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Jacksonville, FL, United States
2012-08-23 11:06:11
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+1 googled west aquarius submersible 
Mike Dustin
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recieved a text message concerning a bus i am selling on ebay. I contacted mike dustin
using the email provided and recieved this in message

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, i\'m glad you accepted my offer. I am buying this for my dad in Canada, i\'m a Canadian. I decided not to choose the local market of Canada and to choose the U.S.A eBay market as its a far larger one than the local Canada one and gives me more freedom of choice, the shipping cost and all will be worth it at the end of the day, I want to purchase it for my dad he will love this as a surprise so much, he is so much of an enthusiast! does it have any history I should be aware of? Are you the first owner? I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery to my dad. I will really appreciate if you can email more info and pics. As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit, using paypal 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. Do let me know how you want to go.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-04 18:25:48
David Oliver
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I put up my car on guntree australia, and shortly after recived this message:
Thanks a lot for getting back i really appreciate , My name is David and am working at sea at the moment,on the west Aquarius submersible to be precise.I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,its 20 days off and 10 days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,i want to be sure if it is still in good condition , preferably if i can get more close up picture (engine and interior inclusive), i will not be able to come for inspection now all i really need from you is the exact details of the car.I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .
As regards the payment, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply .
Regards, David.
My boyfriend recived a similair message when he was selling his car for a couple of months ago. The story was almost identical. I just dont understand how it can scam me??? How could I get money stolen or whatever the scammers are trying to do...???

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