James Laughton;West Aquarius; AWE New Zealand;Graduation present;Carsales.com - Scamalot

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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Coomera, Queensland, Australia
2013-07-29 21:38:07
Classified Ads Scam
carsGuide (carsguide.com.au)
+3 James Laughton;West Aquarius; AWE New Zealand;Graduation present;Carsales.comEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   James Laughton
Email Address:
   james.laughton231@gmail.com
Legitimate private car ad (carsguide.com.au) - received text message asking if \'your carsguide car advert is still available\' and requesting response to; \'james.laughton231@gmail.com.au\'.

Couple of hours later received email below - suspicious that;

-Got my name wrong,
-Overly complex, detailed, story about why cannot call, asking for bank details, and wanting to buy car without looking at it first

- ran names and details through \'Google\' - got this website.

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Hi Lilydale,

Thanks for the reply and 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,
James .
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (Louisville, KY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-11-08 12:49:59
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   johnsdge001@gmail.com
Telephone:
   6163230955
After placing an ad for car sale, I received a text asking my price and condition and requesting an email to johnsdge001@gmail.com Seemed a bit fishy since an out of town number so I researched to find that he is a scammer.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-08-09 20:49:40
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Nicholls
Email Address:
   david.nichollsail008@gmail.com
Thanks for the reply and 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, David.

Scam Email
Scammer contacted me wanting to buy my car with an elaborate story why he couldn\'t ring me or see me in person. I found this website before I went any further!

No Name   (Saint Kilda South, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-07-31 18:47:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Purcell
Email Address:
   johnsdge001@gmail.com
Interested to buy a car and ask for the firm price and condition. Sometime later the same person sent me a message saying interested in the car and asking if it's still up for a sale with last asking price. This time this person identified himself as a AFHDZD.
and then I sent email to the both different email id given by him or her to me via SMS. Thereafter He/she replied me with the kind of similar stories and I doubted it. So I googled it and I found this person in SCAMDEX.

Scam Email
Hello thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my son as a surprise gift. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i don\'t have access to my bank account online(i dont have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payment, and if you dont have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal email so l can pay. I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payment has been sorted, l will be waiting for your reply asap.. ANOTHER EMAIL.... Thanks for the reply and 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. Kim

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