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Anonymous
Buddina, Queensland, Australia
2014-07-02 17:21:50
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+4 Ronald Connore Strikes againEmail Attached  
 Scammer
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Name:
   Ronald Connore
Email Address:
   rconnore@gmail.com
Just the other day I put a car up for sale on gumtree within hours I had emails coming one that caught was from this bloke

Hello.is ur listing on gumtree Ad still up for sale? Kindly reply to my personal email (rconnore@gmail.com)

My reply:
Hey mate, yeah the datsun is still for sale

Then I received this:
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 car 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. awaiting your reply



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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-08-06 06:31:47
 Scammer
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Name:
   Ronald Connore
Email Address:
   rconnore@gmail.com
Same as other posters, Ron from NZ oil & Gas, wanting to purchase for his son.. soon after getting his text, received another practically identical which i then realised was a gee up. Whe i swnt hi a text saying so, for some teason Ronald didnt respond again...Gumtree ad.

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Rconnore@gmail.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-11-12 19:09:26
 Scammer
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Name:
   Ronald Connore
Email Address:
   rconnore@gmail.com
Less than 12 hours ago my husband placed an ad on Gumtree to sell his cars. I received an email this morning from Ronald Condorre who was very interested in said cars. His email went as follows: 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 car 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 $200.00 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
I typed his name into a search engine as it seemed off to myself and funnily enough - there he was!

Andrew   (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-11-07 05:11:49
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Same scammer
Same Story
Very insistent about using Paypal, despite me saying to pay into my account.
I asked him to send me his ID.
He also said after his normal speil..
I need to inform you about this,I just received an email from my pick up agent headquarter in China...Am most sure i did not include that in my previous email,And they said they won't come for the pick up unless i pay the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time. I am a Operating Manger as my position on the Rig here,I am so busy and can not pay the agent fees from here as they Requested that i pay them with western union So what i will do here is that i will send the payment in the total amount of 14,600.00 AUD. So once you receive the confirmation of the payment from PayPal,you will deduct the promised amount for the item which is $12,500.00 AUD and the remaining $2,000.00 AUD will be send down to my agent By Western Union.the extra $100 is main for the western union charges.I will like to have your number so i can text you as soon as the payment has been made

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Gumtree

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-08-03 19:41:54
 Scammer
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Name:
   ronald connore
Email Address:
   rconnore@gmail.com
Thank you for your email. I should point out at the start that we both have severe misgivings about conducting a sale under these conditions, That is, at arm’s length, sight unseen with no safeguards. This is especially true with an asset of such high value. We feel there are no elements, which would fulfil the basic requirements of caveat emptor, which states: “Let a purchaser beware, for he ought not to be ignorant of the nature of the property, which he is buying from another party.” (Caveat emptor, quia ignorare non debuit quod ius alienum emit.) Failure in this regard could lead to undesirable consequences to the seller, as there are too many imponderables, difficulties and complications, which could arise subsequent to the sale. I regret to say that we are unwilling to conduct a sale in these circumstances. Regards Denis Meehan
We are good to go now I will transfer the fund into your account soon. Please am trying to sort out with the pick up agent though am having little problem with them now but hope to sort it out soon. i will email you when am done with the payment kindly take off the Ad on the advert as i will deposit the fund as soon as i am through with the courier agent. what is our agreed price?
On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 8:07 AM, Denis Meehan wrote: I am glad to answer your questions. You mention buying a car. I trust you realise this is a 23 foot Jayco motorhome. There is no history of accidents or major work. We have recently fitted four new tyres. The only problem we had caused when the hatch of the en suite became clear and the ultra violet caused discoloration of the walls. The hatch was replaced and the entire en suite was also replaced under warranty. There has been no other major work. Awaiting your reply, Regards Denis Meehan
From: Ronald Connore Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 2:44 PM To: Denis Meehan Subject: Re: Re for sale ad
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work and we are presently offshore and we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying the car for my first son who just graduated on top of his class,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 bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your paypal account,please get back to me with your paypal email address so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it for my son .Await your reply
On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 6:02 AM, Denis Meehan wrote: Just got your message. Yes, the motorhome is still up for sale. Regards Denis Meehan

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We advertised our Jayco Motorhome on Gumtree and tradervs.com. Within a day or two we received a text message about the sale this resulted in the flow of emails above. Our suspicions were aroused by the following: 1. A large motorhome seems an unlikely graduation present.(He initially referred to buying a car). 2. His inability to make a phone call. 3. His inability to access his bank funds or credit card. 4. His high pressure approach coupled with his offer of $300 to take down the ad. I have this morning received a text saying \"kindly confirm the firm price and service details for sales to Mr. Craig at crededer at Outlook.com\"

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