State officials say it is a real and growing problem — fraudulent sales of boats and watercraft that can leave victims out of thousands of dollars. A common on-line scam involves showing a nice-looking boat on-line is not actually for sale. You are urged to never put money down on a boat without seeing it first in person, and make sure a title and bill of sale come with your purchase. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones:

07-15 Boat Sales Wrap-WLNI-WEB