This website has been selling unbelievably priced boats to customers all over the US and never delivering the boats or returning the money. They ask for your name, address, phone number and then ask that you wire transfer money,(usually outside of the US) and they will deliver the boat. It is a scam. I have personally read 20 stories of being scamed. Please warn your friends and family about this site.
After much research I found that the website is registered to
Amadeo de Saboya in Valencia, Spain 46010
contact telephone number is +34.661750844
contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Actual email with boat listing that is too good to be true!!!!
It is powered by a Johnson 225 horsepower V-6 outboard engine. This boat is nicely equipped with fish finder, depth finder, GPS, compass, chart plotter, marine radio, 2 batteries, bait well, live well, rod holders, bilge pump, 5 rocket launchers, gill bracket, trim tabs, courtesy lights. It also has downrigger posts and aluminum outriggers.The boat comes with a dual axle trailer that has brakes. Both boat and trailer titles are clear. Boat Serviced yearly, waxed twice a year .No problems and is ready to go. Runs great.This boat is in excellent condition. Hull is clean with no damage or deep scratches. Engine has been inspected and serviced. Needs nothing.The price of this boat is 1700 usd includes shipping fees.Delivery will be made via boatsdepot delivery agency.If you are interested in purchasing it , kindly provide me your shipping details and your phone number to If you are interested in purchasing it , kindly provide me your shipping details and your phone number .Boatsdepot will advise you about the transaction details regarding shipping details and payment instruction.Price is not negociable.The TITLE of the boat is clear.
Boatsdepot.org - Information request
Your listing: http://www.boatsdepot.org/boat.asp?id=1632
and email from boats depot.org
Dear jwalling ,
Great news! The following boat is now available for purchase:
Price :US $1700.00
Don't let this get away!
1993 HYDRA SPORTS 2300 LIGHTNING WITH TRAILER 225 HP http://www.boatsdepot.org/boat.asp?id=1632
You will receive the boat in 4 days if located within the United States or in 5-9 days if located outside of the United States.
Details and instructions of this transaction:
Seller details: email@example.com
Address: 408 Scarborough Dr
Chesapeake , VA 23322
Country: United States
Boatsdepot's agent details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1101 Edgemount St
La Habr , CA 90631
Country: United State
Country: United States
Amount insured: US $1700.00
Payment must be sent by Money Gram Money Transfer
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PLEASE NOTE: AFTER THE PAYMENT IS SENT, SEND THE PAYMENT DETAILS DIRECTLY TO US.
The buyer must send the payment to our boatsdepot agent and confirm the payment's details to our financier department at email@example.com
Payment instructions: https://www.emoneygram.com/eMoneyGram/index.do
To submit the payment with Money Gram Money Transfer you have the following option:
Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Money Gram agent.
Click here to locate the agents in your area : http://www.moneygram.com/eFindUs/fin...anguageCode=en
However,Money Gram Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash tofriends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money to an Boatsdepot seller will prevent your money transfer to go throughand you will be unable to complete this transaction.
Because the fee to send a Money Gram Money Transfer is high,compare to other methods of payment, we have arranged with the seller to compensate for half of this fee (i.e. if it costs you $100 to send the payment, take$50 from the amount insured and send the balance).
Once the payment was sent, email us to our financier department at firstname.lastname@example.org
the following information:
1) 8 digit MTCN (Money Gram Money Transfer Control Number):
2) Exact sender's name on file with Money Gram:
3) Your street address on file with Money Gram :
4) City and country where you sent the money from:
5) Amount sent:
Then wait for the confirmation the payment was received. Within 2 businessdays, you will receive the tracking number for your boat.
Purchase protection and refund:
Currently, this seller Cohen Michael (email@example.com) has a deposit of US$14,000.00 in a Boatsdepot.org managed purchase protection account. Transactions with this Boatsdepot seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors.
Foryour safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days. The seller isunable to withdraw any money from it, within this period. Should youneed a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be takenfrom the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you. Therefund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order.
Theway you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the aboveverification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processedwithin 3 days.
The account is managed by Boatsdepot.Inc
CONDITIONS TO BE MET BEFORE YOU MAY ASK FOR A REFUND
Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
1) If the item doesn't arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
2) If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the
ones you agreed on;
3) If your boat arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
For cases 2) and 3) you have to send back the boat to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by the
required payment method, your refund request would be declined.
Thank you for choosing The Boatsdepot.
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