the ebay add they got the pictures from or proof the "escrow" company was fake. I guess they can't remove it because the price is too good and they promise shipping, not really enough evidence.

I can't be bothered any more, they'll just keep getting put up. I bet B&O can't be bothered either to be fair!
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Old 01 June 2012, 02:04   #13
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I have reported them in the past and got a very fast response getting them removed, but I do try & keep off the site as it is just too tempting & I have anugth boats as it is!
But at the end of the day it is a good site free for us to use & in general works well as long as you use your head & only hand over your cash once you have seen the boat checked it out to make sure it is what it is & belongs to the person who is trying to sell !
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Too true, I'm not quite sure I needed another boat but it was too good to turn down
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Too true, I'm not quite sure I needed another boat but it was too good to turn down
Have you bought it then?
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I am surprised that you only bought 1. I am waiting for my two to arrive in the post. The seller said I would have it at some stage
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I keep sending them cheques from my Western Union account, even sent a bit extra so they could send me some cash back - not heard anything yet
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I keep cashing the western union cheques. I keep telling the buyers to only send enough to cover the purchase as it a pain refunding them the difference each time but they let me keep a little extra for my troubles. I think it gets lost in translation!

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Advert now removed - shame I missed it!
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Advert now removed - shame I missed it!
I reported it via the 'report this ad' tab (top rhs of ads)
removed within 24 hours and had this reply

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Thank you for your email. This is a scam advert.

I have now removed the advert and banned the user.

Kind regards

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