February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
Boat vendors: beware of Internet fraud attempts:
Luckily, Internet scams are becoming widely recognized. We received the same inquiry (below) from a so-called potential buyer as another of our clients. The first email from this individual asked about the vendor’s “bottom line” price, (not too suspicious) The second email reads as follows:
“I would like to inform you, am OK with the price and willing to pay for it, Arrangement for the payment and the pick up by my Transporter when Check clears in your account,my account officer will post Certified Check to your location ,It will take 3 days to book the money in your account. I want you to send the following details:
1, Full name
2, Full Address
3, Cellphone Number
4, Last Offer
I will wait for your response as soon as possible.
We have turned this individual’s contact information over to the Ontario Provincial Police, but would like to remind our vendors of fraud attempts.