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A cautionary tale about scammers
We were thrilled to be contacted via email by a potential
purchaser, happy to pay the asking price of $55K for our boat
for sale in Afloat ... sight unseen based on trust. Sensing from
the start this was too good to be true, I went along hoping it
might be kosher.
After a number of emails, they were going to transfer the
monies via Paypal (just under the limit) but encountered a
‘problem’ with the shipping agents. Apparently the shipping agents
would not accept Paypal and that he would include the shipping
fee ($4,000) with the payment and for me to then pay them.
He would not give me the shipping company name or contact
details, but did provide an individual’s name and bank account
details. All seemed to make sense.
I am amazed at the lengths this person would go to and the
time and effort involved. He sent me a mobile number (NZ) and
even an address (needed for the registration transfer), which,
yes, goes to a house on google maps.
Wear a Lifejacket –
It never ruined a day on the water
I always enjoy David Lockwood’s report in my monthly Afloat.
While I am a non-boatie, I take keen interest in what is happening
on our wonderful water ways.
However, in reference to April’s ‘The Captain of the kids’.
It’s a worthy cause getting our kids out there on the water but I
have to question the absence of safety compliance as it applies
to boating and lifejackets in this story.
This is becoming an all too frequent oversight as it seems that
readers’ contributions and advertisers alike seem oblivious to
the rules of life preservers. The errors of judgement in this story
are too many to mention, but obvious to most. We should ask
who should be accountable to vet articles that do not support
what is best practice with respect to boating safety?.
It’s a sobering thought that if all the errant ads/articles were
removed from Afloat we could be left with a very different magazine
and would our pursuit of safety awareness benefit, who knows?
Castle Hill, NSW.
It’s all safety first here. While fishing offshore in the deep
cockpit of the 50-footer, no rules have been breached in respect
of lifejacket laws in NSW on my boat. Keep up to speed at:
html#lifejacket-law — DL.
Plaudits to Lake Macquarie
On a recent trip from RMYC Pittwater to Port Stephens,
four of us aboard my Caribbean 35 were very appreciative of
the quick response and services provided by Marine Rescue
It was Easter Monday. We were 2kms off Katherine Hill
and had all gathered on the flybridge. Someone (no names!)
accidentally nudged the kill switch. But we didn’t realise that
at the time. When we tried to start the engines, nothing. After
20 minutes of trying all the alternatives, or so we thought, we
decided we should call Marine Rescue, initially for advice but
ultimately for a tow.
Two guys arrived within 40 minutes, happy, willing and helpful
and we hooked up for the tow.
Then one of our number thought maybe it’s the kill switch.
And ... voila! the engines happily started. We unhooked and went
on our way, embarrassed that we’d bothered Marine Rescue but
very happy with their response and assistance.
Thanks Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie.
Selling a boat is emotional enough. That someone would
bother to go to these lengths is astounding. Perhaps someone
more gullible (or desperate to sell their boat) might fall for this
as it did read very well.
Of course, if $55K magically appears in my paypal account
overnight I will gladly eat my words.
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