Plenty of internet scams exist. The recent one is where buyers are convinced to send a holding deposit to a desperate seller. For some, the bargain boat is so tempting they send thousands to secure a boat to a person they never met. A buyer then turns up to collect the boat only to find it never existed. Stories about this nightmare are becoming very common. Unfortunately, online selling makes this easy for the criminal to exploit an inexperienced buyer. Several years ago, this scam would not have happened. To advertise online a company or individual will have needed to register with the hosting platform. The reality is as the internet has become busier, web platforms have seen the opportunity to almost act as Brokers without taking responsibility in policing.