Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
SUBJECT: 2000 BOSTON WHALER 17 MONTAUK
DESCRIPTION: "ALL GAUGES WORK!!"
EMAIL RESPONSE FROM MARGARET.CLARK1@HOTMAIL.COM
On Jul 29, 2012, at 9:49 PM, Margaret Clark wrote:
My name is Margaret, and I'm emailing you about the 2000 Boston Whaler 17 Montauk I have for sale. The boat is in perfect condition, with no need for any additional repairs. Flawless exterior/interior condition, no scratches and no dents. It has never been in salt water. It has 106 hours and it comes with a clear title with no loans or liens on it. The price was reduced at $3,400 as I need to sell the boat before the 8 of August when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan, so I don't want getting it old in my backyard.If you have any other questions, or need more info, please feel free to ask.
ISSUE/CONCERN: From postings by others regarding other scams by this same person/email, this is not a real offer. This is based on different email addresses for the same person and different dates used for the person's deployment. Lesson learned: If it sounds too good to be true (great price for the boat pictured), it probably is........
Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
Claimed to have had a $80k boat for sale for $3500. I will post our e-mail conversations:
I`m Sarah, and I am glad to see so much interest in my 2000 Boston Whaler Dauntless. Its in really good shape, used only in fresh water, good running condition. It has 48 hours, 200 HP Honda 4-Stroke V6 motor, comes with cover, trailer, and all the extras. I have the title, in my hand, clear, free of any liens or loans on it. At first I tried to sell it at its Blue Book value, but I changed up my mind and reduced the price drastically at $3,500. I got divorced recently, that is how I got the boat and I am trying to sell it because as a single woman don't have what do it with, and fishing is not one of my passions.
If you want to see pics of the boat you can go at http://s1289.photobucket.com/albums/b509/2000BostonWhalerDauntless/.
In case of anything, just e-mail me.
is there a phone # I could reach you at? and where are you located? I could come by today with money in hand and purchase it if the boat is as represented. Thank you very much,
As I told you in my first email, I recently got divorced. I got a new job and moved to Topeka KS for a new start. The boat is already at the shipping company in Topeka sealed and ready for the shipping. My presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with Amazon. The deal includes free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 3 days. You will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense.
If you are interested in knowing more info about how it works, I can ask Amazon to send you an email with more information on how to purchase it. Amazon will contact you shortly after they have the details with all the information that you need to complete this deal and you will also have proof that I am covered by them and a legitimate seller. If you would like to receive the email from Amazon will all the transaction information please reply with your full name and phone # and they will contact you right away.
I would like it if you could scan the title that you have and e-mail that to me. also what is the name and address of said shipping company?? I actually have a cousin in Auburn KS and could have him give the boat a look over, and I would have him pick it up if everything is as represented! he will be driving to my place in a few months, so he could most definitely do the transporting. Also your phone # so i can ask you a few more questions to do with the boat. Thanks,
I told you before that i`m very busy right now...I can't meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my boat on internet,i hope you understand.So let`s make it through Amazon to skip all that hassle,all you have to do is to send me your full name and your phone number so Amazon can complete the invoice onto your name and send it to you by email.Don`t worry in case you won`t like this transaction you can cancel it whenever you want and you will be charged with nothing.
I don't need to meet in person, I would like to send my cousin to see the boat and proof of ownership (the title) with your name on it. This would also prove the boat is free of encumbrances and liens. You said you had the title in hand so just scan it and send me an image. Also the address of where the boat is located so i can send my cousin to go view it. Thanks.