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Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2013-01-17 00:02:46
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+9 SMS
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   billowen58@live.com.au
Telephone:
   +447700094809
invite to send details already on Gumtree by email not SMS reply
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
anna   (Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-04-14 06:53:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   greg fox
Email Address:
   greg-fox@hotmail.com
I received a text...From GREG FOX. I trusted him but then he send me his details: I googled him and I found out he is BOGUS.I advertised vis Trading Post-- Thank you for the warning! This address he is giving us here is from the China agent that will pick up my car after he paid me only via PAY PAL: I quote Greg now via his email address-- I have just completed the payment I have just make the payment of $12,200.i have include the $2,200 they charged for picking it up(1st class treatment),to the payment i send through PayPal,and you must have been notify by now from paypal regarding my payment kindly check your paypal email both inbox and junk for the confirmation email because the money as been deduct from my account and I will need you to send the $2,000 i include to my pick up agent Head quarter's via western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office,i have added extra $200 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $50-85 but i added $200,this is my private pick up agent Headquarter info that you need to send money to through western union money transfer: First name: JIANBING Surname. HE Address: Central North Fourth City: Beijing Zip Code: 100024 China.

Scam Email
+1(760)571-0580 text from GREG FOX his email greg-fox@hotmail.com.au I have received 12000.000

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-14 01:49:45
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   greg fox
Email Address:
   gregfox@hotmail.com.au
fairly much the same as the other report even down to the address 12/56 sixth av maylands wa 6051 and licence number 029861538 I am selling my car on gumtree and also via finda and have received several texts from obvious scammers most of them just stop after I tell them that the only payment I will accept is cash or a bank cheque and if in cheque form the car doesn't leave my property until the monies have cleared that seems to put them off. but if its one thing that I have learnt is that unless the phone number has a +61 in front of it, it is a scam because I am not selling a rare car.

Scam Email
from my car add on gumtree and finda he used Hotmail.com.au even when his phone prefix said he is not in Australia so I thought that a short email telling him how I would like to be paid for the car would sort him out then he came back with an address in perth wa and a licence number so I checked it out and found your web site and added to it. same details as before but a diferent name , no coincidence .

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-09 01:58:23
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Bryant
Email Address:
   davidbryant07@live.com.au
similar to BillOwen in that Im trying to sell my car on gumtree and tradingpost and after I called him a scammer and said I would not sell to him unless I meet him forst he sent this
'My address is 12/56 sixth av maylands 6051 Perth wa,My licence no: is 029861538..With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that.,as soon as you send me your PayPal email i will make the payment and you will be notify in your email that the payment have been made.Very easy.For example my PayPal email is davidbryant07@live.com.au Send me your PayPal email now so i can pay in'
Not gunna happen! am now ignoring all his emails!

Scam Email
the phone number attached to the trading post detail was david Bryant at the above email address and phone number 0434618580 if you goodle the email address it comes up with a huge list of other email addresses that are scam!

Dave   (Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-23 20:48:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bill Owen
Email Address:
   billowen@hotmail.com.au
Similar thing. I am selling a motorbike on Gumtree, Quokka, and bikesales. After an initial message and reply from someone who couldnt decide if their name was Bill Owen or Becky Lawrence, I basically said I would need to see the buyer in person. This is the same guy, not just from the name, but also pay attention to the licence number quoted.
How i wish to come and view it and come or send my agent by cash but am out of state now....i am a marine engineer sealing,am in a ship right now at Bermuda........due to the distance as i am in Bermuda presently..I can only make payment through this form of payment{PayPal} because i dont have access to my bank account online or any other form of payment as i dont have internet banking my bank a/c is attached to to my PayPal account, i will need you to give me your PayPal email address so i can make the payments asap and pls if you dont have PayPal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com.au and get it set up.My address is 12/56 sixth av maylands 6051 Perth wa,My licence no: is 029861538..With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that.,as soon as you send me your PayPal email i will make the payment and you will be notify in your email that the payment have been made.Very easy.For example my PayPal email is billowen@hotmail.com.au Send me your PayPal email now so i can pay in Subject: RE: Motorbike From: Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:08:04 +0800 To: billowen@hotmail.com.au
Thanks, but I would need to deal with the buyer in person, sorry.
Bill Owen wrote:
Thanks for getting back to me on this.I'm seriously interested in this posted AD and i will really love to purchase it right away. Kindly put off the ad right away and consider me as your favorite buyer.I'm buying it for my holiday,i am marine engineer and am on a ship right now,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to my work basis...,I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away.Are you the first owner :I will like to know if this has been involved in any accident before :What is your reason for selling it?Your PayPal email Address:Address:Am OK with the asking priceI'm sorry, just want to be sure about the sale before i proceedRegards Subject: Motorbike From: Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:39:02 +0800 To: billowen@hotmail.com.au

No Name   (Umina, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-19 17:19:03
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bill Owen
Email Address:
   Bill Owen
Oh all good.We learn every day, you ought to have asked now i see you are very new to PayPal procedures,It does not take any for the money to go through.....PayPal is instant....The funds will get into your account Immediately you send them you send them the details you get from western union,You can go through the email you receive from PayPal they might i have said you should provide the western union details of the $950 in other to verify and process the accreditation of your account. So what you are to do is to go to the post office and send the $950 to the Given address and make sure you get back to PayPal with the detail from western union by replying to the Confirmation email you received from them earlier and make sure you get back to me as soon as this is done so that i can put you through and i hope this is straight... Thanks await your swift response

No Name   (Umina, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-19 17:16:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bill Owen (Becky Lawrence)
Email Address:
   Bill Owen
I just want to inform you that i have just completed the payment and i hope you must have been notified in your email about the payment i made through PayPal, you can check your e-mail for confirmation of payment, I have just make the payment of $2,550.,i have decided to add the amount of $1,050 which i paid through paypal,you can now send $950 to my pick up agent via western union so he can be able to come for the pick up and also PayPal said they won't release the funds until they get the western union information from you due to the fact that i emailed them about the excess payment i made.I will need you to send the $950 to my pick up agent Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment to via western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there) , i added extra $100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $20-35 but just to be sure i added $100, Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer First Name: Yujiao Surname: Yue Address: Central North Fourth, City: Beijing, State: Beijing, Zip Code: 100024, Country: China.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-02-12 05:44:49
 Scammer
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-02-10 05:09:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bill Owen
Email Address:
   billowen58@live.com.au
Declined to accept Paypal, requested cash on delivery and received the following email:-
How i wish to come and view it and come or send my agent by cash but am out of state now....i am a marine engineer sealing,am in a ship right now at Bermuda........due to the distance as i am in Bermuda presently..I can only make payment through this form of payment{PayPal} because i dont have access to my bank account online or any other form of payment as i dont have internet banking my bank a/c is attached to to my PayPal account, i will need you to give me your PayPal email address so i can make the payments asap and pls if you dont have PayPal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com.au and get it set up.My address is 14-16 Church Street, Camperdown VIC 3260,My licence no: is 029861538..With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that.,as soon as you send me your PayPal email i will make the payment and you will be notify in your email that the payment have been made.Very easy.For example my PayPal email is billowen58@live.com.au Send me your PayPal email now so i can pay in
I have sent all the above to Paypal Security and await a reply.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-02-09 23:36:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Bill Owen
Email Address:
   billowen58@live.com.au
Also calls himself Romeo Wizy.
Advertised to sell my Van and received the following text message, 'Is you car still for sale? Kindly email me it's condition with your asking price to 'billowen58@live.com.au' P.S. Email only can't reply sms.
Informed him of the price and received the following email:-
Thanks for the swift response...I am OK with the asking price.due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included.You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up.all i really need from you is the exact details.Kindly delete the posting as am definitely buying it from you and it would be sad for me to make the payment only to be informed of the its sale. Thanks.
Highly suspicious and found the email address mentioned on Scamdex. No one buys a car sight unseen. Told him cash only and no Paypal.

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