Kapo project, tried to buy my car and wanted me to transfer money to his agent in malaysia, was offshore on an oil rig. - Scamalot

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Matthew Humphries
Highgate Hill, Queensland, Australia
2012-09-20 12:12:16
Auction/eBay Scam
+5 Kapo project, tried to buy my car and wanted me to transfer money to his agent in malaysia, was offshore on an oil rig.   
Kyle Jones
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Thanks for mailing back.I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project.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 am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don\'t mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos.

I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my family . As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal 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 www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address,so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.

this is what i was emailed, he also wanted $1,150 transferred to his agent in malaysia.

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 $1,050 for pick up and
delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their
corporate international headquarters in Malaysia and the payments is
made through western union money transfer, i will add the $1,050 to
the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need
you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in the Malaysia
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,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 and
thanks for your understanding
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-02-02 16:51:38
Alex Moore
SMS and same story

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-02-01 03:46:56
Kathy Smith
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Exactly the same as previous I got an Sms first but I have had two Sms's in response to my new add on gumtree so not sure which one is scammer. Anyway same story away at sea on oil rig 5 days off 25 days on. Required my item for holiday house. Happy to purchase sight unseen, and courier already organised to pick up item. Will pay into PayPal or my bank.
The two phone Sms,s I recieved both asking for a reply to email address's were from +1 (662) 471-8677 with an email address reply to switsarah88@gmail.com This one asked for email reply not phone Sms because they were at work
The second one was from phone +61 409793748 with an email address given as macsmith202@gmail.com Asking if the item was still for sale but requesting "plz no text"
I am thinking they are both scammers

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-30 21:25:08
annie snels
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Reply for a for sale add on Gumtree for a Minimaton‏ Guitar for $750
annelllson118@gmail.com (annelllson118@gmail.com)
Annie Snels (annelllson118@gmail.com) Add to contacts
Thanks for the understanding ,Please I have just made the payments now and i expected paypal to have emailed by now,please check your spam/junk folder as I sometimes get paypal notification there,I sent $1,250 aud in all, paypal said they would be holding the funds and it won't be credited into your account because of the excess payments of $500 aud i added meant for pick up and delivery,they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $450 aud to the freighting company headquarters via western union money transfer,so that paypal can credit the $1,250 aud into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra $50 aud to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more than $20-30 aud but just to be sure i added $50 aud, Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:
Gunn Lundeby
Rodtvetveien 18
ZIP CODE: 0955

Scam Email
annellls118@gmail There were 2 notices about payment in my junk folder. It was pretty sus right from the start but these just topped it off. From:Payment_TransferDesk@accountant.com jtimdot@gmail.com on behalf of Notification via PayPal (Payment_TransferDesk@accountant.com) in my junk mail.

No Name   (Greensboro, NC, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-30 15:25:22
Alexander W. Jones
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Cotacted me about buying an RV I had for sale on RV Trader. Said he wanted to buy it as a gift to his father who lives in Idaho. This guy was willing to spend $55,000.00 on something he has never seen in person! yeah right. Told me he was an "Oceanographer" working in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on the Kapo project.Just my luck I've got someone to buy the RV but he is out of the country on a boat with no way to get me funds! Any way I googled New Zealand Taranaki Basin Kapo project and it brought me to this sight and the gentleman that was trying to sell a truck to this guy. just remember if something sounds too good it is.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-13 04:00:03
Grant Lenton
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Claiming he wanted to purchase our prime mover & Trailer was wanting to purchase without sighting anything lucky for us we smelt a rat right away. He claimed he was on a oil rig in New Zealand for NZOG Taronaki Basin on Kapo Project out at sea and couldn't be contacted wanted to transfer money into a pay pal a/c or a direct deposit into our account claimed he was buying for his father in the NT ! So what ever you do don't give these dickheads any of your personal info they are low life scammers Here's a hint for them (scammers) get a friggin real job instead of ripping off hard working honest people F#@%WITTS !!

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