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Bruce Eddy
Corbeil, Ontario, Canada
2012-08-09 17:02:22
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+1 fraud of jet skis 
Ellen Donovan
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selling of items ( jet skis ) using a third party, British Transports for the shipping, which they want the money transferred into there account in the UK... which they are using different banks and different domains daily to con people out of there money. Which the item is never shipped. these people are using different web pages which they are in control of to fraud people. the web sight which these items are forsale on.... is ( ) mostly the ones sold in pairs or the ones at a low price.....also goes by or and who knowns how many others....
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Maureen Graham   (St Louis, MO, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-11 04:10:32
Diane Foster
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Pretty much the same as others I have read regarding jet skis from website Ellen is the 3rd woman's named used (Jane Packet & Diane Foster are the other two). Coincidentally, they all have email Dan Preston, alleged General Manager of British Transportation (whose website "" pulls up a web page with the name of "Transport Logistics International Shipping") which is also bogus. It cost us $5,500.00 to learn about this scam. Even my banker thought it was a good deal. The jet skis we chose read "2009 Yamaha SHO FZS only 5 and 6 hours. The website has Houston, Texas on it, but if you inquire to the seller using the application on the website and correspond with Jane Packet, Diane Foster, Ellen....., or Daniel Preston, you will be told the jet the woman was transferred from the telephone company to England and that is where the skis are. Then she will tell you that they skis cannot be used in England. That is why it was such a good deal. She will then tell you she will pay the shipping but she wants to use "British Transportation, who she has used before and likes their policy of her delivering the skis to British Transportation, along with the information you give her for your address and contact info. She will tell you the policy of the company is to receive the jet skis, then contact you with payment instructions. She will tell you she like British Transport because they protect both the buyer and seller by having the money sent to their account, shipping the skis and giving you 10 days to make sure they are what you ordered giving you the option at that time of accepting or rejecting them. If you accept, the money will then be sent to the seller. If you reject, British Transport will then return your money in full. If you email British Transport, they will verify the info about 10 days. Then you will hear from British Transportation within a few hours with payment instructions. They will tell you to send the money to LLOYD TSB BANK, 254 Northolt Road, South Harrow, HA2 8DZ, United Kingdom and deposit the money into account holder: British Transports, 20 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HT, United Kingdom, Account #..........9160 IBAN #: GB31 LOYD...... Swift: LOYDGB.....A man named Daniel Preston (or maybe another name) will call you and make sure to put the IBAN # on the bank transfer and get a few more details from you. He will then instruct you to email a copy of the bank transer papers to him and he will begin the shipping process. You will within a few hours receive an email from British Transport giving a receipt date and time for delivery. You will be given a tracking code to verify shipment. When you type it in the website for British Transports, it will bring up a map of from UK to US via Russia, China, N Korea, Hawaii, and then US. The emails will continue from British Transport up until a week before delivery. You can still contact the seller who supports it being a legal sale until the day of delivery. When it is supposed to be delivered, you will wait and wonder for hours and then finally realize you have been scammed. Then you can go back on and see the jet skis you bought for sale once again. The part may not be possible now. I noticed's website is down, since I emailed the seller and asked her where the jet skis I bought are. Is involved with this scam? I don't know, but it does seam strange their website just happened to disappear when I let them know I knew what they were doing. Jet Ski SR # were on a picture sent by British Transport. They are US-YAM 3520A909 and US-YAM A4958C909. Yes, British Transport sent a picture with the Serial Numbers on the jet skis. + one of the pictures on the website has the trailer these skis were on showing the Texas License Plate number. British Transport gives phone number +44 (774) 194 1429 which gets you no where from the US. To get the answering machine to British Transports, you need to add 011 +44 (774) 194 1429 and you will get the machine to leave a message, which will never be answered. I am filing complaints with Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Internet Crime Complaint Center, Better Business Bureau, International Transport Association, FBI, local law enforcement, Houston law enforcement, and every blog site I can find. I hope anyone else who has the same story as mine will do the same and maybe we can stop these thieves and miraculously get our money back.

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