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Tracy Stirling
AU
2012-09-25 08:51:18
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+2 west aquarius submersible Mark Oliver mkroliver345@gmail.com
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mark Oliver
Email Address:
   mkroliver345@gmail.com
Telephone:
   +14047211194
Received a text message with above email address asking if car still available- emailed back saying yes are you interested and got this response:

Thanks alot for getting back i really appreciate , My name is Mark and am working at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise.I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20days off and 10days 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 for him and am making it a surprise package ,i want to be sure if it is still in good condition , preferably if i can get more close up picture (engine and interior inclusive), i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .

As regards the payment, i don\'t have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply .

Regards,
Mark.



Thank god i decided to check this out (Not that i have a paypal account anyway?!) Ar**holes!
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-02-02 10:28:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David
Email Address:
   diverolive345@gmail.com
I also almost fell for this! I received a text today asking to email re- the car I posted for sale today. I emailed and asked him to call me and this is what I got:
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20 days off and 10 days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,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 freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info
Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,am a sailor am presently on-board, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply .
Regards, David.
Sounded dodgy to begin with! Does anyone know how to report this? Thanks!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-04 11:50:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Oliver
Email Address:
   dvdolive345@gmail.com
After posting a add on Gumtree to sell a car I got a text message asking if the car was still available and to know a firm price please get back to me on dvdoliver345@gmail.com I sent an email and responded "yes it is still available" Then I get another message but it sounded like a scam so i did some checking.
Thanks a lot for getting back i really appreciate , My name is David and am working at sea at the moment,on the west Aquarius submersible to be precise.I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20 days off and 10 days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,i want to be sure if it is still in good condition , preferably if i can get more close up picture (engine and interior inclusive), i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .
As regards the payment, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply .
Regards, David.

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