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Old 02 September 2012, 18:07   #1
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This is a scam!

Avon Rib Tender for sale , Avon Searider Rigid Inflatable Boat - Boats And Outboards

This pic was around a few years ago on B&O after several phone calls I found the rest of the pics and the boat lives in the USA.

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Old 11 September 2012, 07:03   #2
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here is another one

e mailed to company

To whom it may concern,
I am Mr.Ray xxxxx and I am sending you this e-mail to place an order of some ( Out Board Motor Engine ) I need a 4 stroke engine and 115hp and also i will like to know the types of ( Out Board Motor Engine ) you do have available in stock with the prices and also advice the method of payment you accept , looking forward to hear from you Asap .

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Old 11 September 2012, 08:10   #3
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That boats on this scam site too!

Craft Bay - New & used outboards, boats, jet skis & more at low prices!
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Old 17 September 2012, 11:59   #4
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The craft bay website is up norf, this is what whois says:

Administrative, Technical Contact
Contact ID: WY69GAI-RU
Contact Name: byron baddoo
Contact Organization: byron baddoo
Contact Street1: 3 milton terrace
Contact City: north shields
Contact Postal Code: ne29 0pb
Contact Country: GB
Contact Phone: +441904490976

Looks alot like the seven boats website the other day.

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Old 26 September 2012, 05:47   #5
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Is Seven Boats a known scam then? If so, I shall have to get them a bit better known on the Internet, nothing comes up under either their registered or trading name, when searching for fraud, scams etc.

They have a boat that I wanted to buy, but I didn't like that they are not trading under the name they are registered with at Companies House, or that they have not been trading long enough to submit accounts and their company return is overdue. Also website registered in Spain, company director a plastic surgeon in France, registered office not findable on Google Maps..... and I can afford boats there that I could not get on Ebay for that price.

I have mailed them to say I will buy now but need to pay by credit card, as I am sure they understand that there are many naughty people on the Internet and I need the credit card insurance cover .... let's see if they reply
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Old 26 September 2012, 07:31   #6
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is seven boats a known scam then?
yes!!!!!!
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Old 26 September 2012, 07:49   #7
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Damn.... anyone else want to sell me a half price sport boat?

Off to report them to Companies House and the internet powers that be. Funnily enough, the grammar in their email back to me deteriorated markedly when I started discussing difficult topics like payment protection.

It's worrying that nothing comes up in Google when looking for "seven boats scam". Will try to remedy that.
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Old 27 September 2012, 01:58   #8
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Here's another suspected scam!


Sent to our eBay listing for a budget boat, you'd think they'd at least send it to an advert it might relate to

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Old 02 October 2012, 12:46   #9
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same scam
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sevenboats
send money get 30day trial if not happy will refund money
more like Michael McIntire!!!!!!
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Old 02 October 2012, 12:54   #10
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I'm sure Byron Baddoo was a name used by a scambaiter on 419eaters...
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Old 09 October 2012, 13:00   #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

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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,

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Old 19 October 2012, 13:27   #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, 13:38   #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, 16:49   #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, 17:07   #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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