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I had a car up for sale on gumtree
Received a text message asking for more info and photos to be emailed...
Once they received the email I got this back
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the momes 15days off and 15days on and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply
I don't like to hand out bank details so I sent an invoice for PayPal... After all they are secure. I then asked for licence and address details for the vehicle to be transferred over to an this was the reply
Ok mate,i will let you know when the payment has been made and also contact my pick up agent,he will be signing the necessary paper work on my behalf.Please tell others it's sold and remove the advert as i will like it delivered to my before my arrival.
I am thinking it is a little sus at this stage them I get this email
was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $950 for pick up and delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters in China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $950 to the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in the China through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didn't bring my credit card aboard,.I will appreciate your help here and thanks for your understanding.
I rang pay pal and they did say it was a scam and now the police have also been advise
paypal credit card western union sold contact national agent payment project internet access process transfer sent fund courier bank out bank firstname.lastname@example.org will boa oil and gas (nzog) gumtree am ok with the price and ... fs 0