Ripp off attempt on Gumtree to buy my car. Name Lynda Subaba, PayPal scam warned see below - Scamalot

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Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia
2015-12-15 02:55:45
Auction/eBay Scam
+1 Ripp off attempt on Gumtree to buy my car. Name Lynda Subaba, PayPal scam warned see below   
Lynda Subaba
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The following are email messages as I played along with this scammer.
Be warned and aware of this person called Lynda Subaba

From: Lynda Sabuba
Date: Monday, December 14, 2015
Subject: Subaru Liberty GT
To: Mark

Thanks for your Quick response...... I'm cool with the price and condition as stated on the advert.Item going to my new home at Darwin.Would have loved to come for inspection but,presently at work in New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG).We are offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.You might be worried not calling,but for now We do not have access to phone network at the moment due to heavy storm ,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,or you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct can transfer fund to it as well from my paypal account.I have also contacted a courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your account. Await your reply

From: Lynda Sabuba
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Subject: i was just about to make the payment
To: Mark

I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the courier pickup, my pick up agent says,for them to deliver the item to my new home at Darwin, will need to pay for an upfront pick up fee before they can schedule a pick up time and date.They charged me $1,650 for pick up and delivery fee,which the payment for pick up are directed to their corporate international headquarters in China, and the payments is made through western union money transfer.I will add the $1,650 pick fee to your item payment.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 or you can get it done online via,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didn't bring my credit card aboard,.I will appreciate your help here.

i have just completed the payment and i expected paypal to have notified you to this effect.check your mail folders .I sent $14,250 in all.i added $1,750 but $1,650 will be sent to my agent in CHINA through western union at post office,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee.Paypal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union detail for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent.

First Name:Shijie
Last Name:Wang
Address:17 Quan Cheng Road
City: Jian
Zip Code:250011
Country: China.

please get the necessary details sent to paypal (Money Transfer Control Number) MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $1,650 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once

Have informed you in my previous message ,am transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer .Paypal has message me ,you have been message to what you need to do to finalize this transaction.They stated you should check your email folders in your inbox or might mistaken drop in your spam inbox due to error in message delivery.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-05-22 21:57:19
Linda Sabuba
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I placed an ad on Gumtree selling an item after the death of my mother. The response was immediate: Thanks for your swift response.Am okay with the price and condition as stated for both started on your gum tree ad,which as prompt my quick response in purchase.I would be glad if there are any more things to know about the condition because won't be able to come for the inspection due to my nature of work.I work with New Zealand oil rig ,presently off shore for petroleum project.Perhaps would have ring you on phone but we have phone Network restriction due to bad weather.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account.Kindly get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account.You don't have to bother yourself about the shipping.I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for pick up at your door,when you must have gotten your cash at hand...I will wait for the paypal payment to clear in your account before we proceed with the pickup,once payment has cleared in your account and money is made available,then after i will contact you on how the shipping agent will schedule the pick up time with you and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your account Thanks I googled her name and she had used the same technique before

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