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This sounds legit!

Old 07-02-2018, 04:14 PM
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Default This sounds legit!

So boat was priced way under value in Craig’s List. I figured it was a scam but decided to respond to add anyway. First message was a sob story about her husband dieing. I responded asking her for a picture of the title and of an ID showing she owned the boat. This is what I got back. Original add was in Miami Craig’s list. Does anybody really fall for this stuff.

Hi Benjamin,

Thanks for the reply. So our current situation is that my daughter and I decided to go for fresh start so we sold the house and moved to my parents in Kansas City, MO. We are trying to start a new life.The boat is here in Kansas, stored with all the paperwork at the shipping company (Missouri Transports) and ready to be delivered to its new owner. I want to use their escrow and transport services as they offer 100% protection and insurance to both buyers and sellers. The best part about this is that you have 5 days to try it out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it, you can send it back at my expense. If you are interested in knowing more info about how it works, you can reply with your whole name, address and phone # so I can notify Missouri Transports that you are my selected buyer, and they will contact you right away with all the details, with no obligation to buy it.

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Old 07-02-2018, 04:24 PM
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They’ll try anything just like the vinyl siding cold calls. Had one of those on a Sunday and played along for a good hour and I agreed to every option he offered, he figured I was an easy mark. Told me that his crew could knock it out in a day. I said really? Oh sure piece of cake was the reply. Ok, I asked him how he’d handle my current siding, told him it was an all brick home. Next thing I heard was “click”.
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