Sikkert kjøp og salg

Beskytt deg selv og pengene dine! Følgende regler bør overholdes i forbindelse med kjøp og salg av båt.

  • Forsikre deg om at kjøperen virkelig eksisterer. Hent inn navn, adresse og telefonnummer fra kjøperen. Ring til forskjellige tider på døgnet for å finne ut hvem som svarer og hvordan det svares.
  • Send aldri en kopi av passet ditt til personer som du kun kjenner via e-post eller telefon.
  • Be om bevis på skrog- og motornummer fra kjøperen, og kontroller disse med produsenten(e).
  • En oppfordring om forskuddsbetaling er vaneligvis et forsøk på svindel.
  • Dette gjelder både for kontantoverføringer (f.eks. via Western Union, MoneyGram, Escrow) og bankoverføringer. Det er dessverre alltid en mulighet for at pengene dine hentes ut med falske dokumenter og at skaden ikke blir erstattet!
  • Hvis du er skeptisk bør du deponere pengene på en notarius publicus-konto (med vekt på: en selvvalgt notarius publicus.) På denne måten mottar selgeren pengene sine først etter at båten er kommet frem i god tilstand, og du mottar drømmebåten.
  • Er tilbudet for godt til å være sant? Da er det som regel det.
  • Vær spesielt forsiktig med internasjonale transaksjoner.

How do I recognize a fraudulent seller?

  • Is someone asking you for payment before you have seen the boat?
  • Has it been requested to use a third party transportation company, and you assume the costs?
  • Is it possible to talk the seller directly or by phone ?

Eksempel

Is it possible to talk the seller directly or by phone? An ad is posted in which the scammer is posing as a seller. Often the advertised property is offered at a very attractive price. Interested customers try to contact the seller regarding the ad, only to discover the phone number is not correct or doesn't exist.

The prospective buyer only is available via email communications, and not reachable by phone. The reasons typically are "I'm deaf, I've been in an accident, I've been sick, I'm on a business trip, and therefore only reachable through email."

Once the seller has this money in hand, there can be many excuses why the boat has not been delivered. In some cases, the buyer is asked for additional payment for transporting the boat. Once the seller has received this payment, he will disappear without a trace.

How do I recognize a fraudulent buyer?

  • In the case that someone emails you and wants to buy the boat without testing it

  • You are offered an amount in excess of the price


  • It's been suggested to handle the transport through a transportation company, and you must assume the costs
  • It's not possible to speak to the buyer on the phone
  • The potential buyer is abroad
  • Want the first contact via SMS?

Bogus Companies

A shipping company should handle the transportation and be trusted with the finances. A correct business address on the homepage? That's provided on a secure site.

Caution - the whole company is probably purely virtual. Professional looking websites are built quickly - and deleted just as quickly.

Fishing emails

You receive an email with a forged sender [URL ]. In most cases you will be asked to send your user information.

Here are scammers at work. By disclosing your login information, a foreign third-party receives access to your account, and thereby starts fraud on your account.

[URL ] will NEVER ask you your login information. If in doubt, please contact our support team support @ [URL ]

Check Fraud / Differential-Payment Fraud

You offer a boat for sale. An overseas buyer responds. The buyer offered to buy the car without having seen it before.

You receive a check that is well above the purchase price. The buyer apologizes that he has accidentally sent the wrong amount, and asks you to send the excess amount by Western Union.

When you cash the check at the bank, the amount will be immediately credited. However, after being reviewed by the bank, which may take some time, the check is canceled because it is not covered. In the meantime, you have refunded the excess amount back or you have made this transaction via Western Union or similar institutions.

Once your money has been paid to the receiver, it is irrevocably lost.

Rip Deal / Exchange Fraud

The Rip Deal is a fraudulent currency exchange transaction. The scammer uses many different tricks, all with the same goal; to cheat their victims out of their money.

How a rip deal transpires

The scammer will typically display an ad (eg, boat ad) to lure in their victims. Most currency exchange scams find their victims in this manner.

After contact, a meeting is arranged - usually abroad. At this meeting, the fraudster steers the conversation to currency exchange or cash transaction.

The victim is offered an exchange for Euros or vice versa US Dollars. Sometimes the scammer pretends his has also been a victim of black or laundered money, which is his excuse for why the currency exchange must be done secretly.

There is virtually no limit in the scammer's mind regarding the fraudulent currency exchange.

  • counterfeit money or facsimile notes instead of real money
  • an empty briefcase of money
  • prepared bundles of money, where only the top note is real
  • counterfeit money, which is printed with removable ink

Distinctions

How to spot currency exchange scams

  • the supposed buyer requires you to pay brokerage fees and commissions in cash
  • the payment transaction must be made in cash
  • unreasonably high profits are promised
  • the meeting place for the transfer is in a foreign country (Northern Italy, France, Spain, Turkey or Benelux)
  • meeting place
  • the supposed prospect wants to meet in a public place
  • the meeting point and agreed time is changed on short notice.
  • the price of the object in your ad is accepted without testing and/or inspection
  • Besides the actual transaction (eg House Sale ) other transactions (including foreign exchange transactions ) should be liquidated.