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Anonymous
London, England, United Kingdom
2013-10-02 17:10:21
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+4 Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, #12493
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Notter [sims8910@gmail.com]
Email Address:
   John Notter [sims8910@gmail.com]
Telephone:
   07960021381
orginal advert only mentioned all the toys no substance ie mot tax service history etc. Price seemed very cheap for a car like this in pefect condition. Would not allow me to phone only contact via email strange email address see email trail and judge for yourself
my questions
Can you tell me a bit about your car and why you are selling?
When is the MOT and road tax expiry?
How much is the road tax,
How many owners has the car
Has the car been involved in any accidents bumps , dents etc
What condition is the body work in
Is this car the 6 speed box model?

Do you have a service history and do you have any receipts for work done on car?

Can you confirm how long you had the car and do you have the v5 and previous mots?
his reply
Just checked my inbox, hope it hasn\'t been long since you\'ve emailed me.
My car is in perfect working condition, very well maintained with no issues. No pets, non smoking car. Never been involved in accidents. It comes with full service history backed up by receipts and invoices and all the documents including the V5. The car is HPI clear and will come with new MOT & TAX. Current location of the car is Aberdeen, AB11 6XP. I have moved here with my job. The asking price is £2900 for a fast sale. £150 extra will be the delivery fees. If you are interested let me know soon. I have many people interested in this car. First decided, first served

At that point I asked when I could come and see car at a time and day convient to him

Bearing in mind he is telling me he is off shore actually email return infor less than 5 mins between emails
his reply
I am working as a rig electrician for Petrofac and i am located on Rowan Gorilla platform (North Sea oil fields). I cannot arrange for viewing/pick up but we can use eBay\'s services. They offer 3 days for you to inspect the car before paying me and i will be sure that I have a genuine buyer who won\'t mess me around. I have briefly described eBay\'s transaction steps below:
1. Buyer, Seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions) ; 2. Buyer sends the money to eBay and they inform the seller that the payment was received ; 3. Seller delivers the vehicle ; 4. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance ; 5. eBay releases the money to seller.
You\'ll get the chance to inspect the car, test it and everything you like while your money are safely held into eBay\'s account. ONLY after you confirm with eBay that you agree to keep the car, they\'ll release the money to me. In case you don\'t like the car you will get a full refund.
If you\'re keen to buy it reply with your name and delivery address so i can register the transaction and eBay will send you all the info regarding payment and shipping.

my reply
I would prefer to come and see the car, with the money and give you the money and take the car away home.

I am not in a hurry so I am happy to wait until you a back in Aberdeen on leave.

his reply
I know already that if we will meet in person, will be the simplest way to complete the deal but I\'m working on Rowan Gorilla platform (North Sea oil fields) as i told you in my last email so the car will be delivered only. While I was searching for the most convenient way to deliver the vehicle I was advised by my supervisor to use the purchase protection program recommended by eBay. Then I searched and found that eBay acquired Gumtree long time ago and together are guided by the same Protection Policy. So I applied to be part of this program, and and after checks on ID documents and vehicle\'s documents , I was approved to use eBay\'s Purchase Program. The whole procedure will be managed by eBay for several reasons: buyer and seller protection , fast and safe transaction and under eBay & Gumtree policy. Since I can not leave the platform for the sale and eBay has given me the opportunity to be third part of the transaction and being in charge of everything. If you are still interested reply with your name and delivery address so i can register the transaction and eBay will send you all the info regarding payment and shipping.

Cheers

At this point I said I would leave this as I really wanted to see it

Guess what no more emails from John
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-23 12:20:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mike Wilson
Email Address:
   mike.wilson584@gmail.com
As per previous email, exactly same description only difference is he was moving to Perth but car was based in Peterhead AB42 3LP. Car is a Ford Fiesta Zetec at £3850 plus £150 delivery charge. Also LinkedIn profile linkedin.com/ln/mikewilson584

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-12-20 11:58:55
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mike Riley
Email Address:
   mikeriley020@gmail.com
Exactly as the others above.
2008 BMW M3 58 Plate, FULLY LOADED price £8500 Location AB11 6XP saying he works on the Oil rigs for Petrofac on the Rowan Gorilla platform.
Sent links to profile; http://myworld.eBay.co.uk/idol-mania And http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/mike-Riley/85/75b/197

Scam Email
Gumtree Http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/idol-mania Http://uklinkedin.com/pub/mike-Riley/85/75b/197

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-24 18:07:55
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Steve J Notter
Email Address:
   johnnotter76@gmail.com
Gumtree scam, exactly as detailed above! But this time on a range rover.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-19 11:00:30
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Haynes
Email Address:
   michael3323s+cls@gmail.com
Same con as above about working offshore selling a car on ebay
Just checked my inbox, hope it hasn't been long since you've emailed me. My car is in perfect working condition, very well maintained with no issues. No pets, non smoking car. Never been involved in accidents. It comes with full service history backed up by receipts and invoices and all the documents including the V5. The car is HPI clear and will come with new MOT & TAX. Current location of the car is London , NW10 8TD. I have moved here with my job. The asking price is £3500 for a fast sale. £150 extra will be the delivery fees. If you are interested let me know soon. I have many people
i then asked about car ,keys etc
Hello , The car it has 3 keys 2 original keys and one service key . And yes the vin numbers can be seen by the way : I am working as a rig electrician for Petrofac and i am located on Rowan Gorilla platform (North Sea oil fields). I cannot arrange for viewing/pick up but we can use eBay's services. They offer 3 days for you to inspect the car before paying me and i will be sure that I have a genuine buyer who won't mess me around. I have briefly described eBay's transaction steps below: 1. Buyer, Seller reach an agreement (price and delivery conditions) ; 2. Buyer sends the money to eBay and they inform the seller that the payment was received ; 3. Seller delivers the vehicle ; 4. Buyer accepts delivery and informs eBay about the acceptance ; 5. eBay releases the money to seller. You'll get the chance to inspect the car, test it and everything you like while your money are safely held into eBay's account. ONLY after you confirm with eBay that you agree to keep the car, they'll release the money to me. In case you don't like the car you will get a full refund. If you're keen to buy it reply with your name and delivery address so i can register the transaction and eBay will send you all the info regarding payment and shipping.
Regards
then told him i wanted to pay in cash when i seen the car
after a few more emails back and forward i told him i done a HPI check and wanted more info about doc numbers and asked why the car was not registered to him
He then came back 2 min later saying car was sold !!!! TOSSER!!
Always do a car check it costs £20 but can save you thousands!!

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