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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2014-03-23 06:57:46
Classified Ads Scam
+1 Buying Car from Gumtree   
Email Address:
This person sent me a SMS at 8pm and below is the original SMS:

\'Hi This\'s Chelsea, I am keen to buy the vehicle u listed on gumtree Asap, Contact me ONLY to my email if you still have it for sale. Email only\'

I have not yet received any response from this person however I did believe this is a scammer because the email she is using has many records showing the fact that this person is not a genuine buyer.

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-07-22 16:34:54
Chelsea Moore
Email Address:
sent sms that said...Hi, I saw the apartment sharing post. please email me directly to discuss. I dont carry a cell phone because of the nature of my job...Chelsea Moore
After email correspondence with the sender, I was asked to receive a check and mail part to a travel agent...

Scam Email
Hello. Thanks for your quick response. Please, do allow me to introduce myself and tell you more about my needs. I am Chelsea Moore by name, 24 years old British-Japanese. I am a recent college graduate as a Radiologist and presently working with my college teaching hospital. I am a peaceful, easy going, friendly person and I do have respect for people\'s privacy. I\'m coming to --CTRY--on a sponsored program to join a team of researchers on a private medical research project. I am opting for a shared apartment because I will not be staying in the week days. I will always be gone for work from Monday-Thursday and will be back on Friday evening. I am to secure my accommodation and move in on the day I arrive to town. I want to know the requirements and procedures to secure the room prior to my arrival. I will appreciate more information about the apartment, the in house amenities. Could you please furnish me with some information about the neighborhood\'s security, amenities and the full address of the property as well?. I think it will be good we acquaint with each other before we finally meet in person. Could you also tell me more about yourself?. Attached is my picture. I need you to confirm the total amount required to be paid before I move in. B. Regards. Then this followed: Hello. Thanks for the details. I am ready to follow up and take the next steps to have the room reserved prior to my arrival. Based on my agreement with my Sponsor he was to pay my first month rent for a Bed-room apartment(a bed room with a living room) with furniture. I already have decided on a shared apartment so I can have extra savings to pay off my education loan. I will have him send you all the money we agreed on for a bed/living room apartment and furniture. You will deduct the rent you required be paid and send the rest to a Travel Agents who will book my flight. I already have used the flight money from my Sponsor to settle part of my education loan. My sponsor will send you a cheque, please provide me the full name to make the cheque payable to and the full address to send it to.

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