WARNING........SCAM.......Report to Local POLICE and eBay SafeHarbor Team .
(KAWASAKI 900 STX Jetski PLUS Trailer) We are all familiar with this type of SCAM. A seller with a very poor or pathetic rating, claims that they have WON a Jetski and that they are selling at a GREAT PRICE! Last week. We placed a BID for this item. However, before We BID we ask the seller: If they had the TITLE. IF THE TITLE WAS CLEAR, and the HIN number for the Jet-Ski. (The HIN, HULL ID NUMBER,is a 12 character serial number that uniquely identifies your boat. The HIN has an important safety purpose. It enables manufacturers to clearly identify for boat owners the boats that are involved in a defect notification and recall campaign. A HIN is not the same as a State registration number, which may be required to be displayed on the bow of your boat. The HIN is a Federal requirement; your boat’s registration number is a State requirement similar to the license plate on your car. The HIN, however, is required to be shown on the State certificate of registration. http://www.phrf-nw.org/hull_numbers.htm) HE FAILED TO PROVIDE THE HIN. WHY BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE IT ? WHEN I ASK TO MEET AT MY LAWYERS OFFICE TO CLOSE THE DEAL. HE WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND? SOME DAYS AFTER THAT, THE SAME LISTING WAS POSTED IN EBAY AGAIN, BUT THE SAME JET-SKI WAS IN OHIO? FROM LAS VEGAS TO OHIO? IN 2 DAYS? WOW!!!CAN YOU SMELL THE ROTTEN FISH? THE HIN, IS LIKE A VIN NUMBER IN A CAR, AND MOST LEGITIMATE SELLERS WILL PROVIDE AS MUCH INFO ABOUT THE ITEM THAT IS FOR SALE. THEREFORE. BUYER BEWARE AND REPORT THIS TYPE OF SCAM THAT IS OUT OF CONTROL. MAKE EBAY A BETTER PLACE.
- 1.-ASK FOR THE HIN NUMBER
- 2.-ASK FOR TITLE AND REGISTRATION
- 3.-IN WHAT STATE WAS IT REGISTERED
- 4.-DO NOT SEND CASH OR WIREMONEY OR PAYPAL.
- 5.-ASK FOR RECENT PICTURES
- 6.-LOOK FOR A LEGITIMATE SELLER(POWERSPORTS DEALERS)HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW TO KEEP THEIR LICENSE. THEREFORE, YOU WILL BE PROTECTED.
THE FAKE LISTING #1-----ITEM 4642121187
- SUMMER'S HERE -- IT'S TIME FOR SOME FUNNNNNNNN AT THE LAKE!!! I won a BRAND NEW 2005 Kawasaki 900 STX Jetski (3 Passenger / Red) and trailer in a contest 3 days before Christmas and really don't need it. Here's your chance to save some BIG $$$$!!! This jetski has ZERO hours in the water, has been garaged since I brought it home from the dealer, and has yet to receive its initial dealer service (this is included in the purchase). Warranty transfers! CHECK OUT THE PICTURES BELOW!! Full retail on the package is about $8650 = Jetski @ $6999 + Zieman S1 Trailer @ $899 + Tax/Doc Fees/Etc @ ~$750. Auction is for jetski and trailer only. Items are sold as is. Buyer responsible for any and all additional/other related costs (shipping, licensing, registration, etc.) Jetski located in Las Vegas (Green Valley/Henderson). Buy this BRAND NEW Jestski and trailer and start your summer of RIGHT!!
UPDATE:06/05/2006 2:01 PM ET
BUY A KAWASAKI FOR $ 2300.00------------ IS ANYBODY WATCHING?
IS THIS AN OPTICAL ILLUSION? SOMEBODY HELP SCAMMMMMMMMM
THE FAKE LISTING # 2-----ITEM 4646820977
- Vehicle Description Terms of Sale You can "Buy It Now" for only $2,300 USD and all you will have to do is to e-mail me! Please contact me before making any bids to make things clear. If I'm not contacted before the bid is made I reserve the right to cancel your bid. Please do not contact me through the Ask Seller a Question option because your email will go in my work email and I won't be able to access that email until next week. You can contact me directly at " firstname.lastname@example.org". Thank you Four-stroke engine, four-cylinder inline Inducted water cooled. Displacement: 1,199cc Bore&Stroke: 0 x 55.4mm Compretion ration: 11.2:1 Carburetion: Electronic fuel injection Horsepower 125 @ 7,000 The jet sky has only 28 Hrs on it. It is in excellent condition. It has been kept indoors at all times. The machine has been flushed after every use and has never seen salt water. I bought both the ski and trailer new in June 2005. BUY IT NOW only 2300 USD !!! BUY IT NOW only 2300 USD !!! BUY IT NOW only 2300 USD !!! BUY IT NOW only 2300 USD !!! BUY IT NOW only 2300 USD !!! BUY IT NOW only 2300 USD !!!
UPDATE:06/09/2006 3:15 PM ET
PLEASE SEE THE MOST RECENT INSULT TO THE EBAY COMMUNITY:
DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN BUY A JET-SKI FOR $2500.00 OR 2800.00?
I AM BEYOND MYSELF EITHER SOMEBODY IS BLIND OR THIS IS LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A KID.
THE SELLER IS A POWER SELLER???? HIS ACCOUNT WAS PROBABLY TAKEN OVER BY THE SCAM ARTIST:
READ THIS NOTE FROM THE POWER SELLER:
We will be gone on vacation from June 7th until June 16th, 2006. Please understand we may not be able to answer e-mails promptly while on vacation. We will not be able to ship purchases made and /or paid for between June 6th and June 16th until after we resume operations on June 17th. We will reactivate our eBay store and resume full service and operations on the 17th of June. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
NOW LOOK AT THE NOTE LEFT BY THE SCAM ARTIST AND HIS OUTSIDE EMAIL FOR CONTACT.
THE FAKE LISTING #3-----ITEM 4648869868
- Vehicle Description I am selling a 2005 SeaDoo RXP green and black.It has a supercharged 3 cylinder 215 horespower 1494cc engine. It has about 13 hours on it.This ski is the one of the strongest production ski's you can buy.It has a lot of low end power and performs very well with the O.P.A.S. fins in the rear bottom of the ski.It has speedometer and tach guages but also you can look at everything on the digital readout.The seadoo comes with two neoprene lifejackets and a seadoo cover (in picture).The seat has a removable number plate so you can ride passengers.This is a very nice ski and runs very strong. PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT email@example.com IN ORDER TO ADD YOU TO MY PRE-APPROVED BIDDERS LIST.
NOTE FROM EBAY: eBay does not have firsthand knowledge of the items that sellers list on our site. For this reason, we can't guarantee the accuracy of the listing information. eBay's role is simply to provide a place for buyers and sellers to trade. One or more of the items recently listed on eBay Motors may have appeared as the result of an unauthorized takeover of a member's account.
UPDATE:UPDATE:06/09/2006 5:18 PM ET
CHECK THIS OUT .........THE SAME SCAM ARTIST!!!!!!!!
BUY 2 2005 SEA-DOO FOR ONLY $ 5500.00 PLEASEEEEEEEEEE
THE FAKE LISTING #4-----ITEM 4648881640
YOU ARE BIDDING ON TWO, ALMOST NEW 2005 SEA DOO RXP’S. ONE 18 HOURS AND THE OTHER HAS 19 HOURS. THEY ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION AND HAVE NEVER SAT OUTSIDE. THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GARAGE KEPT. THE TRAILER IS ALL ALUMINUM WITH A FUEL JUG HOLDER FOR FOUR JUGS. THE BOX ON FRONT IS BIG ENOUGH FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO PUT IN IT. IT IS ALSO ALL ALUMINUM. THE TRAILER HAS A WALK THROUGH CENTER AND A TORSION SPRING AXLE. THERE ARE TWO SPOUTS FOR THE FUEL JUGS. TRAILER HAS MATCHING ALUMINUM WHEELS WITH A MATCHING SPARE. THE SPARE, JUGS, TRAILER AND BOX ALL HAVE LOCKS. THE FOLLOWING COME WITH THE PACKAGE: * (2) 2005 RXP JET SKIS * (1) 2005 TITON ALUMINUM TRAILER * MATCHING ALUMINUM SPARE TIRE WITH HOLDER * FRONT FOLDING WHEEL WITH HAND CRANK * (4) FUEL JUGS * (2) FUEL SPOUTS * (5) LIFE JACKETS * (2) ANCHOR BAGS * (2) FIRE EXTINGUISHERS * (2) WHISTLES * DOCK ROPE * (2) BATTERY MAINTAINER/CHARGERS * (2) COVERS * EXTRA ENGINE COVER * ONE SKI HAS UPGRADED INTAKE GRATE * ORIGINAL INTAKE GRATE INCLUDED * (2) BOTTLES BRP/ROTAX ENGINE OIL * (2) TIE DOWNS THEY ARE STILL UNDER FACTORY WARRANTY AND STILL ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. 10 HOUR SERVICE WAS DONE ABOUT 7 HOURS AGO. PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT firstname.lastname@example.org IN ORDER TO ADD YOU TO MY PRE-APPROVED BIDDERS LIST.
UPDATE:07/31/2006 6:36 PM ET
TO ALL THE EBAY COMMUNITY THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR PROACTIVE STEPS IN REPORTING THIS SCAM IF YOU KNOW OF ANY SCAM OR FRAUD PLEASE REPORT TO POLICE OR EBAY TEAM.
FUNNY........ ONLY THE SCAM ARTIST DON'T FIND THIS INFO HELPFUL.............