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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2013-07-13 01:51:50
Classified Ads Scam
+1 Scammer pretending to buy a car using PayPal 
Neil Parker
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Placed an ad on Gumtree to sell our car. Received a text message from this scammer asking for more details and to reply to email. This is a scam as we have found many similar emails to this one. They send you a fake PayPal onfirmation email saying the money has been sent to you, and then they have someone pick up the car and you never get the money. DON\'T GET CAUGHT OUT!!!! Below is a copy of the email we received...

Thanks for the reply and so sorry that i couldn\'t call you due to the nature of my work,I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are presently on rig at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise.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,its 20days off and 10days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility and where is it located at the moment.

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

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.

Kind Regards,
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vikki   (Mosman, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-07-15 02:09:38
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brenda steve
2:04 PM (1 hour ago)
to me
Advertised my car for sale on gumtree and received a text from +61 428 465 117 asking me to email steve at told him what I wanted for it and if he is interested in having a look this is his response below
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 Australia.
Await your reply.

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