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Wembley, Western Australia, Australia
2014-03-21 02:30:50
Classified Ads Scam
Selling a Motorbike 
Annie Snels (aka Annie Nnasal)
Email Address:
+1 (619) 6758606
Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

am very satisfied with your advert,i will like you to get back to me with is present condition and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won\'t be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and 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 after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Await your reply.

My Reply: (Some of my details deliberately left out)
Thank you for your interest in the bike. The bike is in very good condition aesthetically and mechanically, it has never been in an accident or dropped while I have owned it. The motor runs with full synthetic engine oil for maximum engine protection.

If you are prepared to pay the asking price, I will include a bike cover, genuine BMW trickle feed battery charger, robust front wheel lock with alarm and an oil filter removal tool. I was going to sell these items on Gumtree separately and are worth over a couple of hundred dollars. I have attached photos for you (except the oil filter tool is not shown).

If you are still wanting to continue the agreement will be the purchase price is $9800 with the extra items listed or $9500 without the items listed above.

The bike is stored at my place (locked up) in (Omitted).

My bank details are as follows,(Omitted)

I hope this is enough information for you, let me know if you further information.


Thanks for the payment details and am happy to proceed with the payment, however i just got a confirmation mail from the shipping company now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1,250aud for the pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in the China.

As you are well aware of, due to the nature of my work am away and do not have access to western union, most post offices have western union section,will it be ok with you if I add the $1,250aud to the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the western union transfer of the freighting fees through western union money transfer? You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate your help as I am a little incapacitated here.


Scammer Again:
Thanks for the understanding ,Please I have just made the payments now and i expected paypal to have emailed you by now,please check your spam/junk folder as I sometimes get paypal notification there,I sent $10,850 aud in all, paypal said they would be holding the funds and it won\'t be credited into your account because of the excess payments of $1,350 aud i added meant for pick up and delivery,they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $1,250 aud to the freighting company headquarters via western union money transfer,so that paypal can credit the $10,850 aud into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra $100 aud to cover the western union charges which shouldn\'t be more than $60-80 aud but just to be sure i added $100 aud, Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:

Fuxiang Bao,
118 Qiannian Lu,
Chaoyang Be
Beijing ,
Zip Code 100028,
China .

I believe that since payment has been made, the advert should be taken off the site and please do let me know the location\'s address including your free date and time so that i can give it to my mover to use it to register the date and time they will be coming for the pick up in your location. I will be waiting to read from you as soon as you get it done


My Reply:
Good Evening Annie

Unfortunately, I am unable to assist you with your situation, I am sure that when you arrive back to shore from your work we can arrange a courier from here to ship the bike to you. This will incur a further cost to you for delivery that you can deposit into my account and I will pay it directly to the courier. As you have agreed to purchase to bike I will be expecting payment into my account within the next two days. Once the funds have been deposited, I will disclose the pick-up day and address then. Could you please give me your home location so I can obtain estimates for you for the delivery costs in the meantime.

The advertisement will remain posted on Gumtree, so I can take further details from other potential buyers.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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