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Hayden
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2014-03-06 18:41:27
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Emailed re carsales.com.au advertisement- was sent via text msg, no number just 'Desmond'
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Desmond Gan
Email Address:
   desmdgan87@gmail.com
Desmond contacted me from carsales.com.au via text message. He says his from an oil rig off the NZ coast and wants to buy a car for his son for graduating top of his class in NT. This was the last 2 emails when I realised it was a scam & started my research on the asshole. His email address is desmdgan87@gmail.com. I wasn\'t scammed, red lights came on when he wanted me to pay money prior to funds clearing.


On Friday, March 7, 2014, Desmond Gan wrote:
Good Morning Hayden,

Thanks for the understanding ,Please I have just made the payments now and i expected paypal to have emailed by now,please check your spam/junk folder as I sometimes get paypal notification there,I sent $18,400 in all, paypal said they would be holding the funds and it won\'t be credited into your account because of the excess payments of $1,750 i added meant for pick up and delivery,they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $1,650 to the freighting company headquarters via western union money transfer,so that paypal can credit the $18,400 into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra $100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn\'t be more than $60-80 but just to be sure i added $100, Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:

Jianan Xu,,
118 Qiannian Lu,
Chaoyang Be,
Beijing,
100028,
China .

Cheers!
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