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Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
2014-02-18 00:23:41
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree buyer scam 
Aaron Liam
Email Address:
Aaron sends a message via SMS to contact him on an email address supplied regarding the goods for sale on Gumtree (same email as supplied above) saying that get wants to buy the advertised goods. He says that he is working on a gas field away from his NSW home and has no phone contact. And to send bank pay in details.

This is his message
\"Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,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,its 15days off and 15days on and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.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,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct 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 NSW after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply.\"

Once bank details details are given he sends a sham email from PayPal saying funds have been deposited into the bank account, plus additional funds for transport of goods.

He then wants you to send the freight amount to a Western Union Account from a Post office

It\'s that amount that he\'s trying to rip off you.

The PayPal email saying he has paid into the PayPal account does look genuine. But naturally when I checked my PayPal info, no funds had arrived.

He provides a so called agents address
Name :Susan Duddy
Address : 3/21 redaman road
State:Dee why.
Country: Australia.
Zip-Code: 2099

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