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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2014-01-22 08:04:12
Blackmail, Extortion, threats
+2 Selling our Hilux on Gumtree   
Aaron Brent / Michael Walker
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We got scammed by Aaron Brent, who also goes as Michael Walker
We were selling our Toyota Hilux on Gumtree. My husband received a message from both of these men with the same number. Should have caught on then. Ended up agreeing to sell Michael our Hilux. Today we got an email from PayPal with the details of what he bought & our bank account details
( we opened especially just for this, not liked to other accounts thank god!). It was saying the money had been debited from his account & waiting response from us. He contacted us saying he needed us to pay his Agent in China for the transportation. We thought strange but once again the extra money appeared in our PayPal account. Once we paid the money, he sent another message saying his agent now needed $2850.00 for Insurance Fees. That\'s when we rang PayPal & we were told it was a fraud. We also rang the Western Union but the money had already been picked up. On all the emails we received it said Legal Action would be taken if we didn\'t make the payments. We gave him what for in an email & he has the hide to email back saying he knows nothing about it & hopes we are not joking. He is real good at what he does, but he will come unstuck one of these days!
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-06-19 04:36:31
Michael WALKER (Hi fake name)
JUST ADDING ADDITION INFORMATION FROM MY PREVIOUS REPORT. just recieved another email form the email address Saying he need the $2850 **insurance fee** to be transfered to a new name through western union. Qiang Li 18 Suhao Building Nanxin Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong 10024, China
this is the fourth name he has given me but with the same address. i traced his ip address and found that the last address came from
LATITUDE: -25.274398 LONGITUDE: 133.775136 with the name Hui Lou
Now i understand why the $2500 that i sent earlier went to China. He has some relations to these names in China. got a image of him
file:///C:/Users/pc%20owner/Desktop/SCAM/scammer.PNG (COPY THIS URL AND PASTE IN NEW TAB TO VIEW)

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-06-12 19:45:13
Michael Walker (probably not real name)
Email Address:
61412883316 sent text message with this number
We got scammed by a person who goes by the name of Michael Walker with the email We were selling our Territory on Gumtree. We received a message from a guy claiming he wants to buy our car and worked worked at a rig as a mechanical engineer in Darwin.He send ,send me your last price ONO and reply to the email Got a email not too long after saying he was interested in the condition and price of the car. He sent this email to me: i would have love to call but We do not have access to phone at the moment that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility,I'm buying it for my vacation.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your Paypal details so i can process the payment,OR you can alternatively send your bsb and account number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct. Await your reply.
We ended up agreeing to sell Michael our Territory and gave along our bsb and account number. He contacted us saying he needed us to pay his Agent in China (2500 dollars) for the "transportation fee" and that he did not have a credit card with him. He said he would add the 2500 dollars to our account with the rest of the money. We sent the money through Western Union with the receivers details below: Cheng Xu Address:18 Suhao Building Nanxin Road City: Shenzhen State: Guangdong Zip Code: 100024 Country: China.
Once we paid the money, he sent another message saying his agent now needed $2850.00 for Insurance Fees. We thought that this was strange but we sent. we sent the money to the same guy named Cheng Xu in China. He emailed back saying that he wants the money sent to a different name but same address. We went to the post office and sent the money to Yang Wang with the same address. Later on he emailed again along with his agent claiming to be Paypal, that they need the name changed to Li Zhang again and give them a MTCN from the receipt. I replied back with suspicion that this was a scam. I said i'm not sending anymore money and that im going to get the whole refund of the $2850 that hadn't been sent yet. I also said i want a full refund of the money $2500 that i sent to Cheng Xu. He emailed back with some anger saying why are you getting a full refund of your money. i asked him a few times to refund the 2500 dollars but he amiled back just saying, pay the 2850 dollars AS "insurance fees" to my agent . I said no. I cant get a refund of the money i sent to China as it had already been picked up. I keep getting emails from a person saying it was Paypal and they needed a MTCN so they could put my money into my bank account soon. they used these emails but surly enough i wasnt stupid and found the original email name that was sent to me They have sent a few messages saying they need me to make a final "insurance fee". At the bottom of these emails it had a id number of PP305 AND PP307. He sent his ID Drivers License but apairs to be fake with some changes to it. HERE IT IS file:///C:/Users/pc%20owner/Desktop/My%20ID.jpg (COPY URL AND PASTE IN NEW TAB TO VIEW) He acted all fed up of me and said there would legal action against me. LIKE IF. I believe this is a scam and he wont refund my money. He wont reply to emails or anything anymore. i researched a bit and found that many people had been scammed the same way as i have been. GOT GET SCAMMED BY THIS PERSON!!

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