Boat Review December 2017 Issue

Flim-flam Artists Prey Upon Sellers and Buyers

Drew Frye

You will get crank requests for information. The most dangerous are those offering to buy the boat sight unseen. For example, the person described below has not seen the boat “perfect” since I had not shown the boat and had only cleaned it of clutter that day. The most obvious protections are to meet face-to-face, and to accept payment by wire transfer or cash only, since cashier’s checks can be counterfeit. Use the services of a documentation and title company for larger boats. If a cashier’s check is the only practical means, do not release the property until the check has cleared.

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