Scam on boat purchase – a warning

GP14 Sailing Forums Forum Scam on boat purchase – a warning

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Chris Hearn 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    I have a classified on site for the sale of my boat. I received this email from a David Joy ([email protected])

    “Dear Sir,
    I am writing you in finding out more about your item and the asking price if there is a discount and if still available for sale.and why do you want to sold it?”

    Really? Obviously a top notch enquiry and I will be running in the opposite direction…..

    And another equally obvious one this time by [email protected]
    Hello Seller,I want to know if this still available for sale,If still
    get back to me with your asking price and the present condition of it.

    Thanks and Get back”

    That would be after it is very clear in the advert on price and condition……! Thanks but no thanks.

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  chrishawkes.
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    Chris Hearn

    Hi Chris,

    Good idea to post this warning in the forum – I agree with you that those replies do not “sound right”.

    I hope all members posting ads will be similarly cautious, and that is why I put some basic advice onto the form for submitting an advert.

    As you will appreciate there is a balance between making our classifieds accessible with seller information and attracting scammers. I am glad you were alert, and no harm done – and hope the Worlds is treating you well 🙂

    Best Regards

    GP14 Webmaster

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