ABYA CALL TO ACTION OVER SCAM BROKERAGE SITE

Published: 19 October 18

One of our brokers recently alerted us that their boats were appearing on this site – if you look at it you will see there is no means of contacting these people from the site.

Simon White from The Yacht Market (TYM) advised: “We’ve been aware of the Daily Boats website for a number of years. They get the boat data from our website – and possibly others using scraping – a system that goes through websites like an automated web browser copying all the information. It is hosted in a country where there is no UK jurisdiction.”

TYM has reported them to Google, but little seems to have happened. TYM has done what it can to stop it, but as we know these scammers continually find new ways round to continue their criminal activities.

Members are asked to check Daily Boats and see if their boats are appearing and, if so, to report them to Google AdSense, go to https://support.google.com/adsense/contact/violation_report

Maybe a volume of complaints will help to get them stopped.

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