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Anonymous
Willetton, Western Australia, Australia
2014-01-03 00:30:50
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+1 Joy in West AustraliaEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Deon Thomas
Email Address:
   kurace@live.com
Text message sent to my mobile phone asking more info re caravan for sale on Gumtree. The reply was to be by email to kurace@live.com
I sent confirmation of price and availability of van.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-04 23:15:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Deon Thomas
Email Address:
   kutace@live.com
Received a text msg asking me to confirm the price and availability of the caravan for sale by email. Thought this was odd but I sent email stating that price and availability was as stated in the ad. Then received this very long email. The same as Jot from WA. Hi,
Thanks for reply. I am interested in the immediate purchase and I will gladly cover the PayPal charges from my end. I work as an Oceanographer and I am presently offshore.
I can only make the payment via paypal because it's very safe and secure for both of us. In case you don't have a paypal account I'll advice you to register for one at www.paypal.com.au. I have a private pick-up agent that will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up at any location of your choice once the payment is completed. I would have loved the agent to handle the payment with cash but he doesn't make payment on customers behalf.
Question: I'll like you to tell me more about the present condition and have you ever experience any problem with it before?
I'm very much interested and I want you to know that you don't have to surf around looking for buyers because you've just found one. I want to make it a surprise for my cousin and it must be presented in few Weeks from now. I hope you understand my eagerness to complete this transaction a.s.a.p...? contact via phone would have been the easiest means to talk to you, but we are out of cell phone range and the satellite phone is playing up, email is the best means of contact for me at the moment, hope you can accommodate me on this? and I will also like you to remove the Advert online and consider me as your favourite buyer.
Immediately the payment is completed and transferred into your account, the agent will contact you in-order to handle the pickup from your location and he will also be of assistance concerning the change of ownership by presenting all the information's/documents needed to complete this transaction. This transaction is also based on HUGE amount of trust and I expect to see this from your end as it is on mine.
In your reply you can send me your PayPal details (Name and email address) so i can effect payment ASAP and also your contact address for pick up.
Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards, Deon
> Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:58:08 +1100 > To: kutace@live.com > > > Price as is stated on the ad. It is available for sale. > Sent from my iPhone

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Was suspicious so googled the name and oceanographer and this website came up.

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