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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2015-10-03 00:11:04
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree - responded to car ad on Gumtree 
Chris Belkin
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I put my car on Gumtree for sale. Got a text message from the Gumtree web service saying:
"Hi seller, is the listed car on Gumtree still for sale? If yes kindly get back to me on ( with your final asking price."

I replied with a simple message saying that the car was being inspected but I would let them know if it was going to be available after that.

I got a suspicious email reply with poor grammar / punctuation, facts that didn't quite add up, and a request to provide account details or PayPal account. In particular, the email said that the responder was currently offshore working for New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) and were buying for their son who graduated from "Aviation University in Western Australia".

One quick google of "Gumtree scam NZOG" revealed this was a fraud.
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