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Old    Erick (firemedic)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-15-2007, 6:48 PM Reply   
Check this Craigslist ad...Do you think it's a scam? I think yes...


http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/450199906.html
Old    Erick (firemedic)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-15-2007, 6:52 PM Reply   
It's also listed in San Diego, Sac, and a couple of other places. Ass
Old    Brad White (lespaul)      Join Date: May 2007       10-15-2007, 6:54 PM Reply   
probably, but I'd email the guy anyway just to see what he says. it'll probably be something like " thank you for your interest in my boat. Unfortunately, I am currently in Singapore visiting a sick relative. If you could just wire me the money, I'll arrange to have the crated and shipped to you..."
Old    Tickle (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-15-2007, 6:59 PM Reply   
that is exactly what they want you to do is e-mail them... if everyone would ignore them they would go away -- but it is obviously paying off somehow...

this was just posted in raleigh nc as well

the best is i saw pics of willytown's boat posted on my local c-list last week...
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-15-2007, 7:07 PM Reply   
My dad has a saying 'a sucker is born everyday'. People actually fall for these adds. On MSNBC they did a report on these scams and it was surprising to see how many people fell for them.
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-15-2007, 7:23 PM Reply   
The same ad has been placed for a '07 Malibu VLX and a '07 Moomba Outback, all hotmail email address with the same format everytime. Go ahead and email him for fun (i did to screw with him) and you'll get back an email that says "the boat is currently in storage in a shipping yard, i was taking it overseas but decided not to".

It's the same scam as always, some 10 year old kid in Liberia or somewhere in africa trying to hook a sucker.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-15-2007, 7:49 PM Reply   
I like the guys that say they have the boat in a crate in NY ready to ship. I wonder if they use UPS or Fedex and how much an oversize box costs.
Old    Richard (ramhouse)      Join Date: Apr 2004       10-15-2007, 9:56 PM Reply   
Saw one on ebay awile back and told the guy i wanted it. It was a 06 X for 20k. He kept telling me to give him my ebay info. Funny thing though, when i told him i was flying out to Florida to pay in cash and take posision i never heard from him again. And a few weeks ago the same boat was on ebay again, except this time it was in Ohio. Same thing, guess these people dont want cash.....can't figure it out?
Old    Michael O (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       10-15-2007, 10:13 PM Reply   
hey richard my buddy and i did the same thing with an X-2 same color as mine just the top deck was also pro-tour red we were sending emails back and forth and after a while we told him that we are going to fly out to check out the boat and he said that he moved but the boat was still in florida so we can fly down. i dont get how people fall for this stuff.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-16-2007, 4:25 PM Reply   
I saw that x2 on craiglist last saturday, guess they really need to get rid of it at that price
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-17-2007, 9:52 AM Reply   
I emailed the person for and grins and this is what I got

"Hello,

First of all thank you for your interest in my boat.
Let me tell you that my boat is in excellent working condition, no scratches, no dents and it has clear US title, manuals, and all the original documentation included, which will be delivered along with the boat.
The boat is still with the shipping company(kept in a storage facility) in the US and it's ready to be delivered. I decided to sell my boat for a personal reason which involves also the fact that I have to move out of the country.The price for the boat is $14500.
Mail me soon and let me know if you are interested,

Thank You!"
Old    Rod (rvh3)      Join Date: Jul 2003       10-17-2007, 6:39 PM Reply   
And they will go through E-Bay to accept payment. It actually looks legit. NEVER click on a link in an e-mail!

Buy with confidence on eBay Motors!


Dear Rodney Hess,

The Vehicle Purchase Protection program protects your vehicle purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation. This program is provided by eBay Motors for free on this transaction. There's no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary. Your vehicle purchase is protected for up to $20,000.00 US or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.

Our Department must inform you that we constantly encourage our customers not to disclose sensitive documents and information (e.g. V5 registration document, V5 serial number, VIN - vehicle identification number, etc.) about their vehicles. We accurately verify all vehicle information and documents before launching an escrow transaction. Concerning your transaction in particular, regarding the 2003 Mastercraft X2, we confirm that the vehicle and all documents involved have been minutiously verified and we guarantee it is genuine.

We verified all the details of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate.

Item Title:2003 Mastercraft X2
Deposit: $13,000.00 US

Shipping Status: Ready to ship
Shipping Cost: Included

Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely:

Next step to be taken: The buyer must transfer the payment to eBay's designated escrow agent for escrow transactions.
Payment must be sent by: Bank Transfer

It is recommended to send payment as soon as possible, because your purchase protection is valid for 30 days only. Sending payment by any other method of payment will void this transaction and your right to refund.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
To submit payment, you have to transfer the money to our designated escrow agent for escrow transactions, using the details below:

Receiving Beneficiary: Marian Serghiuta
Account Owner: Marian Serghiuta
Bank Name: ProCredit Bank
Bank Address: Rousse 7000, 6 Borisova str. Bulgaria
Account #: PRCB9230
IBAN #: BG88PRCB92301118832118
Swift Code #: PRCBBGSF

IMPORTANT:
When filling in the "beneficiary details (name and address)" field on the bank transfer form, you must not use the seller's name and address. The "beneficiary details (name and address)" field on the bank transfer form must be filled in with our designated escrow agent's name (Marian Serghiuta) and the bank's address (Rousse 7000, 6 Borisova str. Bulgaria).

In order to properly validate your payment and avoid transfer related issues, you need to send us a scanned copy of the bank transfer receipt by replying to this notification.......

Our Department will verify the bank transfer and if the payment is available the seller will be notified to proceed with shipping the merchandise (2003 Mastercraft X2).

The seller will have 5 days to forward the shipping details. If no data is provided, a refund request has to be sent and the money will be returned to the buyer. Once the vehicle is received, the buyer has 7 days to inspect it. After the inspection period is over, the buyer will contact eBay with the results of the inspection. If the buyer refuses it, the vehicle will be returned to the seller, on seller's expense and the money will be returned to the buyer.

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PURCHASE PROTECTION AND REFUND:

Currently, this seller has a $20,000.00US deposit in an eBay managed purchase protection account. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors.

For your safety the payment details will be dealt with the utmost security and will not be handed to any third parties. We must remind you that we are in full control of the money transfer from the moment we receive it. Once the payment has been sent to us via bank transfer, no one but you will have access to it.

We will release the funds to the seller only after you receive and agree with the merchandise (2003 Mastercraft X2).
Should you need a refund for this transaction the insured amount will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The account is managed and supervised by eBay's SafeHarbor team.

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HERE ARE THE SITUATIONS SUITABLE FOR A REFUND REQUEST:

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1. Paying for a vehicle and never receiving it.
2. Sending a deposit for a vehicle and never receiving the vehicle.
3. Paying for and receiving a vehicle:
-with undisclosed damage.
-of a make and/or model that is different than what was described in the seller's listing.
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Note: The seller has sent a separate email to confirm this sale. This eBay notice was sent to you from Ebay Safe Harbor team with the full support of the Square Trade center..

We value your business and thank you for using eBay.

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Old    Erick (firemedic)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-17-2007, 7:14 PM Reply   
Yeah, me too...

Here's the sellers reply. It's the same old story, moving out of the country, boat's in storage, etc....


Hello,

First of all thank you for your interest in my boat.
Let me tell you that my boat is in excellent working condition, no scratches, no dents and it has clear US title, manuals, and all the original documentation included, which will be delivered along with the boat.
The boat is still with the shipping company(kept in a storage facility) in the US and it's ready to be delivered. I decided to sell my boat for a personal reason which involves also the fact that I have to move out of the country.The price for the boat is $14500.
Mail me soon and let me know if you are interested,

Thank You!



TOTAL BS!

(Message edited by Firemedic on October 17, 2007)
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-17-2007, 7:55 PM Reply   
Told ya! Like anyones gonna fall for that one ... but then you never know!
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-25-2010, 4:23 PM Reply   
Somebody must fall for it or they wouldnt do it
Old     (Jimmy)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-27-2010, 4:46 PM Reply   
Beware and report scams to website! Scammers pulling pictures off websites and reposting....similar story, boat is with me out of town will ship boat for trial, etc., etc.

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