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  1. #1
    Registered Dregsz's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Gig Harbor, WA.

    Cashier's check scam???

    I got these 2 emails from the same guy regarding the Donzi I have for sale. He is 3 hours away so I thought, "np big deal, he can come and get it."
    I just get a funny feeling, he has no questions about the boat but wants to know if a cashier's check is ok.

    I told him it's fine as long as there is a local branch of his bank here so we can walk in and cash it. I'm not putting anything into my account, (I don't want to show a record of a fat deposit anyway)

    Here they are: (name deleted incase he shows up to buy it, (yeah, right)

    Hello Seller,
    I inquire about the boat you posted for sale.
    Hope it is still available for Sale.
    I am based in Seattle, WA as we just moved into
    our new home.
    I ask that you, inform me of price you would be
    willing to
    have It sold? Please get back to us soon.

    Thank you.

    3 hours after my reply with tons of boat info I get another:

    Hello Evan,
    Thanks for the compliments.I am ok with the clear
    confirmation and
    of this purchase.
    I would how ever make arrangement for the pickup
    as soon as payment
    arrangement is
    Hope a Cashier Check payment would be find by
    May I ask that,you Please Acknowledge Ownership
    of this (Item) to me .A
    Written Acknowledgement that, what I am buying is
    legit OR That it really
    belongs To you would do.

    Do get back to me soon.

    I have bought and sold plenty online, (cars, Boats, motors, and on and on) I never had the same feeling as I do on this one.

    I'll keep ya'll posted, here is my reply

    Hi XXXX,

    I am the owner of the Donzi X18, however Oregon
    is in my wife's name.

    I have a friendly agent of the Oregon State
    Board at my local Marina and can contact them
    week about transferring title to you, or we can
    do that in person while you are here to your

    Does this note provide you the satisfaction that
    are requesting as to ownership?

    You can send a Cashier's check for a deposit or
    entire amount, or, if you are coming down in the
    few days, bring Cash or a check with you for the

    Or if your bank has a local branch, we can do a
    transaction in the security of your bank
    building, as
    long as every one feels safe and secure.

    If using a check, even a cashier's check, we will
    to meet during banking hours and I can only
    accept a
    check drawn on a major bank with a local branch
    we can both go to and cash. I will not be
    any checks into my account.

    As we talk a bit on the phone and email further
    sure we will establish a nice comfort level that
    allow this transaction to progress smoothly.

    You can continue to email me or call, xxx xxx xxxx
    When would you like to pick the boat up?

    Would you like to send a deposit to hold the
    I can send a bill of sale with balance due on
    of your funds.


    Maybe I'm just freaking with all the cashiers check scams going on, but I'm betting dollars to donuts I never hear back from this guy


  2. #2
    Registered ratman's Avatar
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    michelob light scarab, sold, sailor now
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    Oct 2004
    medellin colombia, pablo escobar's lil town

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    post a pic of your donzi, whats in it what are you asking for it?

  3. #3
    Registered Dregsz's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Gig Harbor, WA.

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    My boat is on the West Coast.
    Rare Donzi X18, rarer, Mercruiser Chevy 350 TRS drive w Tilt and trim, Rarest, Factory starboard drive.

    Many motor upgrades, spent $$$ bucks Very nice original condition, I can email more if interested.
    One X18 just sold in FL w an asking price of $12,500 with new Gelcoat and not as nice a motor and Volvo/no trim.

    I've priced this one at $9500 to offset shipping to the east coast and for a quick sale.
    I'll deliver free to most of the West Coast.

    I just got a '24 Cigarette/Banana Resto project that finally came available that I've been waiting forever on
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    Registered Dregsz's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Gig Harbor, WA.

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    a few more pics, hopefully no one will get ticked off that I put the classified here but it was asked for...

    Don't offer me a cahsier's check for a few grand over the asking price.
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    Gig Harbor, WA.

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    I was thinking today I need a new motor pic, this is the old one and I need a before and after with the new Carb,intake, distributer, plug wires and coil, that look so much cleaner and brighter.
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    Registered boatme's Avatar
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    Sold the Cig
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    Jan 2001
    Spring Lake, Michigan

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    My son got scamed a couple of years ago to the tune of over $1500

    it was a lot of money to him and basicly the bank told him tough luck

    Be carfull

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    Registered Dregsz's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Gig Harbor, WA.

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    And the reply comes:

    Hello Evan,
    Thanks for the corporation and understanding to
    this transaction.
    I am satisfied with the purchase and ready to
    make payment to you .
    A cashier Check Payment would be issued to you
    Right away and sent
    via a USPS Express Mail Service.

    Do provide me with your detail for payment.

    Name in full..... , Address..... ,
    City..... ,
    State..... , Zip code..... , Phone#.....

    Thanks as I await your response.


    And not one question about the boat.
    I'll pick up a PO box in the AM

  8. #8
    Registered Dregsz's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Gig Harbor, WA.

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    to which I replied:

    Hi Jack,

    Which Bank will the check be from?
    I will need to cash this check at a local branch of your bank in Portland as I will not deposit it in my account for tax purposes.

    When would you like to pick up the boat?


  9. #9
    My Boats:
    25' Checkmate Convincor, 19 Checkmate Convincor, 23 Crownline, a Sea Doo, a 12' sailboat, and two kayaks!!
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    King george, Virginia/Potomac River

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    Sounds like a scam... Sounds like they have a foreign accent in their writing.
    There was a post a while back about this. The check was for a larger amount and the buyer said to give him the difference after he deposited into his account. Trouble was, the cashiers check was no good and by the time the bank realized it, the scammer was already long gone. The bank told the seller tough luck.

    Be careful.

  10. #10
    Registered offthefront's Avatar
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    353 with Prochargers
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    Feb 2004

    Re: Cashier's check scam???

    snif snif ..... I smell a rat ....

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