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Anonymous
Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia
2014-12-17 05:24:26
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+3 Matthew Grick text re: car for sale on Gumtree   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Matthew Grick
Email Address:
matthewgrick@gmail.com
I received the following text message:
'Hi seller is the item posted on gumtree still for sale? kindly get back to me with my mail (matthergrick@gmail.com)'
After I replied via email to say my vehicle was still for sale I received this reply:
'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 message 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 and Arcitecture. 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 for you to just 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 so I will be paying you through PayOal 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'
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-04-23 20:48:30
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Matthew Gricks
Email Address:
matthewgricks@outlook.com
Telephone:
+1 (614) 504-0841
Not scammed. I have items for sale on Gumtree and received a similar inquiry to the initial complainant using the same e-mail. Responded with item details and price. Conversation continuing

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-04-18 07:11:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Matthew Gricks
Email Address:
matthewgricks@outlook.com
I posted an ad on Gumtree and he sent a text very soon after to contact him via email only. After emailing him, the response I received was almost identical to the others posted here. He's a scammer.
Thanks for getting back to me as regards my inquiry about the listed item is for sale. 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 will like to know if you are the direct seller and if you are the first owner.
I will be very grateful if u can give me a first priority and take the ad down. i will add a fee of $100 for taking the ad down.please, get back to me with more pic and the last price offer..I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if u can email more info
Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,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 u have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with ur 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

sophie   (Chelsea, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-04-07 19:14:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
matthew gricks
Scam Website:
I posted an ad on gumtree,vic and he replied right away with a story he worked in NT, and he is a busy man with no details of bank details with him and he has organised for someone to come and pick up my car he asked for my bank details in order to send the money. The message seem too perfect!!!! Well written with too much details that would not be in a email if you were writing to a real person.....stay away from this person !!!

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