|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree Australia (gumtree.com.au)
| Scammer contacted me via Gumtree in response to my ad to sell a two-piece lounge |
The person contacted me via Gumtree from their Gumtree handle - Aniya - in response to my ad ID 1231505415, not long after I posted the ad and asked for my email address. Once I gave it to them the person emailed me from firstname.lastname@example.org and asked if the item was still for sale. Then the person contacted me by email again via a different email address - the yahoo address. This is what they wrote;
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 new apartment 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.
When I looked up NZOG I saw that they already had people pretending to be employees and a notice warning others.
Hope you can trace them.