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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2014-02-27 21:42:15
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Annie Snels
Email Address:
   annellson118@gmail.com
They responded to my gumtree ad and advised to only email them at annellson118@gmail.com as she apprently works for New Zealand Oil and Gas and states that she works 15 days on and 15 days off and wanted me to provide me with paypal or bank account details.

They seemed all too keen to purchase my item and then advised the following;
I am happy to proceed with the payment, howveer i just got confirmation mail from the shipping company now that i will need to pay for the freightening fees before they can schedulae pre-shipping/pick up date, they charge $900 AUD for the pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in China.

As you are well aware of, due to the nature of my work i am away and do not have access to western union, post offices have western union section, will it be ok with you if i ass $900AUD to the amount i am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the western union transfer of the freightening fees through union money transfer?

What this means is that i would be tarnsfering real money to them when they never sent money to me in the first place.

They advised that that paypal would not accept the fundsd transfer as the amount was over the sale price.
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