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Anonymous
Wembley, Western Australia, Australia
2016-04-04 21:33:02
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Courier Fees upfront via Western Union to China offering payment by PayPalEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   JINLING ZHANG
Email Address:
   mathaisconnore@gmail.com
Mathais connore Today at 7:25 AM
To (Target Name)
Message body
I just completed the transaction from my PayPal account into your Bank account and i expect PayPal to have emailed by now, check Inbox, Junk or the Spam folder of your email address if you have been messaged yet,i sent $3,750.00 in all, PayPal said they would be holding the funds because of the excess payments of $1,200.00 added meant for pick up of the item and due to the fact that emailed them about the excess payment i made, until they get the western union information from you, i will need you to send the $1,200.00 to my pick up agent Headquarters via western union money transfer,online transfer (this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there),i added extra $100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $80-100 but just to be sure i added $100..... Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get
the money sent through western union money transfer:

Name: JINLING ZHANG
Address: Jiangxi Gongzi.jintai lu
City : Ji"an
State : Jiangxi
Zip code : 343900
Country : China.

Please kindly email the necessary details to PayPal :the MTCN which you will be given at the western union after the $1,200.00 has been sent as well as the sender's name and address used to send the money through western union as well as the secret question and answer used in sending the $1,200.00 so i can forward it to PayPal or better still you can email it to PayPal directly,that is fine with me as well for the money i sent to be credited into your account after they might have receive the information they needed to release the whole money in your account. I will need your address where the item will be picked up,and my pickup agent will contact you after they have received the payments in order to book a time for the pick up thanks for your cooperation.

God Bless

((Also an Email from PayPal))

Service@paypal.com.au Today at 5:55 AM
To xx@xx (Target email address)
Message body
Temporary Hold Has Been Placed On Your Payment From PayPal.

We hereby want to assure you once again that the total sum of $3,750.00 AUD will be credited into your Commonwealth Bank Of Australia Account as soon as you provide us with the complete details of the western union money transfer used to send the Pick-Up fee of $1,200.00 AUD we are doing this to protect both parties. We also want you to know that the money has already been deducted from the buyer's account but has been put on hold and will not be credited into your account until we receive the necessary details from you.

The western union money transfer information's needed are the MTCN and the sender's name and address used to send the money. This information's will be given to you by western union after the money transfer has been done. Click here to locate nearest Western Union Agent in your area or send money online.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused and we want you to know that the total sum of $3,750.00 AUD is ready and available to be credited into your Commonwealth Bank Of Australia Account

BSB Number
Account Number
Account Name 06x-xxx
Bank Code: 06 | State code: x | Branch code: xxx
Acct:xxxxxxxxx

name of target
Institution Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Branch Name (Suburb of Branch)
Street Address
Suburb
State
WA
Postcode xxxx
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