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Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
2014-10-11 08:31:02
Fake/Counterfeit Goods
+1 I was selling goods on Gumtree 
Ramond Jak
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I advertised my vehicle for sale and received a sms from Ramond asking me to deal with him via ramondjak@gmail.com . After emailing I was advised he was working for New Zealand oil & gas and was unable to negotiate other than email. He requested my personal banking details for cash deposit. He has fallen off the radar now !!
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-17 02:31:11
Ramon Jak
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Advertised caravan on Gum Tree on behalf of a friend. Friend got text message from him asking to email him. I did so on his behalf and then it started.He emailed this:-“Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,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 and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and 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 Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.” THEN “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 site as i will deposit the fund as soon as i am through with the courier agent.” NEXT “I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $950 for pick up and delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters in China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $950 to the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in the China through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didn't bring my credit card aboard,.I will appreciate your help here and thanks for your understanding.” MORE!! On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:17 AM, ramond jak wrote: I have just completed the payment and i expected PayPal to have notified you to this effect check your mail folders (inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $5,450 in all.i added $1,050 but $950 will be sent to my agent in China through western union at post office,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee. PayPal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent. FIRST NAME XIAOXU SURNAME YAN Address: 18 Suhao Building Nanxin Road Nanshan District Shenzhen China. Please get the necessary details sent to PayPal (Money Transfer Control Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $950 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done.
FINAL!!! “I am getting worried here as my account has been debited and i have not heard anything from you after making the payment.you can email Paypal to confirm,the money was placed on hold and your account will only be credited after sending the money via western union and send the MTCN to Paypal for verification.Await your reply.”

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