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NameChris Belkin    

Details of Scam Report
I put my car on Gumtree for sale. Got a text message from the Gumtree web service saying: "Hi seller, is the listed car on Gumtree still for sale? If yes kindly get back to me on ( 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.

Scam Email
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

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