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Old 04-13-2008, 10:01 AM
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I have a individual who claims to want to purchase a new boat from us. Of course they want to pay in 10K payments. I am pretty sure its one of those BS scams. However if they wire transfer me 10K and don't take delivery of the boat, how can I get ripped??

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I have a individual who claims to want to purchase a new boat from us. Of course they want to pay in 10K payments. I am pretty sure its one of those BS scams. However if they wire transfer me 10K and don't take delivery of the boat, how can I get ripped??

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They are most likely just trying to get your bank account information. Open up a separate account and as soon as they make the transfer, move that money into your other account.

Then again, maybe it's for real! Good luck!
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make it bank to bank routing only to a savings account and keep the boat to balance zero. get the cash you have all the cards. make your bank protect you. it's what you pay them to do.
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Yea I was think along the same lines, what if I have them wire into an account my bank has or just a empty account that has no ties to me or the company?? I am pretty sure its BS but, the individual has said nothing about shipping the boat and he listed a address as only about 40 miles away??
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It actually sounds to me like a guy with some cash that he has not documented so he does not want to make any huge transactions, move it in small pieces and no flags pop up. I would still be very carefull but I would see where it goes.
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Good luck Will I hope it's works out.
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Yea I was think along the same lines, what if I have them wire into an account my bank has or just a empty account that has no ties to me or the company?? I am pretty sure its BS but, the individual has said nothing about shipping the boat and he listed a address as only about 40 miles away??
If he's 40 miles away, then tell him to bring you cash.
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they want your acct # and routing # so they can make counter fit checks like the one i got for my motor have you apoken to them on the phone or only by email. if he calls from a phone find out the name and adress its under make sure its not a payphone. the check scams are usually only by email
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Tony,

So I guess you can still get scamed, they used the routing # and account # for another check??
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the local Cadillac dealer in town got involved in a few deals like what your saying. The I.R.S. got involved somehow and things got ugly. Was in the news for weeks.
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