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Anonymous
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
2015-08-30 23:14:44
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+5 Offers to buy vehicle for more than advertised price, first approach via mobile text no reply number only email   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
James Curtis
Email Address:
rydekyde@fastmail.com
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..

regards,

James.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-12-29 06:38:01
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Marie Welch
Email Address:
Mariewelch151@gmail.com
Like many of you i have had the same issue with this scammer in the same manner but for her son in Brisbane. To add to the details, she was asking me to ship to
John Collins Unit 1, 12 Grey Rd QLD Brisbane Aus 4101
So I believe their real name is not Marie Welch and is instead John Collins or someone who could sign for John Collins.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-12-06 15:15:07
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
marie welch
Email Address:
mariewelch151@gmail.com
Scam Website:
I kept recommending her to buy from another website (because it was cheaper to buy from there) but she keeps on wanting to buy from me, so i checked her email on google and found that she is a scammer. Please be careful of such people.

Scam Email
Hello, how are you doing today? I came across this Ad on gumtree and I will be interested in it. what's your firm price and condition. Looking forward to your response. Talk soon Hello, thanks for the reply. I'm interested in the PS4 and am buying it for my Son upcoming birthday in few days. He lives and studies in Brisbane. I don't mind adding up an extra 80 to cover shipment delivery and insurance. Actually, I work in the Army and I'm conducting the MOS training combat for this month if not, I would have done the running around myself. Do you have the original box? You can send me the specification here please and if you will like being paid using PayPal or bank transfer, I can only use the payment method for now. So get back to me with any of your payment invoice so I can proceed with the payment. You can inform other buyer's its sold and end the auction online so I can proceed with the transfer. thank you, best regards How are you doing! A colleague of mine introduced me to this site, I don’t know much about online internet, where’s your location presently? I guess buying everything for $700 will be preferable. I’ll appteciate that way. After I checked calculation for shipping was bit out of it and getting the gear along was about $1200 and I can just get them off from you for $800 with the gear.. Get back to me Thank you. ^^^^^ Then I checked the calculations and found it to be a lot cheaper lol Then she said .... Ok what if am paying $500 for the ps4 and shipment ? Beware of scammer people!

Sarah   (Somewhere in Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-10-17 17:34:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
MARIE WELCH
Email Address:
mariewelch151@gmail.com
do not fall for this scammer - other people have reported him or her on this site as well!
From: marie welch [mailto:mariewelch151@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:24 PM To: Sarah Subject: Re: Hyundai
Yes, I’m presently in the military camp in Vic
On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:23 PM Sarah wrote: So are you located in Australia then?
From: marie welch [mailto:mariewelch151@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:46 PM
To: Sarah Subject: Re: Hyundai
Sounds great. What’s your firm price? It will actually be picked up and delivered to New Zealand, am buying it for my husband who just relocated for his new job in NZ but I was able to be in contact with a courier agency regards to shipment and they assured me it will safely be delivered. I will be looking forward to your payment details while I can carry on with the transfer.
On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 6:31 PM Sarah wrote: Hi Marie,
Where do you live? We can easily drive the car to you to have a look at.
From: marie welch [mailto:mariewelch151@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:25 PM To: Sarah Subject: Re: Hyundai
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.
On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 6:14 PM Sarah > wrote: Hi Marie,
Thanks for you message.
The condition is good, its best if you come to inspect the car and see it yourself
As for the firm price, I have to check with my boss, But again it’s probably easier if u come to see the car and then make an offer.
Please let me know if you would like to organise a time.
Thanks Sarah
From: marie welch [mailto:mariewelch151@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:54 AM To: Sarah Subject: Hyundai
Hello, how are you doing today? I came across this Ad on gumtree and I will be interested in it. what's your firm price and condition.
Looking forward to your response. Talk soon

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
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
marie welch
Email Address:
mariewelch151@gmail.com
Telephone:
+27987654349
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
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Marie Welch
Email Address:
mariewelch151@gmail.com
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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