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Bob Berrigan
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2011-12-05 18:26:17
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (
Luke Brown
Email Address:
We advertised a campervan for sale on and got various emails re buying the van. this is the one that definitely made me suspicious

luke brown

Dec 3
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 $12,300 in all.i added $1,300 but $1,200 will be sent to my
pickup agent headquarters in UK through western union at post office,the extra $100
is to cover the western union fee.
PayPal 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.

Craig Fisher,
Excelsior Road,
Leicestershire LE65 1NU,
United Kingdom.

please get the necessary details sent to PayPal (Money Transfer Control
Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $1,200 so that they
can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-12-12 03:42:36
\"Luke Brown\"
Email Address:
I put my car for sale on
Shortly after 'Luke brown' contacted me saying he worked on an 'offshore rig' as a marine biologist, he wanted my car for his holiday, wanted my PayPal details and I couldn't call him as he has poor service due to weather for phone calls on the oil rig.
Two things made me suspicious. 1. Oil rigs have phones readily available for use during all kinds of weather. I know this because my father has worked on oil rigs for most of my life.
2. He had no concern whatsoever for the state of the car or roadworthy/rego
So I googled his email address and this website came up. Thankyou, you've saved me a great deal of wasted time and a potential loss of money.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-12-10 12:38:08
\'Luke Brown\'
Email Address:
Scam Website:
I am trying to sell my car on gum tree and received the same type of deal from the same email. What a moron, he was posing as a 'marine biologist' who couldn't make calls because if worked at an offshore rig!
Wanted to pay via Paypal and add $950 on top of asking price for his 'agent' in the UK which I had to arrange something for. I received a fake looking Paypal email saying the funds had been deposited but due to the funds I had to provide further details.
Checking my account there was nothing happening in Paypal so I report the email to their spoof team.
Moronic loosers like this make online services crap - I've been flooded with texts requesting responses by emails only.
Maybe I'll stick with old school and hang up flyer on notice board in supermarkets and newspapers instead.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-12-09 18:04:17
luke brown
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Thankyou, for adding the details. My husband added his car last night to gumtree for sale and this morning received a text/email saying to please contact with what is your firm price for item please contact using

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