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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Pezza
Hoest, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2012-09-22 07:19:27
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree Scammer. Thanks to this site I didn't proceed. I hope these bastards are caught.
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Laurie Murphy
Email Address:
   laurie.murphy88@gmail.com
Telephone:
   +14043692887
Ok, so I posted an Ad to sell a car on Gumtree.com.au which includes my mobile (think I\'ll take that option off the ad now.) Then received this text from +14043692887:

>>> Hi mate, am making enquiry if your advert on gumtree. Please what is your firm price as am very much interested. Contact me on lauriemurphy88@gmail.com <<<

So I replied with a price via email and then received this:

On 22/09/12 19:41, laurie.murphy88@gmail.com wrote:
> Thanks a lot for the email. Am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in Autralia national university (ANU) ,he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I want it as a suprise package to appreciate him towards his achivement and to be delievred before my arrival NT as my family lives in NT.
>
> I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd 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?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 NT.
>
> 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!!


I was a little confused as to why this bloke would tell me all the details of his life just to buy a car so I Googled AWE NZ Pty Ltd (which does indeed exist and seemed legit), but then tried to find Taranaki Basin Kapo project and found this site. Thanks so much, you saved me from a scam, however this f***ing $%^& now has my mobile number and my email address.
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