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John
Joondanna, Western Australia, Australia
2015-02-20 18:50:14
Auction/eBay Scam
Other Auction site
Fake Buyer on GumtreeEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tim Viduka
Email Address:
   timvid67@gmail.com
I had a Massage chair advertised on Gumtree (Internet Auction Site Australia) and had a response from Tim Viduka who offered to buy the goods and have then shipped overseas.

He claims he was so busy that he doesn't have access to his bank whilst at sea.

We agreed on a price and I then received another fake email advising that I had received a payment into my PayPal account, which also turned out to be Fake.


Email No 1.

It sounds good to know that it is still available for sale. I did go through your advert and I am satisfied with it. I am okay with it and would love to go ahead with the deal right away because this meets my perfect search for time being now. I am contacting you via email, I am on duty and coming to your residence for inspection won't be possible, so you have to assure me that its in condition described. You may now consider me a favorite buyer and if possible withdraw the posting from the site immediately so that I can be rest assured that it is all mine . I don't mind adding an extra $200.00 for you just to take down the posting.

Like I said earlier, 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 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. Await your reply

Email No 2

Hello Mate, i am happy to proceed with the payment by transferring the amount of the price listed but I just want to know more about it to make sure its in good condition before i proceed with the payment,can you assure me i will not be disappointed???And also,I need to inform you about this,just received an email from my pick up agent...am most sure i did not include that in my previous email,And they said they won't come for the pick up unless i pay the agent commission fee first to their head quarter in CHINA in order to be able to schedule a pick up time and an appropriate agent to pick it up here at your residence.I am a Chief Engineer as my position on the sea here,and the ship i am on is the Fleet Aircraft Carrier.I am so busy and can not pay the agent fee from here as they Requested that i pay them with Western Union.So what i will do here is that i will send the payment in the total sum amount of $6,850.00 AUD.So once you receive the confirmation of the payment from PayPal,you will deduct the promised amount for the goods which is $6,000 AUD and the remaining $850.00 AUD will be send down to head quarter office in China By Western Union Money Transfer in order to issue out agent for here to pick it up.I have tried to pay it direct here but there is no Western Union on the ship,So i believe you can handle this for me.

Note: Mind you that my pick up agent is within Australia but have to get permission before anything, and as soon as all this is completed he would have to pick it up at your residence as well.

Get back to me so that i can go ahead and send the payment now.+


Email No 3
February 20, 2015 08:30 PM
Transaction ID: 0T632646FM0105612
Hello John,

You received a payment of $6,850.00 AUD from Tim Viduka.

Thanks for using PayPal. See all the transaction details below.

It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.

Seller Protection - Eligible
________________________________________
Buyer

Tim Viduka Instructions to merchant
I added $850.00 AUD meant for shipment fee of the Items.So, go to western union outlet or any post office store now and send the money.

Pick-Up Agent address needed for Western Union Money Transfer-Confirmed !
Name: WANG SHOUZHONG
Address: Donga Zhong lu
City: Beijing
State: Beijing
Zip Code: 100027
Country: China.

Sent By Tim Viduka (The sender of this payment is Verified) How to complete the transaction via western union


Description Unit price Qty Amount
Good $6,000.00AUD 1 $6,000.00AUD
Shipping Agent fee (INCLUDED) $850.00 AUD

Western Union charges (INCLUDED)
$00.00 AUD
Payment sent $6,850.00AUD
Payment sent to __(Name removed )

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