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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2014-01-21 20:23:06
Pet Adoption Scam
+1 Text response from Gumtree ad, asking to reply only via their email   
Rebecca Barbara
Email Address:
+61 428 465 117
Responded to gumtree ad I have for pups as text message reading
\"Is your puppy still for sale? pls advice on ur firm price .pls respond through my email (barbara.rebecca18@gmail.com) only.\"
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Luke   (Aranda, Australian Capital Territory, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-02-17 23:37:11
Rebecca Barbara
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Responded to my car ad posted on gumtree. Pretends that they cant talk over the phone as she is very busy as a sailor at sea! haha See dodgey email below. THIS IS A SCAM. Eventually they will ask you to pay for freight to Darwin and that they will reimburse you.
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Am buying this for my son for his 21st birthday. He lives in Darwin presently so is going to be shipped to Darwin after have sorted out with the payment, i want to be sure if it is still in good condition ,i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of it.Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy person working all day,am a sailor am presently on-board, i don't 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 if you have a PayPal account ,please 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 NT for my son .Await your reply .
Regards, Rebecca

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