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Valentine, New South Wales, Australia
2012-01-18 05:15:38
Classified Ads Scam
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Robert C Smythe
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I was contacted on my mobile in response to an ad I placed for my car, asking me what my firm price is. I emailed him back to tell him our bottom price and offered for him to make an offer but he replied with the following email:
Mate,thanks for the response and am Ok with the price.Firstly, Please can i know the full condition of the car as am buying it for my holiday or if its possible to get more close up photo .i\'ll be coming home soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig offshore,i won\'t be able to come for the inspection now due to the nature of my work as am not available now ,i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition and our satellite server has been down. i want to be sure if the car is still in good condition as i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car.
I dont have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is you have a paypal account ,pls get back to me with your BSB and account details or paypal account 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.Await your reply .

I then sent photos and gave the condition of the car, to which he responded:
Mate thanks for the detailed explanation and the photo,Am really satisfied and i also appreciate your honesty about the condition of the car as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am onboard , just want to buy the car for my holiday, please the fund is ready and available in my account so am ready to transfer the fund as soon as you get back to me with your paypal details.thanks.

I then confirmed my email address and mobile phone number which were already on the car advert, so I didn\'t give him any info he didn\'t already know. I then received the following email:
Ok mate we are good to go now , i will transfer the fund into your account soon. Please am trying to sort out with the pick up agent though am having little problem with them now but hope to sort it out soon. i will email you when am done with the payment.thanks

PS:Here is my details needed for the paper work.
36 koolpinyah crescent tiwi northern territory 0810,Australia
lisence number - 16723654
DOB- 29th oct,1975.

I then emailed him that I realised he was a scammer and I would not be proceeding with the transaction and thanked him for wasting my time
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