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Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2012-09-27 23:52:20
Auction/eBay Scam
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+2 Paul Lincoln / Laurie Murphy Caravan Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Laurie Murphy
Email Address:
   laurie.murphy02@gmail.com
Telephone:
   +1 404 566 9099
Scammer contacts you via sms asking whether the items is still for sale, they then send the following email

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 http://www.paypal.com.au/ and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!

After providing payment details they send the following email outlining that they can\'t pay for shipping via paypal and must use western union transfers. (This is where you get suspicious.)

Thanks for the details , please i just got a mail from the shipping company now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $xxxaud for the pick up and delivey, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in the UK.

As you are well aware of, I am away at sea and do not have access to western union, most post offices have western union section,will it be ok with you if I add the $xxxaud to the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the western union 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.
Cheers.

They then send spoofed emails from paypal with payment details for the western union,etc. They state the money is on hold with paypal and please pay the following details

Charlene Finney,
International Logistic Centre,
71 Holloway Road,
Nottingham shire, NG24 4SP
United Kingdom.

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-17 22:27:56
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   laurie murphy
Email Address:
   laurie.murphy02@gmail.com
I had a car for sale on gumtree and was emailed by a man with the alleged name of Laurie Murphy with the following emails Thanks a lot for the email. I am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in Australia national university (ANU) .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 NT as my family lives in NT presently.
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 as i have my N.A.B account attached to my ppal account, I will need your bank details to the transfer EFT and 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. Cheers!!
Thanks for the details ,Please I just got a mail from the shipping company now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1,150aud for the pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in the UK.
As you are well aware of, I am away at sea and do not have access to western union, most post offices have western union section,will it be ok with you if I add the $1,150aud to the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the western union 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. Cheers.
Temporary Hold Has Been Placed On Your Payment From Laurie Murphy.
We hereby want to assure you once again that the total sum of $7,750.00 AUD will be credited into your Commonwealth Bank of Australia account as soon as you provide us with the complete details of the western union money transfer used to send the additional fund of $1,150.00 AUD meant for the pick up agent. We also want you to know the money has already been deducted from the buyer's account and it cannot be returned back to him which means that it is secure with us but has been put on hold and will not be credited into your Commonwealth Bank of Australia account until we receive the necessary details from you.
The western union money transfer information's needed are the MTCN and the sender's name and address used to send the money. This information's will be given to you by western union after the money transfer has been done Click here to locate nearest Western Union Agent in your area or send money online.
We are sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused and we want you to know that the total sum of $7,750.00 AUD is ready and available to be credited into your account.

stewart   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-05 19:13:48
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Greg Crisell
Email Address:
   gregcrisell1970@gmail.com
same as reported

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