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Old 12-04-2002, 04:07 PM
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Had court today and mentioned this to an acquaintance in the U.S. Attorney's Office. He says "let's get them". The only problem he or I could see was finding enough victims to meet jurisdictional and guideline requirements in the dollar amount.

If you didn't read the other thread, go here:
http://offshoreonly.com/forums/showt...threadid=38157

Come on people -- LET'S FLEX THE OSO MUSCLE!

He needs several people willing to give details of how they were scammed. If you are willing to assist, give me your name and a telephone number. Post it here, or PM me, and I will pass it on.

He thinks it IS a provable case. If it weren't for the jurisdictional amount, there would be no question at all. (You state guys have no such impediment.)

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I got scammed (but was smart and protected myself as I smelled a rat) and got my money back. ABL received a very tersly worded letter from our states attorney general (or some other government body). I'm in. Please keep me up to date and don't let me forget about it. I have the letter from the state and I can forward a copy to the appropriate peoples.

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Goodnews! I was running into deadends and roadblocks on my end. Thanks for letting me have my doughnut back
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what dollar amount does the jurisdictional guideline requirements specify?

just curious, i have an existing case that's similar.
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Not positive, but I believe the jurisdictional requirement is $5000. The DOJ has guidelines in certain cases of the minimum dollar amount they will get involved in, and in this case it is $15,000.

I have seen them get involved in smaller amounts, but I have also seen reversals of convictions when the appellate court determines the amount in question falls below the jurisdictional requirement. (Hence the use of the "guidelines".)
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Is that a per case of 5k, or a total of all cases? Mine was just a refund of the fees, which where only a couple of hundred.
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That is a difficult question, and I would have to charge you to answer it.

Actually, I just don't know the answer offhand.
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Same as everyone else...........I received a call and they said they a 2 buyers on the line and was going to a boat show the next weekend and would have the boat sold by the end of the month. I bought and it has been listed for ( I thinK) 2 years.not one call on from their listing. And that freakin' Howard keeps calling every other month about listing it with them, because he see's it in other places. I'd like to wring his neck.............

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Enticer -- Did your boat get posted on their site?
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PM me and let me know what info you want/need. In the mean time, I'm calling the credit card co. and BBB
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