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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
2015-08-30 23:14:44
Classified Ads Scam
+2 Offers to buy vehicle for more than advertised price, first approach via mobile text no reply number only email   
James Curtis
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Copy of email reply from James
Am sure there must have been lot of people trying to buy this from you
so i think offering you $16,650 wont be a bad idea.. I would have loved
to come for the inspection but i work in the army in which i have to
conduct Basic Combat Training and identical skills for all MOSs
(Military Occupational Specialties) this month so i’v got no spare time.
I have a pick up agent that will be picking it up after when you have
received the total payment from me so there is nothing to worry about
concerning picking it up, they will also handle all necessary paper work
when they meet with you. Get back to me with your paypal email or bank
details so i can transfer the money as soon as i can then we can proceed
with the transaction..


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Kill them and bury them in the Outback   (Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-10-10 18:59:55
marie welch
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Scammer looks to have been reported before.
Intrest in purchasing a car with the option to have it shipped. She will arrange transport option and was very eager to buy the car outright despite requested inspections beforehand.
Screw up 1: She seems confused whether it is her Uncle or her Husband that she is buying for. I bet that goes well at parties?
Screw up 2: Told me that she will arrange a bank transfer when I have not given her any details.
Screw up 3; Not making comment to the details she requests, & constantly referring to things that do not exist?
Despite a firm grip on the English language with average spelling errors, this person needs to work on consistency and try not to be pushy. A pushy buyer will get the flick as a scammer very quickly.

Scam Email
Thanks for the reply. I just have little time to send you this e-mail due to my work. I've tried to purchase the same exactly but as too much fault to repair so had to let it go. I'm sorry i won't be available for inspections, i have busy days ahead of me but never the less, I will arrange with a moving company to pick up from you at (anywhere convenient) but before that i will be able to make pay pal or bank transfer at this moment which will be an instant payment to your account. let me know which you agreed with so we can proceed.. Any Fault at all? How long have you been using it? Pick up location? I will appreciate you sending me some pictures just as to have them on my e-mail for future reference. Await your reply, Regards ---- Can I see some pictures? ---- I’m sorry for taking long to reply you.. It was really busy weekend. I’m actualy getting the vehicle for my uncle who just moved to New Zealand but he will love to see pictures of the vehicle. I won’t be able to show up for inspection but I have arrange with a courier agency who will be doing that on our behalf. Firstly, can I see some pictures? ---- Hello Terry, it's nice to hear from you.. actually am buying on behalf of my Husband who just got transferred from work to New Zealand. I have arranged with a courier agency who will contact you to schedule for pick up after payment is completed to you. I believe everything works like you have said and I will be waiting your payment details for transfer. I should have been coming for inspections myself but i work in the Army and presently am conducting the MOS training combat for this month but i can assure you an instant payment and we can go ahead. Looking forward to your reply. Talk soon! ---- Ok, but firstly payment needs to be completed to you before they keep contact with you. ---- Ok sounds good. I will be looking forward to it and i will keep you updated soon as I complete the transfer. talk soon.

Eddy   (Somewhere in Germany) Added the following extra information on :2017-08-02 11:18:15
Marie Welch
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Trying to buy a car from me that I offered online. Is very eager to make advanced payment. Not interested in seeing the car or any details about it.

Scam Email
Thanks for quick reply. It was so lovely to what I can see so far... I'm actually looking to get it before my husband's arrival... I would have loved to come myself but I work in the Army and I'm leading the Basic Combat Training and identical skills for all MOS this month so I don't have much time on the schedule. In this case, I will arrange payment through PayPal/bank transfer any which you prefer as it will be easier to make the transfer using my iPad. I will also arrange for a courier agency to pick up from you after payment and they will schedule pick up date and time with you. Are you the first owner? what's your preferred location for pick up? Looking forward hearing from you, thank you and best regards,

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