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New Farm, Queensland, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| We put an ad in the classified to sell two jetskis and he contacted us by email |
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 moment and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal because i don\'t have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment.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
This was the second email we received asking for money, which we paid.
I 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 $1,500 for pick up and delivery, and
payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $1,500 to the money i will send through paypal as soon as i have made the payments, i will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Hq in 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(you can do it online as well at www.westernunion.com)..., i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didnt bring my credit card aboard, i am a little incapacitated.I will appreciate your help here.
This is the third email we received and paid.
Am very sorry once again i just got an e-mail again from my agent that the insurance fee of $2,850 will be asked for across the
Border, but this will be refund to me back, after some weeks, as it is refundable.so i have make an additional payment of
$2,950, but $2,850 is for the insurance fee, so the remaining $100 is for the transfer fee over western union as paypal will only credit your account in full and not in parts so kindly help me to send the $2,850 to my agent, Note: a Copy of Bill of Sales will be brought by my shipping agent to fill up as a prove from me.hope to read from you soonest.... paypal should have gotten back to you now, coz i emailed them everything...so kindly get back to me asap regarding the info you have from western union so as to finalize the whole thing
This is the fourth email which we have not paid.
Sorry mate i never knew this would come up as i contacted my pickup agent and he told me that the sum of 5,000 for Custom fee will be asked again across the border and i don\'t have access to my online banking that is why i made the additional payment through PayPal and i just contacted them now and ask them if they can release path payment too you but they told me that they don\'t pay in path please endeavor to make the payment through western union so that we can just finalize the deal and your account will be credited please bear with me am very sorry for any inconvenience i promise this will be the last payment you will be making thanks for your help. please advise as soon as possible.
These are the details of the western union payment we made.
Name: First Name: XUAN
Last Name: JI
Address: 5 ding fu jia yuan
Zip Code: 100024
After each payment he had alledgely made to paypal we received an email from paypal.
firstname.lastname@example.org; on behalf of; Service@paypal.com.au.
Hello GA & TM ST GEORGE,
We hereby want to assure you once again that the total sum of $21,600.00 AUD will be credited into your Commonwealth Bank of Australia account as soon as you provide us with the complete details of the western union money transfer used to send the additional fund of $1,500.00 AUD meant for the item pick up to the buyer\'s pick up agent. We also want you to know that your money has already been deducted from the buyer\'s account and it cannot be returned back to him which means that it is secure with us but has been put on hold and will not be credited into your Commonwealth Bank of Australia account until we receive the necessary details from you. The western union money transfer information\'s needed are the MTCN and the sender\'s name and address used to send the money. This information\'s will be given to you by western union after the money transfer has been done. The western union transfer can be done at any western union section at your post office.
We are sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused and we want you to know that the total sum of $21,600.00 AUD is ready and available to be credited into your account as soon as the necessary step is taken by you.
Thank you for using PayPal.
PayPal Email ID PP307