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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| firstname.lastname@example.org - responded to car ad on Gumtree |
"Hi seller, is the listed car on Gumtree still for sale? If yes kindly get back to me on (email@example.com) with your final asking price."
I replied with a simple message saying that the car was being inspected but I would let them know if it was going to be available after that.
I got a suspicious email reply with poor grammar / punctuation, facts that didn't quite add up, and a request to provide account details or PayPal account. In particular, the email said that the responder was currently offshore working for New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) and were buying for their son who graduated from "Aviation University in Western Australia".
One quick google of "Gumtree scam NZOG" revealed this was a fraud.