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Caulfield North, Victoria, Australia
2015-02-02 19:25:30
Classified Ads Scam
carsGuide (
Car Purchase 
Steve Russell
Email Address:
While selling a car on we received an SMS from the above wanting to know whether still for sale, the price and condition with the above gmail information. Responded to the email and the following return email was received :
From: Steve Russell []
Sent: Monday, 2 February 2015 8:43 PM
To: Barb
Subject: Re: My BMW

Thanks for getting back to me at your earliest,i am satisfy with the price and the condition with all i have seen and I'm ready to offer you the said asking price as listed only if can you assure me that i will not be disappointed with this because i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work.I work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on Kapo project ,I will have love to talk to you on phone but our satellite server has down which restrict all our calls that is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility........
Regarding the payment,my Mode of payment is via PayPal because i don't have access to my bank account online and i am not with my credit card details here but i have link up my bank account 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 for me to pay in and i will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction and i will like you to get back to me with more pics if available as i hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible,I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct and they will be handling the title for me. So kindly get back to me with your PayPal E-Mail Address or Bank details as listed below:

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Then received two other sms and requested a reply via gmail account they are as follows:

Beware of these and do not reply to SMS request
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