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Travis
Georgetown, IN, United States
2013-02-28 09:44:25
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+5 Craigslist - _Fresh Tune!_- 2OO9 Sun Tracker Pontoon Boat W Trailer - $2,89O_  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   MHAFB Staff Sgt. Carla Owens
Email Address:
   crlow4@gmail.com
I knew it was a scam, but just want to mess with the person. Listed on craigslist, I replied to the listing and received the following email. I am going to reply stating for that price I will fly out to see the boat myself. :-)





Carla Owens

7:56 PM (13 hours ago)

Hi,
The Sun Tracker Party Barge is still for sale and the price is $2,890 (including shipping costs). The boat is in excellent condition and runs perfect, has been stored indoors since new and is all set up and ready for the water. This pontoon has been used less then 10 times. It has a Mercury 50HP ELPTO engine (Single Outboard), 2 seats upfront for fishing, 4 storage compartments under the seats, plus more under sun tanning platform, changing enclosure stored in the bimini top. The boat comes with original trailer, like new as well. I have the clear titles for boat, motor, and trailer. It only been in fresh water lakes.
If you decide to buy it, you\'ll receive all the receipts, clear titles, owner\'s manual, keys and also a buy-sell contract already signed by me.
Click on this link to see the pictures http://imgur.com/a/8toCo

I have a low price because I want to sell the boat very quickly. My husband died 3 months ago and I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and we moved to my parents in Idaho. I would have preferred closing this deal personally, but unfortunately i can\'t and this is why I chose to sell the boat online. The transaction will be made through Google Financial Services. If you are really interested in purchasing the boat please contact me asap.

Thank you,
Carla


MHAFB Staff Sgt. Carla Owens
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-06-28 19:12:22
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  Information
Name:
   SSgt Betty Martin
Email Address:
   thnxd-5084425193@sale.craigslist.org
Telephone:
   570-216-8576
Betty Martin Sunday, 6/28/15 Today at 5:47 To ************* Hi, Thank you for your interest in purchased my pontoon. The boat is very clean, always garaged and never used in salt water. 2006 SUN TRACKER Pontoon boat 24 FT with only "268" pampered hours of fresh water use! powered by a super strong mercury 90-hp four stroke "efi" power plant . The interior boasts a large spacious layout you would expect to find in a 24-footer! SUN TRACKER PARTY BARGE 24 DLX TRITOON,TRAILER,Engine Type: Single Outboard,Model:90HP MERCURY,Engine Make: Mercury Engine,Type:TRITOON, Engine Model: 90HP , FOUR STROKE Length (feet): 24 Primary Fuel Type: Gas Beam (feet): 8.5, Fuel Capacity: 31 - 40 Gallons,Hull Material: Aluminum,Trailer:Included The trailer is included. I am the firts owner and I have titles for boat, motor, and trailer. If you decide to buy it, you'll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys and a buy-sell contract already signed by me. I am selling this boat because I am in the military and my unit will be sent back to Afghanistan . I don't want it get old in my garage. Also, the boat is too big for my daughter so there's no use on keeping it. The price is low because I need to sell it before July 10. If you are interested, it's still available for sale and the price, as stated in the ad, is $ 2,500. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
Thank you! SSgt, Betty

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-29 10:41:02
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  Information
Name:
   Jonna Smyth
Email Address:
   jsmyth44@hotmail.com
Hi,
This is a nice 2003 sun tracker party barge 21 signature series pontoon boat. This is a 21' boat with an 8' beam. The engine is a mercury two stroke rated at 50hp. The boat runs great. The interior is in clean condition.other nice features include; bimini top, changing station, guages, carpet, power tilt/trim, tanning platform, cd player, boarding ladder, and ample seating and storage. the trailer is included with the boat. I am the firts owner and I have Titles for Boat, Motor, and trailer,Only 274 Hours. If you decide to buy it, you'll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys and a buy-sell contract already signed by me. I have a low price ( $ 1,975 ) because I want to sell the boat very quickly. My husband died 3 months ago and I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and we moved to my parents in Wyoming. Due to the fact I am very busy at work and don't stay too much at home I can't conclude this transaction personally. But I left everything prepared for the sale. The transaction will be made trough Google Payments. This way you can receive shipping assistance, title transfer help, etc. If you are really interested in purchasing the boat please contact me asap.
Kind Regards, SSgt. Jonna Smyth
Here you have more pictures.

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-12-21 22:01:36
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  Information
Name:
   Dessie Hobson
Email Address:
   dessie813@gmail.com
Exact same details except scammer claims boat is in Venice, FL. (Hmmmm. Yet it's listed for sale in MAINE) Claims transaction will be handled thru Google Wallet so it's safe!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-13 11:48:40
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   USAF Master Sgt. Nancy Windham
Email Address:
   windham0n@hotmail.com
Listing is: $2,580.00 - Lake Ready 2008 Suntracker Party Barge 20' Pontoon Boat with all the goodies and a Mercury Big Foot EFI 60hp 4-Stroke outboard motor!! This boat is in Immaculate shape. The engine has even compression on all cylinders, and has been lake tested. The boat is ready for the lake! Don't delay buy today!
I knew this was a scam but replied anyway. Got this email back:
Hi,
My name is Nancy, and I'm emailing you about the Suntracker 20' Pontoon Boat that I have for sale. The boat is in excellent condition and runs perfect, has been stored indoors since new and is all set up and ready for the water. It is powered by a 60hp 4-Stroke Big Foot Engine. It has storage under seats, and room for 12 of your family or friends. Pop-up changing room/bathroom that allows you to change in or out of a bathing suit, or for using restroom in privacy. It is equipped with a tow bar for pulling a tube, knee board, or whatever you enjoy. It only been in fresh water lakes. If you decide to buy it, you will receive all necessary papers to register it into your name including the free clear title which is already back signed by me and notarized for the transfer . My husband died 3 months ago and this boat brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. The price was reduced at $2,580 (plus shipping costs $300) as I want a quick sale before the 23th of November when I will be leaving with my platoon back to Afghanistan. I would have preferred closing this deal personally, but unfortunately i can't and this is why I chose to sell the boat online. If you are really interested please contact me asap and I'll get back to you with the pictures and more info.
I sent an email asking where the boat was and received this reply:
Hi again, Right now I'm in the army base (MHAFB, Boise ID) I'm doing a special training and I have restrictions in communicating by phone, I am only allowed to check my email. The boat is at the shipping center here in Boise and from here will be shipped to my buyer's address. For this transaction I want to use PayPal because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way. They will handle the transaction for me. You will make the payment to PayPal and they will hold the money until you receive and inspect the boat. Only after you receive the boat and you inspect it (you have 5 days for inspection) they will release the payment to me. This transaction is covered by PayPal and if something goes wrong in this transaction you will be fully refunded. On the invoice you will have the details on how to make a refundable payment and shipping back the boat will be my concern. I strongly assure you it will not be the case for a refund. I have used this payment method in the past and all my transaction ended successfully. I apologize if it seems like I'm pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure that everything is clarified before any further steps. I'm a serious seller and I prefer to deal with a serious buyer. I want a fast and safe transaction for both of us, so if you wish to proceed with the purchase, please provide me your full name, ph# and address so I can initiate the transaction.
I am looking forward to hearing from you, Nancy Windham
PS: Here you can see the pictures: http://imgur.com/a/7ri6Z
So I replied with "So hows the weather in Nigeria?"

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-03-04 18:18:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Clara Owens
Email Address:
   crlow4@gmail.com
Hi again,
The boat is at the shipping center in Boise, ID and from there will be shipped to my buyer's address. For this transaction I want to use Google Financial Services because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way. They will handle the transaction for me. You will make the payment to Google Financial and they will hold the money until you receive and inspect the boat. Only after you receive the boat and you inspect it (you have 5 days for inspection) they will release the payment to me. This transaction is covered by Google Financial Services (Payment Guarantee) and if something goes wrong in this transaction you will be fully refunded. On the invoice you will have the details on how to make a refundable payment and shipping back the boat will be my concern. I strongly assure you it will not be the case for a refund. I have used Google Financial in the past and all my transaction ended successfully. I apologize if it seems like I'm pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure that everything is clarified before any further steps. I'm a serious seller and I prefer to deal with a serious buyer. I want a fast and safe transaction for both of us, so if you wish to proceed with the purchase, please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the transaction.
I am looking forward to hearing from you, Carla

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