car purchased for son\'s graduation gift, have a freight company to send off to Northern Terittory - Scamalot

Seen a Scammer? Report Them!

Seen a scammer? Been caught out? Let the world know so they don't get burned. Add information if you see one that's already been logged - scammers move quickly and change details often to avoid detection. Details you log here will be in major search engines within an hour or two.

Please Like, Share, Tweet etc. to spread the word.
  Scam type at Advanced Search      
Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2014-08-19 07:04:05
Classified Ads Scam
+2 car purchased for son's graduation gift, have a freight company to send off to Northern Terittory   
Chris Williams
Email Address:
i was selling my car via Gumtree. Got a internet messaging which I can\'t reply to. Next, i got this email, as below:


Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project work, we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.

I am buying the car for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking. I don\'t mind adding an extra $300.00 for you just to take down the posting..I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info

Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day, am a (Operating Manager) am presently on-board, i don\'t have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply

I responded further to the above email and got another email back as below:


We are good to go now I will transfer the fund into your account soon. Please am trying to sort out with the pick up agent though am having little problem with them now but hope to sort it out soon. i will email you when am done with the payment kindly take off the Ad on the gumtree advert as i will deposit the fund as soon as i am through with the courier agent..

Here is my son details needed for the paper work.
Luke B. Chris.
22 rocklands drive northern territory 0810,Australia
license number - 16723654
DOB- 29th oct,1992.

He proceeded to send a seemingly genuine Paypal receipt, but if paid attention closely, you would notice that it is unusual. So i googled the license number given above and found the same license number reported in ScamDex. I called Paypal and got it confirmed that it is a scam.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-02-06 07:20:25
williams chris
Email Address:
This guys still at it, replied to my add on gumtree. usual story, busy cant call, asked questions already answered in the add then asked for PayPal details to put down deposit etc etc
emails follow
Hi Ute is still for sale. It will be available from tuesday on. Is available for.inspection anytime but ill be using it untill monday avo...2800 as it sits atm...on/ after thursday ill be doing the battery, fixing the creeking in the front (only happens sometimes) and putting 6 months rego on her...the costs of which ill but onto the asking price so depending whats worn in the front as to what itll cost me If you need any more info just call 0400 000 000 im usually up till just after midnight
Regards MyName
Williams Chris
10:27 PM (46 minutes ago)
to me Thanks for getting back to me,The price of what am buying as advertised is okay by me by offering $200 to hold it and make sure it sold to me alone.. I will strongly like to make an outright purchase of this immediately due to your Integrity as stated in your ad which shown that your a real seller,I really love the condition of what am buying but please for further assurance that this real just email me some pictures of it asap.. I may sound rude,but please understand that i have to be caution of what am buying as well due to untruthful seller here.. I would have come down myself for the inspection and make the transaction done in person but due to the nature of my work i couldn't..i'll like to know the following:
(1) How long have you had it?
(2) I will like to know the reason why you are selling it.
Note that i'll be responsible for shipping and handling. I have decided to use the program "Buyer and Seller Protection" offered by PayPal Inc in order to make the transaction done fast.Do bear with me and get back to me on time with your PayPal account name and email or better still get back to me with your Bank details such as BSB Number Account NAME and Account number i have my AZ bank account link up with PayPal account,so i will be transfer the fund from my PayPal account to your nominated Bank account .!If you are not aware of how they operate you should know that they will give both of us proper protection and also if you don't have an account yet you can simply set up one via after payment is confirmed to you by PayPal, you'll receive a confirmation stated that someone has sent you money,. As soon as payment is confirmed by PayPal my courier agent would come down for the inspection and shipping handling,please provide me your full name,Visible home address(street,city,postcode,state) and your PayPal name and email address OR your bank account details so that I can start making the payment. as soon as i can Bundy Bear
Attachments10:48 PM (25 minutes ago)
to Williams
Ive had it several months, lile tha add says im buying another vehicle (I currently have 6 amd usually only have them for a few months). Unfortunatly I no longer use paypal due to scammers. One of which I am battlimg at the momemt. (I purchased of him and now hes claiming payment twice). If you wish to send an agent on your behalf that would be agreeable to me but I strictly only deal with cold hard cash
Reguards MyName 4 Attachments Preview attachment 20150206_224525.jpg [Image] Preview attachment 20150206_224547.jpg [Image] Preview attachment 20150206_224619.jpg [Image] Preview attachment 20150206_224639.jpg [Image] My Name
10:56 PM (17 minutes ago)
to Williams
Can you explain the following
There are several more similar reports to the above
Beware I am considering forewarding these email to the Australian Federal Police. (I am an IT Profesional dealimg with webservers and internet gateways). I have tracked your current I.P. address which may also be forewarded to the A.F.P.
Regards My Name

Scam Email

FOR VICTORY!   (Botany, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-10-06 02:13:33
Name: is at it again! He just tried the same thing with us. We had our car on Gumtree and got exactly the same email from him. Luckily, and thank you, I found this stuff about him on your website. I replied in no uncertain terms to his email, and within minutes got a reply containing nothing but the original scam email, i.e. Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but etc. etc. etc. Can't he be stopped???

Scam Email

 Got more information on this Scam/Scammer?
Add to Report
 Problems with this Report? (Spam/Legal/Abuse etc) ?
Report to Scamalot
Curious what information about you is out there? You may be surprised! | Reverse Email Lookup | Reverse Phone Lookup

Increase ad revenue 50-250% with Ezoic