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Anonymous
AU
2013-06-02 07:09:54
Classified Ads Scam
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John warwick
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John warwick
Email Address:
   john.warwick321@gmail.com
Hi,
This guy contacted me after I placed an advert on carsguide.com.au to sell my car. He contacted me via text asking me to contact him via email. Here is the text; Sent from: John Warwick
Good morning,Am making enquiry if ur car advert still available for sale and whats is your firm price? contact me on john.warwick231@gmail.com .Cheers.

I responded to the text using the email address given and got the following reply;Thanks for the reply am so sorry that i couldn\'t call you due to the nature of my work,I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are presently on rig at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise.I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20days off and 10days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility and where is it located at the moment.

I am buying this for my first son who just graduated ontop of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift and a surprise package for him ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery to my son.I will really appreciate if you can email more info.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.

Kind Regards,
John.

I was unaware of the scam and replied again and got the following response; Thanks for the detailed explanation ,am satisfied with your firm asking price and I really appreciate your honesty as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am at work ,just want to buy the it as a surprise package for my son to show my appreciation in my absentia and i really believe he will really enjoy it.I would have love to ask for inspection but am making it a %100 surprise package for him and i dont want him to know about it until it delivered.
Please the fund is ready and available in my account so am ready to transfer the fund as soon as you get back to me with your payment details and pick up could take place after payment clears into your account as i dont have much time over the internet .Thanks.


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 2:09 AM, wrote:
Hi John,
Sounds like an interesting line of work.

The car has never been in any accidents or flooding. It has been regularly serviced. The dealership and service centre are within 500m of my house. I am selling the car as my fiancée and I are going from two smaller cars to one bigger one. Plus she doesn\'t drive a manual.

I already have a PayPal account for eBay. I would release the car once the funds arrive in my PayPal account. Would you like anymore photos of the car, pics of the roadworthy etc?

I am getting the paintwork detailed in the next couple of days as part of the extra paint protection I bought as part of the dealership extras.

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone

On 02/06/2013, at 10:46 AM, \"john warwick\" wrote:

Thanks for the reply am so sorry that i couldn\'t call you due to the nature of my work,I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are presently on rig at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise.I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20days off and 10days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility and where is it located at the moment.

I am buying this for my first son who just graduated ontop of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift and a surprise package for him ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery to my son.I will really appreciate if you can email more info.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.

Kind Regards,
John.

This is almost a carbon copy of a scam reported last year. The main tip for me was the urgency of the message and the really bad grammer. I searched for \'west Aquarius submersible\' and found that this scam had been used before.

Cheers
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