your boat - watch out for scammers
It seems our class is now so mainstream
that we are now seeing some people selling their boats
are being targeted by scammers.
It is the responsibility of each person
selling their boat to ensure that they are happy with
the buyer & the method of payment.
Given the specialist nature of our boats
I suggest a few simple questions asking what they sail
presently & what club they are from will soon weed
out the scammers.
With regards payment again it's up to
you what you'd accept.
Personally I will only accept cash (in
banking hours so I can bank it whilst the buyer is there
to check it's not forged) or an electronic transfer
that my bank has verified is cleared & can't be
reversed. I would not accept a cheque or a bankers draft.
Of course if I am selling to a friend
from my local club I may be a bit more flexible ...
It is sad that we have to be of suspicious
of potential buyers but if you explain then I am sure
the genuine ones will understand.
BOTTOM LINE ... if the buyer is not known
to you then beware. Make sure you are happy with the
payment method before you allow someone to drive off
with your boat.
The MSCA accepts no responsibility for
the quality of buyers who may respond to your ads on
this web site.
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