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Anonymous
Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia
2013-07-28 08:20:13
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
+1 Gumtree PayPal scamEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Callan Dean
Email Address:
   callandean@live.com
Received text message asking to reply to personal email address with final price. Sent email and got an almost instant reply back asking for PayPal detail. Replied saying no paypal. Got a reply back asking for my account details and a .jpeg attachment of a supposed Drivers Licence from Tasmania.

Emails received copied below:

\"Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in Autralia national university (ANU) ,he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I want it as a suprise package to appreciate him towards his achievement and to be delivered before my arrival NT as my family lives in NT.

I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?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 the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery it in NT.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal 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 at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.

Thanks and reply asap\"

\"Honestly i am buying this for my precious person as gift and , but the issue is I\'m a marine biologist and i do have a contract to go for which starts tomorrow and am leaving any moment from now.The contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I\'m able to access email anytime as we will make use of laptop so my only quickest payment option is bank transfer via my paypal as i can send money via PayPal or to your bank account from my paypal account anytime.Since I\'m requesting this transaction to be done via bank payment, i will be responsible for all fee/charges on this transaction and I have a mover that will come for it once payment clears and they will be handling the title for me. So i look forward to hear from you.

Your Bank details
Bsb #
Account #
Full name:
Firm Price:
Direct phone contact:
Cheers\"

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-08-15 05:49:01
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Robert / Lawrence
Email Address:
   chrisrobert915@yahoo.com.au
This guy sent me an sms saying "Hi is your ad still available for sales ON Ad? please reply to my personal email if its still available And Ur ONO reply chrisrobert915@yahoo.com.au"
When I emailed he replied with the following:
"Honestly i am buying this for my precious person as gift and , but the issue is I'm a marine biologist and i do have a contract to go for which starts tomorrow and am leaving any moment from now.The contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I'm able to access email anytime as we will make use of laptop so my only quickest payment option is bank transfer via my paypal as i can send money via PayPal or to your bank account from my paypal account anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via bank payment, i will be responsible for all fee/charges on this transaction and I have a mover that will come for it once payment clears and they will be handling the title for me. So i look forward to hear from you.
Your Bank details Bsb # Account # Full name: Firm Price: cheers"
Warnings about this exact email and similar are all over paypal and Gumtree where I posted my add also says do not reply to anyone who texts you to reply directly to an email. This is a scam

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