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Elizabeth
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2013-07-15 02:09:21
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Selling boat on Gumtree and recieved a text message from Lisa Patrick followed by emails
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lisa Patrick
Email Address:
   lisapatrick90@gmail.com
I was selling my boat on Gumtree and received a text message which asked us to contact Lisa Patrick via email because we worked offshore for New Zealand Oil and Gas and could not be contacted over the phone. She asked for account number and bsb or paypal details. When these were given she said there had been a problem with the pick up agent. We also recieved false emails from PayPal telling us the payment needed to be made and then the rest of the money would go through.She requested we send 1500 to a Western Union bank account which was located in China. Obviously this was a dead give a way so we stopped contact and refused to go any further.
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