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Somewhere in Australia
2011-12-15 01:05:04
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal information/ car selling scam 
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Advertised car on gumtree. Recieved text message saying I can only email them.
Replied to email and then recieved this:

\"\"Thanks for the response,am ready to buy the car and pay by paypal and including PayPal surcharges since i am interested in the immediate purchase for my Father.he just moved to the Malaysia,where this is needed and i will be making use of a shipping company to have this picked up from you and have it delivered to him .Further arrangements will be made with you in regards to the pick up once i have paid you,advice soon i am an oceanographer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an SMS regarding agent we get to you to sign the transfer paper as soon the payment made and the fund cleared into your account.

I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won\'t be be able to see this in person,what\'s the PayPal email to send funds to in order for me to pay you ASAP,And if you dont have a paypal account, it is very easy to set up, go to and get it set up.

I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away

Are you the first owner:
Your PayPal e-Mail Address:
full name:
What is your reason for selling it?
Last Price

I\'m sorry, just want to be sure about the sale before i proceed

Due Regard
Mark \"\"

Googled the name as it seemed to good to be true and also very suss wording. Thanks scamdex for alerting us!
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