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Anonymous
Saint Peters, New South Wales, Australia
2016-05-09 08:16:38
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+11 Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin,NT - tried to buy car   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Glenn Johnston
Email Address:
glennjjton12@gmail.com
He first contacted me via SMS where no number was listed so I couldn't reply there. There was just an email address which I clicked on and sent an email to.
Googled the email address and found you guys! :)
Cheers,
Khrystene

Here's his reply email to my initial email:
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Glenn Johnston 9 May 2016 at 21:47
To: Khrystene D <********@gmail.com>
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin,NT and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment,which is 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,
Glenn.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Gumtree Advertiser   (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-06-22 21:38:07
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Name:
Sidney
Email Address:
sidneyshaw684@gmail.com
Received an sms from Gumtree in regard to my car: Is your listed car still available.kindly get back to me on my email with the price(sidneyshaw864@gmail.com) Not sure what the game is but thought I could contribute.

Nelly   (Bondi, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-06-05 09:07:59
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Name:
Daniel Brent
Email Address:
danbr000111@gmail.com
Posted ad on Gumtree and got a very quick reply:-
SMS Message i will like to buy your BIKE listed on gumtree, please get back to me with the lowest price and condition on this email address danbr000111@gmail.com
Afew emailing potential buyer I get the email from danbr000111@gmail.com listed below. Same as others listed on this site I hope it helps someone avoid a mistake.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Scooter
From: Daniel Brent sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 10:48 PM

Thanks for getting back,I'm fine with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,exactly what am looking for,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin,NT and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery. As regards the payment, I can pay you $1,350 through PayPal OR direct bank deposit (EFT),using PayPal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details and I will make the payment through PayPal facility to your bank account,all I will need is your PayPal email address OR account number,BSB number and account name. With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the freight agent so you don't have to worry about that. I have limited time on the computer,your quick response will be appreciated. Thanks.... Await your reply

Jitesh   (Eagleby, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-04-18 07:48:17
 Scammer
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Name:
Daniel brent
Email Address:
danbr000111@gmail.com
i was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up, I got an email from my private courier agent..i taught i included that in my previous email.he said he won't come and pick up the item unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time ,and my private courier head quarters is in (China) and all commission payments made for pick up, from anywhere in the world is sent to their headquarters in the China and the only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online but i will need my bank card which i dont have here with me and there is no post office(there is usually a western union section in most post offices) or any western union agent shop. So i have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $700 they charged to pick it up to the payments i will send through to you now so i will need you to help me send the $700 to my courier agent through western union money transfer. The western union money transfer can be made at a post office near to you, there is always a western union agent in most post offices or online at www.westernunion.com. I will be making the payments shortly and will email you as soon as it has been done...

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-03-18 02:35:53
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Name:
Andrew J McPHERSON
Email Address:
Andrew J McPHERSON
I'm selling a Caravan it's advertised in the Trading Post, Gumtree, and a couples of Caravan sale sites on Face Book Thankyou for this site, I was suspicious of the offer and googled his name and found him on the list so thankyou very much I hope my report helps someone else

Scam Email
Andrew J McPHERSON Re: Songbird caravan Thanks for getting back, i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert, I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd Darwin NT and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment, which is why i contacted you with internet messaging facility. Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my ANZ bank account, please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment. You can alternatively send your BSB and Account number you can receive a direct deposit into your bank account from Instant PayPal Bank Wire Transfer. I have also contacted my private courier service who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in NT after the whole fund has been cleared into your bank account..With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up courier so you don't have to worry about that. Thanks Await your reply On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM, I wrote: Hello, Yes the van is still available, we are asking $8000. You are welcome to view the van, we have got another person come to see it this afternoon. Thankyou

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-03-02 00:08:30
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Name:
Grey A Faalavaau
Email Address:
faxie45@outlook.com
Washing machine for sale on Gumtree and Facebook. Received message through email late on 1/3/17 Asking if goods still available Received further email today stating the money for goods will be placed into either my PayPal Account or my bank account. I had recently received similar letter when selling my caravan. Did a search for ers Darwin scam, and got the confirmation that it is indeed a scam

Scam Email
On Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 9:10 AM, Grey A Faalavaau wrote: Thanks for getting back, i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert, I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment, which is why i contacted you with internet messaging facility. Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my ANZ bank account, please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment. You can alternatively send your BSB and Account number you can receive a direct deposit into your bank account from Instant PayPal Bank Wire Transfer. I have also contacted my private courier service who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in NT after the whole fund has been cleared into your bank account. Thanks Await your reply Grey A Faalavaau

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-02-18 20:57:56
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Name:
Dylan Jones
Email Address:
dylansuu@gmail.com
I had an SMS regarding my car and I received exactly the same email about being on a remote mine site of Energy Resources Australia in NT. I was very suspicious and thankfully googled it before going any further and found this website. BEWARE!!!!!
English was very sketchy which set my alarm bells ringing.

Good Fella   (Macquarie, Australian Capital Territory, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-02-13 08:57:19
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Name:
Andrew J McPherson
Email Address:
(faxie24@outlook.com)
contacted within several hrs after placing the car ad on the Trading Post ie Thanks for getting back, i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert, I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment, which is why i contacted you with internet messaging facility. Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my ANZ bank account, please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment. You can alternatively send your BSB and Account number you can receive a direct deposit into your bank account from Instant PayPal Bank Wire Transfer.
I have also contacted my private courier service who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in NT after the whole fund has been cleared into your bank account..With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up courier so you don't have to worry about that.
Thanks Await your reply Andrew J

Scam Email
From: Andrew J McPherson Sent: Monday, 13 February 2017 9:45 PM To: Good Fella Subject: Re: price - PayPal details Apologies, i just got a mail from my courier now that a commission fee (Pickup Fee) of $1,249 has to be payed in order for them to schedule a date and time of coming for the pickup. But do not worry i will be making the payment of the commission fees with the full amount into your bank account. My private courier service headquarters is in the CHINA and all commission payments made for pickup from anywhere in the world is sent to their head quarters in the China and the only form of payments they accept is MoneyGram Transfer. I would have done it myself but there is no MoneyGram kiosk (SevenEleven Shop) around here, So as soon as you have been notified by PayPal about the full payment. All i am asking you is to help me proceed with the transfer of the commission fees through MoneyGram Transfer after the full payment has been made into your bank account so that my courier can come for the pickup and other necessary things that needs to be done. I will appreciate your help here. I will be making the full payment as soon I read back from you. Regards !! Andrew J

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-01-14 18:31:22
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Name:
Sydney Shaw
Email Address:
sidneyshaw684@gmail.com
Exactly the same wording as other reports. Seems they answered our ad on Gumtree and replied so quickly we became suspicious. Thank you Scamalot

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-01-05 15:44:42
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Name:
Daniel Brent
Email Address:
danbr000111@gmail.com
Thanks for getting back,i'm pleased with the price and the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility,Does it have any history I should be aware of and why are you selling?
Regarding the payment,i will be paying you $3,250 through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your BSB,Acct name & Number so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your PayPal payment details as i can also pay into your Paypal acct. I've 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.
Await your reply

Scam Email
An email was sent to us from Daniel Brent asking to buy our bike. We weren't sure if this was a scam as we live far from the NT and it seemed absurd that anyone would want to courier our scooter to the NT. We are asking for a drivers license etc before we send details of any account. Does anyone have any other info, this page would indicate this is not the first time Daniel has tried this! (see below email from Daniel identical to the one above): Thanks for getting back,i'm pleased with the price and the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility,Does it have any history I should be aware of and why are you selling? Regarding the payment,i will be paying you $3,250 through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your BSB,Acct name & Number so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your PayPal payment details as i can also pay into your Paypal acct. I've 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. Await your reply

Mel   (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2016-12-21 04:12:40
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Name:
Daniel brent or dr0011@gmail.com
Email Address:
danielbrent00011@gmail.com daniel brent0011@gmai
Same as above just keeps msging me ive told him off and that hes a scammer even screen shotted this he just changed his name and or email to pretend hes a diff person and hes never replied

Mel   (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2016-12-18 12:02:38
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Name:
Daniel brent
Exactly the Same as above from nt works on a mine at electricity company and wants to buy my boke tecived a text no number with an email to contact in which he got my add of gumtree in which they have no record of him i aslo had a security warning when i opend my email

Scam Email
18 Dec 2016 3:05 PM, "Daniel Brent" wrote: Thanks for getting back,i'm pleased with the price and the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility,Does it have any history I should be aware of and why are you selling? Regarding the payment,i will be paying you $3,000 through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your BSB,Acct name & Number so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your PayPal payment details as i can also pay into your Paypal acct. I've 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.

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