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Another Boat Scammer Exposed

Old 05-21-2007, 07:12 AM
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I got the same thing on a prowler for sale on ebay. I emailed him back and said I was having IRS problems and would need to send CASH in a box, please call me for details. I than gave him the local FBI office phone number. Never got another email from him.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:03 AM
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Gsmith, I like your respose.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:15 PM
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I ran across this exact same scam back in 2003 when I was looking to buy a ski.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:04 PM
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The boat was listed in the local NJ Craigslist, said it wasalways a freshwater NJ Ski, and said it could be viewed any time in its NJ location. Then looking at the pics, they had MD Reg. #s followed by the boat is actually in Tx.??????
I am supposed to give all my personal info to "WorldPay" that's where the money comes in!

Aaaah - I see. Well, F**k 'em!
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:58 PM
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Aaaah - I see. Well, F**k 'em!
Took the words right out of my mouth!
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Had a similar scam (except he was purchasing) when I was selling my wifes Corvette. Had it listed on Autotrader. I strung this guy out for about 3 weeks, documented all the email correspondence. Went so far as to actually send me a check drawn on an out of state bank, said to deposit it and send the balance to a shipper who would pick up the car. Took all the emails, and the check to my bank and they turned it all over to the feds. It's hard to imagine but there are people who actually fall for this stuff.
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