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Anonymous
Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia
2013-10-05 22:11:23
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+5 Car sale on Gumtree. Seller is in a hurry going to Afghanistan for military duty.
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Calls himself RD \"Richard James Wilson\"
Email Address:
   holod81@hotmail.com.au


Here is a kind of spiel I got when I was about to purchase the Hyundai Accent Coupe 2006 from Richard James Wilson calling himself R D


Previous message
RE: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"‏

R D
Edit contact 4/10/2013
To: My email
Picture of R D
Hi,
This is my first time selling a car over the Internet and I think the best way is to use a third party company that protects buyers and sellers. One of my friends here bought a car four months ago from a different state and he used the following escrow company: http://eguidesolution.com and he was very pleased with their services. I’ve read their terms and they can also take care of the title transfer. All you have to do is to register on their website and then I need your e-mail address (that you registered with) so I can set up the transaction. You can read their terms here: http://eguidesolution.com/help.html#18 so you can see that this is the safest way. You will NOT send the payment to me. I’ll give you ten days to test the car and inspect it with a mechanic and if you’ll decide to keep it, you must inform them to release the money to me. In case you decide not to keep the car, I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you and you will receive a full refund.
You can start the registration process here: http://eguidesolution.com/register.html.
The shipping will not take more than 4 days.
Now, the ball is in your court.
Cheers

Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:57:19 +1000
Subject: RE: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"
From: Myemail@hotmail.com
To: holod81@hotmail.com.au

Ok I will buy your car. Please bring it over. Thanks.


R D wrote:


Hi,
Here is the VIN:jhlrd184O1C2O8866. The car is here with me at the military base in WA, this is why I know that its up to me to provide the shipping. Besides, its free and I will give you a 10 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before receiving your money. I think it is the fair thing to do. In case you decide not to keep the car I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you. I have the title in hand and I’m ready to make a deal as soon as possible. The delivery will not take more than 4 days and the car will be dropped at your home address if you want. So, if you hurry up you’ll be able to have it in no time. I’m selling the car because there is no use to keep her parked for so long in the garage and I prefer to buy a new car when I get back home.
Let me know if you want to buy.
Thank you

PS: I’ve attached a copy of my Department of Defence ID card, so you’ll know I’m a serious genuine seller.

“ I verified the VIN of the car to be for A Honda VRC 2001” and not for this car!

From: Myemail@hotmail.com
To: holod81@hotmail.com.au
Subject: RE: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 11:28:54 +1000

So the car is in WA? Please provide the VIN number so we can do revs check. I will pay cash on Delivery.


From: holod81@hotmail.com.au
To: My@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:23:18 +1030

Hello,

Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training).
If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $2200 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is road worthy. Rego until 21/08/2014. It has a clear title, very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home.
I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you\'re interested, let me know.
Details:
NSW Registration#: AZC56L, 199 000Km’s. Rego is until 21/08/2014. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1
You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!

I\'ve also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car.

Cheers

Subject: RE: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:30:55 +1000
To: holod81@hotmail.com.au
From: replier.1028808595.22LG3@users.gumtree.com.au


how much rego has it got???
My@hotmail.com

Subject: RE: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:19:17 +1030

From: poster.1028808595.22LG3@users.gumtree.com.au

Hi, My Accent is still available. My final price is 2200. Let me know your email and I will reply with pictures and details.
Thank you

Subject: Someone replied to your ad \"2006 Hyundai Accent Coupe\"
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:50:10 +1000


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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-02-05 08:32:03
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Peter Anderson/ Peter Cama
Email Address:
   stajul77@gmail.com
Telephone:
   0734830296
Selling a car and claiming to leave for Afghanistan in 3 weeks. Advertised the car as being in Queensland and when answering a response to the ad , claiming both him and car are in WA.

Scam Email
JS JS Feb 4 (1 day ago) to me Morning , Sorry for my late reply. If you are still interested to buy my 2006 Getz automatic for 3400 let me know and I will send you more pictures and details. Cheers, Peter AttachmentsFeb 4 (1 day ago) to me Hello I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $3400 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is road worthy. Rego until May 2015. It is very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: QLD Registration#: 794KGR, 100,607 Km’s. Rego is until May 2015. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1. Changed timing belt at 90,000Kms. You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that! I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car. Cheers, Peter JS AttachmentsFeb 4 (1 day ago) to me Hi The car is here with me at the military base in WA, this is why I know that its up to me to provide the shipping. Besides, its free and I will give you a 10 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before I receive your money. I think it is the fair thing to do. In case you decide not to keep the car I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you. I have the transfer paperwork in hand and I’m ready to make a deal as soon as possible. The delivery will not take more than 4 days and the car will be dropped at your home address if you want. So, if you hurry up you’ll be able to have it in no time. I’m selling the car because there is no use to keep her parked for so long in the garage and I prefer to buy a new car when I get back home. Let me know if you want to buy. Thank you PS: I’ve attached a copy of my Department of Defence ID card, so you’ll know I’m a serious genuine seller. Attachments area Preview attachment PA.jpg Image PA.jpg JS 6:46 AM (16 hours ago) to me Morning , This is my first time selling a car over the Internet and I think the best way is to use a third party company that protects buyers and sellers. One of my friends here bought a car four months ago from a different state and he used the following escrow company: http://ecdguide.com and he was very pleased with their services. I’ve read their terms and they can also take care of the rego and transfer papers. All you have to do is to register on their website and then I need your e-mail address (that you registered with) so I can set up the transaction. You can read their terms here: http://ecdguide.com/faq.html#18 so you can see that this is the safest way. You will NOT send the payment to me. I’ll give you ten days to test the car and inspect it with a mechanic and if you’ll decide to keep it, you must inform them to release the money to me. In case you decide not to keep the car, I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you and you will receive a full refund. You can start the registration process here: http://ecdguide.com/register.html. The shipping will not take more than 4 days. Now, the ball is in your court. Cheers

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-10-16 03:27:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John
Email Address:
   bonebd9@hotmail.com
Have Hyundai 2007 for $3000 then when you emsil him has he still got the car, he replys and knocks it back to $2600 straight awayk, he also makes out he works for the defence force and he is leaving to go to Afganistan and is in WA defence base needs to sell quick and will ship the car over for free and can keep the car for 10 adys if not satisfied will ship back to Wa for nothing and advises you to go with eguidesolution.com to pay him saftley trust me this is a SCAM BEWARE

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-10-10 20:36:48
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Richard James wilson
Email Address:
   gohsg73@hotmail.com
Name Richard James wilson from west Australia selling a year 2000 subaru forester. Goes by the name James. All the txt quotes are the same as previous person he tried to scam.

Scam Email
Money into website eguide solution escrow... http://equidesolution.com.. Email address. ...gohsg73@hotmail.com

No Name   (Prospect, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-10-10 03:34:14
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Julian Boder (fake name!)
Email Address:
   julbord9@live.com.au
I almost got scammed by this person too! Found an ad on carsguide.com.au for a 2005 Kia Rio, proceeded to email the owner and recieved the following replies...
Hi
We are in the final stage of our training and we have strict rules here at the army base because of the final stage training and that is why i am not able to receive visits or calls, this is the reason why i suggested the third party company. If you not agree then please let me know your decision because i have another query from a buyer who maybe will buy it for that price.
Cheers
Hi, This is my first time selling a car over the Internet and I think the best way is to use a third party company that protects buyers and sellers. One of my friends here bought a car four months ago from a different state and he used the following escrow company: http://eguidesolution.com and he was very pleased with their services. I’ve read their terms and they can also take care of the title transfer. All you have to do is to register on their website and then I need your e-mail address (that you registered with) so I can set up the transaction. You can read their terms here: http://eguidesolution.com/help.html#18 so you can see that this is the safest way. You will NOT send the payment to me. I’ll give you ten days to test the car and inspect it with a mechanic and if you’ll decide to keep it, you must inform them to release the money to me. In case you decide not to keep the car, I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you and you will receive a full refund. You can start the registration process here: http://eguidesolution.com/register.html. The shipping will not take more than 4 days. Now, the ball is in your court. Cheers
From: lgpowell86@gmail.com To: julbord9@live.com.au Subject: Re: Enquiry from carsguide.com.au [#1436940] Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:52:57 +0000
Hello, that all sounds great. Is there any chance my dad could give you a call before 9:00am tomorrow morning to talk it all through? I am very interested in the car Thanks, Laura
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From: J B Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎9‎ ‎October‎ ‎2013 ‎9‎:‎39‎ ‎PM To: lgpowell86@gmail.com
Hi, The car is here with me at the military base in WA, this is why I know that its up to me to provide the shipping. Besides, its free and I will give you a 10 days inspection period so you can take the car to a mechanic and test it before receiving your money. I think it is the fair thing to do. In case you decide not to keep the car I will have it shipped back with no extra charges for you. I have the title in hand and I’m ready to make a deal as soon as possible. The delivery will not take more than 4 days and the car will be dropped at your home address if you want. So, if you hurry up you’ll be able to have it in no time. I’m selling the car because there is no use to keep her parked for so long in the garage and I prefer to buy a new car when I get back home. Let me know if you want to buy. Thank you, Julian
PS: I’ve attached a copy of my Department of Defence ID card, so you’ll know I’m a serious genuine seller.
Sent from Windows Mail Hello,
Sorry for taking so long to reply, I work for the Department of Defence and I was transferred to a new military base in WA. I am providing Pre-Afghanistan Deployment Training (Desert Training). If you are still interested in buying my car, I’m asking $3200 (I’ve lowered the price because I’m running out of time). The car is road worthy. Rego until 05/2014. It has a clear title, very well maintained, always garage kept, excellent condition, runs and sounds 100% perfect with no leaks or noises. Engine starts right up, sounds great and there are no strange noises. No hail damage. I have to sell the car as fast as I can because in three weeks I will be deployed to Afghanistan and I’ll stay there for a while. I intend to buy a new one when I get back home. I also need to know if you have the cash to buy the car, because there are a lot of interested buyers. The car is here with me at the military base but you don’t have to worry about the distance I can bring the car to you on my expenses, so if you're interested, let me know. Details: SA Registration#: XHM824, 70000 Km’s. Rego is until 05/2014. Just had it serviced. Mechanically A1 You’ll love the car, I can guarantee you that!
I've also attached some pictures so you can take a closer look at the car.
Cheers
From: lgpowell86@gmail.com To: julbord9@live.com.au Subject: Re: Enquiry from carsguide.com.au [#1436940] Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 01:03:51 +0000
Well I’d like to have a look at it first.... are you coming down to Adelaide at all soon?
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From: J B Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎8‎ ‎October‎ ‎2013 ‎6‎:‎05‎ ‎PM To: lgpowell86@gmail.com
Hi Laura,
My final price is 3200. Let me know if you are interested. Thank you
He also sent me 'his' Department of Defence ID card, which looked fake, the printed name didn't even match the signature!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-10-06 07:59:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Anthony Hord, RP
Same as the Hyundai Ac cent ad on gumtree but Honda Crv

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