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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2015-09-17 01:53:16
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 Gumtree Advert - Scam Response from NZ Oil and GasEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Green
Email Address:
   golemetz2003@gmail.com
I placed an advert on Gumtree.
Soon after I received a text message from the phone number 0409 793 748, requesting me to email them back regarding the furniture I had online.
I did so and asked some questions, I then received this response;

"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 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Await your reply."

He did not respond with any answers to my questions and his ability to organise a courier as quickly as he suggested set off red flags. I investigated the NZ Oil and Gas website where they had a page on scams that were going around falsely using their company as an employer.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-04-08 00:11:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   dorom088@gmail.com
Email Address:
   dorom088@gmail.com
I also placed items on Gumtree and soon received the following txt "do you still have the gumtree furniture? kindly reply to dorom088@gmail.com pls no text"
I did a Google search on the email address and came up with the information on Scamdex that showed other people had received a txt which was identical to what i had received.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-12-06 02:24:50
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Green
Email Address:
   golemetz2003@gmail.com
Telephone:
   0409793748
Advertised some furniture on Gumtree - multiple adverts. Received a text from 0409793748 saying 'Do you still have the Gumtree furniture? kindly reply to dorom088@gmail.com plz no text. Sent an email asking which ad he was interested and received the below email from golemetz2003@gmail.com which wasn't the email I originally sent it to. Google searched as it seemed off to find all the info of his history of scamming and sent it back to him and said 'nice try'.

Scam Email
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 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment? Re: Gumtree Furniture david green (golemetz2003@gmail.com) golemetz2003@gmail.com From: david green (golemetz2003@gmail.com) You moved this message to its current location. Sent: Sunday, 6 December 2015 5:43:47 PM To: I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct. Await your reply.

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