Scam Tip Report #97807 - Janet Nicolas


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Scott
Somewhere in Australia
2019-12-28 13:11:15
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree Australia (gumtree.com.au)
+2 Janet Nicolas   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Janet Nicolas
Email Address:
janicholas1013@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Contacts Seller via Gumtree asking for email address and then sends this:

Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. 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 are you located at the moment?

I am buying it 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 phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up via www.PayPal.com.au

Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
Account number
Account name
BSB number.

1) Are you the Owner?
2) Pick up Location?
3) What is The final Price?

Cheers
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2020-03-09 01:28:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaye Menguita
Email Address:
kaye.menguita@yahoo.com
Messaged saying she was interested in a washing machine.
Messaged me saying : "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."
Sounded quite dodgy so I did a search, and the scam, word for word, came up here.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2020-01-20 09:42:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaye Menguita
Email Address:
kaye.menguita@yahoo.com
Kaye, wanted to purchase a dining suite, advertised by us on Gumtree, sight unseen. Said she is working for NZOG, 5 days off, 25 days on etc. Does not have access to phone. She would arrange shipping with a freight company based in the Philippines. Requested our address, phone number, banks details. She wanted to add the cost of freight ($1050), to the price for the dining suite. She then wanted us to transfer the freight payment to https://www.transferwise.com We asked why she couldn’t do the transfer and she claimed not to have a ‘card’ as it was lost in a car accident that killed her husband several months ago! She kept messaging “can I make the transfer now?” No more emails when I questioned further. Assume that a fake deposit payment receipt would be sent and then we would be asked to transfer the freight money. Meanwhile no money would have been deposited. We would have been scammed $1050. Luckily I searched scams on Gumtree and found reports almost exactly to the word.

Scam Email
kaye.menguita@yahoo.com Scam attempted via Gumtree.


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