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James King
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2015-04-24 06:03:30
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree / NZOG Worker   
john dean
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john dean
I am selling a car on Gumtree. I got an SMS response from 'Gumtree' with no number associated, as follows:
"John Dean will like to know if your listed car is still on for sale if yes kindly get back to him on ( with the final asking price".
I sent the following email to him:
"Hi John
Thanks for you text enquiry for my Saab. I believe $3200 is a pretty fair price and I think it’s worth that much. However I could be persuaded to go to an even $3000 for cash, if that’s of interest to you.
Feel free to email me, or give me a call on 041N NNN NN3 if you’d like any more info on the car.
He responded with:
"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 this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Aviation University in Western Australia ,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 Account 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"

This eventually triggered some vague thought of scams, so I Googled it and came to this site pretty quickly :-)

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