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M Parker
Berowra, New South Wales, Australia
2012-12-17 00:47:14
Auction/eBay Scam
Car being sold on Gumtree - approached by a scammer trying to 'buy' it. 
kate graham
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These are the sequence of emails this person sent me in relation to a car I was selling on the Gumtree website: -
Email 1: Is your car still for sale what is the present condition and the final price? do email me more pictures on my email to finalize the sales doget back to me asap
Email 2:
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.i won\'t be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your account.
However,does it have any history I should be aware off? 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,thanks
Await your reply.
Email 3: Thanks so much for your understanding and been honest, I really like the car, i would love if you can send me your paypal email and the final price i need to deposit in your paypal account in order for me to proceed with the payment, after the money might have hit your account, we can finalize when the car should be pickup, i would love if you can sell the car to me and any other emails you might have should be considered sold to me,thanks
Email 4:
Hi micheal

sorry i received your message in my spam i never knew that u have already send me ur details ok
Alright thanks for your response and been honest,i will let you know when the payment has been made and also contact my pick up agent.he will be signing the transfer papers on my behalf and all other necessary papers and i will like the car delivered to my place before my arrival,any other emails you might receive concerning the ride should be considered sold to me, thanks.
pls get back to me if u still want me to continue with the payment asap thank you,
Email 5: thanks for your mail ok i will u knw when am done with it thanks regards kate.
Email 6:
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 $960 for pick up and delivery, and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in the China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $960 to the money i will send through paypal as soon as i have made the payments, i will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Hq in the China 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(you can do it online as well at,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didnt bring my credit card aboard, i am a little incapacitated.I will appreciate your help here.
On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 4:51 AM, kate graham
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