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Ian Brown
Little Burleigh, Queensland, Australia
2011-12-30 21:44:10
Classified Ads Scam
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Tried to buy my car 
Only just today I have had the exact same experience. Same emails out
Inked below, except he was a petroleum engineer, on a rig, having trouble calling etc etc. asking for Paypal details. Unfortunately I gave him my email address for PayPal, but then found this site. So I have closed all accounts with them now.
Be ware, whoever this is they are very convincing, and sound legit. Below is a transcript of my discussions with this person;

On 31/12/2011, at 11:50 AM, \"warren jason\" wrote:

thanks mate

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

As stated, I was stung $100 by having to re advertise the car because someone said they\'d buy it. I\'m happy to \'hold\' it, and not accept any further offers until the funds arrive in the paypal account, but I can\'t afford to keep re-advertising. Sorry... But certainly happy to hold for the moment.

Best regards, Xxxxxxx

Sent from my iPad

On 31/12/2011, at 11:34 AM, \"warren jason\" wrote:

hey mate i cant afford to  loose this car kindly remove this car from sale as i will proceed as soon as i can and get back to you.thanks

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 5:24 xxxxxxxx wrote:

As it is Saturday, and Monday is a public holiday, I wont be able to start the ball rolling until at least Tuesday, with roadworthy certificate, then paperwork into main roads by Wednesday or Thursday, so pickup might need to be Friday or even early next week.

When I see the funds cleared, then I will proceed. Sorry for the weariness of this transaction, but I have already been stung by another \'email\' approach regarding this car. 

Talk soon,

Best regards, Xxxxxxx

Sent from my iPad

On 31/12/2011, at 11:18 AM, \"warren jason\" wrote:

Thanks so much mate i can transfer over 12k as i have linked my paypal account with my bank account so wiil let you know as soon as the payment has been made also contact my pick up agent to arrange a convenient time and date between you and him for the pick up after the payment has been made.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM, < xxxxxxx> wrote:

PayPal sorted, but I noticed in setting it up a couple of things;

* PayPal will only accept payments to an account of $12,000 at a time, so this means 2 x payments of $12,000, then a payment of $4,500 would need to be made. Total $28,500.

* My paypal account details are simply an email address. So the account is;       Xxxxxxx@xxxxxx

Once all funds are cleared by Paypal in full, I will then begin to submit all paper work to Main Road and get the Roadworthy done. It will need someone (if not you) someone you know ( not a courier) to sign the documents over to ie rego, etc. how do you see this working?

Best regards, Xxxxxx

Sent from my iPad

On 31/12/2011, at 10:31 AM, \"warren jason\" wrote:

> Here is my details needed for the paper work.
> Warren Jason
> 36 koolpinyah crescent tiwi northern territory 0810,australia
> lisence number - 16723654
> DOB- 29th oct,1975.
> so kindly get back to me with your paypal email address so i can proceed with payment as soon as i can.
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price 28,500,am
buying it for my vacation,because i\'ll be coming soon from our rig as
am a petroleum engineer on a rig offshore,i won\'t be able to come for
the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call
in person but our satellite server has been down which restrict our
calls.i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your
PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the
courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM, xxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks for the txt. Below is the ad in ;

This outlines everything you need know, and if your willing to view the car I can meet you somewhere.

Please don\'t hesitate to contact if your are considering this car.

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