SARASOTA COUNTY (WFLA) – Crooks are constantly coming up with new ways to con people out of their hard-earned money. The Better Business Bureau is now warning consumers of a scheme tied to a phony online boat sales company that claims to be headquartered in Sarasota.
The BBB says it conducted an investigation following recent consumer complaints and found the people behind Talon Marine Co. are operating a scheme in which they sell boats that do not exist online.
The imposters are posting as a legitimate boat sales company that operated in Sarasota for decades before closing down in 2010.
“They stole their address, they stole their identity and they created a website to make it look like they were that business selling boats online when this business did not exist,” Bryan Oglesby with the BBB said. “Scammers can operate just like legitimate…