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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| Motorbike scam Wanted to buy my bike after advertising on Gumtree, Ebay and Bikenut. Short SMS asking if bike was available and to contact him on email@example.com. Follow up email read like War & Peace. A long, convoluted message explaining that he worked 20 on and 10 off on an oil rig off New Zealand for AWE. That he was very proud of his son who was about to graduate from Charles Darwin University and that the bike was for him as a gift. He even said he had a courier coming to pick the bike up, and that he was \"happy\" with the asking price (first sign of a scam when someone doesn\'t want to haggle even the slightest!). Then asks for bank account details or to set up a paypal account.|
This only occurred last night and this morning. Beware!
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