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NameGrant abbott    

Details of Scam Report
Selling item on gumtree received text asking for condition and lowest price and to contact via email (strange) As really want to sell this item I thought it could legit. Contacted them and I received the same bs as so many other people. Asking to supply bank account details and he will pay via PayPal. Then comes up with a problem with his pick up courier who's head office is in China and need to be paid first via Western Union (alarm bells right there) and wants me to pay out of my money the courier plus fees and once done send PayPal a receipt number and they will then release the funds. Until then PayPal had the money on hold unless I pay the so called courier and give them a receipt number. Courier details are a personal name that doesn't exist and the address is usually the same just different numbers I have even had emails from PayPal (that has a strange email address attached to it btw) demanding I pay the shipping or they will take legal action as they supposedly can't release the funds back to the buyer. One I know this is not true as I have had to do it before and two I don't physically have any money so they can't do anything. Don't let it get this far just ignore it it starts with a text with either a number that's not in Australia or has a name, no number. Then goes onto saying the same stuff offshore doing something and can't get his credit card details and wants you to pay for something your selling without the money from them first. There are other forms of this scam using stolen credit cards where you lose money and the item

Scam Email
Subject: Re: trailer for sale
From: grantabbott8083 date: 26/06/2015 2:54 AM (GMT+10:00)

Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct. Await your reply On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 8:40 PM, grant abbott wrote: I have just completed the payment and i expected paypal to have notified you to this effect.check your mail folders(inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $6,550 in all.i added $1,050 but $950 will be sent to my agent in China through western union online ( the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee. Paypal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection. Here is the agent's details you need for the western union and where the money will be sent. Name: RONGFENG WANG Address: 30 ding fu jia yuan. State: Beijing. Zip Code: 100024 Country: China. Please get the necessary details sent to paypal (Money Transfer Control Number) MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $950 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done. Thanks.

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