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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.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
James   (Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2019-04-06 06:48:16
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
Email Address:
heartsofgold052020@gmail.com
Same as others. Even sent through a photo of a South Australian drivers license!

Scam Email
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,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 thank you once again for your response,i m happy to proceed with the purchase,you can send in your bank details so i can make arrangement with the payment and once the funds is cleared in your bank then we can pick a day for the pick up,please note that i can only use my paypal EFT transfer to make a direct deposit to your bank and once payment is made you will recieve a payment notification in your email,please let me know if you accept my payment method...i will attach a photo of my drivers license below and i will also need any form of identification from you so we can both be on a safer side...thanks

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-04-01 07:40:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Lindsay John Farrell
Email Address:
heartsofgold052020@gmail.com
Just advertised my bike and the same thing: Asking for bank details to deposit money and a copy of MY license (hmm I don't think so) and happy to pay the price as a present for his son.
He also sent a photo of a license, which when I checked the SA gov website is not a valid license number - I think the real Lindsay John Farrell has experienced some nasty identity theft.

Scam Email
From: john farrell Date: Monday, 1 April 2019 at 8:09 pm Subject: Re: V retro 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,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

L   (Keysborough, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2019-04-01 04:41:26
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
Email Address:
heartsofgold052020@gmail.com
This guy tried to get my paypal details, bank details on other information on a motorbike is am selling. Do not trust!!!

Scam Email
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,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

Anonymous   (Labrador, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2019-03-26 04:53:04
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
I just got almost the exact same email from 'John Farrell', saying that he wanted to buy my bike for his son, on the same day he claimed to be buying the Honda CB500X!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-03-25 21:16:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
Email Address:
heartsofgold052020@gmail.com
Contact via SMS to email heartsofgold052020@gmail.com with the price and details of the motorcycle as per the other report above.
Same story - limited contact pay through paypal etc.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Red CBR500RA in QLD
From: john farrell from - tue mar 26 09: 26:37 2019
return-path:
received: by mail-oi1-f173.google.com with SMTP id 67so8407915oif.10 for ; Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:23:28 -0700 (PDT...
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mime-version: 1.0
references: <0df524f5-7690-b22f-91ac-ecd710bf0f6a@bigpond.com>
in-reply-to: <0df524f5-7690-b22f-91ac-ecd710bf0f6a@bigpond.com>
date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:23:15 +0100
message-id:
content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary="000000000000e27d890584f37ddf"

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,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 On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 12:16 AM Evan Wood wrote: > Hi John, > > Yep bike is still for sale, only been up one evening (listed it yesterday). > > As it has been up for such a short time, was hoping to let it sit at > $6400 with RWC and see if it can get that price initially. > > Max room to move in the future so you know is - can drop to $6000 firm > without RWC being done by me. > > Bike was $8100.00 List ride away when it was delivered new and has the > following accessories FYI: > > - Ventura Rack ($479 cost + $165 fit) > > - R&G Crash Protectors ($272.73) > > - Rad Guard ($135.45) > > - Tank pad ($31.82) > > Thanks for your interest, you are welcome to come have a look if your > interested still. > > Best Regards, > > Evan. > > --000000000000e27d890584f37ddf Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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 mo= ment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility,Does it = have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don&#= 39;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 transf= er service, I will need your bank details and I will make the payment throu= gh PayPal facility to your bank account,all I will need is your PayPal emai= l 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 t= hat i am legit buyer and i will also need any form of identification from y= ou so we can both be on a safer side...

With the i= ssue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all pa= perwork will be done by the freight=C2=A0 agent so you don't have to wo= rry about that.
I have limited time on the computer,your quick re= sponse will be appreciated

<= div dir=3D"ltr">On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 12:16 AM Evan Wood <woode80@bigpond.com> wrote:
Hi John,

Yep bike is still for sale, only been up one evening (listed it yesterday).=

As it has been up for such a short time, was hoping to let it sit at
$6400 with RWC and see if it can get that price initially.

Max room to move in the future so you know is - can drop to $6000 firm
without RWC being done by me.

Bike was $8100.00 List ride away when it was delivered new and has the
following accessories FYI:

- Ventura Rack ($479 cost + $165 fit)

- R&G Crash Protectors ($272.73)

- Rad Guard ($135.45)

- Tank pad ($31.82)

Thanks for your interest, you are welcome to come have a look if your
interested still.

Best Regards,

Evan.

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-03-02 17:35:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Farrell
Email Address:
lindsayfarrell056@gmail.com
I was also selling a motorbike. I got a txt message asking me to contact this user via email. I got this email
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,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
I did exchange some email about the bike before finding this page. Didn't give out any bank or personal details tho. The company who he claims to be from also has a scam alert on thier contact page https://www.energyres.com.au/contact/ which matches. Beware!!!

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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