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Anonymous
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2015-04-01 08:31:44
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
+1 initial mobile text followed by emails
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Kathy Smith
Email Address:
    Kathy Smith
Initial text message from +61 409 793 748 to my mobile indicating interest in furniture for sale on Gumtree, requesting reply by email to macsmith202@gmail.com. Then sends email saying:
"I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct."

Continues to send emails requesting bank account details. Emails ceased after I said I would report the scam.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-11-08 04:54:32
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Kathy Smith
Email Address:
   macsmith201@gmail.com
Replied to add on gumtree For furniture requesting PayPal details and that they want it for their holiday - same email as others stating working away etc

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