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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2014-11-27 15:32:06
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+2 tried to buy some farm machinery, but said he worked offshore oil rig with NZOG 
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Advised farm machinery for sale in paper in QLD and received an email from Paul Mangion. Copy of email is listed below. Got concerns as to good to be true. Google name and oil rig he stated he worked on and found this site.
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No Name   (Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2014-12-19 05:16:03
Paul Mangion
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A car was advertised for sale... the reply was
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 dupe project. We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted up 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 o can process the payment, you can alternatively send your bsb and 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. Await your reply
Same wording as a similar post to 27 Nov 2014

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-12-01 07:12:50
Name Unknown
Exactly the same 2 days ago. Saw ad online. Be aware also sent 2 fake Paypal emails saying it was safe and secure to sent the courier money before they deposited money for tractor in our bank account.

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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 $11,600 in all.i added $1,600 but $1500 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. Name Junhu Lv Address 18 Suhao Building Nanxin Road Nanshan District Shenzhen China. also Hi my name is Mary as am now in charge on your transaction and its my pleasure to assist you. The buyer's account has been debited and your account has been scheduled to be credited. You will receive a confirmation from PayPal after sending out the amount tagged "PICK UP FEE". You are 100% safe and protected by PayPal,the total sum of $11,600AUD is scheduled and ready to be credited into your account. All you need to do now is try and raise the fund,get to post office with $1,500AUD or transfer it online with your credit or debit card to the buyer's agent and send the details to us for verification so that we can release the pending payment into your account immediately as the money was placed on hold and will only be credited into your account as soon as you email us the western union details (MTCN) of the excess fund meant for the pick up and also to let you know this is legitimate and you have nothing to worry about. Get this done so that we can credit your account immediately and below are the details you are to send to us. (1) MTCN; (2) Sender's Name which is your name and (3) Sender's Address which is your address and do not make mistake in the name of the agent,make sure it's correctly spelled (Junhu Lv) Note: As this transaction was done via our e-mail payments service, any inquiries and necessary information should be sent to us by directly replying to this message, because of the status of this transaction, it has not been passed on to our customer care phone service section and all inquiries should be directed to this e-mail address as it is the one monitored for your transaction.

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