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Rudolf Fletcher
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2015-11-12 01:58:43
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Replying to your classifieds ad Scam from Grant Abbott   
Grant Abbott
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I had a classified ad for my car at
On 11/11/2015 I received the following WebSMS on my mobile phone:-
"Is your vehicle on locanto still for sale?what is the lowest price and condition of it,please get back to me through my email address"
I replied with the following:-
Hi Grant, thanks for your inquiry.
I've put the car on eBay for sale. You can see more information by clicking the link below.
The lowest price I would take is $1250.
I don't know if you know the area around Long Jetty but I am putting the car out for sale over the weekend on Wyong Road at the Junction of The Central Coast Highway.
If it still doesn't sell at that price I will probably drive it down to the Sydney Auctions.
Regards Neil

Grant Abbott replied:-
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Await your reply
I emailed Grant Abbott the required information.
He replied:-
Ok cool,i will let you know when the payment has been made in couple of hours and also contact my pick up agent.Please tell others it's sold and remove the advert.
The next email message I received was:-
I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $950 for pick up and delivery, and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in CHINA and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $950 to the money i will be sending and as soon as i have made the payments, i will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in CHINA through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office ,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices(you can do it online as well at (,i would have done it myself but i can't because i didn't bring my credit card aboard, i am a little incapacitated.I will appreciate your help here.
Surprise, surprise. I should have strung him along further but I didn't. I simply replied that I didn't deal with Western Union. Bye Bye.
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