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Re: Advice on selling a Camper Nicholson 49
Could you post the link again- it was removed. I think most buyers want to purchase in the country they will keep the boat (at least in your size range). I do not see the listing on Yacht World- that would open up your sales territory:
High risk scam countries
Côte D'Ivoire and many other African countries
At TheYachtMarket® we take fraud very seriously indeed. We filter all e-mail messages from buyers to sellers that come through our system, checking for potential fraud. However, no security system can be 100% accurate, so your vigilance is also required, which is why we've written this guide to help you.
Here are a few pointers to help ensure you don't get scammed:
If the buyer sends you more money than you have agreed on, it is a scam. Do not proceed with the sale.
Do not send any money back to the buyer.
Remember the cheque you receive may not be legitimate.
Get as much contact information from the buyer as possible, including an address. A PO Box address is not good enough. Be very suspicious of anyone who is unwilling or delays in providing this information. Contact them by telephone, e-mail, post and await a reply to make sure the contact details are real.
Be extra cautious if the buyer is outside of your own country.
If the person mentions the purchase of the wrong item e.g. a car instead of a boat, it is probably a scam; many of these scammers have many scams on the go in different market areas and often get them mixed up.
Think about enlisting the services of an escrow agent.
Trust your gut instincts; if something seems too good to be true, or just seems wrong, it probably is.
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Last edited by casey1999; 05-26-2015 at 08:41 PM.