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Anonymous
Godwin Beach, Queensland, Australia
2013-12-08 22:56:41
Overpayment Scam
eBay Classifieds
+1 West Aquarius SubmersibleEmail Attached
 Scammer
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Name:
   David Aiken
Email Address:
   daviken21@outlook.com
First of all I got a Text as below on 6/12/13, 3.01pm

+61428465117: Sent from: randy
Is your listed Bike still up for sale? pls get back to me with the current bid so that i can offer and present condition,email me back on daviken21@outlook.com

Then later on that day @ 3.53pm word for word as the others.

David Aiken


Thanks for the reply and so sorry that i couldn\'t call you due to the nature of my work,I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are presently on rig at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise.I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20days off and 10days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility and where is it located at the moment.

I am buying this for my first son who just graduated ontop of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift and a surprise package for him ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery to my son.I will really appreciate if you can email more info.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.


David
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-04 22:06:15
 Scammer
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Email Address:
   mattgramha@hotmail.com
Trying to get my paypal account or bank account details when I was selling a bike on GUMTREE AU. Text in correspondence matches current report

Scam Email
I posted a motorbike for sale. Within 1/2 hr got a text on my phone, but with no return SMS - odd, but there was an email address in the text: mattgramha@hotmail.com I emailed indicating that the bike was still available and got the full text identical to the current report and detailed in \"Email Scam Source\" below. I queried the bike suitability and still the \"buyer\" was in a hurry to deposit funds asap. Then I did a quick Google and found this report. >>> From - Sun Jan 05 12:52:17 2014 X-Account-Key: account1 X-UIDL: 58A0BFC7-75AF-11E3-8098-00215AD8241C X-Mozilla-Status: 0011 X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000 X-Mozilla-Keys: x-store-info:SmXCjkY1Un5L3qlTmewTw2528Vzv4BD3UCBZqePmdNyFItxjtuU/nlyjfeQbsIi+XzvpRAevhbQ2dfi3HQ1MUsJU9n4A02AezhzRDaIXKFS8MrNijRonlR0DldXDHTCZ23yyTstGa6U= Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; spf=pass (sender IP is 157.55.2.95; identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) smtp.mailfrom=mattgramha@hotmail.com; dkim=none (identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) header.d=hotmail.com; x-hmca=pass header.id=mattgramha@hotmail.com X-SID-PRA: mattgramha@hotmail.com X-AUTH-Result: PASS X-SID-Result: PASS X-Message-Status: n:n X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MTtsPTE7YT0xO0Q9MDtHRD0wO1NDTD0w X-Message-Info: AuEzbeVr9u6ITJ84TuOjIpWA7JAUmCiUdp95F3NgYRk5Phys1efpX+Vn2whGEJY5AI+KqvtgQHG4iIrN3WRkjQezbf9r5P0ir7bCagT3K/yaQdhIdGp0kic5QC775aoTvdSJiJtIJbWD1Fjd+b8b1tz9PUUU/Fo8PkXSpJTrdONXkqRANxCg67Cq3yIfZ+0kFtVtyUH/aQO7JAvMZPYwuaT4sRM1FiKu Received: from dub0-omc4-s20.dub0.hotmail.com ([157.55.2.95]) by COL0-MC1-F24.Col0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4900); Sat, 4 Jan 2014 18:16:16 -0800 Received: from DUB127-W61 ([157.55.2.71]) by dub0-omc4-s20.dub0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675); Sat, 4 Jan 2014 18:16:15 -0800 X-TMN: [Gq435Asw6MyQwsoyXcGZr0VLxzcr9FwL] X-Originating-Email: [mattgramha@hotmail.com] Message-ID: Return-Path: mattgramha@hotmail.com Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=\"_708a0225-40db-4289-b305-ae0c0d2eb40c_\" From: Matt Gramha To: MY NAME Subject: RE: gumtree query Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 02:16:15 +0000 Importance: Normal In-Reply-To: References: , MIME-Version: 1.0 X-OriginalArrivalTime: 05 Jan 2014 02:16:15.0619 (UTC) FILETIME=[1CA63530:01CF09BC] --_708a0225-40db-4289-b305-ae0c0d2eb40c_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"iso-8859-1\" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Cool Mate...all what i need now is your register paypal email address or yo= ur bank detail account so i can pay in now asap Date: Sun=2C 5 Jan 2014 12:43:06 +1030 From: MY EMAIL To: mattgramha@hotmail.com Subject: Re: gumtree query =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= On 5/01/2014 12:30 PM=2C Matt Gramha=0A= wrote: =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= Thanks for=0A= the reply and so sorry that i=0A= couldn\'t call you due to the=0A= nature of my work=2CI work with AWE= =0A= New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are=0A= presently on rig at the moment=2Con= =0A= the west aquarius submersible to=0A= be precise.I would have loved=0A= to call you directly but due to=0A= the nature of my work we do not=0A= have access to phone at the=0A= moment=2Cits 20days off and 10days=0A= on=2Cwhich is why I contacted you=0A= with internet messaging facility=0A= and where is it located at the=0A= moment.=0A= =20 =0A= =0A= I am buying=0A= this for my first son who just=0A= graduated ontop of his class at=0A= Charles Darwin University in NT=0A= =2CHe studied Building Design &=0A= Architecture. 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Cool Mate...all what i need = now is your register paypal email address or your bank detail account so i = can pay in now asap

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Thanks for= =0A= the reply and so sorry that i=0A= couldn\'t call you due to the=0A= nature of my work=2CI work with AWE= =0A= New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are=0A= presently on rig at the moment=2Con= =0A= the west aquarius submersible to=0A= be precise.I would have loved=0A= to call you directly but due to=0A= the nature of my work we do not=0A= have access to phone at the=0A= moment=2Cits 20days off and 10days=0A= on=2Cwhich is why I contacted you=0A= with internet messaging facility=0A= and where is it located at the=0A= moment.
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As regards= =0A= the payment=2C I can pay you through= =0A= direct bank deposit=2Cusing paypal=0A= instant bank wire transfer=0A= service=2C I will need your bank=0A= details.If you are not comfortable=0A= with that=2C you can set up a paypal= =0A= account proper and I will=0A= make the payment through paypal=2C=0A= this way=2C all I will need is your= =0A= paypal email address.
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=0A= I suspect that unless your son is very short then he would be too=0A= big for this bike. I am 5\'11 and while I don\'t ride it (obviously) I=0A= can\'t change gears comfortably - though=2C it is fun to zip around on= =0A= it.
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=0A= I bought the bike off a farm about a year ago and from what I=0A= gathered it was used by the son then the daughter to round up sheep.=0A= It doesn\'t look thrashed.
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