Scam via [email protected]

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in purchasing my boat. The boat is in perfect condition – like new! If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me and the clear title. For this transaction I want to use ebay because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way. They will handle the transaction for me. You will make the payment to ebay and they will hold the money until you receive and inspect the boat. ONLY AFTER you receive the boat and you inspect it (you have 5 days for inspection) ebay will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the boat at your address. Meanwhile eBay will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the boat before you decide to buy it. This way we are both protected : I will know that i have a serious buyer who has the money to pay me and you will be able to see and inspect the boat before buying it .
The final price is $ 5,400 with shipping costs and insurance included. The price is low because I want to sell the boat very quickly. My husband died in Iraq 3 months ago and I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and move to my sister. I can’t afford to take days off my work for this sale so i’m trying to sell it online.
If you are really interested in purchasing the boat please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. Ebay will give you all the details regarding the shipping and payment.
I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

Regards!

Hello again,

The boat is already at the shipping company in San Jose, CA. I have registered the boat with eBay’s Vehicle Protection Program and they work only with das auto shippers, so a local pick-up is not an option. This transaction is covered by eBay’s Vehicle Protection Program up to 50,000 USD and if something goes wrong in this transaction you will be fully refunded. In the invoice you will have the details on how to make a refundable payment and shipping back the boat will be my concern. I strongly assure you it will not be the case for a refund. I have used eBay’s Vehicle Protection Program in the past and all my transaction ended succesfully. You pay to eBay and they will transfer the funds to me only after you get the boat. Shipping will be door to door, to your home address, somebody must be home when the boat arrives.
If you wish to proceed with the purchase, please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay right away.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Luckily we figured out this was not a real offer and didnt go any further with the sale. One of the things that grabbed my attention was the complete lack of name use and the fact that their email seemed very impersonal. Please be warned! Make sure to do adequate research before sending anyone money!

Thanks!
Nicole