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Anonymous
Collaroy, New South Wales, Australia
2012-10-17 03:28:09
Classified Ads Scam
Cars.com
+1 On Car sales.com. Selling a caravan and he said he was working on an oil rig.
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Email Address:
   gregcrisell1970@gmail.com
Was for sale of caravan we were selling. Scammer first sent text and then asked to email back. I did that and then this was the email he sent:

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!!



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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-17 19:41:30
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Name:
   robyn latty
Email Address:
   robyn.latt12@gmail.com
I was selling a car on gumtree when an email was received asking for a firm price. I replied with my bottom price and received following; Thanks a lot for the reply. 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!!

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