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Derrimut, Victoria, Australia
2014-02-02 23:34:15
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree - car for sale 
Steve James Brenda
Email Address:
place ad on gumtree to sell car, within 30mins had text, \"interested in your vehicle, how muh willing to sell, get back to me only at


Yes Brenda
On Feb 3, 2014 4:41 AM, \"Elise O\'Connor\" wrote:
Hi Steve,

Thanks for that info, just to clarify – Brenda is your surname?
And what sort of license is it so I can check please.


From: brenda steve []
Sent: Monday, 3 February 2014 1:57 PM
To: Elise O\'Connor
Subject: RE: Subaru

i would have send my courier agent with cash or cheque but he made me to
understand that they dont deal with cash, that they do only delivery.
kindly send me your bsb and account number so that i can proceed with the
payment i will like it delivered to my place before my arrival in couple of days and here are my details.
Name- Steve James Brenda
34 Smith Street, Darwin, NT, Australia 0800
DOB 16/8/68
On Feb 3, 2014 1:46 AM, \"Elise O\'Connor\" wrote:
Hi Steve,

I have just spoken with my bank manager and he is suggesting that I don’t give out my bank details to someone I have not met, spoken to, have proper contact details for, a full name or know anything about. His suggestion is that a bank cheque would be the best way to go.



From: brenda steve []
Sent: Friday, 31 January 2014 2:46 PM
To: Elise O\'Connor
Subject: RE: Subaru

Yes mate you can send me some photos with your payment and I can proceed asap.
On Jan 31, 2014 3:53 AM, \"Elise O\'Connor\" wrote:
Hi Steve,

I had also advertised the car in the local newspaper and had a couple come
and look at it on Wednesday night and said they would be get back to me on
the weekend - so I need to speak with them first and will let you know ASAP
the outcome.

Certainly wasn\'t expecting someone to offer to buy car without looking at
it. Do you wish me to take any other photos or is there someone who could
look at it for you, would hate for you to be disappointed that it isn\'t what
you were expecting.


-----Original Message-----
From: brenda steve []
Sent: Friday, 31 January 2014 1:20 PM
To: Elise O\'Connor
Subject: Re: Subaru

Thanks for getting back,i\'m cool with the price likewise the condition as
described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we
are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do
not have access to phone at the moment and that\'s why I contacted you with
internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you
through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me
with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively
send your bsb acct name and 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
after the whole fund has been cleared into your account.

Await your reply

I THEN SENT...................

there is nobody with a landline registered in Darwin with the surname Brenda

34 Smith street in Darwin is a Souviner and Gift shop without any living space attached

the police cannot find anyone listed called Steve James Brenda

the phone number you called me on appears to be listed to a Lisa Patrick

the license number you gave me is not for a driving license that I know of

other people have reported dodgy things associated with people on the Kupe project

Shall I go on???????????????????

Any comments?


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