Cris Patrick - away at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible NT - Scamalot

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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
No Name
Bexley, New South Wales, Australia
2012-04-25 22:45:47
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+10 Cris Patrick - away at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible NT
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Cris Patrick
Email Address:
   cris.patrick23@gmail.com
Received text message reply to my ad selling my car. Asking to confirm price etc via email.

In reply to my email I received this:

Thanks a lot for the email .I am away at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise, we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it located at the moment?

I am buying this for my next holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my dad.I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos .

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.


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This email completely matched another email found on this Scamdex website: http://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipReport.php?num=2286

Was unsure exactly how they could scam through Paypal but not taking any chances.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Big Al   (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-05 19:17:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Oliver
Email Address:
   David Oliver
Same scam - new twist
Phone is attached to "Pingers" I believe
Response below to an advertisement on Gumtree (I have also advised Gumtree).
Thanks a lot for getting back i really appreciate , My name is David and am working at sea at the moment,on the west Aquarius submersible to be precise.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,its 20 days off and 10 days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price?
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 & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,i want to be sure if it is still in good condition , preferably if i can get more close up picture (engine and interior inclusive), i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .
As regards the payment, 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 .
Regards, David.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-09-25 07:18:01
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   mkroliver345@gmail.com
Scam Website:
   gumtree

stevenjholm@yahoo.com.au
Recieved same scam email. Selling a car on gumtree, was sms'd asking me to email him back. Email reply was so long and details I thought it must be a scam and googled some details and saw this chain. Thanks guys!!!! Hope these guys get caught!!!
Message flagged Tuesday, 25 September 2012 8:46 PM Thanks alot for getting back i really appreciate , My name is Mark and am working at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise.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,its 20days off and 10days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated ontop 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 ,i want to be sure if it is still in good condition , preferably if i can get more close up picture (engine and interior inclusive), i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .
As regards the payment, 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 .
Regards, Mark

Kim   (Zillmere, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-26 03:05:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Oliver
Email Address:
   davioliver345@gmail.com
Received the same as above through posting an ad on Gumtree

Kim   (Zillmere, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-26 03:05:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Oliver
Email Address:
   davioliver345@gmail.com
Received the same as above through posting an ad on Gumtree

Kat   (Kimball, SD, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-23 14:26:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Patrick Cox
Email Address:
   patcox654@gmail.com
This person also sent me an email asking if i was firm on the price and gave me the same email word for word about being away, works with west aquarius submersible, 15 days off and 15 days on... etc... DO NOT BELIEVE THIS PERSON

Reg   (South Bank, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-23 06:45:14
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lowden
Email Address:
   ch.lowden1101@gmail.com
Advertised our car on Gumtree and received a text message asking us to email him, to which he emailed back... Thanks a lot for the email.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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it located at the moment? I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my family . As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address. Cheers!!
then we responded and then he emailed...
Thanks for the detailed explanation,although have check the photos on the add and am satisfied with it . Am really satisfied and i also appreciate your honesty about the condition of the car as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am onboard , just want to buy the car it for my holiday,Happy to inform you that i have now upgraded my paypal account to business merchant account so i can transfer the fund into your nominated account from my paypal account . please advise me of the details so i can make the transfer ASAP.thanks Chris Lowden

No Name   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-20 01:00:02
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Christopher Lowden
Email Address:
   ch.lowden1101@gmail.com
Email sent from scammer matches previous reports eg.
Thanks for getting back to me, so sorry that i couldn't call you due to the nature of my work, we do not have access to phone calls at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,am a marine engineer am away at sea at the moment as i work with west aquarius submersible to be precise the best way to get a hold of me is through this email.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address

pussymats   (Maison Dieu, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-16 18:37:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Travis
Email Address:
   tralaurel93@gmail.com
I received a text message in reply to my ad for selling my car. This is the email reply I got after catching up with him via email:
Thanks for getting back to me, so sorry that i couldn't call you due to the nature of my work, we do not have access to phone calls at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,am a marine engineer am away at sea at the moment as i work with west aquarius submersible to be precise the best way to get a hold of me is through this email.
I am buying this for my next holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my dad.I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more close up photos.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a PayPal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through PayPal, this way, all I will need is your PayPal email address.
Cheers!!!

Roset03   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-07 07:28:56
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Christopher Smyth
Email Address:
   ch.smyth1970@gmail.com
Thanks a lot for the email .I am away at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise, we do not have access to phone at  the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it located at the moment?    I am buying this for my next holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my dad.I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos .    As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address .
Cheers!!!

Carina   (East Hills, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-01 07:08:14
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Zac Ibbott
Email Address:
   Zac Ibbott [zicolasf@gmail.com]
I am very serious about paying the $4,500 price for the 701cc Yamaha Superjet / jet ski / pwc but can't come over to inspect it cos i'm on the West aquarius submersible to be precise but i have gone through the pics and description which i'm okay with. I am buying it as a gift for my cousin who also resides in Australia As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address. I am looking forward to your reply and i would arrange for the pick up and delivery of the item with a freighter/ picks up agent after payment have been sorted.
Zac.

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