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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
|+1 Gumtree scammer |
The next morning I received a SMS message stating "Hi seller, is the listed item on Gumtree still for sale? pls get back to me via email (email@example.com)"
I replied " James, Yes this item is still for sale"
Then I received a email from firstname.lastname@example.org but the it said that it came from Donald Connore
"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 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"
then I look this up on Scamdex and found that this is a Scam.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2016-04-27 22:09:19|
I'm unsure of how stupid he thinks people are but my answer to this email was gold. It went a little something like this:
James, seriously there is no way in hell I am emailing you any account details of mine! I don't trust you don't know who you are, you haven't even answered any of my questions in regards to who you may be or anything about the roadworthy and stuff. Not liking how this is looking, all you seem to keep asking for is my account details. No one hasn't got access to a phone all day and night and I have jet to meet someone who leaves home without a credit card. So sorry but this isn't working for me. I mean no offence and you must understand in this day and age one must be very careful! So if you really want my car please answer the few questions about who you are and then tonight after work you can call me and I will organise a payment method which suits me. Thank you
Curious as to what the response to this shall be
Thanks for the mail,i appreciate your honesty with the detailed explanation with regards to your words on the item status.Happy to inform you that the fund is ready and available in my PayPal account so am ready to transfer the fund into your nominated bank account as soon as you get back to me with your account name account number and your bsb number or PayPal email address.Waiting to read from you ASAP.i will like you to disregard any kind of call or message concerning this item as I am confirming to you with this email that I am purchasing this item and its funds are ready to be transferred to your account...