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Anonymous
Loganholme, Queensland, Australia
2015-05-08 22:23:21
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+1 selling carsEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Dean
Email Address:
   jdean@gmail.com
I am selling a ute on Gumtree placed ad after only a few hours I received a sms from gumtree with a question about the car from John Dean so I replird negotiated over a few emails tha price of the car he was to purchase from me his explaination as to why he couldn't come in person to see the car was reasonable stating he came from Adelaide South Australia but was at the moment working on a oil rig of the coast of New Zealand and was sending his agent to inspect the car and take the car I was happy with the agreed price and explanations from him so gave all my bank details to him on the understanding I would give the address of the car after all money $18100.00 was payed into my bank than I never heard anything for 24hrs to then get a email saying he couldn't access my account so deceide to then look up this oil rig wich led me to here
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-07-02 00:52:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lionel Christiano
Email Address:
   lionelchristian500@gmail.com
I received an offer of purchase for a motorbike (mine - for sale on Gumtree.com.au): First response was as a text via Gumtree to my mobile, including the reply address: lionelchristian500@gmail.com
After responding to this email, I received this reply:
"Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project work, we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Aviation University in Western Australia ,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 $300.00 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 Account 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"
I then replied with the details requested and got the response:
"Thank you for all the details that you sent me i appreciate your honesty with the detailed explanation with regards to your words on the item status,Just to let you know that am keen and interested in buying the Item. moreover i have a private courier agent that will be coming down for the pick up as soon as you receive your fund and they will also handle all the sign necessary document on my behalf..Am 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 or your 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. Hope to read from you soon."
Which I searched and got to this website. I'll be reporting to Gumtree, as well.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Aprilia Mana850
From: lionel Christiano delivered-to: ""@gmail.com
received: by 10.64.221.104 with HTTP; Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:10:48 -0700 (PDT)
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Thank you for all the details that you sent me i appreciate your honesty with the detailed explanation with regards to your words on the item status,Just to let you know that am keen and interested in buying the Item. moreover i have a private courier agent that will be coming down for the pick up as soon as you receive your fund and they will also handle all the sign necessary document on my behalf..Am 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 or your 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. Hope to read from you soon.

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