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Anglesey Power Boats / River Dart Boats / Island Boats - UPDATED

IMPORTANT: DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY TO ANGLESEY POWER BOATS, RIVER DART BOATS OR ISLAND BOATS. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY.

We have been contacted by a number of people recently asking about a company by the name of Anglesey Power Boats Ltd. - and specifically about used boat sales.

ABC Powermarine is in no way connected to Anglesey Power Boats - and has never had any business with them.

We are not aware of where Anglesey Power Boats is based but there may be / may have been a local connection.

The website appears to be blocked to UK IP addresses but is visible to non-UK IP addresses.

Most of the boats for sale on their website are at prices considerably below the likely market value and there are no locations quoted. 

It is important to remember: "If it seems to good to be true, it probably is".

We have been able to confirm that the Anglesey Power Boats website has photographs and details of boats for sale taken from other dealers' websites without consent and with no agreement to sell the boats (at least one of which is no longer for sale).

After investigation by our web team, we believe that the Anglesey Powernboats website has been hikacked by a gang from Eastern Europe and it is being used as a scam to steal money.

We have reported this to the UK police, but they are being slow to deal with the problem. We will continue to do what we can to stop this fraud.

We would also repeat our advice that any potential purchaser should never part with any money for a used boat until they have inspected it in person and have assured themselves that the seller is genuine.

UDATE (FEBRUARY): RIVER DART BOATS

We believe that the 'Anglesey Power Boats' website is no longer available - but a new website has appeared using many of the same boat details and similar words using the name 'River Dart Boats'.

Again, this website is blocked to UK IP addresses, so the fraud is presumably targetted at users in Europe. 

As far as we can determine, this is exaclty the same fraud and the same precautions should apply.

UDATE (MAY): ISLAND BOATS

We believe that the 'Anglesey Power Boats' website is no longer available - but a new website has appeared using many of the same boat details and similar words using the name 'Island Boats'.

As far as we can determine, this is exaclty the same fraud and the same precautions should apply.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANYONE SEND MONEY TO ANGLESEY POWER BOATS, RIVER DART BOATS OR ISLAND BOATS.

IF YOU HAVE SENT MONEY TO ANGLESEY POWERBOATS, RIVER DART BOATS OR ISLAND BOATS, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE. 

 

29/02/2020

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