Scam Tip Report #89035 - Gumtree purchase


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Drew
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2018-01-12 21:36:19
Classified Ads Scam
+4 Gumtree purchase 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel blessing
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
I was selling chairs on gumtree -

He wanted to buy - wants bank or pay pal deets
Can’t see items as he is at sea.
Them wants me to pay for courier cost through western union !

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Tonia   (Brookfield, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2018-06-17 04:36:09
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Tonia
Same guy tried to get me just now. My gut told me something was wrong. See the message below!
Blessing Joel 7:27 PM (6 minutes ago) to me
Thanks a lot for the email. 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 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?
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 final asking price and 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 acct.
Await your reply

Scam Email
Gumtree

Anthony   (Toorak, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2018-04-29 21:17:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel blessing
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
Scam Website:
He responded very quickly to an ad I had just posted on gumtree by text; "Is the Gumtree Furniture still available for sale? kindly reply to ( blessing_joel1@yahoo.com ) plz no text." He then emailed the following: "Thanks a lot for the email. 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 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment? I am buying it for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.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 final asking price and 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 acct. Await your reply"
I just told him sorry but cash on pickup only.

Scam Email
Gumtree

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-04-17 23:38:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel Blessing
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
Scam Website:
Tries to convince you that he is overseas and that you need to send him bank details.

Scam Email
Blessing Joel Today at 16:31 To Theo Curd Message body Thanks a lot for the email. 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 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment? I am buying it for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.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 final asking price and 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 acct. Await your reply

Brian H   (Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2018-02-19 02:47:22
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
I posted an ad on Gumtree and within a short time I got an SMS: with the following: "Is the Gumtree furniture still avaiable for sale? kindly reply to ( blessing_joel1@yahoo.com) plz no text." Apart from it being unusual not to want a text reply to a text message the message said it was from "Joel 5635" and since that is not a valid phone number I was suspicious so I ignored the message and sent a report to Gumtree, and searched for this email address and found it had previously been used for a scamming.


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