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Old 21-07-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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Optimax 200 for sale Spain

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Scam ?
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F185644
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Old 21-07-2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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Old 21-07-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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i got in contact with the owner he also sent some photos



in Benindorm but i want you to know from the begining that the engine is at a shipping company custody but i can send it to your home address in 3-4 working days.Is in excellent condition and works perfectly,it has the technical book and all papers.I will send it to your home address,you will be able to inspect it( and the papers)and if there is something you don't like about it in any way you can simply send it back on my expense, (no extra money for you).Please let me know if you are still interested.
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Old 22-07-2008, 10:28 AM   #4
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Its also advertised at

http://www.usedcarmart.co.uk/high_pe...o38718-en.html

looks like a scam as the details seem different?
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Old 22-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #5
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It appears to be a scam:

1) the goods are in a foreign country, advertised on a mainly UK website.
2) the goods are not viewable. You cant see them, and a friend/agent of yours in the foreign country cant see them for reason x.
3) cast iron guarantee - if you dont like the goods, I'll accept them back no issue. just post them back for full refund.
4) the price does not reflect the value of the goods.
5) transfer by western union or similar.
6) payment via a third party due to reason x.


Two out of six is suspicious. This one rings four bells.
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Old 22-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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This is definitely a scam as I received the same emails and was asked to proceed with the transaction but I checked the flash website out http://eurotrans-globetrotter.eu/ and the contact information and it was all fake. Looks like they have tried to do this before with a slightly different website name

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?p=254568
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Old 22-07-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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i do agree its a scam i emailed the seller as my dad is now in benidorm on holiday and i asked him if he wouldn't mind if my dad went to have a look at the motor have had no response at all
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Old 22-07-2008, 03:52 PM   #8
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definately a scam, recognise those pictures from a previous scam advert
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Old 23-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #9
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Is this one also scam ?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F184517

I tried to contact him, but no reply.

thanks
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Old 23-07-2008, 05:55 PM   #10
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definately a scam, recognise those pictures from a previous scam advert
Thanks alot for useful info mates, much appreciated, saved me waste of time.
(used to live 5 mins out of Benidorm (Villajoyosa) and could ask friends to inspect if it was for reall)..
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Old 24-07-2008, 04:52 PM   #11
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Is this one also scam ?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F184517

I tried to contact him, but no reply.

thanks
Andy
With no information to go on - you cant make the decision. Price looks good?
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Old 24-07-2008, 05:01 PM   #12
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With no information to go on - you cant make the decision. Price looks good?
yes but he was very willing to send some photos and for me to send the money if he was a genuine seller don't you think he would have got in contact by now Ive had my fingers burnt on something similar before and this is exactly the same so until i have a responce i am sticking to what i said in my earler posts
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