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Mentone, Victoria, Australia
2014-01-13 19:23:37
Auction/eBay Scam
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+1 Trying to purchase a camper trailer off ebay and gumtree 
Deon Thomas
Email Address:
310 697-7603
Contacted me in regards to the camper I had for sale on ebay and gumtree...
Gave me the whole speech about he will pay pal plus any costs his end as he works as an oceanographer and is presently offshore.
Would get someone to pick up camper once payment gone through and can only pay pay pal because agent doesn\'t like to make cash payments on behalf of the customers behalf.
Couldn\'t contact via phone as no cell reception and told me to cancel add as he is the buyer.

Also said he wanted to make the purchase a surprise for his cousin...

Number is registered to someone in La Habra CA, USA

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-13 20:12:36
Deon thomas
Email Address:
Same as previous. Trying to purchase caravan off Gumtree.
Working as oceanographer out of mobile range, wanting to pay by paypal, as a surprise gift for cousin... Tries to make it sound like he is the one putting trust in you, and please remove it ASAP.

Scam Email
Hi, Thanks for reply. I am interested in the immediate purchase. I am okay with the price and I will gladly cover the PayPal charges from my end. I work as an Oceanographer and I am presently offshore. I can only make the payment via paypal because it\'s very safe and secure for both of us. In case you don\'t have a paypal account I\'ll advice you to register for one at I have a private pick-up agent that will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up at any location of your choice once the payment is completed. I would have loved the agent to handle the payment with cash but he doesn\'t make payment on customers behalf. Question: I\'ll like you to tell me more about the present condition and have you ever experience any problem with it before? I\'m very much interested and I want you to know that you don\'t have to surf around looking for buyers because you\'ve just found one. I want to make it a surprise for my cousin and it must be presented in few Weeks from now. I hope you understand my eagerness to complete this transaction a.s.a.p...? contact via phone would have been the easiest means to talk to you, but we are out of cell phone range and the satellite phone is playing up, email is the best means of contact for me at the moment, hope you can accommodate me on this? and I will also like you to remove the Advert online and consider me as your favourite buyer. Immediately the payment is completed and transferred into your account, the agent will contact you in-order to handle the pickup from your location and he will also be of assistance concerning the change of ownership by presenting all the information\'s/documents needed to complete this transaction. This transaction is also based on HUGE amount of trust and I expect to see this from your end as it is on mine. In your reply you can send me your PayPal details (Name and email address) so i can effect payment ASAP and also your contact address for pick up. Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Best Regards, Deon

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