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Wayde Kirby
Somewhere in Australia
2012-10-08 06:43:06
Auction/eBay Scam
Untitled Auction/eBay Scam on Gumtree, ref:5605 
Craig Burgess
Email Address:
To: craigburgess001@hotmail.com
Hi Guys, I wasn\'t sure in the beginning if it was a scam as I originally thought that the message was about the jeep that I was selling and only had it advertised on a flyer. Only after thinking about it, I thought I would check the net to see if I could find info about this guy or NZOG. As you can see in the messages (the first is at the bottom)I was the one who asked if he was inquiring about the Jeep or the boat we had on Gum Tree. He said the Jeep as obviously it was worth more money. The original message came as a text asking to email details. Tried ringing the number a couple of times and it said it was a ping number??? He then justified it with the story about being off shore. I am so glad I checked as I was about to send him my bank details.

From: craigburgess001@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Reply to enquiry
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 20:52:42 +0000

Thanks for mailing back,I am pleased with your price but I want you to get back to me with more pictures of the (interior,engine and the exterior) of this vehicle because i won\'t be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work.....With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by my courier agent so you don\'t have to worry about that...will be expecting your mail regarding the e-mail address you used for registration with PayPal in order to effect the payment to you right away in case you don\'t have paypal account you can also get back to me with your bank details so that i can transfer the fund from my paypal to your bank account ...awaiting your response...

To: craigburgess001@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Reply to enquiry
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 06:19:16 +1000

Hi Craig,

The jeep is in A1 mechanical condition, and has just had a full service. All oils and filters done in gear box and diffs. The reason we are selling it is because it was a part payment for another sale and we are leaving so the jeep is not required. The jeep was fully built by Double Black Off Road in Victoria. Just inquiring how did you find out about the jeep while out at sea? Let me know if you want more photos, these ones I had already on the computer.

From: craigburgess001@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Reply to enquiry
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 06:33:33 +0000

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 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 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 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.

To: craigburgess001@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Reply to enquiry
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:11:33 +1000

Hey mate,
We are wanting around $45,000 but are negotiable if you make a realistic offer and you could get lucky. The vehicle has to go.
You can ring me on 0452236803 or I can ring you if you give me your number. I am happy for you to come out and have a look at it.


Sent from my HTC

----- Reply message -----
From: \"Craig Burgess\"
Subject: Reply to enquiry
Date: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 7:36 pm

what is the last price for your jeep?

> Subject: Reply to enquiry
> From:
> Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 11:19:41 +1000
> To: craigburgess001@hotmail.com
> Hi Craig
> You sent me a text yesterday, sorry I didn\'t get back to you yesterday. Was the enquiry about the jeep or the boat? Both are in excellent condition photos advertised are only recent.
> Regards,
> Wayde
> Sent from my iPhone
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