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Somewhere in Australia
2013-08-28 19:15:08
Overpayment Scam
Paypal (
Vehicle for sale on GumTree 
Steve or Brenda
Email Address:
Scammer sent an SMS asking for final price, and requesting to be sent to the email address.

He responded with:
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.

Exact same message as seen elsewhere.

If I respond I expect to be asked to help pay for courier by Western Union and refund to buyer.
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