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Anonymous
Sandgate, New South Wales, Australia
2013-03-27 17:41:35
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
+2 Gumtree car overseas buyer. Pick up fee to be sent through Western union.
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lisa Riediger ;
Email Address:
   lisariediger@outlook.com
\"Lisa\" was very keen to buy my car for her \"son\". Because of her work she could not call.

She then sent an email saying she had paid for the vehicle and approx. $950 more. She had an an overseas address:

Yujiao Yue
Address: 12 gongti bei lu Sanlintu
City: Beijing
State: Beijing
Zip Code: 100021
Country: China.

Where I was to send $950 to then \"release\" my payment. I received a couple of emails through \"paypal\" about this as well. When I looked at the actual email addresses they were not paypal but \"service@paypal.com.au ;\".


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Anonynmous   (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-04-28 04:59:11
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lisa Riediger
Email Address:
   lisariediger@outlook.com
Advertised my car on Gumtree and within 6hrs had a reply stating it was for her son. She agreed to buy without looking at it or asking any questions about it. Said it was because she worked 4 week on 1 week off. She said she assigned the purchase price into Paypal plus $1600 to cover the pick up which she wanted us to pay via Western Union to a company with a bank account in China, Same account as first report, before the money would be released by Paypal. When the first attempt to transfer the mobney failed she was very insistant / demanding we did the transfer at a post office.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-07 09:57:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lisa Riediger
Email Address:
   lisariediger@outlook.com
Advertised my car on Gumtree and with 24hrs had a reply stating it was for her son and because of where she works she is unable to come look and would organise pick up. I sent her an invoice from my Paypal account an the next day had a payment email sent saying that there was $2500 waiting to be cleared but first I had to send $950 to a western Union account.

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