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Tried to sell my boat via Gumtree and was contacted by someone posing as a buyer. They claimed to be working in NZ - asked for bank details and we picked up that something was odd pretty quickly.
Email thread below from the first email is below.
'Thanks a lot for the email. I am 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?
am very satisfied with your advert,i will like you to get back to me with is 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'.
They came back with another email. See below.
'Thanks for the payment details and am happy to proceed with the payment, however i just got a confirmation mail from the shipping company now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $500aud for the pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in the Norway.
As you are well aware of, due to the nature of my work am away and do not have access to western union, most post offices have western union section,will it be ok with you if I add the $500aud to the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the western union transfer of the freighting fees through western union money transfer? You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate your help as I am a little incapacitated here.
On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM, melissa frank wrote:
thanks, will get back to you as soon as the fund has been cleared.
Gumtree - via email. refused to provide any personal information.
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