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Anonymous
Winterbourne, New South Wales, Australia
2017-05-15 01:44:56
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+1 Car buying scam   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Reza Farhady
Email Address:
farhadyreza090@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Texted about an ad I had put online for gumtree. The text requested I email farhadyreza090@gmail.com
regarding the ad. The email, as many have stated on this website claimed that this man wanted to buy a car as a graduating present for his son. It listed ANU as the university and he claimed to work for AWE pty ltd in New Zealand where he would only have phone access in 15 days time (owing to a 15 days on/off system).

I do not know how he was going to scam me, but it smelled of bullshit and there are multiple other entries using this name.

Below is the email he sent.
"Thanks a lot for the email. I am buying it for my son who just graduated on top 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 paypal instant bank wire transfer service as i have my N.A.B account attached to my paypal 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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Wayne hermann   (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-05 19:19:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Reza farhady
Selling my car on gumtree and carsales.com received SMS and email from this barstard.

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