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Maree Nesbitt
Rhodes, New South Wales, Australia
2012-05-02 22:51:05
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Christopher Sidipoulos / William Paull
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In reply to my ad I received a text message with an email address. Once I sent an email, he responded,
\"Thanks a lot for the email .I am away at sea at the moment,on the west aquarius submersible to be precise, we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it located at the moment?

I am buying this for my next holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my dad.I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos .

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address\"
I said I\'d get back to him.
I then received another offer by sms - offering $700 MORE. I sent an email, and received this, \"Hi
I just thought you might have had some other buyer\'s interested in buying the Vehicle from you so i think the best way for me to outbid them is only by offering you an additional $700.AUD to your asking price on your ad Gumtree, But let me start by saying i won\'t for the inspection of the Vehicle my self due to where i am presently,but i have a pick-up Agent who will be contacting you about where and when the picking of the Vehicle will taking place after have completed the payment transaction with you .

But if you dont mind telling me just a little bit more about the present mechanical condition and how often do you do the service and if possible the history ?. I will be waiting to read from you before i can proceed with the payment immediately

This definitely seemed too good to be true, so I checked this site, then realised both messages came from same phone number - when I called it said UNLISTED.
I sent them both back a message, with a link to this page. I\'ve now changed all my passwords, but no other major damage.
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