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Anonymous
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2015-02-14 02:13:07
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Placed item for sale on Gumtree.com.auEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Brown Moore
Email Address:
   brklndavid@gmail.com
David Brown Moore
36 koolpinyah crescent tiwi northern territory 0810,Australia
lisence number - 16723656
DOB- 29th oct,1974.

I received a sms in response to an item I placed for sale on Gumtree.com.au.

Hello seller,you still have the advertised item on gumtree for sale. and what is the price. email me on brklndavid@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 replied to the SMS by email as requested already concerned that it was a scam.

I am buying this item for my Dad as a gift for his birthday ,to show as a responsible son and to make him happy. 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 Dad Await your reply..

Once I received that email I replied with the email below

I have a concern that this is a scam. I dont mean any disrespect if this is not but to go forward with the sale I would like proof david exists.  Do you have a linked in profile? Face book account or instagram page? Do you reside in Austraila when not off shore? Whats your address? And last of all can you provide your last name and DOB so I can do a skip trace on your details? Im a debt collector so do have facilities to comfirm your identity.

To my suprise I got this reply

Mate, like i said this is a legitimate transaction this is all what i can provide for you to prove.


David Brown Moore
36 koolpinyah crescent tiwi northern territory 0810,Australia
lisence number - 16723656
DOB- 29th oct,1974.

Mate, trust me as i do..

I did some searches and wasnt until I googled the address received in the email and the top link was a report from scamdex with matching address and DOB
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