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No Name
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
2013-06-12 10:07:13
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
second hand car advertised on and 
Barry Oliver
Email Address:
Had my car posted on and Within a day, I got an SMS from 0428 465 117 with the following message:

Sent from: Barry
I will like to know if your car is still available and to know the FIRM price, please get back to me ASAP on
Regards, Barry.

So I emailed him the firm price. He came back with the following:

Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.

I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,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 freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info

Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,am a sailor am presently on-board, i don\'t have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply .


Right off the bat, I was suspicious. No negotiation, no inspection/viewing. Very suss. However, to be sure, I googled his name. Nothing came up. I then googled his email ID. Again nothing. When I googled his mobile phone number however, wow! Site after site with people who were given the same story. Be wary! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!!
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