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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
City of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
|+2 Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Gumtree, ref:19601 |
Contact was made to my phone from an internet message relay service. Request for immediate purchase of car for the full amount +$300 \"just to take down the posting\".
His initial message to my phone in it\'s entirety:
Hello... is ur listing on
gumtree Ad still up for
sale? Kindly reply to my
m) with the last ONO
1:15 PM (4 hours ago)
Ad only went live today an hour or so before your message, so no offers yet. Willing to deviate from the listed price but not very far. You\'re welcome to come and have a look at it, will be detailing it tonight and tomorrow, will have more pics up, etc.
\"Ramond\"s reply via email@example.com:
1:28 PM (4 hours ago)
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project work, we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying the item 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 $300.00 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 (Operating Manager) 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
No other details given, and I highly doubt any even close to genuine will be. Tracing the email header gives no results, so I guess that says it all right there.
Needless to say I haven\'t replied yet, and certainly not for an agreement of sale.
Might just play with them a bit before politely asking them to insert themselves into their own anal cavity.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2015-03-16 00:26:20|
Advertised my car for sale, next day received an sms from Ramond:
"Is your car still for sal? what is the lowest price and condition of it, get back to me through my email address firstname.lastname@example.org"
I emailed him some details of the car and he said:
"Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the momement and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your account.
Await your reply"
I googled his name and came across this website.
|Daniel (Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-10-24 09:13:25|