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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
No Name
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2011-12-09 09:30:31
Classified Ads Scam
Quokka (quokka.com.au)
Western Union Trasnfer requested for delivery of Car listed on Quokka (Aus classified site)
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Barry Craig
Email Address:
   barrycrg19@gmail.com
I had a car advertised on The Quokka (Australian classifieds site), and the Scammer said he was interested but workin on an oil rig so was unable to pick it up and pay personally. He then sent me an email claiming that he would pay me (via paypal) and sent me a fake paypal email claiming to give me an extra $800 to pay the the Pick up Agent (via Western Union), but the money wouldnt be transfered to me until they had recieved the MTCN. I thought the whole thing was a scam from the beginning simply because of odd wording and spelling mistakes, but as soon as i recieved the paypal email i knew it wasnt legit. apperently they use @mail2consultant addresses quite frequently and ask money to be sent via western union or other untracable money wire transfer companies. When the paypal email came through there was a second email displayed (onlineenquiries@mail2consultant.com ). The address of the fake Pick Up Agent was, Nathan Johnson Address: 66 mitchell avenue,gravesend kent DA11 8AX United Kingdom
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