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Springvale, Victoria, Australia
2015-09-30 11:26:31
Classified Ads Scam
Sale of my wedding dress   
Katty Moore
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I posted my wedding dress on and was happy to see interest from someone, it turned out to be a scammer. I could tell the person wasn't local so asked many questions over a couple of days.

This was her first email to me.

"hi is ur wedding dress still for sale?pls advice on ur price with present condition and email me ( for quick reply"


"Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply"

I sent her/him heaps of photos (lucky none with my face), but thank goodness I didn't send any banking or Paypal details.

I was almost ready to give my details, when we googled some more information on her name and I was so thankful that she had previously been reported here under a different spelling and different email account. Her story and wording was exactly the same:

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