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Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2014-04-14 21:00:31
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Vehicle for Sale 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
MelissaCarly?
Email Address:
melissacarly200@hotmail.com
Telephone:
+61477751492
We advertised on Gumtree a van for sale (detailed price & condition of van) - received a text message asking me to email them at melissacarly200@hotmail.com and to let them know the \'fixed price and condition\'of the van.

These details were in the advert so I thought the question was a bit odd but but emailed MelissaCarly to give \'her\' more details.

I said that as far as price went, what did they have in mind - the advert said $1,000 negotiable & also that it was a cash sale.

I received a reply saying that they were working offshore for NZ Oil & Gas (off Taranaki coastline), that they had no mobile phone reception (hence couldn\'t phone me), and could I send them my bank account details, and that they would transfer the money and that a courier would come and pick the van up once I received confirmation of the payment.

Luckily I figured this for a scam, alerted especially when it comes to handing over bank details and why would someone not want to view the item?
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