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Dave Reuter
Biggera Waters, Queensland, Australia
2018-10-18 18:01:03
Classified Ads Scam
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Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin,NT 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
Email Address:
lindsayjohnff056@gmail.com
Telephone:
tel:0488897169
Scammer sent me an sms regarding a m/cycle i had just put up for sale, No number, it came up on my phone as john with an email address to reply to. Sent a reply and then got the big story in a return email about his remote workplace and restricted contact and availability. He wanted Paypal and bank details and was already talking to a courier about collecting the bike. It was all to quick and obvious as a scam.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-10-22 02:21:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
Email Address:
lindsayjohnff056@gmail.com
Telephone:
0488897169
We too are selling a motor bike and had the same experience. This is what they scammer wrote in his email to us.
Thanks for getting back,I'm fine with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,exactly what am looking for,I m buying the bike for my son as surprise birthday gift and i hope he will like it,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin,NT and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility but here is my mobile number incase you will like to have it 0488897169 but sorry i m unable to use it at the moment. Where is it located at the moment?Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking.I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery.
As regards the payment, I can only pay you through PayPal (EFT)or use same paypal for direct bank bank deposit as it works both ways,by using PayPal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details and I will make the payment through PayPal facility to your bank account,all I will need is your PayPal email address OR account number,BSB number and account name and also i will be sending you an attachment of my drivers licence photo so you will be sure that i am legit buyer and i will also need any form of identification from you so we can both be on a safer side...
With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the freight agent so you don't have to worry about that. I have limited time on the computer,your quick response will be appreciated.
Thanks.... Await your reply
We didn't give him our bank details but did give him other information which we should not have given him as we thought he was a genuine buyer. Now his email is disabled and there is no answer on his phone. Beware of this guy.

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