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Keith Paulusse
Somewhere in Australia
2012-10-12 23:03:26
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+1 I advertised my car on Gum Tree and David Oliver sent me an sms. 
David Oliver
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I was nearly conned. I became suspecious when I was asked to pay $950 dollors to a Britsh Freight company via Western Union. The amount reimbursement was allready in a paypal account. Which I could not access. Obvuoisly the deal would be canncelled after I paif $950.
David Oliver etc is a crook and a scam.
I advertised my car on Gum Tree.
Here is the confirmation from David Oliver.Hi Keith,

I have just made the payments now and i also requested that Paypal should send a payment notification message to your inbox here and i expect Paypal to have emailed by now,please check your spam/junk folder as I sometimes get Paypal notification there,I sent 10,300 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 $1,050 aud i added meant for pick up and delivery, they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $950 aud to the freighting company headquarters in UK via western union money transfer,so that Paypal can credit the $10,300 aud into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra $100 aud to cover the western union charges which shouldn\'t be more that $60-80 aud but just to be sure i added $100 aud, Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:

Patrick Johnson
International Logistics Centre
Fosse Way,Newark
Nottingham shire, NG24 4SP
United Kingdom

I will need the full address of where it will be picked up now,as my pick up agent will contact you to book a pick up time after they have received payments but they will have to book a time that is convenient for you.

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Teariki Charlie   (Caloundra, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-13 07:30:58
David Oliver
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I advertised my vehicle on Gumtree and received a text message asking me to contact the email adress with my final price. Email contents detailed below:
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
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