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JC Reefer 10-09-2020 10:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetepare (Post 3229175)
Come on, a little due diligence can avoid these scams.




Got to agree here. When it comes to online purchases we all need to go in being real skeptics. It’s the Wild West out there and we each need to protect our selves.

Sailing4Jesus 10-09-2020 10:16

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The other day while strolling with my wife through Rota, Spain, we saw a sign outside one bar that read: (Special Of The Day. Pay double for your first Cruscampo, and get your second one free). I have been wondering just how many asked for the SPECIAL OF THE DAY.

Senior Chief

skipmac 10-09-2020 10:33

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I have bought and sold a number of items on CF and eBay. I always check to see how long the other party has been a member of the group and so far have had no problems.

NSboatman 10-09-2020 15:26

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Originally Posted by mjscottinnc (Post 3228705)
Like all generalizations, not entirely true. I’ve never had a personal Facebook page and never plan to have one. I know you said ‘many people do’ but that test would relegate the status of those of us who abhor big business social media companies and the personal data they collect and sell to the label of ‘Scammers’

Might want to propose a better scammer determinative indicator.



Plus 1.

JC Reefer 10-09-2020 16:11

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If I were a scammer and the system began flagging me for posting for more than one item in a short amount of time then I’d simply create multiple accounts.

My point is that this would be an enormous task for CF to try and tackle.

We should all expect that the other party is scamming whenever making an online person to person trade.

kmacdonald 10-09-2020 16:24

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Originally Posted by south4320 (Post 3229135)
Makes me a scammer then. I expect I'll shortly be banned.

I feel your pain. A simple misunderstanding results in a rush to judgement.

Capn Jimbo 10-09-2020 16:40

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Only one poster got it right... escrow.

There's a great service which I used to transfer a boat on a private sale and I hope I'm allowed: it's escrow dot com. For example your $400 purchase would cost $13. It's all done online, and you have 100% assurance you won't be screwed. No money changes hands until you get what you expected.

In my case there was no broker (who I trust less than an escrow agent anyway). I tried to get the seller to agree to using a well known local broker, but no soap. Good luck next time. I hate arguing with CC companies or PP - too much time, trouble and no guarantees. No crook will agree to it.

Fiftybucks 10-09-2020 16:43

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several days ago i responded to a bosuns chair on the forum classifieds... i said i was interested but wanted more photos... I sent 2 PMs. He did not get the PMs and responded he was in the hospital...

tradrockrat 11-09-2020 09:08

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Scammer is back I just got this 5 minutes ago
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zxHxUSWFXw5BKdyL8

From JERFBANKS: Hello, Email Dana danaslovesneals at gmail dot com He has a Aries self steering windvane up for sale two weeks ago. It might still be available.

DDabs 11-09-2020 10:29

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Macs-english-Bookshop.com
https://Macs-english-Bookshop.com
macmel@web.de

These are the paypal account details of the guy who scammed me, just for everyone's information.

sailorboy1 11-09-2020 10:42

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Lesson I learned this year is to never do anything with PayPal or eBay. After calling them and spending 30 minutes to get to a real person they just basically blew me off. So I just disputed the charge with my credit card company and let them take care of it, which they did promptly.

Greg K 11-09-2020 12:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tradrockrat (Post 3230112)
Scammer is back I just got this 5 minutes ago
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zxHxUSWFXw5BKdyL8

From JERFBANKS: Hello, Email Dana danaslovesneals at gmail dot com He has a Aries self steering windvane up for sale two weeks ago. It might still be available.

Yup. Got the same PM at 18:14. Joined August 10, Zero posts. Exactly same MO as the last guy.

barnakiel 11-09-2020 12:30

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No way to get help from the police?


Any hope giving the spammer's details to PayPal could help then block this type of scam?


b.

BlueH2Obound 11-09-2020 18:13

Re: WARNING- SCAMMER ON FORUMS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tradrockrat (Post 3230112)
Scammer is back I just got this 5 minutes ago
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zxHxUSWFXw5BKdyL8

From JERFBANKS: Hello, Email Dana danaslovesneals at gmail dot com He has a Aries self steering windvane up for sale two weeks ago. It might still be available.

Don't know if either of you reported that he was back to the moderators, but I just did. That's the only way we'll make it too much trouble for them, and they'll move on to some other site.

sunluvr 11-09-2020 21:28

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Originally Posted by tradrockrat https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...s/viewpost.gif
Scammer is back I just got this 5 minutes ago
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zxHxUSWFXw5BKdyL8

From JERFBANKS: Hello, Email Dana danaslovesneals at gmail dot com He has a Aries self steering windvane up for sale two weeks ago. It might still be available.


Don't know if either of you reported that he was back to the moderators, but I just did. That's the only way we'll make it too much trouble for them, and they'll move on to some other site.



I just received this msg from the same busy scammer:


From Jerfbanks

Hello, Email Dana danaslovesneals at gmail dot com He has a AIS650B Transceiver up for sale two weeks ago. It might still be available.



I questioned it immediately after searching for any similar item by such person in the Classifieds, seeing none, seeing that they only joined in August 2020 and were suggesting contacting a gmail address, not a forum member, and also with no posts and no referrals.


Clearly a scammer to be avoided.


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