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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2012-02-09 21:29:42
Classified Ads Scam
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+2 Interest in you Ad 
Name Unknown
Email Address:
I have been getting similar messages from a few different emails which go along the lines of:
\"Thanks for the swift response...I am willing to offer you $1,300 for it.due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.
As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).
I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made no shipping included.
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don\'t have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to and sign up. its very easy.I await your reply asap.\"

This is a bogus story, because I have recieved the identical message from multiple emails, all with different names.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Joost   (Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-02-20 05:25:32
Alan Coper
Email Address:
Another interest in the ad and paypal scam...
Thanks for the mail, am ok with the asking price as i am buying this for Dad and i am a petroleum engineer currently on a rig offshore i really want this to be a surprise gift for my Dad so i wont let him know anything about the this until it gets delivered to him , i am sure he will be more than happy with it.I can only pay with paypal here, i will need you to give me your paypal email address so i can make the payments asap and pls if you dont have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to and get it set up , after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through.
PS;pick up agent will come for the pick up as soon as i have made the payments, i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i am a petroleum engineer I work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, we can only communicate with our base for now.

Joost   (Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-02-17 19:24:17
Josh Baker
Email Address:
Without knowing the ad plans to buy, through an agent, and with paypal money transfer. Same message as previous scamtip.

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