Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, ref:8982 - Scamalot

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
2013-04-07 07:14:52
Classified Ads Scam
+1 Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, ref:8982 
Paul Datford
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I was selling a car on Gumtree and received an SMS from this number and Paul Datford. I thought it was suspicious that he didnt reply via email through Gumtree and wanted me to email him at his gmail address. So I did and then I received the following reply that I then knew was a scam and then doubled checked by google and found this great website that reports scams. Keep up the good work.

From: paul datford
Date: April 7, 2013 2:37:14 PM GMT+10:00
Subject: Re: Camry Sportivo

Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,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,its 15days off and 15days on and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please 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 and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-06-02 05:39:48
John Snape
We were contacted by him when we were selling a motorbike on gumtree - got suspicious then looked up his name on google and found all this into . Our email from him was the same as written here.

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