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Old 09-25-2010, 10:00 AM   #11
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Why would he refer to the boat as item? Sounds like a blanket email.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #12
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Scam for sure...

I like the idea of fake paypal info and made up credit card #'s and sending it on to him and let him scratch his head for a while trying to figure it all out.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:46 PM   #13
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I have a pick up agent that will come and pick the item up after i have made the payments.

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THIS is the part you need to pay attention to. Me and my wife went throught this a few years back with a craigslist ad while were trying to sell a horse.
The deal was done, a woman from California had agreed to our price of $1500 for an unrgesistered horse, sight unseen. He was worth it and we DID get that from a different buyer who came and looked at him. Anyway, this lady CALLED my wife and says I will send you a money order for the $2500, you cash it in and give the balance to my barn guy that will be making the pick up since she couldnt get off work. We got 3 money orders in the mail 2 days later (red flag) for a total of $2500. My wife takes them to our bank to cash them in and the tellar asks if my wife would like to verify the money orders. Not thinking why my wife says sure go for it. Coming to find out the money orders were legit, AT ONE TIME, but had already been cashed in and closed 6 months before. Of course the bank got the law involved, local pd, FBI, and the locals where the money orders came from. They had my wife make several more recorded phone calls to the lady for further evidence and I guess they finally nailed her.

We were informed, had we cashed those in WITHOUT verifying them, WE could have been could have been arrested and charged with fraud as well as being responsible for the $2500. I saw thes money orders, all 3 had this womans name on them (fictisious Im sure) and all seemed to be untampered and had the proper dates. How she got her hands on them and changed the names and dates without damage to the money orders I havent figured out, but I guarantee we will NOT be taking money orders from ANYONE that I dont watch purchase them.

This cat just wants your registration email so he can hack your account and leave you high and dry holding the bag. I might would get the law involved in that. There was too many step-by-step instructions and too much personal info to make you sympathize with him. If he wanted the boat he could have gotten the money through means other than PayPal and would not have needed a pick-up guy to take delivery.
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