Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
I am advertising a car for sale on Gumtree and shortly after listing received the following SMS
"Sent from simon. is your vehicle still available on gumtree? do get back to me with pictures and a final price through email email@example.com
My bulls... meter didn't trigger and I did subsequently reply with details of the car and some photos.
I then received the following response:
"Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your BSB and account number if you have no PayPal account.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your account."
This seems to be same as a number of recently reported attempts.
As the saying goes "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!"
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