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John Cooper
Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
2012-02-06 19:12:42
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+1 Marine Biologist
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Dave Edmond
Email Address:
   davidedmond03@hotmail.com
Starts here

Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am
buying it for my holiday,because i\'ll be coming soon from our rig as
am a marine biologist working offshore,i won\'t be able to come for
the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call
in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition.
i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your
PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the
courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival.
Await your reply.

Then this came:

Ok good,do get back to me with your bank details, so i can proceed
with payment and contact my pickup agent to arrange a convenient
pickup time with you once payment is been sorted by me

Getting suspicious by this then:

I have just completed the payment and i expected paypal to have
notified you to this effect.check your mail folders(inbox,spam and junk
mail) i sent $2,050 in all.i added $1,050 but $950 will be sent to my
pickup agent headquarters in UK through western union at post office,the extra $100
is to cover the western union fee.
PayPal will not release the fund until you email them the
western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent
to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent\'s details where the money
will be sent.

Tony Payne,
18-24 Turnham Green Terrace,
W4 1QP
London,
United Kingdom.

please get the necessary details sent to PayPal (Money Transfer Control
Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $950 so that they
can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done.
thanks.

Sorry did not come down with the last shower. I have emailed him with my thoughts and to this he has not replied. Be wary of buying anything and not viewing it especially a boat.

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Dave J   (Auburn, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-04-16 21:45:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   dave edmond
Email Address:
   daved1516@gmail.com
I have a boat for sale.
I get an sms from "DavEd" in place of the phone number. I dont seem to be able to get the actual phone number out of my Android phone.
He asked me to email him price and condition.
I did then got this in return.
On 16 April 2012 17:24, dave edmond wrote:
Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am buying it for my holiday,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a marine biologist working offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition. i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival. Await your reply.
I google "Marine Biologist Scam" and am inundated with scam reports.
I should also note I now have three SMS requests to sell the boat by email. Seemingly from different places.

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