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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
| selling our boat |
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree
First I get a text message but cant find the number can only email them . This was the fisrt message: Is your boat still available for sale pls get back to me with the firm price and conditions on my email (email@example.com) email only. Then I repiled with: Yes boat is for sale, price is $1000.00 Then first email from her: 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 moment 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 acct. Await your reply We thought it was all good , so we replied with BSB & Acc Numbers ( Stupid of us ) I decided to Look up New Zealand Oil and Gas website so I could contact monica amy and went to find their phoine number and in the top left corner is a BEWARE of SCAMS LINK. Then we got another email from her at 5.25pm and it says: Hi mate,i will let you know when the payment has been made and also contact my courier pickup agent to arrange time and date for the pickup and he will be responsible for signing all the necessary papers on my behalf thanks. Please help me remove the ad and tell other inquiries that it,s sold. Then another email this morning: I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $950 for pick up and delivery, and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $950 to the money i will send through paypal as soon as i have made the payments, i will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Hq in china through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office ,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices(you can do it online as well at (www.westernunion.com)..., i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didnt bring my credit card aboard, i am a little incapacitated.I will appreciate your help here.