Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
Craig H Sultan presents as an enthusiastic buyer.
We posted a classified ad to sell a motor bike on bikesales.com.au, ebay, Gumtree so not sure what source he has gone through to contact us.
He shows enthusiastic interest in purchasing the bike without looking at it - first via text message where he only leaves an email address not a name.
After sending him an email your receive a response within minutes stating that he wants to purchase the bike but can only do so via pay pal.
Here are the two emails I received.
Hi thanks for reply, i am a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I
am buying this for my son as a surprise gift. I can only pay through
paypal at the moment as i don't have access to my bank account online(i
dont have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my
paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all
i will need is your paypal email address to make the payment, and if
you dont have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you
less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal email so l
can pay. I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after
payment has been sorted, l will be waiting for your reply asap..
Second email response when I asked why he wasn't interested in talking over the phone about the bike etc...
I'm from Darwin.. I have read about it on the listing already before
making inquiry and am satisfied with the condition so that's not a
problem.. I can only pay in directly to your PayPal due to my present
location and the payment will be fully made and cleared in your
account before my agent to come there for the pickup.. You can send me
a payment invoice to this email(firstname.lastname@example.org) and get back
to me with your registered email with PayPal so i can pay in
paypal first ebay contact account agent payment response internet access sent buy sell online bank account bank as a surprise gift engineer email@example.com will ach (firstname.lastname@example.org) gumtree