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Old 28-10-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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"Looked Cheap"

saw this on Powerboats and Outboards
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F80377/

so i thought i'd try and call ... dosen't exist !!!

E-Mail..... asked where the boat was located and can i view ?

ANSWER WAS :

Hi

The boat is in London ( U.K )..You can view it but you have to make a deposit of 2000 GBP..
You call me...

Thanks
Jerry

LOOKS LIKE THE "SCAMMERS" ARE THERE ASWELL AS EBAY
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Old 28-10-2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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report it to b&o there normally quite good about scammers
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Old 28-10-2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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so give me the address and i'll view with 14g in my pocket ....... "tomorrow ! "

Thanks Adrian

we will see
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Old 28-10-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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looks very sunny for london.
we don,t have telegraph poles like that up here
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Old 28-10-2005, 09:49 PM   #5
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Guess that you can't view for 2 weeks (at least) due to personal reasons (constipation ? ) and the 2g would cover the shipping..............
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Old 28-10-2005, 09:52 PM   #6
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I had exactly the same response on a Scarab 21 advertised on B&O a couple of weeks ago.

Boat looked too cheap to be true.

My guess is that the boats are in the US
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Old 28-10-2005, 10:33 PM   #7
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so give me the address and i'll view with 14g in my pocket

And your 12g on the front seat?
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Old 28-10-2005, 11:30 PM   #8
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The advert was placed using a computer in Selembar, near Sibiu, Romania.
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Old 29-10-2005, 08:24 AM   #9
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How did you find that out?
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Old 29-10-2005, 08:29 AM   #10
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Or is it just because the 3 ebay scammers just imprisoned were romanian.
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Old 29-10-2005, 10:06 AM   #11
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This is the e mail response I got:

'Hi there,Is not possible viewing the item cause i'm not home ,but we will make this transaction through escrow.com so you will have 7 days to inspect the item before i will get your money.If you're not happy with the boat will be returned to me and you will stay with your money and keep looking for a boat.

Thank you for your email and have a nice day!
George'

From e mail address: [mailto:williamadkinss@uk2.net]
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Old 29-10-2005, 01:09 PM   #12
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just got mine ................

"Hi

I`m in France at this moment..I have some bussines to take care here..
Thats why you have to make a deposit of 2000 GBP..You will pay the rest of the money after we`ll make the deal..If you won`t like the boat I`ll give you the 2000 GBP back..Ok..

I`ll be in London Thuesday afternoon..

Jerry Rodgate"

now ill let you guess when "Thuesday" is perhaps it's the day after "Moniday"

server posted from:

address: RNC-Research & Development Network
address: Bd. Averescu 8-10 Sector 1
address: Bucharest 71316
address: Romania
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Old 29-10-2005, 03:17 PM   #13
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same scam on this one http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F80373/
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Old 29-10-2005, 08:15 PM   #14
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server posted from:

address: RNC-Research & Development Network
address: Bd. Averescu 8-10 Sector 1
address: Bucharest 71316
address: Romania
This is just the Email Server, not the actual end user computer, but yes, you are on the right track.
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Old 29-10-2005, 09:46 PM   #15
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realised that ...but was a quick check via www.samspade.org ...

have e-mailed PBO with details of this and a couple of other adds placed from the same account... hopefully they will be removed before some knob gets caught out ....

PS.. the reported address was far more accurate
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