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Mark F
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2012-06-06 05:13:22
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+10 Txt from scammer and email regarding a car I'm selling
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Paul Lincoln
Email Address:
   Paul Lincoln
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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it located at the moment?
 I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,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 to my family .
 As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au  and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-29 07:43:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   KATHY SMITH
Email Address:
   macsmith202@gmail.com
same as above, got an sms from a Kathy, no phone number visible asking me if car was still available. Was asked to email, not sms. Before I emailed I googled her address and came up with this website. Curious I then emailed her only saying "hi, yes my advert listing is available" still not giving any clues as to what it was I was selling ,to see if she knew what I was selling and to see what she would say. I got this reply back, which is almost word for word from what other people have reported.
"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."
Email address attached to her email was kat.kat001@rhelps.net

John   (Vermont, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-03-11 12:01:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chelsea Moore
Email Address:
   moreny3@gmail.com
Thanks a lot for the email. I'm 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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

Scam Email
I\'m very satisfied with your advert,i will like you to get back to me with her present condition 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. ---- I have a little problem with the freightinge arrangement, the freighters said i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1000 for the pick up and delivery with some papers they need to sort out for the transport, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ,as you what you are well aware of, I am away at sea and do not have access to western union money transfer,you can make the western union transfer from any post office nearest to you,they usually have western union section there, you should have one around you,will it be ok with you if I add the $1000 to the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the transfer of the freighting fees through western union money transfer? You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate your help as I am a little incapacitated here and what is your final asking price

No Name   (Richardson, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-10-27 23:08:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Matt
Email Address:
   matt.boyle232@gmail.com
Had my car advertised on Carsales, and received the below email. I typed 'New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project' into google and came across this site. I thought it was suss that he did not have access to his bank account online but was able to email and had access to paypal. And seriously, who goes away on a 15 day work trup without a credit card. I have no idea what they are trying to do but now ignoring all further emails!
Thank you for the mail,i am okay with the little details have read in the advert compare to the others have seen recently and please Does it have any more history I should be aware of and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated ontop of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift and a surprise package for him .Where is it located at the moment and I will really appreciate if you can email more info.
In regards to payment ,all i will need is your bank details or pay pal payment email and name to set up purchase,as i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here on our mine site but i have my ANZ bank account linked up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account .Have been introduce to a reputable shipping company that will handle the delivery after the payment clears to your account.I will really appreciate if you can email more info..
Regards,
Matt .

Esther   (Malabar, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-09-22 22:45:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Joseph Steve Flora
Email Address:
   florajoseph07@gmail.com
Similar to these other reports of someone "working offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin" someone called 'Steve' originally sent a text asking me to email him with how much I wanted to sell the car for, despite the price being already advertised. I emailed that it was negotiable, and what was he willing to pay? He responded, 'What is your final price?' with no other info. I responded that I would be willing to reduce it a further $500, and then I received this email response:
"Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with 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 and deliver it to my place in Australia.
Await your reply."
My intuition alerted me that there was something amiss. I replied that: "In order to proceed with this sale, there is certain info the RTA NSW require for registration transfer: Buyer Licence: Buyers Date of Birth: Buyers Full Name: Buyers Address:
Am happy to continue once we have these basic details."
He sent back: "Name- Joseph Steve Flora Address- 26 Bullocky Point, Atkins Drive, Darwin, NT, Australia 0820 DOB 16/8/68 License-AJ7139"
This didn't add up. I called the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RMS), and they suggested I call the Northern Territory equivalent. I did, and they stated that this was not a NT license and related to a female in South Australia. I googled the address, which only came up with the Darwin High School. I rang the school, and they stated that they were the only ones on the street along with the school caretaker. I asked what number they were, and she had to go check, because they don't even need to use a street number as they are the only ones there on that road. They were number 10 and confirmed there was no such address as number 26.
I came across this site when I typed in NZOG info. I appreciate the various reports, as they gave me a better understanding of this scammer's way of operating. I emailed him the following response: "Joseph or Steve or whoever you really are, I am not sure what sort of a scam you are trying to pull off, but stop wasting my time. The only building on that street is the Darwin High School, located at number 10, unless you are the caretaker, there is no other residence there. The licence info doesn't exist on the NT transport system and relates to a female in South Australia. Your script is copied perfectly to these others on this scam site.
http://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipReports/3097
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Scam Email
florajoseph07@gmail.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-01-28 10:41:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Nicoll
Email Address:
   ch.nicollsail111@gmail.com
Thank you for the heads-up! I encountered the same scenario...a guy texted inquiring about a car i'm selling. Upon my reply, he emailed the same form letter (copy below)
Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in National University in California, he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I want it as a surprise package to appreciate him towards his achievement and to be delivered before my arrival Wyoming as my family lives in Wyoming .
I work with SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF and we are presently offshore in US Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,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 it in Wyoming.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!

No Name   (Cathedral City, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-12-18 11:24:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Ferrer Andrew
Email Address:
   ferrer.andrew12@gmail.com
I RECEIVED A TEXT ABOUT BUYING MY CAR, THEN I EMAILED, AND THIS WAS THE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in National University in California, he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I want it as a surprise package to appreciate him towards his achievement and to be delivered before my arrival Wyoming as my family lives in Wyoming .
I work with SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF and we are presently offshore in US Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,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 it in Wyoming.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!
CLEARLY I DIDN'T EMAIL HIM BACK!

Alan White   (Kooyong, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-12-15 16:44:53
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alan W
Email Address:
   white.alan@telstra.com
Got an SMS this morning from a prospective buyer asking me to email him - then received this reply
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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my for my father, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,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 to my family .
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details. If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address. Cheers!!

Ashley Cooper   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-06 00:24:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Katrina
Email Address:
   mary.blaze88@yahoo.com
hanks for mailing back.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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos.
I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my family . As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address,so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.
After I replied I got this:
Thanks for your mail,ok that is fine you can give me your bank details because my paypal cos i have it linked to my bank account so this is the reason why i have decided to use paypal to make payment thanks and get back to me asap.

Willard   (Temecula, CA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-26 19:09:55
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Gray
Email Address:
   graydavid551@gmail.com
Same scenerio here. Attempting to sell a vehicle online, things were going 'too smooth' guy was very anxious. Did some research found this thread. Thanks! Saved me a bunch!
Info the scammer provided:
I am away at sea at the moment, I work with Australia Oil and Gas (AOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment, it's 15days off and 15days on, which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my for my Dad and I want it to be delivered before my arrival in US. I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my Dad.
This is my linkedin id http://au.linkedin.com/pub/david-gray/37/749/5b4

Steve Swellsy   (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-05 06:13:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Karen smith
Email Address:
   Karen Smith [karesmit109@gmail.com]
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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.What is your firm price and where is it located at the moment?
I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? .I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my family.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address. Cheers!

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