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Anonymous
Kensington and Norwood, South Australia, Australia
2014-03-13 06:33:22
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+1 Car Sale on gumtree
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chelsea Moore
Email Address:
   mooreyum@gmail.com
offered car for sale on gumtree and received a txt message straight away:

\"Hi, this is Moore, I am keen to buy the vehicle you listed on gumtree asap. Contact me only to my email mooreyum@gmail.com if you still have it for sale. Email only\"

replied via email and got following answer by email:

\"Thanks a lot for the email. I\'m away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

I\'m very satisfied with your advert,i will like you to get back to me with her present condition and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won\'t be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment, pls get back to me with your final asking price and your PayPal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no PayPal acct. I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Await your reply\"

this reply made me somewhat suspicious so I googled the name and found similar entries on scamdex.
confronted the person with this fact and got as an answer:

\"Who do you found on scamdex? You must be mad\"

no idea what this person is up to but definitely dodgy and not a native English speaker!

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Samuel   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2014-03-25 20:23:56
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chelsea Moore
Email Address:
   moreny3@gmail.com
Received this email from the Moore which had the exactly same message that found in scamdex:
Thanks a lot for the email. I'm away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?
I'm very satisfied with your advert,i will like you to get back to me with her present condition and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment, pls get back to me with your final asking price and your PayPal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no PayPal acct. I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply
The first contact was through text message as following:
Hi This's Chelsea, I am keen to buy the vehicle u listed on gumtree Asap, Contact me ONLY to my email moreny3@gmail.com if you still ahve it for sale. Email only.

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Gumtree Australia.

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