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Kai Kopsala
Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia
2012-09-04 20:22:57
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 car Sale
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Helvis Datford
Email Address:
   helvisdatford@gmail.com
Telephone:
   7865307204 & 5612920516
I am selling a car on Gumtree and rec;d a txt message from this Helvis Datford stating he wished to buy the car. My first suspicions came when i rec\'d the same txt from 2 different mobile numbers approx\' 10 minutes apart. The message asked for me to contact him via email (address listed above).
No sooner had i hit the send button on the email i rec\'d a lengthy reply stating that his is off shore working on an oil rig and he asked for my Paypal details to credit the funds. Immediately i thought this is a Hoax as he would had to have been sitting at a computer and how would he have known at that precise time I was going to send an email to him. 1st he would have had to open up the email, read it then send a reply and the length of the reply was to big to have been written so quickly, regardless of your typing speed.The reply email i rec\'d was sent 1 minute after i had sent my initial email to him. SO I HOPE PEOPLE USE A LITTLE BIT OF COMMONSENSE AND DON\'T FALL FOR THESE TYPES OF SCAMS. No matter how desperate you are to sell.
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Shinelle   (Tacoma, WA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-08 15:20:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brendan Taylor
Email Address:
   brendan2508@gmail.com
Telephone:
   646-600-5500
I received a text about a car I had posted, in the text it asked me to email him about the car. I did and similar to other people's post here, he said that he was on an oil rig and wanted the car.

Shinelle   (Tacoma, WA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-08 15:20:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brendan Taylor
Email Address:
   brendan2508@gmail.com
Telephone:
   646-600-5500
I received a text about a car I had posted, in the text it asked me to email him about the car. I did and similar to other people's post here, he said that he was on an oil rig and wanted the car.

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