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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2017-07-09 05:29:30
Classified Ads Scam
+2 Selling furniture on gumtree   
Lara Sue
Email Address:
+1(312) 626-7726
I put my furniture for sale on gumtree and she messaged me that can you please reply with your final price on my given email. i have replied her with final price. after that she said i will transfer money and can you please send your bank details. once you recieve your payment i will send my person to pick up furniture. i send her my details and she said she will do it on monday morning. but then i just checked about NZOG, i have read scam reports here. just be aware of these kind of emails or messages.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-07-18 01:12:06
Lara Sue / Di Gao
Email Address:
Listed furniture on gumtree, got email saying 'bed on gumtree still available?' and on reply got the following: Thanks for getting back,am okay with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert...i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account.Kindly get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account.
You do not have to bother yourself about the shipping.I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for pick up at your door,when you must have gotten your cash at hand...I will wait for the paypal payment to clear in your account before we proceed with the pickup,once payment has cleared in your account and money is made available,then after i will contact you on how the shipping agent will schedule the pick up time with you and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your account.
Followed by saying they have paid by Paypal but have to pay the shipping agent, which they have included in the transfer but can't do themselves as are offshore, so want you to transfer money via Western Union to the shipping agent, then on confirmation of that Paypal will release the full payment to you and they "can't cancel as the payment is now on hold" to you.
This is not how Paypal works.
Details of who they want Western Union transfer to: Name: Di Gao Address: Jiangxi gongzi.jintai lu City: Ji'an State: Jiangxi Zip Code: 343900 Country: China.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-07-13 01:18:54
Lara Sue
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SMS response to my advertisement on Gumtree that did not specify the furniture item: "Hello,please is your Furniture adds still up for sale and what's ur best offer,Kindly reply direct to my email (". Watch out, this is clearly a scam. Given other warnings, the next step will be a request for my bank details.

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