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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Ryan
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2013-04-09 08:25:24
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+1 selling my car on gumtree.com.auEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Paul Datford
Email Address:
   pauldatford@gmail.com
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM,
Hi Paul.

It would probably be best of you came and had a look and made an offer mate. I\'m negotiable, but not too negotiable.

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i would have come to see it in person but due to the nature of my work.my courier will come for the collection after the whole fund is cleared into your account and also do the signing of the paper work.Get back to me with your bsb,account name and number so that i can proceed with the payment asap as i will like it delivered to my place before my arrival.
thanks.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:55 PM, wrote:
Hi there.

This certainly seems like a very un-authodox way of doing business. I feel slightly uncomfortable about giving out my information to someone to buy my car, who has not viewed it, or even spoken to me about it?

Sent from my iPhone

On 09/04/2013, at 9:40 PM, paul datford wrote:

Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM, wrote:
Hi Paul.

It would probably be best of you came and had a look and made an offer mate. I\'m negotiable, but not too negotiable.

Sent from my iPhone
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-11 02:56:06
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   pauldatford
Email Address:
   pauldatford@gmail.com
Telephone:
   0428465117
We advertised our car on gumtree. We were contacted by paul datford. He claims that he works off shore and has no access to phones. He says that he is fine with the conditions and price, then says he wants to organise payment through paypal. Otherwise he says you can give him your bank acct details. We did not give out any info and thankfully googled his name after a tip off from a friend that they had a similar instance when selling their car on gumtree. We emailed paul and told him the car was sold. Haven't heard from him since. I have noticed a few other names all with the same phone number as him, so they must be a team. Lisa Riedger is one.

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