Tim Viduka (sailor currently at sea) purchase on GumTree for a graduation present for his son - Scamalot

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rusty
AU
2014-02-15 18:55:07
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 Tim Viduka (sailor currently at sea) purchase on GumTree for a graduation present for his sonEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tim Viduka
Email Address:
   timvid68@gmail.com
I listed a bicycle on Gumtree. I received the following email from Tim Viduka. I knew it was a scam because he supplied so much (too much!) detail.

Thanks for the response,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,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.

I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking. I don\'t mind adding an extra $100.00 for you just to take down the posting..I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info

Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,am a sailor am presently on-board, 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 and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply asap.
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John   (Joondanna, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-02-20 18:29:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tim Viduka
Email Address:
   timvid67@gmail.com
Hello Mate, i am happy to proceed with the payment by transferring the amount of the price listed but I just want to know more about it to make sure its in good condition before i proceed with the payment,can you assure me i will not be disappointed???And also,I need to inform you about this,just received an email from my pick up agent...am most sure i did not include that in my previous email,And they said they won't come for the pick up unless i pay the agent commission fee first to their head quarter in CHINA in order to be able to schedule a pick up time and an appropriate agent to pick it up here at your residence.I am a Chief Engineer as my position on the sea here,and the ship i am on is the Fleet Aircraft Carrier.I am so busy and can not pay the agent fee from here as they Requested that i pay them with Western Union.So what i will do here is that i will send the payment in the total sum amount of $6,850.00 AUD.So once you receive the confirmation of the payment from PayPal,you will deduct the promised amount for the goods which is $6,000 AUD and the remaining $850.00 AUD will be send down to head quarter office in China By Western Union Money Transfer in order to issue out agent for here to pick it up.I have tried to pay it direct here but there is no Western Union on the ship,So i believe you can handle this for me.
Note: Mind you that my pick up agent is within Australia but have to get permission before anything, and as soon as all this is completed he would have to pick it up at your residence as well.
Get back to me so that i can go ahead and send the payment now.+

Scam Email
February 20, 2015 08:30 PM Transaction ID: 0T632646FM0105612 Hello John, You received a payment of $6,850.00 AUD from Tim Viduka. Thanks for using PayPal. See all the transaction details below. It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account. Seller Protection - Eligible ________________________________________ Buyer Tim Viduka Instructions to merchant I added $850.00 AUD meant for shipment fee of the Items.So, go to western union outlet or any post office store now and send the money. Pick-Up Agent address needed for Western Union Money Transfer-Confirmed ! Name: WANG SHOUZHONG Address: Donga Zhong lu City: Beijing State: Beijing Zip Code: 100027 Country: China. Sent By Tim Viduka (The sender of this payment is Verified) How to complete the transaction via western union Description Unit price Qty Amount Good $6,000.00AUD 1 $6,000.00AUD Shipping Agent fee (INCLUDED) $850.00 AUD Western Union charges (INCLUDED) $00.00 AUD Payment sent $6,850.00AUD Payment sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Questions? Contact the Help Center : here. Please reply to this email.This mailbox is monitored and you will receive a response. Thank you for using PayPal. The PayPal Team.

No Name   (Sackville Reach, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-02-18 15:22:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tim vodka
Email Address:
   timvid67@gmail.com
I am advertising my furniture on gum tree asked him where the furniture needs to go he said nsw and I said what's the address and he gave me a NT address claims " he no scum bag"

Scam Email
It sounds good to know that it is still available for sale. I did go through your advert and I am satisfied with it. I am okay with it and would love to go ahead with the deal right away because this meets my perfect search for time being now. I am contacting you via email, I am on duty and coming to your residence for inspection won't be possible, so you have to assure me that its in condition described. You may now consider me a favorite buyer and if possible withdraw the posting from the site immediately so that I can be rest assured that it is all mine . I don't mind adding an extra $200.00 for you just to take down the posting. Like I said earlier, i am a very busy man working all day,am a sailor am presently on-board, 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 and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it. Await your reply.

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