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John D
Macgregor, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2013-08-05 03:43:01
Auction/eBay Scam
+1 Offer to buy bike accessories on GumTree 
Responded to a for sale item (motor bike Panniers)
Same story as others have reported on this site Said she had deposited additional money (more than the cost of the goods)in a pay pall account and want me to sent the difference to a contact in China($950)to cover freight costs. The money of course has not been deposited. Same story about working on and oil rig in New Zealand and could not be contacted as others have stated.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-13 17:40:19
Lisa Patrick
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Same as others. offered to by my Camper Trailer which is advertised on Said she was working in NZ on the Gas and Oil and could not get access to bank only web access, so wanted to do transaction through Paypal. She is very good, I am usually very savvy when it comes to scams, I had queried her on a few thingsthrough email, but it wasn't until she sent an email telling me payment had been made and PayPal should notify you.
This is the email :
I have just completed the payment and i expected PayPal to have notified you to this effect check your mail folders (inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $42,950 in all.i added 2,950 but $2,850 will be sent to my agent in China through western union at post office,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee. PayPal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent.
Name:             First Name:   FANG                       Last Name:     LIU
Address:          5 ding fu jia yuan City:                 Beijing State:               Beijing Zip Code:        100024 Country:          China.
Please get the necessary details sent to PayPal (Money Transfer Control Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $2,850 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done.
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM, lisa patrick wrote: I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $2,850 for pick up and delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters in China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $2,850 to the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in the China through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didn't bring my credit card aboard,.I will appreciate your help here and thanks for your understanding.

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