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Anonymous
AU
2013-09-05 07:05:47
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, #11898Email Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Sheehy
Email Address:
    \"sheehy.007@gmail.com\"
Sent from JOHN I\'m interestedin your vehicle.. what is your last asking price & it\'s present condition? Kindly get back to me at my email sheehy.007@gmail.com

Thanks for mailing back.I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New
Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) 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. I am buying this for my for my
holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT .
However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you
selling if you don\'t mind my asking and I will really appreciate if
you can email more info and if possible more photos. I am already in
talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my
family.

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 and I will make the payment
through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email
address,so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier
agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.

Regard

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.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Tanya   (Summerholm, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-10-28 03:08:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Sheehy
Email Address:
   sheehy.007@gmail.com
I received the same email as others about an hour after listing my car for sale on Gumtree. We have been burned before and I knew right away what this was. Here are our emails back and forth, I thought I'd toy with him for a while. Please read from the bottom up. For some reason, I didn't get a reply to the last email, despite all of the others being answered within seconds!
On 28 Oct 2013, Tanya wrote:
Hi John,
Just letting you know that I have reported you to various Scam watch agencies and Paypal. You should be ashamed of yourself for going out of your way to hurt people and their families.
Go to hell, scumbag.
Tanya.
On 28 Oct 2013, John Sheehy wrote:
Its going to my son in TAS and i know there is fees with PayPal and will be covering it... I saw the ad on Gumtree.. I can only pay in directly to your PayPal due to my present location and the payment will be fully made and cleared in your account before my agent to come there for the pickup.. You can send me a payment invoice to this email(sheehy.007@gmail.com) and get back to me with your registered email with PayPal so i can pay in
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013, Tanya wrote:
Hello. I am very confused as the listing clearly states why I am selling the vehicle and why I won't accept Paypal? Also, do you have a family member or friend who may wish to take it for a test drive or inspect it for you prior to purchasing? Also, I have this vehicle listed for sale at various places, where did you see the advertisement?
"John" wrote:
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. However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos. 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 and your phone number. 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.
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013, Tanya wrote:
Hi there John,
Thanks so much for your enquiry! Can you please phone me to discuss the details?
Kind regards, Tanya.

Scam Email
sheehy.007@gmail.com

No Name   (Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-09-10 00:14:56
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Sheehy
Email Address:
   sheehy.007@gmail.com
Got this email, sounded too dodgy.
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.

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