ID#110: No motorboat, no prepayment

Claim amount: 7.000 Euros

Status: Case closed


I wanted to buy a motor boat. I found a seller through the trading board and wrote to him. He replied and told me that he lived in London and inherited the boat from his brother who lived in Russia. The seller was short of time and asked the transport company to take care of the sale. The payment terms were: 50% in advance and 50% after the delivery and inspection.

The transport company sent me a letter informing that they had the boat. They asked me to pay the first 50%. I paid from my private account 7.000 Euros. Then the company informed me about the change in EU regulations and according to it the payment should be made in full. I was asked to pay the remaining amount via Western Union. I did not agree and asked to return my money. I have not heard from them since.

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