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Jodie
Trigg, Western Australia, Australia
2014-04-15 19:59:37
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 Mary Cole
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mary Cole
Email Address:
   colemary01@outlook.com
I received a text message from this woman offering to buy furniture that I had for sale. I replied to her via email, as requested. This is her reply:

Thanks for the swift response and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for son and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.

As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made...

You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don\'t have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, that was why i sent you a text, i even wonder how my message deliver to your phone but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply asap.

Thanks

Mary
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-05-15 21:45:17
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   colemary112@outlook.com
Scam Website:
   GumTree
Thanks for the swift response and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for son and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.
As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here.
I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made...
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, that was why i sent you a text, i even wonder how my message deliver to your phone but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply asap.
Thanks
Mary
Hello mate,I have just made the payments now and i expect paypal to have emailed by now,check your paypal email address if you have been messaged yet, i sent $800.00 in all including the paypal charges, paypal said they would be holding the funds because of the excess payments of $570 added meant for pick up commission fee and due to the fact that i emailed them about the excess payment i made, until they get the western union information from you,this is being delivered to my son in NZ, i will need you to send the $570 to my pick up agent Headquarters via western union money transfer(this can be done first thing today from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there) or do it via western union online , i added extra $100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $20-10 but just to be sure i added $100, Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:
Name...Yazhong Duan Address..NO.2 Fu shan Road, Beijing, China. Post code..101100
Please kindly email the necessary details to paypal :the mtcn which you will be given at the western union after the $570 has been sent as well as the sender's name and address used to send the money through western union, so that i can forward it to paypal or better still you can email it to paypal directly,that is fine with me as well for the money i sent to be credited into your account after they might have receive the information they needed to release the whole money in your account. I will need your address where it will be picked up,and my pickup agent will contact you after they have received the payments in order to book a time for the pick up to be done.
Cheers!!
Mary
nline , i added extra $100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $20-10 Post code..101100
Same email as the other person reported, but kept asking for my address, which I wasnt going to give until payment was made, luckily enough something in me made me check it out further, hence I am on this site. Not even Gumtree is safe !! No money has been paid... surprise surprise !!

Scam Email
colemary112@outlook.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-05-12 01:48:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mary Cole
Email Address:
   colemary112@outlook.com
Offered item of furniture on Gumtree (Australia) and initially received a text asking if item was still for sale and, if so, respond by email to colemary112@outlook.com. After responding, advising that it was stil for sale received the following email text Quote Thanks for the swift response and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for son and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.
As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here.
I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made...
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, that was why i sent you a text, i even wonder how my message deliver to your phone but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply asap.
Thanks
Mary Unquote
Spelling and grammar raised my concerns and therefore did search on internet. Results caused concern so now disregarding the response. Obviously a case of seller beware.

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