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

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No Name
Bexley, New South Wales, Australia
2012-04-25 22:46:38
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 Cris Patrick - away at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible NT - Car buyer scam
 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.
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Doc Freeman-Ward   (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-01 21:18:24
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Georgie Mahooney
Email Address:
   
After placing an add in our motorhome club magazine we received the following email. 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?
I am buying this for my dad in NZ,I choose the australian market as its a far larger one than that in NZ and gives me more freedom of choice,the shipping cost and all will be worth it at the end of the day, I want it to be the perfect birthday gift for my dad he will love this as a surprise so much,he is so much of an enthusiast! does it have any history I should be aware of? I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery to my dad.I will really appreciate if you can email more info and pics . Also wanted usual info regarding bank details, was happy to pay the asking price. No inspection was requested (for a vehicle valued over $100,000.00 ???????????

Rob   (Launching Place, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-01 21:15:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Cris Patrick / Chris Patrick
Email Address:
   cris.patrick23@gmail.com
txt message regarding car we had advertised for sale, same texts and emails as other people have received.

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