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Anonymous
Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia
2015-09-08 03:03:30
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+4 Carsales ad scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
    Bahjat John Kilzi
Email Address:
   bahjatjonhk87@gmail.com
Bahjat John Kilzi responded in an SMS to my ad to sell a car on Carsales but he wanted me to contact him back on the email address shown above.
I contacted him as requested and he responded with the email below and I responded to his email with the email above his.
Hello Bahjat,

Thanks for your response.

I can supply an ANZ Account Number which has no money in it but will allow you to transfer money in. Since you are not able to inspect the vehicle, I advise that I will take the vehicle off the market when I can verify that payment has been made to my account. I hope this arrangement is acceptable to you.

Please advise what other information you need on the car?

Regards,

On 6/09/2015 5:12 PM, Bahjat John Kilzi wrote:
> Thanks for the response, 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,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
>
> Am buying this for my son for his 21st birthday. He lives in Darwin presently so is going to be shipped to Darwin after have sorted out with the payment, i want to be sure if it is still in good condition ,i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car. I don't mind adding an extra $300.00 for you just to take down the posting.
>
> Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,am a sailor 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 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,
> Bahjat

Following a couple more emails he requested I pay Western Union for transport costs prior to getting any money from him and following is my last email to him as a response to his last email and phone call to me.

Hello Bahjat,
In response to this email below and your phone call at 10:29 today, I confirm verbal advice that I am not prepared to proceed with the Western Union transfer until appropriate payment is made to my account.

Regards,


On 8/09/2015 10:25 AM, Bahjat John Kilzi wrote:
> Hi Nev,
>
> I am very sorry about inconveniences that this might have caused you cos pay pal strongly advised on this as a security measure that both helps the buyer and the seller when doing transactions like this. I made payments to pay pal and they told me that they would be holding the funds until you get back to them with the western union receipts that confirms you have transferred the pick up fees to the pick up agent then PayPal would now credit your account immediately at once cos they said they don't credit account install mentally. I will plead with you to try and get this sorted out asap and you get back to pay pal with the western union details for them to process the transaction and put the money trough in your account asap so that the pick up schedule could take place in time.I will be looking forward hearing from you positively
>
> Regards,
> Bahjat.



Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-03-10 06:37:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Bahjat
Email Address:
   johnbahjat111@gmail.com
Tried to buy my car on carsales.com.au with same scam as mentioned above

Scam Email
Bahjat John 10:21 PM (15 minutes ago) to me 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. Regards, Bahjat

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-01-16 03:58:48
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bahjat
Email Address:
   johnbahjat111@gmail.com
Just listed a car on carsales (16.01.16) and had this guy contact me almost immediately asking for a final price on the car and to contact him at the above email address. Thought it looked suss so dropped the address in Google and sure enough this came up.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-12-16 22:41:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   jonnbahjat
Email Address:
   jonnbahjat111@gmail.com
Once again this guy is looking to buy a car from us on carsales.com same info wanted car to go to Darwin wanted bank details to transfer money in sight unseen. this man is definately a scammer take care.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-09-21 03:40:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bahjat
Email Address:
   bahjatjonhk87@gmail.com
Contacted me via sms responding to a car I have for sale on carsales.com.au. No number but his name comes up on the phone. BAHJAT. requests contact via gmail.

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