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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| car sales on cars.guide|
receieved an sms from a david oliver asking if the car was still for sale and a firm price and to reply to his email, so i did , and i got an email reply from him :
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 .
Silly me , wrote back with a few more details and sent some more pictures , to which i received this email :
Thanks for the mail and the Paypal email ,i appreciate your honesty with the detailed explanation with regards to your words on the car status and detailed photos am really satisfied and i also appreciate your honesty about the condition of the car as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am on-board.
I will transfer the fund into your account soon. Please am trying to sort out with the pick up agent though am having little problem with them now but hope to sort it out soon. i will email you when am done with the payment.
For some reason the wording sounded odd , and the fact that I had asked when he would be back on land so I could talk to him was ignored ....
Glad I decided to google and found other similar stories so I could stop before it went any furthur.