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Anonymous
Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia
2014-12-14 06:59:03
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, #22037Email Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Rita smith
Email Address:
   ritasm4040@hotmail.com
Placed ad for furniture on gumtree website. Received text response seeking details via email. Responded via email as requested. Was very suspicious of Rita's response. Also received a second email from Peter Akinson. Same style, almost same response. Definitely suss. Googled Rita's alleged employer, NZ oil and gas and found message about scammers .
Words in emails:
Thanks for getting back.am okay 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.Kindly get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account.

You do not have to bother yourself about the shipping.I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for pick up at your door,when you must have gotten your cash at hand...I will wait for the paypal payment to clear in your account before we proceed with the pickup,once payment has cleared in your account and money is made available,then after i will contact you on how the shipping agent will schedule the pick up time with you and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your account thanks.

Regards


Hi, Penny thanks for the mail, the 2-2 seater plus 2-1 seater lounge suite is what i am after and will like you do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for Brother-in-Law and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.

As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made .
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, that was why i text, i even wonder how my message deliver to your phone but for now we can only communicate through mailing channel. Let me know your mind as i await your reply asap.Thanks

Peter,
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