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Anonymous
The Ponds, New South Wales, Australia
2014-11-09 21:10:57
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+3 Scam emaill from matthewgrick@gmail.com for car for sale at GumtreeEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Matthew Grick
Email Address:
   matthewgrick@gmail.com
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 $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
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-01-12 10:45:49
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Matthew Grick
Email Address:
   matthewgrick@gmail.com
I recently advertised my car for sale on Gumtree. I got this text message; Good day, am interested in your item posted on gumtree kindly get back to me with my mail if still for sale (matthewgrick@gmail.com)
I replied via email and then I got this reply from him;
On 12 Jan 2015, at 7:42 am, Matthew grick wrote:
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this 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 sailor 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 .

Scam Email
Gumtree.com.au

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-01-09 18:01:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Matthew Grick
Email Address:
   matthewgrick@gmail.com
Was selling computer, responded at a very wired hour and soon after it was posted. Messaged my phone first, told me to email him.

Scam Email
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. 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 sailor 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

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-12-11 23:11:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mathew grick
Email Address:
   mathewgrick@gmail.com
Mathew grick contacted me regarding a motorcycle I am selling on Gumtree within the first hour of the add being posted. He said almost the identical story as I read on a previous report on this website. He said the bike was to be a graduation present for his son who just graduated from Charles Darwin university in NT and he would transfer the monies into a nominated bank account. He also said he was an operations manager on an oil rig somewhere and he had a private transport agent to pick up the goods on the weekend. I feel so stupid for giving him my bank account number but luckily I gave him the number to visa debit account that had no money in it and have since shut it down. He's very very convincing but my gut instinct said to check him out. I googled his name and he came up everywhere as a scammer with an almost identical story.

Scam Email
Gumtree Australia and the story he gave is identical as all the others, his son graduated from Charles Darwin university in the NT and he was a operations manager on an oil rig.

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