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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
CLS
AU
2011-12-21 19:44:23
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+13 Dodgy sounding buyer
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   david edmond
Email Address:
   davidedmond01@hotmai​l.com
Posted up a bicycle for sale on a bicycle classfieds site. Received the following SMS test from \"DavEd\" which said \"I would like to know the the present condition and firm price for your listing. easier to contact me on davidedmond01@hotmail.com\" - strange given all those details were on the ad. When I replied back with the above details, I got the following email.....

\"Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition ,am
buying it for my holiday,because i\'ll be coming soon from our rig as
am a marine biologist working offshore,i won\'t be able to come for
the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call
in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition.
i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your
PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the
courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival.
Await your reply.\"

Perhaps I should reply to with this URL and ask them to \"please explain\" :-)
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-15 15:56:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
Same as scenario as above but now "David" is now working on a "mining field" and is "incapacitated" so he cant pay his freight agent...(his words not mine)
I decided to play along with him as I felt that if he was trying to scam me out of money he wasnt scamming someone else at the same time...
so this is my response ... Feel free to copy it and send it to him using a fictious gmail account... Well Its not good enough and it sounds like a scam..
I know the following things about you so far; you are somewhere in England and not in the northern territory Australia, English is your second language or you have the literacy skills of 12yr old. You run several alias's using gmail or hotmail accounts using the same method to try and extract funds from unsuspecting/naive people, You have pre typed answers that you use to try and gain peoples trust but when you get questioned about your true motives your English breaks down and you sound like an idiot! You don't do your research as the item was for sale for $4600 and not $9000. You sent a fraudulent paypal email stating you deposited funds into a pay pal account that doesn't exist. I have enough "header" information from your emails to obtain your ISP and your true identity. So you need to have a good look at your yourself as you no more than a common thief and a gutless piece of s%#t that sits behind your computer and wastes everyone's time. So expect a knock at the door soon...
Funnily enough I haven't received a reply

No Name   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-25 10:12:09
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Edmond
I got sucked in and lost $950 for shipping.
Had to pay upfront to receive the $5000 supposively held in a PayPal account.

Gerard WARRIN   (Malvern North, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-24 07:19:24
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   dave edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
Same deal as everyone else. Marine biologist who sent the following email - Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am buying it for my holiday,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a marine biologist working offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition. i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival. Await your reply. Full of crap..... BEWARE..

No Name   (Bexley, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-04-25 22:56:20
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Dave Edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
exactly the same texts and email reply as previous reporters. This was for my ad on either carsales.com.au or gumtree selling my Mazda3:
Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am buying it for my holiday,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a marine biologist working offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition. i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival. Await your reply.

dhunter   (Condell Park, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-04-20 07:52:55
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   david edmund
Email Address:
   david1516@gmail.com
exactly as others have said,I am selling a car on car sales, at least he making it easy and is still a marine biologist I shall ignore his wmail. said i would only do it throuygh bank and he asked for bank details, will not give them I dont think

AnttiA   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-02-22 03:03:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Dave Edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
First he sent me txt and told me to contact him VIA e-mail...
Then
Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am buying it for my holiday,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a marine biologist working offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition. i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival. Await your reply. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi Dave,
There's only one problem. If you arent registering the car in QLD you will need to re-register it in NSW. I quess you know the procedure. My behalf everything is ok, but i need to make a Proof of Entitlement document that includes your signature and details. That document is proof that the car is sold to you, and I am not responsible of it anymore. When you have registered the car and got NSW plates, I need to take the QLD plhttp://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipReport.php?num=1242ates because I need to return them to Queensland, in order to get refunded for the REGO. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2012/2/22 dave edmond
Oh all good....my pickup agent will sign all necessary document for the transfer when he comes for the pickup. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Antti A -> dave Forget it "Dave"
http://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipReport.php?num=1242 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F**K THIS GUY!

No Name   (Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-02-02 17:44:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
Had an ad on gumtree 03.02.2012 about my bike for sale and within a couple of hours dave edmond text me wanting me to email him on daved1516@gmail.com i did he wrote the same info as in the previous peoples emails saying he was a marine bioligist was going to buy the bike without looking and was going to send courier to pik it up...he wanted my paypal details.. i gave some info but not my paypal details was a little sus and asked a freind...then i decided to google him and seen he was a scam... i have just received another text from a guy saying email him on...mi.richi540@gmail.com not sure if this is a scam too but i will be more careful n check it out...i will let u kno

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-01-16 04:39:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   david edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
exactly the same email requests and replies as listed above, we were selling a boat on trading post - instantly suspicious when he offered to pay list price for a $35500 boat without viewing. Unsure how he was going to scam, would have to put up the money first and then dispute the delivery I suppose, regardless do not deal with this individual.

bunny   (Hove, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-05 06:44:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Edmond
Email Address:
   davidedmond01@hotmail.com
We listed a car for sale, and within hours, had the same email as the rest of you. Dodgy!

John   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-02 06:49:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Edmond
Email Address:
   david.edmond01@hotmail.com
David Edmond is a major scammer; Add on Gum Tree and within 1hour he was sending an email agreeing to the price same as the others. Thought it was a bit suspicious when he agreed to the price straight away; most would try and negotiate. email from davidedmond01@hotmail.com. Same story that he was a marine biologist; BE AWARE from this email and any thing to do with David Edmond

Dennis   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-02 06:17:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Dennis
Email Address:
   dennis.barker@hotmail.com
This David Edmond definately is a scammer; had an add on Gum Tree and within 4 hours he was sending an email agreeing to the price. The response was exactly the same as the previous bicycle sale; email from davidedmond01@hotmail.com. Same story that he was a marine biologist; I think he's been too long under water. STAY AWAY from this email from David Edmond

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-12-27 05:21:12
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   DavidEdmond
Email Address:
   davidedmond@hotmail.com
Exactly the same as the other two people. SCAM!

Delboy   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2011-12-22 07:24:20
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   david edmond
Email Address:
   davidedmond01@hotmail.com
I received the same. Advertised my bike on a Bicycle classified. Received an SMS from 'DavEd' saying 'I would like to know the present condition and firm price for your listing.easier to contact me on: davidedmond01@hotmail.com'
I replied to their email and they responded by email with
'Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am buying it for my holiday,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a marine biologist working offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition. i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival. Await your reply.'
Very suspicious but replied and they then replied with 'Do get back to me with the listed price'
Was in the ad as per this report. I confirmed the price and they replied again with 'Ok good,i will let you know when payment has been made and also contact my pickup agent regarding pickup arrangement.'
I then did a search tonight and fount this report. I then looked up PayPal and other scams like this. These may be of interest:
https://www.paypal-australia.com.au/personal/sell-online/security-tips http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/PAYPAL-AND-DODGY-BUYERS-WILL-STEAL-YOUR-MONEY?ugid=10000000006208488
Thanks for posting. While I had given him my PayPal account I have now disabled and advised him, the classifieds, PayPal and will be reporting to the police next.

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