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John Ryan
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2012-08-27 00:34:54
Classified Ads Scam
Bogus offer to buy yacht sight unseen 
dave edmond
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I received an SMS in response to my advertisement for selling a trailer-sailer yacht on Gumtree requesting information be sent to the above email. I sent information and received the following reply:

\"Thank you for the mail,i am okay with the condition Likewise your
asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others
I\'ve seen lately, I\'ll have it for the listed price, please kindly send me your
paypal payment email and name to set up purchase, i will arrange for pick up
after the cleared payment via paypal. Also more pics will be appreciated.

Many Thanks\"

This was at almost the identical time that I received another request from a Kyle Jones regarding the yacht who had said he was offshore with New Zealand Oil & Gas with a similar request regarding payment and delivery. I was suspicious and on Googleing NZOG Taranaki Basin on kapo project found it was a scam so I suspect this is also a bogus response.
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