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The following online scams (i.e. from trading or social networking websites) were reported to us and are listed below to help you avoid them.

Links to scam web pages have been removed and spaces have been added to email addresses to ensure they do not become hyperlinks.

Send your scam reports to: scam@reportspam.co.nz


Help Desk National Microsoft Pinpoint scammers


POP up on the computer encouraging the person online to call an 0800 number to fix some internet problems
Hello, this morning between 4am-6am I was on a website when this page popped up asking me to call 0800-442-818, they claim to be part of the Help Desk National Microsoft Pinpoint and that there was something wrong with my computer.
I spent two hours on the phone with them trying to get me to log into the website www . fmu1 .com which is on the logmein platform
They tried a variety of ways to try and get me to connect to the logmein platform. If they were successful I was to leave my machine on and not use it for 10-12 hours.
They said I could use my own technician to get the internet working which they said would cost me about $1000 to get a NZ tech to fix the adware and viruses but they could do the job for $300.00 US (447.00 NZ) and I'd be saving about $600.00.

"TradeMe" Scammer

Hi there im trying to sell my car via trade me and auto trader and have come across a person sending texts via a 990 number then asking to email via an email adress : lisawoods77 @ hotmail.com. There reply is this "Hi, The Car is okay by me and i am also willing to go with your price. I would have called to discuss this but i am presently at Sea serving in the Navy and there's a restriction on phone calls here. I am buying it for my brother and i want it to be a surprise gift. I have a shipping agent who will come for the pick up after i have made payment to you and you have received the money. Unfortunately the agent cannot bring cash or pay on my behalf as he doesn't handle third party payments.


I am going to have to pay via Paypal which is a fast, safe and reliable method of payment. I cannot access and transfer funds online from my bank account as am yet to get it activated but i have my account already attached to my paypal so i can make payment using PayPal. You can withdraw from Paypal to your bank account. If you don't have a PayPal account, it is very easy to set up at www. paypal .com, after you have set it up I will only need you to send me a Paypal money request to my paypal email address (lisawoods77 @ hotmail.com ) so i can make payment. "

Free kitten from Thailand scam

Hi, I have just found a lot of scammers on this site http ://www. adpost .com /nz/?db=nz _pets& website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=headlines&category=Cats&caption_header=FOR+SALE+/+ADOPTION:&query=browse. They say that they are giving away their pedigree kittens for free because they have no time for them or don’t believe in selling animals to make money. When I inquired about the kittens all they wanted to know was where I lived and about my experience with cats, if I’m suitable to look after them. They then say that they will give me a kitten but they live far away from me and all I have to do is pay for delivery. They gave me the delivery Companies website (cshiplines.webs.com) and said that I just have to pay to a person in Thailand as that is where the company is based.


I checked out the site and called the airlines they said they used. The airlines I contacted said that they didn’t use that company and have never heard of it.

The people I have been emailing are:
bobbykaren2000 @ gmail.com
vanessacrest849 @ gmail.com
ginaann892 @ gmail.com
frankanderson892 @ gmail.com

From: Frank Anderson <frankanderson892 @ gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: PAYMENT NEEDED FOR THE HOME DELIVERY OF YOUR CHINCHILLA KITTEN
Date: 1 July 2015 9:49:51 am NZST

Here is the payment information from the agency copy the director's address and go to any Western Union store now and make the payment. Follow the agency advise so as to pay lesser transfer charges( Tell the person at the counter that you are sending the money to a friend or relative as this kind of transfer has lesser transfer charges and are tax free). try to make the payment now so that the kitten will be delivered to you on time

From: Cship Lines <info.cshiplines @ fastservice.com>
Subject: PAYMENT NEEDED FOR THE HOME DELIVERY OF YOUR CHINCHILLA KITTEN
Cc: Frank Anderson <frankanderson892 @ gmail.com>

WELCOME TO CSHIP LINES TRANSPORTERS
THE LEADER OF PETS RELOCATION.
www .cshiplines.webs .com
THIS IS A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL

HOW TO MAKE THE PAYMENT
WE USUALLY USE BANKS ACCOUNT AND CREDIT CARDS TO RECEIVE PAYMENT WHEN BOOKING FLIGHT FOUR DAYS AHEAD BUT IF YOU WANT A FLIGHT ON THE SAME DAY YOU PAY DIRECTLY VIA WESTERN UNION. BECAUSE IT IS THE FASTEST AND EASIEST WAY TO BOOK FLIGHT ON THE SAME DAY. THE WESTERN UNION SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT OUR BRANCH IN THAILAND. SO ALL CUSTOMERS BOOKING FLIGHT ON THE SAME DAY PAYS DIRECTLY TO OUR BRANCH IN BANGKOK, THAILAND AND NOT OUR BANK ACCOUNTS OR CREDIT CARD.

SO HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE TO PAY VIA WESTERN UNION AND NOT PAYING DIRECTLY TO OUR BANK ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD.

PAYMENT ADDRESS

DIRECTOR'S NAME: PERADA SODSAMANG
COUNTRY: THAILAND
CITY: BANGKOK
AMOUNT: 200 NZD
POSTAL CODE: 10100
TEST QUESTION: FROM
TEST ANSWER: SENDER

Track you kitten's status at www. cshiplines.webs. com/tracking

Tracking Number: To be provided upon Payment

ADVICE TO OUR CUSTOMER:

THE WESTERN UNION SERVICE HAS 3 PAYMENT OPTIONS.

OPTIONS CHARGES
1 BUSINESS TRANSFER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> VERY HIGH CHARGES
2 NORMAL TRANSFER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>> SEMI HIGH CHARGES
3 RELATIVE OR FRIENDS TRANSFER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> NORMAL CHARGES

WE ALWAYS ADVICE OUR CUSTOMERS NOT TO DISCLOSE THE REASON FOR THE PAYMENT. YOU ARE ADVISED TO CHOOSE THE THIRD OPTION, SO AS TO PAY LESS CHARGES. TELL THE AGENT AT THE COUNTER THAT YOU ARE SENDING THE MONEY TO A FRIEND OR RELATIVE SO AS TO PAY LESSER CHARGERS .

IMMEDIATELY YOU COMPLETE THE PAYMENT. SEND US THE 8 DIGIT MTCN. SENDER'S NAME. TEST QUESTION AND ANSWER. ALSO SEND A SCANNED COPY OF THE PAYMENT RECEIPT TO FACILTATE THE CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT.

ONCE OUR DIRECTOR AT THE US BRANCH CONFIRMS THE PAYMENT. WE WILL IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE THE FLIGHT TICKET OF YOUR KITTENS, WE WILL SEND YOU THE FLIGHT DETAILS AND UPDATE THE STATUS OF YOUR KITTEN.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF THE DELIVERY FEE IS NOT PAID ON TIME. THE KITTEN WILL NOT BE TRANSPORTED AND DELIVERED AS SCHEDULED. YOU WILL INCUR MORE EXPENSES ON FEEDING AND CATERING.

Visit a Western Union ® Agent location near you to send the money.

info.cshiplines @ fastservice.com

Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association
We are number one in the world of transporting animals around the globe with our qualified surgeons
An International Trade Association of animal handlers, pet moving providers, kennel operators, veterinarians and others who are dedicated to the care and welfare of pets and small animals during transport locally . . . Nationwide . . . Worldwide. Also provides a comprehensive list of approved shippers

Flatmate scammer

Hi there, this came following contact on easyroommate .co .nz - this was the second email. I believe this person has made this scam under different names.


On Mon, May 25, 2015
Hi Alison,

Thanks for your message on easy roommate about our flat :) You're more than welcome to come and have a look at our flat. How long are you looking to rent for?

Thanks

On 27 May 2015 at 15:20, Ally Ner <nerally23 @ gmail.com> wrote:
Hi ,

Thanks for the quick response and sorry about the late response.Here is a quick synopsis of my life so far:

I believe as a potential Tenant I need to introduce myself briefly,I was born in Virginia,grew up on Long Island and my high school in Massapequa, I pretty don't go to all my reunions but I have few good friends.

I left Massapequa right after high school,tried going into music,can't imagine life without music,my Dad offered me a year in Europe after graduation. I thought that would be a good idea to get out of town since my relationship soured so I told everyone I would be back in 3 months. What happened is simple. I kept falling into jobs and postponing my return. I ended up staying in France and Brisbane in between 2 yrs years. During that time I decided to try my hand in Interior design English and a professional photographer for a couple of months,Lost my Mom 7 years ago and My Dad passed away 12 days ago..

I am friendly and I'd like to consider myself honest, caring, affectionate and thoughtful with a good sense of humor. Mind you, that doesn't mean I'm a pure saint .I am presently in Malaysia for my dad's burial,been having some difficulties lately.But I will be back in 6 days .I am an interior designer,I have passion for photography and working with plants and creating outdoor spaces such as garden is a passion for me, I like visual arts (movies, public art, photography, painting..), I love music and cooking, basically I like everything that involves creativity. Learning has been a lifestyle for ages. I'm very passionate about the people in my life,love thinking outside of the box and being creative in my pursuits. My life right now is a little jacked up but, I press through the bad days and revel in the good .I love to have fun and thrill seek.

I am moving for a new start,and I hope you can help me adapt once I arrive..I intend to move in immediately I arrive back,could you tell me more about yourself.

PS: Could you tell me the total cost for moving in,does it include utility bills?and how much do I need to deposit.

Kind Regards
Alison


On Wed, May 27, 2015
Hi Alison,

I'm sorry to hear about your dad - sounds like you have had a rough time lately. Our flatmate doesn't move out until 16 June, so unfortunately the room is not available until then. The lease also runs until February next year which is when our contract runs out, so you would be signing a lease which lasts until then - just wanted to check that you saw this into on the ad and are aware of this. The bond would be $450 which can be arranged around about move in date, and the first rent ($190) would be due a few days after the room becomes available for someone to move in. Would you like to come and see the room when you get back and we can meet you? We are continuing to advertise until we have met somebody and have found a suitable flatmate but of course I would let you know if this happened before you get back, we don't have anyone lined up for the room so far!

Let me know what you think of the above, no rush in replying

Cheers

Date: 27 May 2015 at 20:14
Hi ,

Thank you for the well written reply,and you sound like a nice person I can confide in

This seems weird confiding in you,but I do really need someone to talk to right now

My Dad left me Gold Bars before he passed away which are not part of his documented will,it was given to me by my Aunt upon my arrival.My step mom requested a photocopy of my passport front page and signature for the Family Lawyer as part of the Will sharing procedure,I was so dumb and foolish to give her my passport so she could get the front page photocopy Herself.

Now she would not return my passport because she feels her son is entitled to the Gold Bars,my Aunt on the other hand told me my Dad personally asked her to give me the Gold bars when he was critically ill,she said he felt he hasn't been the best Father to me after my mom passed away.

I presently don't feel safe anymore at the moment,and urgently needed someone to confide in,am really sorry for bringing this up as we both are strangers,I almost contacted my ex boyfriend whom I swore never to speak to all because I feel so lonely and confused .I will totally understand if you don't feel like letting me confide in you.

I found a courier company Via Mat International they are a Worldwide domicile-to-domicile transportation of valuables and semi-valuables,I already paid them $12,490 to ship the Gold bars,all I need now is someone to help me sign and receive them before my arrival. I also need help balancing the courier outstanding,can you help me?

I need to balance the outstanding before final delivery could commence,I really need help on that too,I am willing to give you a token worth $25,000 once I arrive if you could help me. I intend to arrive next week

All I long for is a quite new path in life.

PS: I can explain further if you are interested.

Regards
Alison

Malware notification via Facebook

I would like to report an internet scam that happened to me .


On the night of 22 April 2015, while surfing the net (I was on facebook) my pc was hit by a virus, it came in the form of a mini screen and a recorded message telling me that malware had been found on my pc and provided a phone number so that a specialist will help me.

The interesting part is that the phone number provided was an Auckland number ( 09-887-9351) .

Knowing that it is a scam I tried to get rid of that virus to no avail, I then called a friend who is a pc specialist , he called that number and a young man with an Indian accent answered, after asking few questions he told him to go to google and type : " support me", then a list came up, he said that we should log into the first site up ( called : logmein123.com) a screen came up requiring a password which he provided ( it was 143 576). At this stage we stopped and knowing that logging in means they will have full control over my pc.

Lottery scam via Facebook

Hi, I was approached by a woman "Tisha A Glad" who said she worked for Facebook as their lottery winnings person and said that I had won 50,000.0NZD in their latest lottery.


I queried all of this and as it was through their messages process I managed to save all the conversations, the link to the Chase Bank in the USA and a copy of the winning certificate etc that covered this.

To get the winnings xferred via an electronic bank xfer, I was asked to pay 300.00 via a Western Union Payment to an unknown person who was supposed to be a bank casher.

She is still asking this morning when I am going to pay the Western Union fee..

Chase Bank have contacted me this morning and confirmed that this is a Phishing scam.

I have notified Facebook of this scam and have not heard anything back from them as yet.

However it appears to be genuine with her ID card and facebook number etc on it but the links to the bank and the ensuing conversations I had on Message with her really felt wrong. I know it is not genuine and felt that we need to know about this in NZ.

Following are the Facebook chats I have had with "Tisha":
THIS CORRESPONDENCE OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS THAT WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF YOUR MAIL REGARDING THE CLAIM OF YOUR WINNINGS VALUED OF ($500,000.00) NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS. I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS 100% REAL AND LEGAL, AS A MATTER OF FACT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) IS AWARE OF THIS SO YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

ME: thank you to you and Facebook Tisha....... this means that I can now get my eye surgery instead of having to wait months.........

TISHA: Send me your Email address once again? we are going to send you a bank link now into your email so i want you to check it now

From: Faiways Delivery company [delivery_package @ hotmail.com]
Sent: 31 March, 2015 11:56 PM
Subject: BANK LINK
http :// chaseng. myartsonline .com/index .htm

ME: I cant seem to get the link to get an ID with the company. Am going back to try again

TISHA: Here is the User ID 01245677XXXX75. Here is the PASSWORD bXXXn1234. You have to login the account now okay? That is where you are going to transfer your winnings from into your own account.

ME: I have logged in and have the persons account up, what happens now ?

TISHA: can you see opening balance ?

ME: yes it is 100.00

TISHA: Can you see account accredited?

ME: yes I can see it is a huge amount

TISHA: Good. Go to under opening balance then you will see to transfer funds... clink on it Then fill the information .

ME: ok have filled in the info

TISHA: Amount to transfer is $500.000.00 then clink transfer cash..

ME: have done, they require a transaction code

TISHA: Oh okay. That is where we have little problem right now ,The bank is asking for transaction code because the money is going to another country .

ME: right so what is the best thing to do now ?

TISHA: And you will have to pay the sum of $300 to get the transaction code sent to your mail in the next 24 hours.. The code will be sent as soon as the payment is been confirmed.All you have to do is to keep your hope alive so that you can achieve your goals..

ME: I will have to borrow that from my daughter as I do not have that much at present.... is there no other way to get this done. It is just after midnight here in New Zealand so will have to wait until I can call her in the morning and get her to transfer the funds

TISHA: You have to wait till morning after the payment is been made

ME: Would the ATM option have the same requirement of the 300.00 ?

TISHA: You are to make the payment through western union The ATM option requires $500 for delivery

ME: Hmmmm that sounds a lot.... who is the Western Union payment made out to ?

TISHA: Did you know how to send money through western union?

ME: I am pretty sure our New Zealand Post Offices have the Western Union facility and I can do that tomorrow.However how do I contact you regarding all of this again to get the funds released ?

TISHA: Here is the information where you are to get the money sent to via western union. Receivers Name:Jennifer Simon. City:Muse State: Pennsylvania USA Zip Code:15350...

ME: I thought it had to go to the bank. Who is this person ?

TISHA: That is the cashier information via western union.

ME: Can we not do this as a direct electronic transfer via my bank to the chase bank ?

TISHA: No you have to take the cash to send via western union. Because the cash has to confirmed the payment then take it to the bank in cash in other for you to get transaction code..

ME: Sounds a strange way to do business.......However I will do that. Do I contact you at Facebook when I have done that ?

TISHA: just send me the receipt given to you by the western union ...

TISHA: Hello Are you still making the payment today?

TISHA: Hello Why have i not heard from you?

I forwarded the link from "Faiways Delivery Company" with the link to Chase Bank outlining what had happened and this was their response:
From: Abuse [abuse @ chase.com]
Sent: 01 April, 2015 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: FW: BANK LINK

Dear Customer, We're writing to let you know we've reviewed the suspicious email you forwarded to us. We've seen similar versions of this message and want you to know it was not sent by Chase and it is a Phishing attack, designed to trick you into sharing personal information. If you responded to the email, we can help. Just call the toll-free number on your statement or the back of your Chase credit or debit card anytime. Also, please know we work relentlessly to shut down websites that generate fraudulent emails like this. Just a reminder: We will never send you an email that asks you to reply with personal information. For advice on keeping your personal information secure, visit our website and click on the link for the Security Center. Thanks for helping us fight back against phishing. Sincerely, Chase Internet Security Team.

Inheritance scam via Facebook

Hi, I received a friend request on Facebook from an elderly lady. Soon after accepting this request, I was notified that I was chosen as a beneficiary of her estate. I was asked for bank details. I was then asked to pay $1800. I didn’t pay the money.


Inheritance scam via LinkedIn - Rory Cullinan

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Rory Cullinan
Non Executive Director at Royal Bank of Scotland

Good Day ,

Thanks for responding to my Invite on linkedln, I am Mr Rory Cullinan, Non Executive Directors at Royal Bank of Scotland .

I would respectfully request that you keep the content of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come across as a result of this mail. I contacted you privately and no one is informed of this communication. I will give you the entire story behind the Business here. I do hope you find it interesting enough in accepting this proposal.

Sometime in 2010, a certain Engineer/contractor Mr. Max made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, currently valued at GBP4,843,000.00 (Four Million Eight Hundred and Forty Three Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) in my bank. Upon maturity, routine notifications were sent to his forwarding address but we got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, Royal Dutch plc that Mr. Max died alongside his longtime companion in an Auto crash.

If you are familiar with private banking practice, those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In the deceased bio-data form, he listed no next of kin,In the field of private banking, accounts are rarely held under a name, depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous.

In this case, Mr. Max died intestate. In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, my bank conducted a search in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the funds.

This has for the past years been unfruitful. This sum has since been sitting in my bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has been able to come forward for it. According to the Laws of my environment ( United Kingdom), at the expiration of a given period if the said fund is not claimed,the money will revert to the ownership of the United Kingdom government.

The world of banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. In this case, I alone have the deposit details as I was the account officer to the deceased as at the time the account Fixed deposit was made my bank will release the deposit to no one unless evidence of relationship with the deceased is presented. The bank's management has no single idea of the history of the deposit. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to the party that comes forward. This is the situation. My bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this man's family.

Consequently, what I propose is that I will like you to stand in as the next of kin to Mr Max as you both have same last name so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. Acting in this capacity really is simple as I will explain in detail to you when I get your response. Being aware of this request I am making, I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. You may not know this but people like me who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime.

The reward for this project makes it a task well worth undertaking. I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting the public.

My position as the Non Executive Directors at Royal Bank of Scotland guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you find yourself able to work with me, I urge you to indicate to that effect.

In closing, please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. i expect your response to my private email :rorycullinan25 @ gmail.com

Awaiting your urgent reply

Yours Sincerely,
Rory Cullinan

Online Dating scammer

"Hello I have been talking to a gentleman who claims to be in the military stationed in Afghanistan coming home on October 25th. I met him on a dating site called date hook up. He sent me the first message and we started talking and then became friends. I myself come from a military family so I really thought this person was real he posted his picture and that he lived in Jacksonville, then as we were talking he told me was in the military and I thought it was odd to post that you live in Jacksonville. Then he wanted me to get on Skype and that where I saw him in his military uniform so I thought okay he's legit and then then the bombshell... he wanted me to send 3000.00 to him saying his son was in danger and his mum was him. That's when the flag came up I just don't want any other women to get scammed by this person who claims to defend our country and to wear the uniform."


"Interested in buying a Iphone5s from us" - NZ Store


FROM: NZ store <nzmobilestore @ outlook.com>
Hello,

Your information is received, your full delivery information has been registered by our company's logistics department and our company payment details will be forwarded to you to enable you make your payment and take delivery of your order.

This is the information you are going to make the payment of 400 NZD to
Full Name :Alwynne Blake
ADDRESS: 123sandown RD
CITY: Fremont
STATE: New Hampshire
ZIP CODE: 03044
COUNTRY: United states

When you are done please send in the MTCN# or the attachment of the payment slip to me okay.

Note-payment is to be made VIA western union.

Thanks ...
Would await your reply to proceed with shipment...

To: NZ store
So I've been informed to no longer use Facebook. So you'll be able to keep in touch via email.

FROM: NZ store
Hello,
Can i know why you were informed to no longer use Facebook.
Thank you
Bryan

To: NZ store
Because its not very professional. Work matters. So email is better then Facebook.
Thank you for understanding

To: NZ store
Hello?

To: NZ store
Can you keep me updated. So whats going on with my item?

FROM: NZ store
Hello
Thanks for your patience and understanding so far you asked us to wait for 14 days and 2 days have gone now okay or just try to do anything in your might to come up with some money so we can finalize this okay .. am an honest man and won't lie to you,your items are safe and secure okay
Thanks ..
Best regards

FROM: NZ store
Hello,
How are you doing ..get back to me okay so we can know your decision on this Thanks ..

To: NZ store
Hello, it is also you have said I will receive what is mine. And I have not yet received that. I have paid for my item and am no longer paying anymore. Please don't make me take this situation any further because I am willing to if I do not receive my item before Friday 15th August Thank you.

To: NZ store
I have been informed that I should no longer make any more payments. The mistake took place on your side. I have paid for what is rightfully mine. And I should receive what is rightfully mine.

From: NZ store
Hello,
Thanks for your patience we really appreciate I want you to tell me how much you can come up with okay so we can have this done as soon as possible okay .. .we await your decision we are very sorry about this okay am a very good Christian and I want you to know that the trust you have in us we won't break that okay ...
Thanks
I await your decision on this ..

To: NZ store
Hello,
I just want you to know that I am no longer making any more payments to your company. The mistake was made on your side and I have paid for what is rightfully mine.
Thanks

To: NZ store
Hello?

To: NZ store
Hello. just replying to your msg on facebook. "how much have you come up with now" ...
I have not come up with anything. The mistake had occured on your side of the deal. It has been way to long. I have already spoken to a lawyer to seek advice. I have decided i am going to give you an extra 2 working days max, to provide information about receiving what i have rightfully paid for with no extra expenses. Or i will be putting in a claim to the police to refund what i have sent to each account. Thank you

From: NZ store
Hello,
Dont do that okay everything on our side will be completed as soon as you can come up with some money okay ..
Thanks ..

To: NZ store
Hello,
No that is not okay. I have told you many times I am no longer sending any more money to you. I have already made a appointment to see a community lawyer to help with this situation. So if you have no further information for me with no extra expenses then, im going to have to follow through with this.
Just a reminder the mishap had taken place on your end of the package and not mine.
Thank you

FROM: NZ store
Hello,
We are very sorry about the inconveniences caused okay the board had a meeting but they still insist you are to pay at least 100 USD to get your item returned or to you which ever you want to okay ...
Thanks ..

To: NZ store
Hello, Why don't you pay it so I know there is no extra expenses. Once I receive my purchase. I will be then send the $100 requested.
Thank you

From: NZ store
Hello,
Like i said before its the buyer's responsibility okay,you just have to pay it okay so get back to me for our information so as to make the payment and get your items in hand as soon as possible ..
Thanks ..
Sorry for all the inconveniences caused.

To: NZ store
Hello and no thats not right. Can i have the name of your company. So this can be sort out.

To: NZ store
What makes you think im going to make more payments when you keep adding more payments on top of payments.

From: NZ store
Hello,
This is the last payment i request of you okay all i want from you is trust in this issue okay ... get back to me for our information ..
Thanks ..

To: NZ store
Hello
How am I meant to know if this is really the last payment. Because my trust in your company is very small now after the amount of problems with one package. You have told me several times that the payments I have already made were going to be the last payment until the following day. Then you would add extra expenses to the package.

To: NZ store
Can I please have the name and contact number of your company. I want to know where exactly I will be sending money, If I do decide to send money. And if there is any more mishaps then I'll who to call etc.
Thank you

From: NZ store
Hello,
Thanks for your response,
Company Name- Elite electronics
Company Number-+17405380185
You will be sending the money to the custom officials okay .. so get back to me with how much you have and let me have their details sent to you as soon as possible so we can have this solved okay .. we had an NZ store but we stop their operations,we now use the headquarter in USA okay
Thanks ..

To: NZ store
Hello?

From: NZ store
Hello ,
So should we forward the information to you ..
Thanks"

To: NZ store
Hello, so what has happened to my package?

From: NZ store
Your package is still on hold maam and when you are ready to make some down payments we will have them released to you.
Thanks ..

To: NZ store
some down payments?
What down payments?

To: NZ store
How many payments are we looking at. Because this doesn't sound right

From: NZ store
Hello,
We are very sorry for all the delay so far okay,for your mispackaged items to be released and for you to get them you will have to pay 400 NZD to this information below .... please do this it has already be long enough and we don't want to have any body items up our sleeves This is the information okay,please maam we are very sorry about this ...
Name: charles olumide.
address, 9 unity ave.
City: ikeja
state: lagos
Zipcode: 23401
country: nigeria
Test question=Favoutrite colour
Answer=Blue
When you are done get back to me with them MTCN# or send me the attachment of the payment slip ...

To: NZ store
No way i am not paying 400NZD
I'm reporting this as a scam or fraud. I have already paid beyond the amount i am meant to be paying.
Sorry

From: NZ store
Hello,
Its seems you dont want your items and money refunded anymore okay ... If you dont have 400 pay any amount i will see what i can do about it okay ..
Thanks ..

To: NZ store
No i have paid more than 800NZD i want to request a refund Because this process has taken way to long

From: NZ store
Hello,
We dont want to hold your items for long anymore How are you doing today? I will like to notify you that the courier are ready to deliver right now as the customs already released the package for delivery .. Right now the courier contact me that we need to make a payment of 300 for the reshipment of order, the customs called out the package while held so with this a new tracking number will be issued to us after the payment is done .. .. The courier needs a shipment order from you so they can continue the shipment and as you and I know that you don't have that...The company doesn't pay for shipment for bulk buyers,the payment needs to come from the buyer and as you are just a single buyer so we had a meeting and we concluded that you should send the shipment fee to the same information I sent to you earlier..
Like we have promised we know this is not your fault and also its not the company fault also that is why we are giving you 2 extra units of the Apple for free and we are going to refund all your money back including the 300 you will be paying now for the re shipment of order.
Please do this as soon as you can so the shipment can proceed so it wouldn't go into demorage again ..
Regards

Flatmate scam - Eric Lorre

Hello. Ive had suspicious dealings with a person called Eric Lorre claiming to be renting out his 2 bedroom apartment in Parnell via nzflatmates. co .nz then asking me too deposit one months rent into his account as hes in London via his account.

All emails and supposed emails from the rental agency below.

First email
Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.
I am looking for a responsible person that can take a very good care of it. I am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean all the time and the possible tenant will see the house as his or her own, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.
The apartment is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (exactly like in the pics). It has dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. There are two parking spots, a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want to use your furniture). Pets allowed.
The monthly rent for the apartment is $1,400. This will include all utilities such as water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking etc. I am looking for someone to rent anywhere from 1 month to 5 years or more.
The only problem is that I had to move with my job to United Kingdom, London where I am now and I left the keys and contract already signed by me at a rental company and they will handle the rental process. They have a program that offers the tenant the possibility to check the apartment and makes sure that the tenant is fully satisfied with everything.
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to
me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Eric Lorre

Second email
I am glad that you are still interested in my apartment and I fully agree to have you as my tenant. I will have to contact the rental agency and provide them all the necessary information so they can start the rental process. For that I will need your full name current address, email and phone number.
You will receive a notification from the rental company containing all the instructions that you need to follow and the invoice as well. To secure the apartment you will be instructed to deposit the first 2 months rent to the agency and then you start paying rent from the third month you moved in. The keys and rental agreement will be delivered by their agent at your current address same day the deposit is paid or you can meet with the agent at the apartment when you arrive. You will be given a 5 days inspection period from the day you receive the keys and lease agreement. If you are satisfied with the apartment all you have to do is to sign the lease agreement and inform the agency. After you move in the apartment, the monthly payment will be sent directly to my bank account.
If you wish to proceed please provide the requested details and I will submit your application right away, and of course please make sure that you have the deposit payment ready.
I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time and nice cooperation.
Regards!
Eric

Third email
Thank you for details I will submit your application with the rental agency and they will contact you with more details. You will also have to send them an email with your name and the address of the apartment so they can identify you. Their email address is rent @ airpost.net
About your questions: first of all this rental process goes through airbnb rental manager so there is no reason that you or I should be worried. The deposit payment is fully refundable in case you decide not to rent the apartment after the 5 days inspection period. There is no bond or letting fees to be paid just the first 2 months rent deposit then you start paying rent from the third month.
Eric

Email from supposed agency
Welcome to Airbnb,

Airbnb the worldwide rental property manager offers a great range of services. Airbnb is focused on delivering excellent services for both renters and landlords making it the best rental property manager on the market.

You received this email because you applied for a rental contract with Landlord Eric Lorre . Airbnb will handle the rental process and all necessary steps for you to become a tenant.

The property owner requires one month and deposit payment, no background checks or any other requirements. The property owner left the keys and contract into Airbnb custody and will remain in Airbnb custody until the tenant provides the deposit payment information to Airbnb. The payment will be made through a Wire Transfer Service. Once the funds are verified by Airbnb, the keys and rental contract will be sent to the tenant.

LEASE ID: 24051793
CONTRACTED TERMS: $ 1,400 / Month
DEPOSIT PAYMENT: $ 2,800 (2 months rent)
TOTAL PAYMENT: $ 2,800

Referral Transaction Summary:
Tenant Name and address:
(information removed)

Property Of:
Eric Lorre

2 bedroom apartment
(information removed)
New Zealand

If you have any questions contact us to our email address: rent @ airpost.net and we will appreciate the opportunity to help you resolve any issue.

Through this e-mail we have the pleasure to inform you that you will receive the keys and rental contract of the property as soon as the
deposit payment is confirmed.

*******************************************
*Next step to be taken: The tenant must send the payment to Airbnb, Payment Department, for verification.
Full amount to be paid: $ 2,800.
Payment has to be sent via Bank Account Wire Transfer.
Airbnb Payment Department Bank Account:
LLOYDS TSB BANK PLC
Chelmsford 77/81 High St, 1 legg st. Chelmsford, CM1 1JS, United Kingdom

Name and address of beneficiary:
Lukasz Bartlomiej Strzykowski

Account no: 79083668
Sort code: 77-22-01

For international transfer use:
IBAN: GB35LOYD7722017908XXX8
SWIFTBIC: LOYDGB 21 131
*******************************************
After the payment has been sent you have to send us the scanned receipt of the transfer from the bank so we can verify the funds.

The e-mail with the payment details should be as specific as possible, to allow us to verify that the payment has been made. Once the funds are verified by Airbnb, the keys and rental contract will be sent to your current address.

Please send us the payment information to: rent @ airpost.net To ask for a refund, simply reply to this notification and enter in the subject line: Refund request for transaction number: 24051793

Sincerely,
Airbnb. Trade Financial Department

Flatmate scam - Saka Georgina Amanda

The Department has received a number of reports of a scammer using the name Saka Georgina Amanda frequently re-listing a flat using the address 100 Beach Road, Parnell on the website NZFlatmates. co. nz.

The email address used is cuteycutelady @ gmail.com

From Saka Georgina Amanda
"Hello,
Thanks for your high sense of understanding you have been showing but I would have loved to show you around the apartment and the inside which is as you see in the pictures i sent you but am currently in USA, so i will really appreciate if you are ok with that ??...... I promise that DHL will send the keys to your address you will be provide after filling out the information required to make the lease agreement....... I will like to receive the payment via western union since am not in New Zealand at the moment. I await your kind response on delivery of this message.... Be rest assured that the apartment will be yours as i will be telling others interested that i already have someone who will be taken good care of the apartment . I await your information so that we can move on . The bond will be paid to me and will be refunded back when you move out but you can decide not to pay the bond but the rent . Please send your information to make the lease .
Regards"

Inheritance scam - Paul Agyiri

View original message received via Skype (PDF, 416K)*
Hello

I have been in search of someone with this last name " " and when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other.

Meanwhile I am Mr. Paul Agyiri, a reputable banker here and my purpose of contacting you is this; On the 15th of March 2007 one Mr. Sebelius , a citizen of your country and a crude oil dealer made a fixed deposit with my bank valued at $17,500,000.00 (Seventeen Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) and the due date for this deposit contract is exactly this time of the year.

Sadly Mr. Sebelius was among the death victims in the 2008 deadly earthquake in Sichuan china and left nobody for the claim of his deposited fund. He was in china on a business trip and that was how he met his end. You can go through the above website for more information about the earthquake (http: //en .wikipedia. org/ wikil2008 Sichuan_earthquake)

Sebelius did not mention any Next of Kin! Heir when the account was opened because he was not married and no children and if this fund should stays here in our bank after so many years till this time of the year! It will move into the bank treasury account as unclaimed fund and the Top ones here in our bank will share it among themselves.

I don't want such thing to happen that is the reason why I contacted you and requesting your assistance to receive this fund into your account as the beneficiary hence you bear same surname with the deceased,

Please kindly consider this proposal and send me your reply of interest to my private email address:(paul.agyiriI24 @ outlook.com) so that I will give you more details on how to proceed, I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds equal, which is 50%150% to both parties,

I wait for your response direct to my private email (paul.agyiriI24 @ outlook.com) and please delete if you are not interested.

For your information it is very difficult for me to talk about this subject on Skype because I am always busy in the office, so I prefer that we Keep communicating through e-mail for safety purpose

Regards
Paul Agyiri


Flatmate scam on Gumtree - "Audrey Arford"


I posted an ad on the ‘Gumtree’ website, for renting out my sleep-out.
I received the following text yesterday: “Hi, I just flipped through your post on gumtree and would like to discuss further. Please email me on arfordaudrey @ gmail.com or send me your email add. Audrey”. The number the txt was sent from is: +2348033664450, Message centre: + 447785016005
I sent a txt back saying I would send an email later. At home I checked the country code, and it seems like the txt was sent from a Nigerian number. I did still send an email, see my message at the bottom of this thread. I received this email below from this person this afternoon. I don’t trust this at all. I will not respond, and have blocked that email address.

I wrote:
Hello Audrey,
You sent me a text message this morning about my ad on the gumtree website. You wanted to discuss this further? What questions do you have?
I wonder whether you are not in New Zealand, based on your telephone number.

From: Audrey Arford [arfordaudrey @ gmail.com]
Hi,
Thank you for your reply to my text. I Intend coming over on 19th of May and I do not mind paying you a deposit in advance to enable you secure the place for me cause I am unable to view the place at the moment and i'm sure you'll have other interested renters and I wouldn't want to loose out on this opportunity.
Here is a little more about me. My name is Audrey Arford, I am 24 years old from Middleton England. I have just completed my BSC in finance ( EQUITY). ...the main reason I have decided on coming to New Zealand is for settling down and also get a little familiar with my Mother's birth country with the possibility of starting my post graduate studies the next session which will all be funded by my father....
I love watching sitcoms, swimming,hiking and i play the guitar too. I also paint during my leisure time....I am also a very clean person that loves cleaning but not a neat freak, but I can guarantee that the house would always be clean at all times. I have attached a photo of myself so you know what I look like and would be nice if you can send me photos too.
As Regards the rent, I have no problem paying you 2 weeks rent in advance .... Kindly get back to me with your payment information so i can have fast arrangements made with my father whom will be responsible for my finances on how a deposit can be transferred to you as soon as possible...Thanks and Looking forward to your reply.
Cheers,
Audrey

Flatmate scam - "Stacy Coleman"

"ayobami mosinu" <mosinua @ yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi

Thanks for your reply to my mail, I hope you're well ? I am very keen on renting the available room, but the problem is I wont be in new Zealand till the End of May, but I don't mind paying you a deposit in advance to enable you secure the house for me cause I'm sure you'll have other interested renters and I wouldn't want to loose out on this opportunity considering I am unable to view the place at the moment...

Here is a little more about me. My name is Stacy Coleman, I am 24 years old from Northampton England. I have just completed my BSC in finance ( EQUITY). ...the main reason I have decided on coming to New Zealand is for settling down and also get a little familiar with my Mother's birth country with the possibility of starting my post graduate studies the next session which will all be funded by my father....And i also want you to know that i don't mind your age,I would really prefer to stay with older person so that i will learn alot from you.

I love watching sitcoms, swimming,hiking and i play the guitar too. I also paint during my leisure time....I am also a very clean person that loves cleaning but not a neat freak, but I can guarantee that the house would always be clean at all times. I have attached a photo of myself so you know what I look like and would be nice if you can send me photos too.

As Regards the rent, I have no problem paying you 2 weeks rent in advance .... Kindly get back to me with your payment information so i can have fast arrangements made with my father whom will be responsible for my finances on how a deposit can be transferred to you as soon as possible...Thanks and Looking forward to your reply.

Sincerely,
Stacy

Online Dating scammer

Man claiming to be Bryan Wilson, (bryanwils1962 @ gmail.com)

Claimed to be widowed. Self-employed as a gold buyer living in Middletown, DE. Said he was originally from Germany , but moved to the states because he inherited his fathers business.
Said his father was American and his Mother was German. Also, that that his sister lived in Bremen, Germany. Said he was born in Charleroi, Belgium His son, Andrew was at school in Ghana. I never did give this person money, but he did ask for it. I ended the correspondence when I refused to send him money. He continued to text me for several weeks. This began in Early March, 2014 and continued for 5 weeks.

Scammer on Autotrader

I just listed my vehicle on Autotrader yesterday 3 April, same day got a “potential” buyer, but thing are looking too fishy at the moment. So did a quick search on current online scams, came across this website and found too many similarities to my situation.

I wrote:
Hey mate, got your text regarding the Nissan Mistral on auto trader.
Can organize a viewing anytime. Might be covered in a bit of dust due to a development nearby.
Here are some more pictures.
Cheers

"James" wrote:
just wanted to make sure nothing has been left out
What is your final asking price and do you have a PayPal account,as i will be paying the with PayPal and have pick up done from your location as i am away at the moment.
Regards
James

I wrote:
Hey mate, unfortunately that is my asking price $5,500. I think it’s a good price for the low mileage; same model's which have high mileage go around the 6,5k-7k mark on trademe... Yes I do have a paypal account. Pickup is fine from my location.
Cheers

"James" wrote:
Alright that is good and would be needing your email with PayPal for the payment
Regards

Following that, "James" wrote:
Before i make the payment,there is something i need you to be aware of,i was notified the shipping company that will be in charge of the pick up.They are saying i need to pay them their fees which is $1500 before they proceed with coming for it and the only form of payment that they accept is WU Money Transfer.Where i am,the nearest union office is 8hrs where i am overseas,I dont know if it will be ok,if i include this agent's fees in the payment i will be sending you now,so on receipt of the total funds,you will remove the additional funds of $1500 and help me send it at your local WU office.Let me know if this is ok and i will proceed with the payment.


Parrot (and other animals) scammer - "Marie Ann" marieann892 @ gmail.com

Hi There, I came across a scammer I wanted to share with you guys. I decided to adopt a bird, so was looking online sites to adopt and found a site listing a pair of African Grey parrots and I emailed them that i was interested and received an email from Marie Ann marieann892 @ gmail.com saying that she was in Tasmania Australia and wanted to ship me those birds from Ausi for the price of only postage fees i thought there was something fishy in it so checked that mail address online and found that the mail address was scam one other person reported for adopting kittens and he was scammed.

I have emailed New Zealand bird rescue as well to post on their wall for awareness.

This is the email Marie Ann wrote:
Hello,
thanks for getting back to me and the interest you have for my parrots. I have made some inquiries about the transportation cost.
the transportation cost is 250 NZD for both parrots. You are to pay the money to the delivery agency before the delivery of the parrots.

The money has to be used for the following.
To purchase the ticket.
For medical checkup.
To make a Pet Passport.
To make the transfer of ownership document.

The documents will need your information as below:
Your full names?
Your home address?
Your Contact telephone Number?
Your postal code?
Your city?

I will also use this data to register the parrots at the agency for delivery to your home.

The parrots will be transported in an aircraft with hours flight, therefore, the parrots will be delivered to your home the same day.

I am waiting to have your details so that I can proceed with the registration process and the documents of the parrots.

Yours Sincerely
Marie Ann

Job offer scam

From Mr Eddy Collins 20 / 23 peel Road Douglas, London London UK

DOMESTIC WORKERS ARE NEEDED IN MY HOME,MR EDDY COLLINS FAMILY IN LONDON.
We are looking for an Honest, responsible,well behave,caring and enthusiastic person to care and play with my daughter. Am Mr Eddy Collins by name with a child whose name is berentos 3years of age, My wife divorce me Am into sales of gold and which i do traveled alot to any country for bussiness purpose, so i need some honest and commited applicants from any part of the world who is willing to work and leave with my family here in London.
SALARY/WAGES ARE BELOW:
NANNY: £3,400 Monthly (weekly allowance £100)
DRIVER: £3,500 Monthly (weekly allowance £100)
CHEF/GARDNER: £3,800 Monthly (weekly allowance £100)
HOUSE SITTER: £3,000 Monthly (weekly allowance £180)
ACCOMMODATION: You shall have a big room, huge, and has a double bed, with sitting area and TV/DVD/Video/Hifi.There is also a wireless broadband internet in the house!!Do well to send me your references or resume, and we would get in touch with them.We shall discuss travel arrangements in due course of which I would be of generous assistance to you. If you satisfy with the above criteria, please email your CV with (preferably) a photo attached to our email address : eddycollins89@yahoo.com
Await Your Soonest Responses...
Mr Eddy Collins & Family Good Luck Job

Scammer Major General Robert Abrams

This scammer initially contacted me via Skype and built a relationship then he started asking for my help in getting a package for him which is when I became suspicious. The emails follow.

To: "Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams" <majgenrobertbabrams @ yahoo.com>
My darling Robert I hope you got the email i sent yesterday,Can you sort it out as I dont know where the western union is here I could find out if need be but dont have the money they want me to pay I feel like im letting you down right now concerning this package .Let me know what Im supose to do please

Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams wrote:
Dear sweetheart , I hope you are doing well, I miss you seriously since yesterday, i was online at my convenience time just to hear from you my heart, but i could not meet you online, now am online again just because of you but you are no where to be found, even at this critical time of our goal and future. I am trusting you to help me handle this situation and receipt of this package as I would not be able to handle this matter from here, due to my career, I would not like to keep any trace.
Please dear, don't think or don't say you are letting me down because you are the only person I have responsible to help me make my dream and future with you come true. In every dream we pursue, we attract its respective version of opposition. Going back will not solve any problem, regrets will not change anything either but efforts is all you need to be successful in receipting this package for our future, because I sent this package to you having in mind that we will be successful. Most people who are global achievers were once victims of greater circumstances than ours, but they had one word to sum it up. They never give up!
What you are suppose to do is to keep good relationship and communication with the Red Cross Society delivery agent. The second thing you are suppose to do is not to relent on your effort to take possession of the package for out future, this package is about $ 4 million United States dollars inside, this is my success and fortune in a surprise attack in the Taliban hideout, which i commanded while I was the commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division in Afghanistan for fight against terrorism. Its for this reason I advise you don't let anyone know your activities now and when you receive the package, because of thief's and bad mind of people of this world. Its for this reason I will also want you to be calm, don't let your heart be troubled, be reserved and successful in all situation, for the best is yet to come as I always want the best for us as a couple and for our future investment.
I and the US secretary of defense will be visiting Russia and Syria this week for peace talk. I tell you about my mission because I trust and love you so much and urge you to handle this matter for me due to my career, I would not like to keep any trace, as my retirement is coming soon at hand and i have a lot of success with this package I sent to you, so that I can start a new life with you by my side in New Zealand. That's all a man needs to know that his wife is always on his side, supporting and giving affection. Please take good care of yourself and give my best wishes to your daughter Amy.
Let me stop here as i have given you so much information for your better understanding.
Yours in love,
Robert

I also emailed the Red Cross email address "Robert" had given me to gauge their response.
To: redcross_delivery @ mail2doctor.com
dear Sir I am having difficulty getting the money as it is 4 times that amount for me to pay ,so can you tell me what happens to the package if I cant pay by the week. Thanks

Red Cross Society Delivery Agent <redcross_delivery @ mail2doctor.com> wrote:
Dear ,
On behalf of the Red Cross Society, I hereby advise you to pay half of the fee by next week, so that your package will not start accumulating demurrage, as the authority is use to start calculating demurrage or confiscate goods or cargo if the owner leave he/ her consignment longer than necessary at the Bonded Security Warehouse in London Heathrow Airport.
You are expected to come up with a positive response next week, even if its half of the fee, then I can take it to appeal to the authority on your behalf, for the release of your package and to certify your package passing through the London Heathrow Airport to your Address in New Zealand, you will then pay the remaining half balance complete as agreed upon our meeting at your reception address in New Zealand.
We arrived safely here at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana Africa, for one week Red Cross Society workshop activities and seminal, before coming back to pick your package from London to New Zealand.
Await your urgent response with understanding as soon as you receive this e-mail.
Best Regards,
Mr. Kevin Jessar
Ms. Deborah (assistant)
UNITED NATIONS,
RED CROSS SOCIETY,
DELIVERY AGENTS.

Rental scam

The below scam was in response to an ad for our apartment to rent in Auckland. We started getting suspicious so did some research and contacted a friend at a bank and thought we would share how scams like this work:

1. they contact the victim and overpay using some excuse like, in our case Rent money from overseas, or they pay you to play poker for them (up front) or sell things on ebay for them.
2. once they deposit money they ask you to send them money back ASAP as they have only 24 to 48 hours to CANCEL it
3. and that's the whole logic of the scam - while money appears on our bank account it's probably a cheque with a cover or they simply withdraw the transfer. The reason for use of Western Union is simple of course - we can't cancel/reverse it once we send the money.
I have only sent the email responses from Angelina Brown

Angelina Brown <angelinabrown667 @ gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
Thanks for the reply to my e-mail. I should probably tell you more about myself. I just completed my BSC at University of Manchester. I like watching soap operas, swimming, and i play the guitar and paint wonderfully. I do not smoke neither do i drink. I am a young christian female, friendly, honest, and easy to get along with. I am not a neat freak, but I like to keep the house tidy. I enjoy going to the cinema's. I also enjoy watching and playing sport, amongst those being golf and football once in a while. I also like socializing with friends and am fun to be with.
I am currently in England, and i intend staying for long term. I planned coming over by 2nd week in March but i would prefer making payment prior my arrival to secure the place. As regards rent $395 works perfect p/w but i would only pay for one week now prior my arrival to secure the place, and then i will balance up immediately i arrive. For payment, a wire transfer into your bank account would work out perfect. Thanks and let me know what you feel.
Best regards,
Angelina

2nd email:
Hi,
Sounds great to hear from you again. Everything seems fine with me. I would prefer paying one week rent directly to you prior my arrival to secure the place and then i will balance up after my arrival, because my dad would make payment and he wants to ensure that proper arrangement is made now.
As regards the tenancy agreement, i will fill and sign the form immediately i arrive before moving in because i do not have a fax machine over here nor scanner/printer. Regarding payment, a wire transfer into your bank account would work out perfect as it's easier and more reliable. Kindly get back to me with your bank account info to enable my dad make payment immediately such as the bank name, account number and name on account, including your direct cell phone number so i could always contact you. I have my picture attached to this email so you can get to know what i look like and i would like to see yours too.
Best regards,
Angelina

3rd email:
Hi,
I hope all is well? I checked with my dad again and i was told that funds ($2,450) was sent from my mom's account which you ought to have gotten by now. Kindly check your account balance online as soon as you receive this email and advise immediately.
All you need to do is to withdraw funds at the bank tomorrow Saturday morning your time or at the ATM machine using your ATM/debit card and deduct $395 out of the money to secure my place, then head to the closest western union outlet around and send the balance of $2,055 to my agent's details below.
Receiver's Name: EKENE ADAFIN
Receiver's Address: 48 (street name removed) Road, Manchester, M20 4RW, UK
Please advise your full house address so i can search online for the closest western union outlet around where you can send the money. Your photo I.D and proof of address is required to send funds via western union. Am aware of the transfer charges for any money sent through western union, go ahead and deduct the transfer charges out of the $2,055 and send the remaining balance to the details which i provided you with.
Immediately you complete the transfer tomorrow morning, you are to get back to me with the MTCN number (10 digit number) on the receipt given to you after sending the money, sender's name and address with the exact amount you sent. You can as well have the confirmation page attached and sent back to me if you can.
Thanks so much for your effort and i hope to get the transfer details asap tomorrow morning before 11am your time if possible. Talk to you soon.
Angelina

We were getting suspicious about now which is when we did the research and contacted a friend at a bank. The delay in responding had her worried...

4th email:
Hi,
I have been worried as i haven't heard from you. Please, kindly advise if you have been able to send the money to the info which i provided you with. I hope to get the western union transfer details asap. See you soon.
Best regards,
Angelina

5th email:
Hi,
I never knew you were out of town. My dad is currently on a business trip out of town and the money is meant for deposit and also for my traveling expenses coming over.
If you send funds via bank transfer, i won't receive the money before 3-4 working days and i might loose my flight which i'm trying to avoid. I am so confused as i don't know what to do at the moment because i assured my agent already that he will receive funds this weekend so fast arrangement can be made for me. Please, kindly withdraw funds at the ATM machine by Sunday morning your time using your ATM/DEBIT card, then head to the closest western union outlet and send the money. Go ahead and deduct the transfer charges out of the $2,055 and send the remaining balance to the details which i provided you with.
I just searched online using this address (address removed) for the closest western union outlet around where you can send the money on Sunday.
I would appreciate if you can send the money before 10am your time if possible so fast arrangement can be made for me immediately. Kindly keep in touch ASAP, and I hope to get the western union transfer details tomorrow. Thanks so much for your effort and see you soon.
Best regards,
Angelina

Scammer on Gumtree

Hi from Adelaide in South Australia. I am currently selling my car on Gumtree and I was sent a message from a person called Steve saying: What's ur best price for the car? When was the last service done? Email interior pics & reply to my email only as i'm @ work criket4ever @ gmail. It came from number +61428465117. It sounded to good to be true so i typed into google Online scams. This page came up and i started to read it. Then noticed one identical to what is happening at the moment. I got my phone to compare first contact number and they match. Only difference is the email address. It was brendasteve001 @ gmail.com.

Seller wrote:
Hi Steve
The lowest i could take would be $8000
The vehicle was last serviced at 310000 so its still got 2500 before its required again.
Here are the pictures you have asked for as well.
Any thing else i can help with just let me know.
Thanks Regards

From: Terrific Wicketer
I'm happy to offer you $8,000 for the car, I work in NZ but i'm moving back home and I need the car once i'm back to Darwin hence me reason for buying. I want you to give me your assurance that the car has not been in any crash, everything runs well though you need to understand that i do not have anyone to view the car for me. So i ask you take the ad off gumtree because i'm ready to make payment for the car.
Steve.

Seller wrote:
NO car has never been in a crash and everything does run very well.
Im in Adelaide not Darwin!
Questions!!!!
When are you looking at coming back?
How do you intend to pay for it?
How do i know this is not a scam?

From: Terrific Wicketer
With due respect, i do not appreciate those words you say to me. How do you mean Scam ? I have come to buy your car in good faith and it is so embarrassing if you can have doubts for me because i have explained why i needed this car and i expect you to understand better.
Please send me your bank details as i'm ready to transfer the payment for the car to your account in full.
Kind Regards,
Steve.

Seller wrote:
I'm sorry i did not mean to up-set you. But there have been reports of people getting there accounts emptied by people who ask for there bank details to transfer moneys into from Gumtree. From different countries. That was the reason for me asking.
The car has been great to me but i can't guarantee you will have no issues driving it back to Darwin although i'm quite sure you won't
You understand that i live in Adelaide
When are you looking at picking up the car
If you are certian that you would still like to purchase the car i will send you my bank details.

From: Terrific Wicketer
I'm aware of your location and I have arranged with the transport company and they will be coming after the car has been paid for to load it on a truck and transport it to Darwin. Please send your bank details and i will facilitate the payment.

From: Terrific Wicketer
I have arranged pick up with the courier and they charged $1,850 for pick up and delivery. They want their payment to be made to their head office in the China through western union money transfer before they can schedule a date or even come for pick up.
So, I will add the $1,950 to the money i'm sending to your account, while the extra $100 take care of western union sending charges. Please once you receive a confirmation of my payment, help me send $1,850 to the courier through western union money transfer and this can be done at the post office or any western union shop close to you.
As you know, i'm in a remote area and i'm incapacitated, please get back to me as soon as you read this message as i need to know if i can proceed with the payment.
Steve.

Seller wrote:
Sure i will help
I will need to see the money in my account first which would normally take two buisness days
Just need the information from your end
Regards

From: Terrific Wicketer
I will notify you by email with the details of who to send the courier fee to through western union once the payment is completed.

Seller wrote:
No problems i will contact you once i see the money in my account

From: Terrific Wicketer
I have completed the payment for the Vehicle and i'm sure you should have received a confirmation of my payment and if not, please check your junk folder as it may be hanging in there.
I sent $9,950 to your account, i need you to help me send the $1,950 AUD to the courier through western union money transfer and this can be done at any western union office or at the post office around you.
I want the fee to be sent to the courier tomorrow morning and here is the details of who to send the fee through western union money transfer:
Name: Yunbiao Ren Address: 45 Maizidian West Road Beijing 100016 China.
Kindly get back to me as soon as you read this message.
Thank you for your understanding,
Steve.

First Email from "PayPal" view original email (PDF, 112KB)*
From: j.russell580 @ gmail.com On Behalf Of service @ paypal.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 1:01 a.m.
Subject: We assure you of 100% safety on this Transaction.

Dear (Name removed),

PayPal is the only online payment company that you can count on to keep your transaction and financial information safe and private. Our industry-recognized Address Verification Service (AVS) has been proven to help in preventing identity theft.

Your transaction with the Buyer "Steve Lloyd" is authentic and it is covered by our payment protection plan, which means you can proceed with the sending of the "Pick Up Fee" through Western Union Money Transfer and paying the "Pick Up Fee" from your own pocket is solely one of the security measures deployed to prevent fraud and not in anyway, the buyer's decision.

With our sophisticated data encryption and verification system, you are not vulnerable to any form of "Scam", so we strongly advise you to send the "Pick Up Fee" to the buyer's agent through Western Union Money Transfer and we also expect you to send us the MTCN # and the receipt used to send the "Pick Up Fee" as reply to this message in less than 24 hours and your account will be credited accordingly.

Once again, we are very sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused you but be assured that these are measures taken by PayPal to protect both the Buyer and the Seller for this transaction to be completed successfully.

Catherine Brownie,
Head PayPal Credit Dept.

Second Email from "PayPal" view original email (PDF, 104KB)*
From: j.russell580 @ gmail.com On Behalf Of service @ paypal.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:57 a.m.
Subject: Receipt of Payment by Steve Lloyd to Your Commonwealth Bank Account.

February 11 2014 09:26:46 AEST
Transaction ID: 4AT315648W0102232

Dear

Receipt of Payment by Steve Lloyd to Your Commonwealth Bank Account.

This transaction is due to appear in your account shortly.
*For any questions and other issues regarding this payment, Please reply to this email only and we will be glad to help you.
________________________________________
Description: CAR
Unit price: $8,000.00
Quantity: 1
Price:$8,000.00
Subtotal: $8,000.00
Shipping & Handling (includes any seller handling fees): $1,950.00
Shipping Insurance (optional): ---
Total: $9,950.00 AUD
This Payment will appear in your account statement as "PayPal®_ Wire *Steve Lloyd" Payment sent to account ________________________________________
This is to inform you that, you are required to send a sum of $1,950.00 AUD to the Name & Address below via Western Union Money Transfer. You are 100% protected on this transaction and we urge you to make payment to the buyer's courier agent from your own pocket at any Western Union Agent Location and send the MTCN # as a reply to this email. A total of $9,950.00 AUD will be credited into your Commonwealth Bank account afterwards.

Below is the address where the money is to be sent using Western Union Money Transfer.
Agent's Info:
Yunbiao Ren
45 Maizidian West Road
Beijing 100016
China.
Address Status:
Confirmed
______________________________________
Please Read Carefully:
•This transaction has been registered on our electronic payment server, any inquiries regarding this transaction should be directed us by replying to this message.
•Phone inquiries may not be required.
•Any refusal to act as required upon this receipt, may attract a LEGAL ACTION.
•This payment has been APPROVED but will not be credited to your account until you send us the MTCN # you used in sending the "PICK UP FEE" to the Buyer's Courier agent for verification.
•PayPal will be responsible for any loss incurred during the course of this transaction.
________________________________________
With more than 147 million accounts worldwide, we are the leading online payment institution you can trust.
PayPal Australia Pty Limited.
ABN 93 111 195 389

Casino for sale in New Zealand scam

The department has been made aware of a website advertising the sale of a New Zealand casino:
Casino In New Zealand For Sale
New Zealand
$332,164

Cash now- Available on request

Contact Seller

Business description
Casino for Sale In New Zealand

This is a Casino set up for sale, We provide you with the complete set up, equipments, interiors and most importantly we get your casino licensed from the Government. We are strong in following up the legal proceedings in setting up your casino in various places across the world.

This medium size casino set up has10 Black Jack Table, 10 Texas Em Poker Tables, 10 Wheel of Fortune Tables, 10 Roulette tables, 10 Electronic Darts, 20 Casino Slots, Sufficient Cards and Pokers chips for above equipments, professional card shuffler, Etc.

The complete cost for all equipments and machines will be USD 262875 / EURO 209262 / INR 15000000

The cost for getting the casino licensed varies from USD 87625 to USD 116786 depending on the country you want to operate.

Our Fee is USD 17525

If you want to open up a large casino also we can make it up for you.

If Genuinely Interested please write to us.

View full advertisement .pdf (152k)*

Rebeca Kingsley - scammer


From: Rebeca Kingsley
Subject: MOBILE TRAILER HOME WITH DODGE RAM TRUCK - $120,000
please do you still have your item on net for sale?Thanks Rebeca

Seller wrote:
Hi Rebeca
Yes we still have the 5th wheeler/truck for sale on Trade me.
If you have any queries please let me know

From: Rebeca Kingsley
Subject: Re: MOBILE TRAILER HOME WITH DODGE RAM TRUCK - $120,000
thanks for the reply, i am a marine scientist and am always busy at sea thats why l wont be able to inspect the truck due to the nature of my work so I'm OK with present condition, because am buying this for my husband as a Surprise gift so am willing to offer you the amount you required.

I can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don’t have access to my bank account online(i don’t have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using PayPal to pay, all i will need is your PayPal email address to pay for the item, and if you don’t have a PayPal account yet, you can set one up at http ://www. paypal .com it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your PayPal email so l can pay.

I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payment has been sorted. l will be waiting for your reply asap

I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won't be able to see this in person,what's the PayPal email to send funds to in order for me to pay you ASAP.

I hope to read from you soon.

Thanks

Taranaki Basin scam

From: pitt ben

Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,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 momement and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my ANZ bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and 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

Second report
Scam received from +61428465117, original text was:"Sent from: Steve I'm interesting in your gumtree car Ad, how much are you willing to sell it.get back to me only at (brendasteve001 @ gmail.com)

Brenda steve wrote:
Subject: Re: Gumtree car ad
let me know your final price and i will make the offer.

Seller wrote:
Subject: Re: Gumtree car ad
Hi Steve,
Happy to consider a lower offer if you like, let me know what you're thinking and I'll get back to you.Lowest price would be $4200.
Cheers,

From: brenda steve
Subject: Re: Gumtree car ad
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,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 and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and 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 account.
Await your reply
Steve

Apartment for rent scam

Hi, I was looking for a new apartment and started communicating with "Shelley McCoy". I've just included a couple of emails from "her"

From: shelley mccoy <shelleymccoy22 @ outlook.com>

Hello

Thanks so much for your email regarding to my apartment,my apartment is still very much available for rent. Here are some important information about the apartment.The apartment is located at 149 Nelson St Auckland, 1010, New Zealand the apartment is spacious

FLAT ADDRESS: (removed) Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Bedroom: One Bedroom
Bathroom: One Bathroom
Kitchen: Yes
Living room: Yes
Rent Amount/week: 150NZD
Rent Amount/Per month: 600NZD
Security Deposit: 600NZD
Furnished: Yes
Min period: 1 month
Max period: 2 years
Available: Immediately

Interior Features
Washer And Dryer, Walk In Closets, Ceiling Fan, Vaulted Ceilings, Cable Available, Intrusion Alarm, Scenic View, Heat, Kitchen Features, Refrigerator, Rooms, Dining Room,Living Room,Exterior Features, WIFI, Storage, Covered Parking Spaces, Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood

Property comprises of: Open plan living/kitchen area, Separate Bedroom, Separate bathroom with laundry cupboard. City views, White ware provided

Utilities are included which is power and water, Phone and internet you can choose your own provider or Freedom internet can be found in the building for a small additional cost per month.

Just a short walk to Sky City, Aotea Square, bus stops and Victoria Park with easy motorway access.

Includes free use of the Gym and for your safety there are night time Security officers and an onsite Building Manager.

Attached are some pics of how my apartment looks like. Kindly let me know if you will be interested in renting my apartment so that we can proceed further.

Best Regards

Second email
From: shelley mccoy <shelleymccoy22 @ outlook.com>

Thanks so much for your response, Am happy that you are interested in renting out my apartment, My apartment is well furnished and well decorated with a lot of facility such as: Wireless internet facilities, Phone, Power, Microwave, Dish washer, washing machine, Dryer, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Gas, Toilet, Bedroom, kitchen, Sauna, utility room, car-park and the bills is included in the rent amount 600NZD per month which includes rent and all utility bills plus refundable Bond (Security Deposit) of 600NZD as advance payment for the room and also you will be using all this facility alone without sharing with any body if only you are moving in with a partner.

I am a Researcher with Botany Downs. So i do research, I live in United Kingdom presently but that won't deprive me for letting my house to you, I have a job to finish here with my company and that's why I have moved with my family. I have a 2 years contract with my company and a very good chance of an extension and I have already make all the necessary arrangement for the documents and the payment if i see anybody that is really very serious of renting and in which I would give you reference number to the DHL office, here you would get the keys to my apartment, because without the reference number, nobody can get the keys except someone i give it to and I would be called to confirm first. The keys to the apartment are deposited at the DHL Express Office Ltd, Cnr Laurence Stevens & Hape Drive Auckland International Airport for any interested tenant to get it picked up there or get it delivered to his or her address once payment is confirmed. But i will like to know if you are willing to get the keys picked up or you want it delivered to your address as I will be able to delivery the keys to your temporary home address as soon as you fill in the application form which will only take 24hrs of delivery without any extra charges.

You may drive by or go ahead and view the apartment from outside with the address i gave to you in previous email and you've seen the pictures of the inside but you can't view the inside the apartment due to the present situation.

Am willing to rent out the apartment for Long and Short term lease its all depending on how you are willing to stay in my apartment and you will need to sign a lease which will be prepared by my lawyer. Before i proceed further with the contract i will like to make this clear to you that you really have luck in renting my apartment You can deposit for the apartment now and get the keys so when you move out of your current place you can just move in. Also i will send you copy of my New Zealand driver's license to assure you that you are dealing with the right person i hope this will be in safe hands.

Kindly get back to me as soon as possible if you okay with the settings so that we can move on and get you the required documents so as not to delay you in moving in.

Cheers

2013

Online Dating scam

Earlier this year I joined an internet dating site in the hope, that I might meet someone special. As it happens I did meet a man who ticked a lot of the boxes, he was attractive, articulate, charming and very attentive (he would email me nearly every day). This went on for a few months with him telling me of his plans to purchase property in Wellington as he was planning to move to New Zealand.

He was very convincing and made plans to come to New Zealand for a holiday, to spend time getting to know me, going as far as to send me his itinerary. However; one week out from this seemingly perfect holiday I received a phone call from him stating that he was in a remote part of Sri Lanka without internet coverage and he was seeking my assistance to transfer funds from his international bank account to one of his "sub contractors" account.
He talked me through the process step by step, I got so far was unable to complete the transaction. After a number of failed attempts I was locked out. Things became complicated and after a number of phone calls to his bank he asked me if I could transfer money from my bank to cover. I was very nervous and told him I would need time to sort something out. I contacted a financial adviser, who informed Internal Affairs immediately.
Someone contacted me directly and we became to unravel some of the intricate lies that this relationship was built on. I felt extremely upset, embarrassed, foolish and heartbroken.
I trusted this person, even though I was sceptical about joining a dating website. I had done a lot of research into some of the pitfalls of internet dating.
In light of this I still put myself out there in the hope that I may meet someone special.
Today I received notification that this man has popped up again on the dating website, but he is under a different profile. I know it's him, the name is similar, and he is using the same photo. I contacted Be2 to let them know and they were appreciative of the information as they review their system on a daily basis and remove any scam profiles.
I do not want this man to hurt anyone else. Please read this story and pass it on.
View a screenshot of the scammer .pdf (28k)*

Ayo Simon rental scam

Hello there, I am sending through an email chain that I received via an ad I placed on the student rent website (studentrent. co. nz). and received a response from a 26yr woman from Manchester and I found that it had been reported on this website in July of this year.


From: Ayo Simon: ayosimon64 @ yahoo.com
Hello,
I saw your posting online concerning the room for rent, and I would appreciate it if i can rent the room from you. I am a 26-year-old graduate from England. My hobbies hiking, Scuba diving and reading. I am also a very clean person that loves cleaning but not a neat freak, but i would make sure at all times the house is in a good shape. I have been told I am friendly and easy to get along with. I don't do drugs nor smoke, drinks on social basis and more in between an introvert and extrovert.
Let me know the bills per week and also the method of payment you would prefer. Try to get me the pictures of the room so I can know what it looks like and kindly tell me little about your self. Kindly get back to me via email on ayosimon64 @ yahoo.com. I will await for your response later today as regards my inquiry soon. Hope to hear from you soon.
Warm Regards,
Ayo

(Note response to Ayo have been edited for privacy reasons)
Hey Ayo,
Bills work out to be $40-$50 per week, (should be less over summer, represents winter electricity use), preferred payment is via Internet banking.
Photos attached
Cheers,

From: Ayo Simon
Hi
Thanks for the reply to my e-mail. I am okay with all you have said. I should probably tell you more about myself. I just completed my BSC at University of Manchester. I like watching soap operas, swimming, and i play the guitar and paint wonderfully. I do not smoke neither do i drink. I am a young christian female, friendly, honest, and easy to get along with. I am not a neat freak, but I like to keep the house tidy. I enjoy going to the cinema's. I also enjoy watching and playing sport, amongst those being golf and football once in a while. I also like socializing with friends and am fun to be with.
I planned coming over by 4th week in Nov but i would prefer making payment prior my arrival to secure the place. As regards rent $170 works perfect p/w but i would only pay for two weeks now prior my arrival to secure the place, and then i will balance up immediately i arrive. For payment, a wire transfer into your bank account would work out perfect.
Thanks and let me know what you feel.
Ayo

Hello Ayo,
That sounds perfect to me :)
I will hold the room for you and take down the ad once initial transfer of $340 for two weeks has gone through.
Safe travels,

From: Ayo Simon
Hi,
Sounds great to hear from you again. I would prefer paying two weeks rent directly to you prior my arrival to secure the place, and then i will balance up after my arrival because my dad would make payment and he wants to ensure that proper arrangement is made now.
Regarding payment, a wire transfer into your personal bank account would work out perfect as it's easier and more reliable. Kindly get back to me with your personal bank account info such as the bank name, account number and name on account to enable my dad make payment immediately, including your cell phone number so i could always contact you. I have my picture attached to this email so you can get to know what i look like and i would like to see yours too.
Best regards,
Ayo

At this point I realised this was a scam and ceased contact.

Reminder, scams involving hi-jacked Facebook accounts are continuing to be reported. Similar messages to the ones below may be sent to you from one of your known contacts. Beware:

“Kia Ora how are you doing? just willing to share this with you. have you heard about the New Year Support from home and family support. They supported me and my whanau in paying my bills, helping me to plan my future. They make sure my credit record is good, Home And Family Support are really doing great job now for people. I got $50,000 cash from them so far, this really help me in planing ahead for the new year 2013. You can give it a shot email them on family help unitednations-familysupport.org to enroll. Say To Whom It May Concern tell them your full names and ask if you can get financial support for me and my family.”


“I had a conversation with what looked like my friend on Facebook the other day. The conversation appeared normal until they said that they had won $720,000 with the Freedom Facebook Lottery. They said that I had won as well. They explained that I had to pay $450 via Western Union to obtain the winnings. I went to visit my friend, who I thought I had been chatting to, but they said it wasn’t them – that they couldn’t login to their Facebook account.”

Below communication took place after viewing this advertisement

http //aucklandcity .olx .co .nz/250-w-2-bedroom-29-saint-benedicts-st-newton-auckland-1010-iid-524559203#gallery-big-viewer

From: Thomas Preston [zizicathomas @ yahoo.co.nz]
Subject: Re: $250/w 2 bedroom 29 Saint Benedicts St, Newton, Auckland 1010
Thank you for your reply.
I am glad that you are still interested in my condo and I fully agree to have you as my tenant. I will have to contact the rental company and provide them all the necessary information so they can start the rental process. For that I will need your full name and the address where you want to receive the keys and rental contract.
You will receive a notification from the rental company containing all the instructions that you need to follow. Regarding the rent payment, you will be instructed to deposit the first 2 months rent to the rental company. The keys and rental contract will be delivered by their agent at your current address same day the deposit is paid. You will be given a 5 days inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you are satisfied with the apartment you will have to complete the rental process with the company. After you move in the apartment, the monthly payment will be sent directly to my bank account.
If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment please provide me your full name, email, phone no. and current address so I can initiate the process through the rental company right away, and of course please make sure that you have the deposit payment ready.
I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time and nice cooperation.
Regards!
Tom

From: Thomas Preston [zizicathomas @ yahoo.co.nz]
Subject: Re: $250/w 2 bedroom 29 Saint Benedicts St, Newton, Auckland 1010
Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.
I am looking for a responsible person that can take a very good care of it. I am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean all the time and the possible tenant will see the house as his or her own,
and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.
The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (exactly like in the pics). It has dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. The condo comes with two parking spots, a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want to use your furniture). Pets allowed.
The monthly rent for the apartment is $1,000. This will include all utilities such as water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking etc. I am looking for someone to rent anywhere from 1 month to 5 years or more.
The only problem is that I had to move with my job to United Kingdom, London where I am now and I left the keys and contract already signed by me at a rental company and they will handle the rental process. They have a program that offers the tenant the possibility to check the apartment and makes sure that the tenant is fully satisfied with the condo.
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to
me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Thomas Preston

Regarding an advertised property on buymyplace .com .au

From: Melony Jason <jmelony2 @ gmail.com>

Thank you for your kind response. I want to confirm to you that my interest to invest good money internationally is strong. With trust, I faithfully contact you. I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take time to go through it carefully, as the decision you make will go a long way to determine our future business relationship.
I need to move about £12.5milion GBP for foreign investment. The fund was generated from several ROI (Return on Investment. This is a personal deal I executed with my office and I do not want the payments to come to our company account as I will be unable to claim it alone.
I have decided to use this amount as foreign investment. I want to present you as a foreign investor and authorize for the money to be moved to you in your country.
I need someone I can trust so that I can authorize you to be the beneficiary of the money but I need to be assured on my following concerns;
Can I trust you with the fund?
Can you keep a secret?
Can you help me find a good investment for the fund?
What areas of investment will you recommend?
What % share will you want to take for assisting me?
This is a very legal transaction and everything will be coordinated in black and white. The essence of secrecy cannot be underestimated because, a lot of money is involved, and you cannot trust anybody especially when it comes to this amount of money.
God bless you as you consent to work with my team in honesty. Let me know if we can work together. I have strong plans to compensate your assistance.
Warm regards.
Mr Melony.

Below response received from various online vehicle auctions

From: Stephen Fresser <stepfresser @ gmail.com>

Subject: Re: Holden barina
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 momes 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

Ransom-ware directed at NZ recipients through pop-up windows on web browsers

The Department has continued to receive reports of ransom-ware being directed at NZ recipients through a pop-up window on web browsers. The below screenshot is an example of the scam and is NOT from the New Zealand Police. If you have received such a message you need to have your machine checked and cleaned by a qualified technician.

Beware of viewing un-trusted websites as this is the most common cause of the malware.

View a screenshot example of the scam (.jpg, 225KB)*

Freedom Facebook Lottery

I had a conversation with what looked like my friend on Facebook the other day. The conversation appeared normal until they said that they had won $720,000 with the Freedom Facebook Lottery. They said that I had won as well. They explained that I had to pay $450 via Western Union to obtain the winnings. I went to visit my friend, who I thought I had been chatting to, but they said it wasn’t them – that they couldn’t login to their Facebook account. I did not pursue the matter.

Trade Me classified enquiry from Cesar Tejeda

The following email thread took place after an advertisement was placed on TradeMe for an apartment on Hobson Street, Auckland CBD from the seller Cesar Tejeda. The listing is believed to be scam and any similar conversations should be treated as suspicious and reported.

Message one:

To: Cesar Tejeda
Subject: RE: Classified enquiry from ******
Hi Cesar,
How much extra would it cost to rent another carpark please as we have two cars.
cheers
********

Message two:

Hi there,
I have given a great deal of thought about this and I think that sending the keys is not such a good idea. I want to use a third party to handle this for us and I hope it's ok for you, too. I want to use the ParcelForce Company. They are a well known company all over the world. So, I went to their office in Edinburgh and I told them that I want to rent my apartment and they told me that they have a new service i can use. So, here is how it goes: I start over the process with ParcelForce here in Edinburgh and I leave the keys and a copy of the contract at ParcelForce.Then they'll e-mail you all the information you need to continue the transaction at your end. As per the ParcelForce`s instructions you send the funds to ParcelForce and then ParcelForce will FedEx-overnight the keys and the contract to you. Then you look around the apartment and decide whether take it or not. If you decide not to rent the apartment ParcelForce will refund you within 24 hours and you return the keys to me. It's clear and simple. This is the only way to do it given the circumstances and that is an overseas rental process. All I want is to both be safe. The deposit you have to send it's $2400 and it's for the first month rent and for the security deposit. This is the ParcelForce website I am talking about: [link removed]
Should i begin the process with ParcelForce? Please e-mail me and let me know and tomorrow you could have the keys in hand if you complete your end in a timely fashion.
Thank you,
Cesar

Message three:

Subject: RE: Classified enquiry from tera8
To: cesar tejada 30 @ hotmail com
Hi Cesar,
Yes we would like to view please. Would you please courier keys to ********** with an address to return keys. If you would like to contact me my ph no is **********.
Kind Regards
********

Message four:

Hi again,
Just a few more info.The whole apartment is for $1200 per month including all bills. I am asking for the first month rent payment plus 1 month as security deposit, it's $2400 in total. The security deposit is refundable. There are 2 bedrooms/2 bathroom, 110 m2, elevator,balcony, non-smoker, washer/dryer in unit, A/C, dishwasher, parking--1 garage included in the rent, also internet ( Wifi ), safe neighborhood, nice neighbors, very quiet, no noise, close to transportation and everything else. It's fully furnished, but I can rent it unfurnished also, same price if unfurnished, will use a moving company if you want it unfurnished. As I said pets are allowed. Building has maintenance-included in the rent. The length of the lease is flexible: long/short term. I have to tell you that I am in Edinburgh, UK...I am here with a job contract for 5 years, I am in my first year now, I come to Auckland every 6 months for 3 or 4 days and if you rent the apartment i will stay to a hotel. If you want to see the apartment i would need your address where the keys to be FedEx-overnight to you, we will talk about the payment process for the $2400 and about the other details, but, first, if there is something else that you want to know please feel free to ask.
Thanks & Regards,
Cesar

Message five:

Subject: RE: Classified enquiry from tera8
To: cesar tejada 30 @ hotmail com
Hi Cesar,
My husband and I are looking for an apartment in Auckland for short or long term. We are both working professionals, with excellent references. We would prefer the apartment furnished if possible. Please advise if and when we can view.
Kind Regards
********

Message six:

Hi, Thank you for your e-mail.I am the owner of the apartment...i wont be living in there. So, the entire apartment could be yours :).So you don`t have to share it with anyone.The apartment is fully furnished, could be rented unfurnished too-same price if unfurnished, all the utilities are included (water, garbage, electricity,
heat..etc). Pets are allowed. The entire apartment is for rent and the price is $300 per week, meaning $1200 per month.Has elevator, washer/dryer in unit, A/C, dishwasher, parking--1 Car Garages, safe neighborhood, nice neighbors, very quiet, no noise, close to transportation and everything else. Apartment Address:47 Hobson Street Auckland Central, 1010 Photos here (real and actual pictures):[link removed] what exactly are you looking for and which are your
requirements? All the best
Cesar

Family Financial Support

I received a message from a Facebook account, telling me about “Family Financial Support”. They offer $50,000 cash, but in order to receive the money, I need to pay a shipping fee of $750 through Western Union. Once $750 has been paid, they ask for $2,500 to clear taxes. The initial message they send is: "Kia Ora, willing to share this with you. have you heard about the Family Financial Support? They supported my family and i in paying my bills, helping me to plan my future. They made sure my credit record is good, Family financial Support are really doing a great job now for people. I received $50,000 cash from them so far, this is really helping me in planning throughout this year. You can give it a shot email them on new year support @ live com to enroll. Say To Whom It May Concern tell them your full names and ask if you can get financial support for your self and your family.or do you want me to help you do it? No bank details no paying the $50,000 back Cheers

Puppies for sale

I made an enquiry via an online classified website about puppies for sale. I received a quick response from a person by the name of “Amanda Kingsla” with email address k amanda 44 @ yahoo com. I was provided with detailed information about the puppy – its breed, name, gender, what registration it holds and so forth. I was asked to pay a $300 transport fee via Western Union. The name of the transport company they were using was “Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association” with an email address of animal shipping worldwide @ yahoo co nz.

Paypal scam

Dear [name removed]

We are contacting you regarding your Transaction with Jason Knight, We are looking forward to receiving the Western Union receipt from you, and you are required to send the Western Union information to us within the next 24 Hours or Legal Action will be taken against you.
You are required to send to the Western Union transfer to the address stated below ;
NAME
23 Northbridge Park
Bishop Auckland
Durham
DL14 9UG
United Kingdom
After the payment we need you to send us the information requested below ;
(1) Sender's Name;
(2) Receiver's Name;
(3) MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number);
(4) Amount Sent;
(5) Western Union Receipt
We urge you to go and send the $1,500.00 NZD now, and send us the western union information as soon as possible. You can contact us if you have any question(s).
A. Williams,
The PayPal Team.

]We received a couple of complaints about this scam from people advertising for flatmates on TradeMe:

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM, ayo simon <ayosimon 101 @ gmail com> wrote:
Hello
Sounds great to hear from you again. You sound nice and i can't wait to meet you in person any longer. Everything seem fine with me but i would prefer paying 2 weeks rent directly to you prior my arrival to secure the place and then i will balance up after my arrival, because my dad would make payment and he wants to ensure that proper arrangement is made now.
I intend taking MBA after my arrival. I am glad to hear that you could come pick me up at the airport, that's so nice of you. As regards payment, a wire transfer into your bank account would work out perfect cause it's easier and more reliable. Kindly get back to me with your bank account info to enable my dad make payment immediately, including your cell phone number so i could always contact you. I have my picture attached to this email so you can get to know what i look like and i would like to see yours too.
Best regards,
Ayo

From: ayo simon <ayosimon 101 @ gmail com>
Date: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
Subject: Need a place to stay asap
Hello,
My name is Ayo Simon, I am interested in renting your place for rent. I have just read through the ad and would like some more information personally from you to verify the information from the website and also to confirm your exact rental rate.
I am a 26-year-old graduate from England. I have been told I am friendly and can get along with any one. I am also tidy, I don't do drugs nor smoke, drinks on social basis and more in between an introvert and extrovert. Let me know the bills per month and also the method of payment you would prefer. Try to get me the pictures of the room so I can know what it looks like and kindly tell me little about your self.
I will await for your response later today as regards my inquiry soon. Hope to hear from you soon.
Warm Regards,
Ayo

We received several online trading scams through Auto Trader from a scammer using the email address below:

From: thomas88901 @ hotmail com
Hello !
Thanks so much for your prompt response concerning the purchase of the car i am really interested in buying the car , is there any additional information i need to know about the car? What is the final or actual price which you will like to sell it for me? I hope to read from you soon.
Best Regards,
Thomas....

I am selling my car on Gumtree and like so many others, I was contacted by a scammer:
On 8 Apr 2013, I wrote:
Good Morning
Yes the Monaro is still available at this time.
I am fairly firm on the asking price at this stage but would consider offers once the car has been viewed.
Regards
John

On 8/04/2013, crisell.sandra102 gmail.com wrote:
Thanks for getting back to me, so sorry that i couldn't call you due to the nature of my work,I work with AWE New Zealand Pty Ltd and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 21days off and 10days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
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.Please I am buying it for my son who just graduated ontop of his class in Australia national university (ANU).He studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him .I want it as a surprise package to appreciate him towards his achievement and to be delivered before my arrival NT as my family lives in NT presently.I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery after have sorted with the payment ..
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service as i have my N.A.B account attached to my ppal account, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at paypal com au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Regards,
Sandra Crisell .

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 I wrote:
Hi Sandra
Thank you for your interest in my Monaro.
I am reluctantly selling my pride and joy to down size to a smaller car.
I am not aware of any mechanical problems with the car.
The car is currently due for its 150000km service. Since the car is going to the NT it will have to go over the inspection pits before transferring the licence.
We live in Mandurah, West Australia which is 80 KM south of Perth.
We could if required deliver the car to a Perth courier address.
The number plate is a personal number plate and I will be taking them off the car and replacing them with WA Plates.
So if you wish to go ahead please deposit $21740 into our bank account
Kind regards
John

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 Sandra Crisell wrote:
Thanks for the detailed explanation ,am satisfied with your firm asking price and I really appreciate your honesty as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am at work ,just want to buy the it as a surprise package for my son to show my appreciation in my absentia and i really believe he will really enjoy it.I would have love to ask for inspection but am making it a %100 surprise package for him and i dont want him to know about it until it delivered.
Happy to inform you that i will transfer the fund into your account soon. Please am trying to sort out with the pick up agent though am having little problem with them now but hope to sort it out soon. i will email you when am done with the payment.thanks.

On 8/04/2013 4:43 PM, Sandra Crisell wrote:
Please i just got a mail from the shipping company that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1,350aud for the pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept western union money transfer as form of payment which is sent to their HQ in the China.
As you are well aware of, I am away at sea and do not have access to western union, most post offices have western union section,will it be ok with you if I add the $1,350aud to the amount I am transferring? and as soon as the money goes through you can help me make the western union transfer of the freighting fees through western union money transfer? You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate your help as I am a little incapacitated here.
Cheers.

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 I wrote:
Sandra,
Are you intending to send the car by road carrier or by sea.?
Would you like me to get quotes for road transport for you?
Otherwise I have no problem helping you with the Western Union transfer.
John

On 8/04/2013 8:51 PM, Sandra Crisell wrote:
Thanks for the understanding ,its going by sea.Please I have just made the payments now and i expected paypal to have emailed by now,please check your spam/junk folder as I sometimes get paypal notification there,I sent $23,190aud in all, paypal said they would be holding the funds and it won't be credited into your account because of the excess payments of $1,450aud i added meant for pick up and delivery,they said they have emailed you to this effect, you will need to send the $1,350aud to the freighting company headquarters via western union money transfer,so that paypal can credit the $23,190aud into your account as soon as you have emailed the western union details to them, i added extra $100aud to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $60-80aud but just to be sure i added $100aud, Here is the pick up agent info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:
Zhangyun Ni,
1055 Dawan Lu,
Beijing
Zip Code 10027
China .
Cheers.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 I wrote:
I have reported this email address to the authorities.
Good morning, a person is advertising a free Maltese Puppy on the website hikiwi. My sister and I both responded to the advert and received the attached email responses. My husband had his suspicions and sent them an email asking them to send the puppy to his work address (also attached). We haven’t heard anything and then my sister received her response today.

View the advertisment .pdf (20k)*

From: "zita Kate" <zita.kate yahoo.com>
Date: 02/04/2013 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: FREE MALTESE PUPPY
Hello,
Thanks for the interest in our cute and adorable exceptionally Beautiful Maltese puppy.,she is still available waiting a good home to any one prepared to provide her with enough care and love,where she will be well spoiled with all her needs.She needs a good home now and for ever.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HER
She kc register, potty and home trained domestic, She is having a good relationship with other home pets, well socialized, pre-spoiled, She is Vet checked with update vet records, current on vaccines, shots and wormed, She have an excellent temperament ,She has a wonderful and great personalities, Exceptional champion bloodlines, She is close ringed. closed bonded, She is kennel club register, tested, proven .
WHY I AM GIVING HER FOR FREE
The decision to let her go was hard but finally,our family came to conclude that she needs a new home since we relocated here in Southland we are presently in Southland were our new apartment does not permit us to own pets in addition to the prime factor of us being very mobile .We are just too busy that we cant care for her can you imagine that since we relocated here we cant spend more than three hours with her a day? Our apartment here does not accept pets and animals so I cannot keep her, with me as it is highly restricted in my apartment.
That's, she is always lonely.
THE ITEMS SHE WILL COME ALONG WITH
Health certificate..
1 year health guarantee
Complete medical record
Puppy Crate
Playing toys
A booklet having detail information about Maltese Puppies
SOME QUESTION FOR YOU JUST TO KNOW YOU BETTER
Are you a breeder
Do you have a play yard for her?
Will you accept delivery to your location ?
Where about are you located?
Why do you want her?
How soon do you want her?
Do you have any experience in raising Maltese puppies (or pets in general)?
Do you presently have kids and other pets?
Are you morally and financially prepared for her?
Who will look after the puppy when you are not around?
Will you accept to update and send me photos as soon as the puppy arrive you ?
Can you also promise that you will take good care of her?
Some photos of her are attached to the mail so if all is well understood you may like and willing to ask any question i am there for you ok so get back so that i can know what we can proceed.
Thanks Zita
View one of the photos that has been used in 6 other Maltese puppy scams around the world .pdf (32k)*

From: Zita Kate
Sent: Wednesday, 3 April 2013 8:52 PM
Subject: FREE MALTESE PUPPY
Hello.
Thanks for the reply .I must say i am impress reading from you . As i told you in my previous mail , All i need for Gina is the assurance and guarantee that you will take good care of her and you have made me to know that your home will be the best home for her. All i want is a home where Gina will be well spoiled with all her needs and where she will be loved just the same way we loved her, You have just proven to me beyond any dought that you can take good care of her. Gina will have to be transported over to you. All that you have to pay for her will be just for her transportation fee to your location which will cost you $280 and you will have to pay the money directly to the transportation company here that will be using to transport Gina over to you . Gina will be transported and delivered directly to your home .Please you must keep to your promise that you will always take good care of Gina and treat her like your child , i am sure you will do just that . So all i have to do now is that i get Gina registered and delivered to you , i will need your full delivery information which is as folow
Full names .....................?
House address ....................?
Sate / city /area code...................?
Phone number ...................?
Nearest airport to your location .....................?
With this information i will get Gina registered and transported to your home. So i will be waiting to read from you with the information so that i can proceed with the transportation arrangements.
Thanks
Best Regards.
Zita

Sent: Thursday, 4 April 2013 10:36 a.m.
To: 'zita.kate1 yahoo.com'
Subject: FREE MALTESE PUPPY
Good morning
We are very excited to receive this good news. We fully understand how difficult it would be to make this decision. You can be reassured Gina will be adored and loved with us, and regular updates can be provided if you wish.
Please understand for security reasons we never give our personal, contact or address details in this format , but I can provide my work address and contact number, where I will accept Gina if the Transport company will not allow me to collect her from the airport
If you can register Gina and provide me a reference number with the Transport companies details I can arrange payment asap
I look forward to hearing back from you
Kind regards
John
Thomas Preston, who has already been identified as scamming, is still advertising using the Gumtree website.
On 28/03/2013, at 3:15 AM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.
I am looking for a responsible person that can take a very good care of it. I am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean all the time and the possible tenant will see the house as his or her own, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.
The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (exactly like in the pics). It has dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. The condo comes with two parking spots, a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want to use your furniture). Pets allowed. The monthly rent for the apartment is $1,100. This will include all utilities such as water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking etc. I am looking for someone to rent anywhere from 1 month to 5 years or more.
The only problem is that I had to move with my job to United Kingdom, London where I am now and I left the keys and contract already signed by me at a rental company and they will handle the rental process. They have a program that offers the tenant the possibility to check the apartment and makes sure that the tenant is fully satisfied with the condo.
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Thomas Preston

And then:
Thank you for your reply.
I am glad that you are still interested in my condo and I fully agree to have you as my tenant. I will have to contact the rental company and provide them all the necessary information so they can start the rental process. For that I will need your full name and the address where you want to receive the keys and rental contract.
You will receive a notification from the rental company containing all the instructions that you need to follow. Regarding the rent payment, you will be instructed to deposit the first 2 months rent to the rental company. The keys and rental contract will be delivered by their agent at your current address same day the deposit is paid. You will be given a 5 days inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you are satisfied with the apartment you will have to complete the rental process with the company. After you move in the apartment, the monthly payment will be sent directly to my bank account.
If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment please provide me your full name and Address so I can initiate the process through the rental company right away, and of course please make sure that you have the deposit payment ready.
I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time and nice cooperation.
Regards!
We are selling our car on Gumtree and have been contacted by a scammer who has been active before:
From: Me
Hi Paul
Which car are u referring to as I have 2 ads on gumtree.
Cheers

From: "paul datford" <pauldatford gmail.com>
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.

From: Me
Hi Paul
Are you referring to Lancer or Mazda ?

From: paul datford
mazda

From: Me
HI Paul
Currently we have a personalised number plate which we will be retaining but you can apply for a temporary unregistered vehicle permit which enables you to drive interstate until you register it in your homestate.
If this is satisfactory we will organise the paperwork for the transfer of the car and supply you with our bank account details . Await your reply.
Cheers

From: paul datford
i would have come to see it in person but due to the nature of my work.my courier will come for the collection after the whole fund is cleared into your account and also do the signing of the paper work.Get back to me with your bsb,account name and number so that i can proceed with the payment asap as i will like it delivered to my place before my arrival.
thanks.
I found this caravan advertised in the ODT newspaper this week for way below it's value (estimated worth $30k-$40k), advertised for $12,500. I contacted the seller (see below) and they are not in NZ and want payment made without inspection

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM, David Stanford <davestnd gmail.com> wrote:
Hi John,
I am sorry but is to late for inspection because I am already in UK with my new job and the only way that we can close this deal is to make the transaction through eBay Motors Australia and New Zealand group. The caravan is currently located in Auckland and is ready for delivery anywhere in New Zealand. The transport will be made through eBay Motors and delivery time will be 3/4 days, depending on your address. The caravan has been highly maintained and has absolutely no problem. Also a 10 days refund policy will be included so if you don't like the caravan, it will be delivered back on my expense and you will receive a full refund in 48 hours. I have two more persons interested in buying the caravan so please send me your full name, address and your phone number if you are ready to buy it.
I look forward to your soonest reply.
Regards,
David
Hi. We received this email about a vehicle we have advertised on trademe. I thought it was too good to be true so fortunately before sending any bank account details and by googling the email address this web site came up with it as a scam.
The only other piece of information we can offer is the mobile phone number that this enquiry apparently originated from is: 64221207650

The original txt message was: "i will like to buy your item listed for sale on trademe, pls get back to me now with the lowest price and condition on my email address: rebecakingsley gmail.com"

On 3/24/13, I wrote:
Hi Rebeca
Could you please confirm which of the vehicles you are interested in as we are selling more than 1?

From: "Rebeca Kingsley"<rebecakingsley gmail.com>
how many motor home/caravan do you have on trade me for sale?

From: Me
Hi Rebeca,
We have one car - Estima & one motor home for sale. Best if you are able to come to Shirley in Christchurch to view the motor home?
Regards

From: Rebeca Kingsley
Thanks for the detailed explanation ,although have check the photos on the add and am satisfied with it . Am really satisfied and i also appreciate your honesty about the condition of the motor home as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am onboard , just want to buy the motor home for my holiday, please the fund is ready and available in my account so am ready to transfer the fund as soon as you get back to me with your payment details.thanks

From: Me
Hi Rebeca
I would not be happy selling the motor home unless you were able to come & see it in person & test drive it.
The previous owners did tour the South Island in it. I purchased it in Tauranga and drove it down to Christchurch May 2011. I lived in it on a caravan park for about 4 months when I came down to help with the rebuild of Christchurch. Since then it has been used infrequently for contactors to stay in when we were very busy. It is an older model and not the most powerful of engines, but has many extra features that others do not have.
When would you be looking to purchase it?
Regards

From: "Rebeca Kingsley" <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
ok,i agree to pay you full asking price into your bank account,get back to me with your bank details so i can transfer the money to your account.I will arrange for pick up after you receive the money in your account.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won't be able to see this in person,what's the Bank details to send funds to in order for me to pay you ASAP.
I hope to read from you soon.
Thanks
I currently have listed a Motorbike on the TradeMe website. On the morning of 31/03/2013 I received an email from the number 0221207647 with the message "I will like to buy your bike listed for sale on trademe, pls get back to me now with the lowest price and condition on my email address rebecakingsley gmail.com". I then replied with the email as per below and their reply followed.

On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 I wrote:
Hi the lowest i will go will be 7000, bike is in good condition has got new white plastics, the only rough bit on the bike is the hand guard ends, bike has been looked after and has never been on the dirt only at motard events, forgot to mention also has got a slipper clutch in it, engine has allways had mobil 1 oil in it, tyres that are on it are still like new only done 1 meeting on them, and pretty sure ive got a 2nd set there aswell.
depending where about you are i can meet half way etc
cheers
John

On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 rebecakingsley gmail.com wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply and will like to purchase it.
Can i pay you $7000?i will be paying you with my PayPal because it's attached to my bank account,If my offer is accepted send me your email with PayPal,(Paypal ID) so i can pay in right away.
I am a petroleum engineer on a rig offshore and do not have much time on me.
Make sure you get back to me so that i can arrange for pick up as i will like the item to be picked,so no shipping included.
I await your reply

I am looking for a property to rent in Auckland and found something on oxl and received two lots of emails . One from the guy who was renting out his house and another from the 'real estate' dealing with him . They've even gone to the extent of creating a fake website for their real estate company .
On 20/03/2013, at 4:07PM, I wrote:
Hi , I am looking for a place to rent . I have one son and another one on the way . Was wondering if I were able to apply for this one ?

On 21/03/2013, at 3:15 AM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.
I am looking for a responsible person that can take a very good care of it. I am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean all the time and the possible tenant will see the house as his or her own, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.
The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (exactly like in the pics). It has dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. The condo comes with two parking spots, a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want to use your furniture). Pets allowed.
The monthly rent for the apartment is $1,100. This will include all utilities such as water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking etc. I am looking for someone to rent anywhere from 1 month to 5 years or more.
The only problem is that I had to move with my job to United Kingdom, London where I am now and I left the keys and contract already signed by me at a rental company and they will handle the rental process. They have a program that offers the tenant the possibility to check the apartment and makes sure that the tenant is fully satisfied with the condo.
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Thomas Preston

On 21/03/2013, at 10:27PM, I wrote:
I don't have references as I currently live with family as I have just moved back from Australia where I was living with partner.
Thanks,
John

On 22/03/2013, at 9:34 AM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
Thank you for your reply.
I am glad that you are still interested in my condo and I fully agree to have you as my tenant. I will have to contact the rental company and provide them all the necessary information so they can start the rental process. For that I will need your full name and the address where you want to receive the keys and rental contract.
You will receive a notification from the rental company containing all the instructions that you need to follow. Regarding the rent payment, you will be instructed to deposit the first 2 months rent to the rental company. The keys and rental contract will be delivered by their agent at your current address same day the deposit is paid. You will be given a 5 days inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you are satisfied with the apartment you will have to complete the rental process with the company. After you move in the apartment, the monthly payment will be sent directly to my bank account.
If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment please provide me your full name and Address so I can initiate the process through the rental company right away, and of course please make sure that you have the deposit payment ready.
I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time and nice cooperation.
Regards!
Mark

On 22/03/2013, at 12:33AM, I wrote:
So that's 8weeks bond ? Is the rent $260 or $275 because in a previous email you said a months rent is $1100 which comes to $275 a week but the advert says $260 . Sorry just a bit confused .

On 22/03/2013, at 1:14 PM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
that is not a bond it's the rent for the first 2 months and you start paying rent from the third month. It was my mistake about the rent, the apartment was also listed on another website at 275 per week. So to make it easier I will ask 1,000 per month.
Tom

On 22/03/2013, at 2:35AM, I wrote:
So do I need to pay bond at all and is the 2 months deposit in advance? Just want to make sure of everything before I advance any further .

On 22/03/2013, at 2:20 PM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
there is no bond to be paid just the 2 months in advance

On 22/03/2013, at 3:44AM, I wrote:
I'm just getting the deposit payment ready it might take a few days is that fine ?

On 24/03/2013, at 6:43 AM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
ok just let me know when your are ready to proceed with the rental process.
Tom

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Welcome to Rent Inc,

Rent Inc the worldwide rental property manager offers a great range of services. Rent Inc. is focused on delivering excellent services for both renters and landlords making it the best rental property manager on the market.

You received this email because you applied for a rental contract with Landlord Thomas Preston . Rent Inc. will handle the rental process and all necessary steps for you to become a tenant.

The property owner requires one month and deposit payment, no background checks or any other requirements. The property owner left the keys and contract into Rent Inc custody and will remain in Rent Inc custody until the tenant provides the deposit payment information to Rent Inc. The payment will be made through a Wire Transfer Service. Once the funds are verified by Rent Inc, the keys and rental contract will be sent to the tenant.

LEASE ID: 58962643
CONTRACTED TERMS: $ 1,100 / Month
DEPOSIT PAYMENT: $ 2,200 (2 months rent)
TOTAL PAYMENT: $ 2,200

Referral Transaction Summary:
Tenant Name and address:

Property Of:
Thomas Preston
2 bedroom apartment
Queen St
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

If you have any questions contact us to our email address: rent mail-central.com and we will appreciate the opportunity to help you resolve any issue.

Through this e-mail we have the pleasure to inform you that you will receive the keys and rental contract of the property as soon as the deposit payment is confirmed. The Payment Information that you need to send to us are: Money Transfer Control Number, Sender's Name and Sender's Address, Receiver's Name and Receiver's Address.

*Next step to be taken:
The tenant must send the payment to Rent Inc., Payment Department, for verification.
Full amount to be paid: $ 2,200.

First: you should locate and find the closest Western Union office to your home address.

Closest Western Union office in our system:
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Second: You must go there and make the payment in person and with cash, using the personal information we provided you, naming full name and address of our agent from Payment Department:

Name: Brad Osborne
Address: 16 Little Portland St.
City/State: London
Country: United Kingdom

Third: You will receive a payment confirmation from Western Union. You have to e-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
- MTCN - 10 digits number from the payment receipt
- Sender Name and Address
- Receiver Name
- Amount sent

Fourth: The e-mail with the payment details should be as specific as possible, to allow us to verify that the payment has been made. Once the funds are verified by Rent Inc, the keys and rental contract will be sent to your current address.

Please send us the payment information to: rent mail-central.com.

To ask for a refund, simply reply to this notification and enter in the subject line: Refund request for transaction number: 58XX2643

Sincerely,
Rent Inc. Trade Financial Department


On 26/03/2013, I wrote to Rent Inc:
Am I not able to meet with an agent and make payment and sign contract and receive keys at the same time as I'm not willing to send money through western union knowing it's untraceable when you send money (I've dealt with western union before) . This all doesn't seem right and I'd rather meet with an agent or have a contract sent first as this seems like a scam . Sorry if I'm wrong but having a son and another one on the way I'm not willing to lose out on that kind of money .

On 26/03/2013, at 11:55 AM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
I just received the confirmation from the rental company that your application has been approved.
They said that they sent you a notification with all the information you need to continue with the rental process, please let me know if you did received it. You can check the application status on their website http //rent-inc zxq net/LeaseVerification html with lease id 589XXX43
You have to confirm the deposit payment so they can send the keys and you can go and check the apartment. The deposit must be confirmed in no more then 48 hours or the application will expire.
I have to give you a tip about the payment. You were requested to make a transfer with Western Union.
With this company you can send money to friends, family, and also pay your bills and rent, I suggest that when you make the transfer, you tell them that you are sending the money for a friend or relative. This way the Western Union fee will be around 50 $, if you tell them that you pay for a rental company the fee can be 5 times higher because they have special services for rent payments. I hope this will help you save some money. Anyway you don't have to worry about this because you will be fully refunded in case you don't want to rent the apartment and also this is just for deposit, the monthly rent will be paid directly to my account no charges. I look forward to receive news from you and from the rental company so you can move in the apartment as soon.
Thank you!

On 26/03/2013, at 1:09AM, I wrote:
I thought it was changed to $1000 a month ?

On 26/03/2013, at 12:45 PM, Thomas Preston <thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
Ok 1000 per month, I will talk with the agency, please keep me up to date when you paid the deposit and when you hear from the agency
Tom

On 26/03/2013, at 4:07 PM, I wrote:
Is there any other way to make payment ? I know what Western Union is and making payments through them is untraceable . So if things don't go according , I don't want to lose $2000 .
Hi below is an email chain relating to a share advertised on trademe and responded to by emailer obviously wanting money for money transfer. Obviously a scam.
(Note: some details of the communication have been removed for privacy reasons)
From: Rebeca Kingsley <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
To: John Doe
Sent: Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:26 PM
Subject: Boat Share
i will like to buy your item listed for sale on trademe,pls get back to me now with the lowest price and condition on my email address: rebecakingsley gmail.com

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 , John Doewrote:
Hi Rebecca,
thank you for your enquiry.
As per our advertising the price is either a $6500 deposit, which immediately secures your shareholding in the ownership company, and the $4875.00 monthly amount during the build/launch process of 12 payments. OR I could do the the full 10% share ownership for half now half on launch at a discounted price of $60K (thats $30 +$30K) OR a one off payment of $55,000 with no loss of any entitlements, initial full use availability of vehicle when in town until launch.
I am at present preparing a folder with as much information as possible on the build process and how this is managed. I should be able to email this to you soon and am waiting on the final contract regarding the shared ownership agreement for the boat.Meanwhile there is a lot of information regarding the boat and its pedigree on the Australian fusion site.
Thanks for your enquiry Rebecca and I look forward to hearing from again.
Kind Regards

From: Rebeca Kingsley <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
To: John Doe
Sent: Monday, 18 March 2013 12:30 PM
Subject: Boat Share
Thanks for the detailed explanation ,although have check the photos on the add and am satisfied with it . Am really satisfied and i also appreciate your honesty about the condition of the boat as that is what i really need most as wont be able to come for inspection as am onboard , just want to buy the boat for my holiday, please the fund is ready and available in my account so am ready to transfer the fund as soon as you get back to me with your payment details.thanks
PS: i will pay you full payment once

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013, John Doewrote:
Hi Rebecca,
It will be awesome to have you on board!
What I will require is the name in which you want the ownership share of the boat in.
I mean will it be your name? or a company name?
I also need a physical address for this registration as the boat will also be registered with a "NZL" number which is like a car registration number so that it adds extra security and identification for your protection, insurance etc.
I will sort out the bank details and send through to you soon.
If you let me know what name and address you wish to appear on the invoice/receipt and to appear in the share registry then that is all that is needed at the moment.
kind regards
John.

From: Rebeca Kingsley <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
To: John Doe
Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 9:55 AM
Subject: Boat Share
rebeca kingsley XXXXX issued in QLD D.O.B : XXXXXX

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:54 PM, John Doewrote:
Hi Rebeca,
I have attached the banking details and Invoice copy for you any queries please do not hesitate to let me know.
Will have a link up and running soon to the website which will show up to date progress so it is easy to follow.
The share ownership document is being set up and copies will be sent to you soon.
kind regards
John

From: Rebeca Kingsley <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
To: John Doe
Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 5:21 PM
Subject: Boat Share
Ok i have received the bank details,I will transfer the money from my PayPal to your bank account As Soon As Possible and contact my pick up agent to arrange a convenient pickup time with you,once the money has been transferred.

On 3/25/13, John Doewrote:
Hi Rebeca,
please let me know once you have made payment so we can be sure transaction has completed successfully and not gone somewhere else. Share registration docs are all sorted for you.
thanks
John

From: rebecakingsley <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
To: John Doe
Sent: Monday, 25 March 2013 4:26 PM
Subject: Boat Share
I was just about to pay when i had this little problem with the picking up,my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time,they charged me $2000 for pick up and delivery,and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in United States of America and the payments is made through western union money transfer,i will add the $2000 to the money i will send through the transfer as soon as i have made the payments.
I will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Headquarters in USA through western union money transfer,this can be done at any western union section at the post office,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices.

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 4:48 PM, John Doewrote:
Hi, so this is pick ups meaning the cost of the transfer of the money? I presume.
Would your trading bank not do this for a smaller sum perhaps.
There is no physical collection of any goods at this end obviously.
Just paperwork that will be emailed or couriered.
We havent had any issues with the transfer of funds form Australian banks as they own ours mostly anyway.
No worries, keep me posted.
cheers

From: Rebeca Kingsley <rebecakingsley gmail.com>
To: John Doe
Sent: Monday, 25 March 2013 5:06 PM
Subject: Boat Share
I have just create time to complete the payment .I expected paypal to have notified you to this effect.check your mail folders(inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $57,200.00 in all.i added $2,200.00 but $2000.00 will be sent to my pickup agent through western union at post office,the extra $200 is to cover the western union fee.
PayPal let me understand that they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification as they made me understand that they are doing it for security reasons,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up .Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent.
Ayodeji Folorunsho
116 mill road apt #2
Irvington New Jersey 07111
USA
Please get the necessary details sent to PayPal (Money Transfer Control Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $2000.00 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to Paypal once it done. thanks.
View the scam money transfer .pdf (756k)*
Goodeve.I met this guy on internet.Badoo chat site.He pretend he was inlove with me and then promise to send me a package with all kind of gifts.His from Ireland.Named Erick Evan Albert if that is his real name.He even email me a invoice of the stuff he send me.Invoice was from Diplomatic Expressdelivery.It looks so original with all the stuff printed on the invoice and a Ghana stamp on.On the invoice was a email adress which i email and verify if there was a package on its way for me which they reply on with confirmation that its on its way.I google Diplomatic Expressdelivery and read of people that also got packages the same way but it never reach them because they receive then a email that their package was put on hold in Malaysia and they must pay a certain amount of money to release it.Same happen to me now.I must pay R8000,but i told them and my internet contact i will send the money on Wednesday.He also called me from this nr.+447526712246.I must still get there details to pay the money into.I also send the invoice he send me and pictures of him.
View the invoice and images used .pdf (192k)*
I placed my vehicle on Gumtree this morning. I received a txt message saying to contact this person via email with car details. At first I thought this was genuine until I received a reply. Please see below.
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM, I wrote:
Hi There,
Vehicle is still for sale. The car is in pretty good condition. The paint has faded a bit due to being red. The only damage to the car is a small rip in the drivers seat (has been stitched up and can be covered with seat covers) also at the front where the number plate goes there is a minor dent (someone reversed into me with tow bar) it can be replaced for about $50-80 at wreckers but I never worried about it. My dad is a mechanic so the vehicle has been serviced regularly and he also re built the motor about 1.5 years ago. It's been in our family for about 10 years and I have never had any problems with it. Very reliable. I will consider any offers.

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 15:46, hamiltongarner50 gmail.com wrote:
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 account number if you have no PayPal account.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 account.
Await your reply.
Date: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: Gumtree cars for sale
To: paul datford <pauldatford gmail.com>
Hi Paul which vehicle are you interested in the subaru or bluebird?

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM, paul datford <pauldatford gmail.com> wrote:
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 kapo 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.

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 I wrote:
Hi Paul, Sorry due too the amount of scams, I will only accept cash or a bank cheque on pick up of vehicle.
Trying to sell my motorbike on gumtree I got a text msg from Walter Scot saying he was interested in my bike could I email a price n condition . I did . He said he buy it and asked for PayPal or bank account . I gave him by bank details . Then he said
he needed me to deposit the funds for the delivery via post office . Sounded odd by this stage so I Googled it and discoverd it was a scam.

Sent from: Walter Scot +61428465117
I'm interested in your gumtree bike ad,how much are you willing to sell it.email me at (pauldatford gmail.com) the firm price & condition.

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:39 AM, I wrote:
Hi Walter scot I'd like $3000 it runs well never been raced , I've hardly ridden it since I had kids , did put a new battery in it a couple of years ago . It has some surface rust because I use to live near the beach but apart from that I've never had a problem with it . Cheers Jane

On 14/03/2013, at 9:48 PM, paul datford <pauldatford gmail.com> wrote:
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 kapo 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.

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM, I wrote:
Awesum thanks Paul its been a great bike . my bank details are XXXX,
Jane

On 14/03/2013, at 10:00 PM, paul datford <pauldatford gmail.com> wrote:
ok mate,i will let you know when the payment has been made and also contact my pick up agent,he will be signing the necessary paper work on my
behalf.Please tell others it's sold and remove the advert as i will like it delivered to my before my arrival in couple of days.i would have come to see it in person but due to the nature of my work.my courier will come for the collection after the whole fund is cleared into your account and also do the signing of the paper work.Get back to me with your bsb,account name and number so that i can proceed with the payment asap as i will like it delivered to my place before my arrival. thanks.

I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $950 for pick up and delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters in the China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $950 to the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in the China through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didnt bring my credit card aboard,.I will appreciate your help here and thanks for your understanding.
I have a vacation home in Spain and was contacted by a scammer implying he was from New Zealand...
Hello, I am interested in renting your location for my family 1week starting from May 18th to 25th for 7nights. Kindly reserved that particular week for us and if the week is already booked then we are still flexible with our vacation dates and give me another weeks that is available OK. What is the total rent price for 1week? Kindly get back to me with your price for renting so i confirm my rent dates booked. I wait your urgent reply back to my email today. Regards, M. Greg McGahee

From: Jane Doe in France
T o: Greg McGahee <greg.mcgahee yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:41 PM
Subject: RE: Abritel.fr - Demande d'information - du 18 mai 2013 au 25 mai 2013
Good morning ! Our house is free from the 18th til the 25th May and the rent is 480 euros for the week.
To ensure your booking, could you please either make a transfer of 30% of the rent for the week (105 euros)to the following account :
Meanwhile, I am making a temporary booking for you for that week.
Once we receive your deposit, we shall send you a form of details about the rental.
Many thanks for your message. Have a pleasant day,
Jane Doe

Hello Jane Doe,
After much discussion with my wife regarding our renting dates in your property, we likes your property very much and make sure you reserved those dates for us starting from May 18th to 25th for 1week. I am coming with my Wife and 1kid only; currently living and working Aboard for American Express Detective Agency in New Zealand here. I will be coming home to my house in Madrid City few days before our vacation dates.
Acknowledge my details for booking and Contract reservations:
Name: M & Mme Greg McGahee.
Address: Calle San Luis, ,
Sevilla 41003
Spain.
Tell: +34-91-829-XXXX
Email: greg.mcgahee yahoo.com
Every year, our entire family vacation renting and expenses is paid by my Company Financial department; they will be paying for my family vacation expenses at your property being a detective for the organization. I am okay with the price of your renting and needs to confirm my booking renting immediately. My Financial director in your country to send cash inform of Cheque payment to your address to cover our renting expenses due to my present location. About my renting, you will receive Euro Certified Bank Draft/Cheque issue for easy cash at any French Bank, such cheque payment clear within 24 to 48hours in the bank and all service charge will be minus from my money. Our vacation cheque is more higher than your renting amount which means we are using the money on the cheque for both our renting and remaining balance for our flights expenses to your property from Madrid. Our Travel agent will be taken care of the flight tickets arrangement to your property. After cashing the Cheque and cleared in the bank in few days, then deduct your renting money and help us to transfer the remaining balance to our Travel agent via transfer or Western union who will be arranging our flight tickets to your property. You will first confirm payment cash in the bank and your account will be credited, after then book my renting dates for my family vacation stay.
Give me your Full Name to be written on the Cheque Payment, Direct Postal Address and Phone Number to send the cheque payment to your house address.
The funds will be issue through our Company Financial department in your country to your address via register mail delivery in few days. Please kindly get back to me on time with your Name and Postal Address for quick Cheque payment delivery as i need to confirm my vacation fixed up before is too late today.
Best Regards,
Greg & Therese McGahee.
Hi. I was selling my motorbike online and I got a text asking if it was still available...
From: Me
To: sarah0011 live.com
Subject:
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:33:56 +0000
Yes, it's still available what do you want to know?

From: Mrs Tornqvist Sarah Martina sarah0011 live.com
Sent: Monday, 25 February 2013 11:24 p.m.
To: Me
Subject: RE:
Hello,
Thanks for getting back to me, I am happy with the condition and the price. I will be paying directly through Bank to Bank transfer or via PayPal. I'm currently working overseas in the Mining Outskirts of Bosnia with my Company euro max resources so I wont be able to come and do things personally,But I'll make sure that all costs will be fully covered by me and I will arrange for the pick up and document changes. I have a Courier agent that handles this all the time. I'll add the 4.6% paypal surcharge to the total amount I'm paying you. If you could just send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www paypal com if you don't already have one. I will make a confirmed pick up arrangement with my Courier shipping agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your Bank account or your PayPal account. My shipping agent will handle everything perfectly & take care of all documents whenever they come for the pick up, as I mentioned before I have used them before and trust that they know exactly what they are doing.
Please can you provide me with the following information:
Name
PayPal Email address
Cell Phone No
Total Amount
Or
Account Name
Bank Name
Account Number
IBAN
Total Amount
As soon as you get back to me with the info I will make the payment and instruct my agent to handle all documents and pick up. Excited to be dealing with you.
Sarah.

I then got caught up in this scam and have lost $2000. Have a look at the emails from 'PayPal' and learn from my mistake
View the communications .pdf (672k)*



Hi, I have another experience with Sarah Tornqvist...
Mrs Tornqvist Sarah Martina (t.sarahmat eurominesgroup.org)
7:04 a.m.
To: jane doe
Hello,
Thanks for getting back to me, I am happy with the condition and the price. I will be paying directly through Bank to Bank transfer or via PayPal. I'm currently working overseas in the Mining Outskirts of Bosnia with my Company euro max resources so I wont be able to come and do things personally, But I'll make sure that all costs will be fully covered by me and I will arrange for the pick up and document changes. I have a Courier agent that handles this all the time. I'll add the 4.6% paypal surcharge to the total amount I'm paying you. If you could just send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www paypal com if you don't already have one. I will make a confirmed pick up arrangement with my Courier shipping agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your Bank account or your PayPal account. My shipping agent will handle everything perfectly & take care of all documents whenever they come for the pick up, as I mentioned before I have used them before and trust that they know exactly what they are doing.
Please can you provide me with the following information:
Name
PayPal Email address
Cell Phone No
Total Amount
Or
Account Name
Bank Name
Account Number
IBAN
Total Amount
As soon as you get back to me with the info I will make the payment and instruct my agent to handle all documents and pick up. Excited to be dealing with you.
Sarah.

Hi. This morning I received a suspicious message in my Facebook Inbox. I have copied and pasted the conversation below;
Known Contact
Kia Ora how are you doing? just willing to share this with you. have you heard about the New Year Support from home and family support. They supported me and my whanau in paying my bills, helping me to plan my future. They make sure my credit record is good, Home And Family Support are really doing great job now for people. I got $50,000 cash from them so far, this really help me in planing ahead for the new year 2013. You can give it a shot email them on familyhelp unitednations-familysupport.org to enroll. Say To Whom It May Concern tell them your full names and ask if you can get financial support for me and my family.

Jane Doe
Kia Ora
Thank you for that information, can you please send me some proof of this, maybe a link from the UN website and some official documents. Also why have you chosen me to share this information with?

Known Contact
this is so real and good i got this fund support from them already and that is why i have come on here to share this see their website unitednations-familysupport org am sure this will help you alot in making your decision

Jane Doe
Why are you trying to scam people for?

Known Contact
what do you mean??

After her last message I was blocked from being able to see her account, but it is still active
Hello I received a buyer email for my daughters car and it sounded too good to be true. Buying the car unsighted and going to Darwin. We also received a SMS on my husbands mobile phone from him to email him and we did. His number was 447266696687.
On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:04 AM, John & Jane Doe wrote:
Hi
Thank you for your enquiry. We are willing to come down to $2000 however we have only just placed the ad and you are the first to express interest and offer. I also want to tell you that it has electric windows, a new electric fuel pump, a new battery and starter motor. Please contact us if you are still interested or not. Cheers Jane and John

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:10:33 +0000
From: pauldatford gmail.com
To: John & Jane Doe
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 kapo 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.

Hi. I am selling my car on Trade Me and got a txt from a scammer which was then followed by emails:
From: John
To: jws84 xtra.co.nz
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2013 1:29 AM
Subject:
Hi, inside car is very clean and tidy. nothing missing and dash is very good. roof lining is saging slightly at rear, very minor and a easy fix was very common with these cars. around 200bux. has 2 small screw holes from were an old car phone was. rear seats very good. front seats starting to show signs of wear but are not ripped or anything.peice of boot carpet missing, had paint spilt on it so threw it away, am hoping to get one from a wrecker to replace it next week.. just the normal wear you would expect for a 17 year old vehicle. can send you more pics tommrow if you like. am away today. am a truck driver not home much. please txt or call if u require any more info. my email phone is playing up abit. thanks, John.

From:"JoshuaSpeak"
To: John
Subject:Re:
Hello,
I'm satisfied with the condition and I'd like to buy this vehicle, could you please tell me your final price so that we can discuss further about the payment,
Cheers

From: John
To: "JoshuaSpeak"
Subject: RE:Re:
Hey the best price i can do is 5500 if you pick it up. or i can have it delivered any were almost between auckland and wellington for 5800. what is your contact phone number? i will get the finance company to call you, there is 3000 owing with them that you pay direct to them and the remainder to me. that way you know its title is clear. i can call you and talk about it?

From:"JoshuaSpeak"
To: John
Subject:Re: Re:
Hi, how i wish i could come to inspect this vehicle but currently i'm working away from the country. I'm in the deployment who's on a mission right now in Afghanistan with the NZ Defence Force. Due to the distance I have decided to arrange the pick-up of the vehicle with a Private Courier Service after the payment for the car has been sorted with you, If this is okay with you, I am ready to make a full payment into your bank account once you're ready.
Cheers

From: John
To: "JoshuaSpeak"
Subject: RE:Re: Re:
Hi, ok that is fine. i will provide the docoumets with the car from the finance company to show its all clear. you will just need to complete a change of ownership online at the LTSA website after payment so its in your name.

From: "JoshuaSpeak"
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Payment Sent
To: John
I just finished paying for the car, please check your e-mail folders for the receipt that would be sent to you by the payment company, I made an additional $1,500 which is for freight of the car, I'll be needing you to help me here by helping me to send the money over to the Freight Agents through Western Union because I am not allowed to go out of my jurisdiction at the moment so I am not able to send the money to the agent by myself because I will need to get into a Post Shop to use Western Union and none of those things even works here.
Here is the courier details which you're required to send the money to,
Vincent Hudson
3 Jalan Desa
Kepong
Kuala Lumpur
52100
Malaysia
More details about the payment should be on the emails you will receive, please read the emails carefully and understand the procedure if there is any, I would like to you give the address which you would like the car to be collected.
A Pleasure Meeting You.
Cheers.
Joshua Speak.

From: John
To: "JoshuaSpeak"
Subject: RE: Payment Sent
I will not be paying any money, or sending any overseas to receive payment. it was never part of the deal, you were going to put the money direct into my bank and have the car picked up ur self. and paypal was never mentioned. This is just too dodgy.
please do not bother me again.
Hi. My husband received a txt yesterday from cellphone number 313 in regards to an advert we are running on trademe selling our motorhome asking us to contact them via email with more information, which we did, this morning we received the email below which anyone can see is a hoax.

From: Jane Doe
To: sarah0011 live.com
Subject: Re: Motorhome
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:09:05 +1300
Hi Sarah
Thanks for your text.
Yes the motorhome is still for sale we are open to all reasonable offers.
Kind Regards
Jane

From: Mrs Tornqvist Sarah Martina
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:10 AM
To: Jane Doe
Subject: RE: Motorhome
Hello,
Thanks for getting back to me, I am happy with the condition and the price. I will be paying directly through Bank to Bank transfer or via PayPal. I'm currently working overseas in the Mining Outskirts of Bosnia with my Company euro max resources so I wont be able to come and do things personally,But I'll make sure that all costs will be fully covered by me and I will arrange for the pick up and document changes. I have a Courier agent that handles this all the time. I'll add the 4.6% paypal surcharge to the total amount I'm paying you. If you could just send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www paypal com if you don't already have one. I will make a confirmed pick up arrangement with my Courier shipping agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your Bank account or your PayPal account. My shipping agent will handle everything perfectly & take care of all documents whenever they come for the pick up, as I mentioned before I have used them before and trust that they know exactly what they are doing.
Please can you provide me with the following information:
Name
PayPal Email address
Cell Phone No
Total Amount
Or
Account Name
Bank Name
Account Number
IBAN
Total Amount
As soon as you get back to me with the info I will make the payment and instruct my agent to handle all documents and pick up. Excited to be dealing with you.
Sarah.
I was selling a car on Trademe last week. A guy sent me an Email saying he is from UK and was interested in buying my car. As a sailor, he only uses internet “PayPal” money transfer system for business. I registered a “PayPal” account, and immediately received an Email from Service paypal.com saying they had deducted the money from the buyer (inc. shipping fees) but the payment is on hold until I pay for the shipping fees $1000. The buyer then told me that he cannot make the payment to his shipping company in UK, so I need to do his a favour to pay the fee. At that time, I didn’t realize the transaction ID that the “PayPal” has sent to me was fraudulent. As the second attachment shows, that fake “PayPal” guy told me that the buyer required to have $1000 paid to a guy called “James Adele” in UK (Shipping company) via Western Union.
Since I am not familiar with “PayPal” system, I had trusted them that my money was on hold, so I did what they told me to do for releasing the buyer’s payment. When they asked me to pay for the shipping insurance fees again to James Adele, I felt there was something not right. Therefore, I went to PayPal website and check for the validation of the transaction, but I sent out the money to them before the reply from the real “PayPal” people come back and said I have been tricked by internet scams.
View the PayPal assurance and guarantee email .pdf (124k)*
View the transaction email from PayPal .pdf (152k)*

These are the emails between myself and the scammer:
From: John Doe
To: maxwell88901 hotmail.com
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:16:25 +1300
Subject: selling on Trademe
Hi there,
I am the owner of the vehicle that you may be interested in. We’ve got a couple of guys viewing it, but it hasn’t been sold yet. Feel free to make an appointment at this week to view it. If any enquiries, please let me know.
Regards,
John

From: Andrew Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:18
To: John Doe
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Hello !
Thanks so much for your prompt response concerning the purchase of the car am really interested in buying the car, is there any additional information i need to know about the car? What is the final or actual price which you will like to sell it for me? I hope to read from you soon.
Best Regards,
Andrew

From: John Doe
To: Andrew Maxwell
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:38:01 +1300
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Hi Andrew,
I’ve just had its WOF and registration fees sorted a couple of weeks ago for you. Also, I did a full car service, (inc. engine wash) at that time as well. There is nothing much you need to worry about, but a bit scratches on the right front of the vehicle and wheels, (‘cause I am not an excellent car parker). If you're really keen, as I told other potential buyers as well, I can offer a 100 bucks discount for these little flaws, so it finally comes up with $9400. By the way, to maintain a good condition of the engine, I recommend you to use premium petrol.
Hopefully I answered all your questions.
John

From: Andrew Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:43
To: John Doe
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Hello,
Thanks for your response. $9.800 NZD is a nice and accepted price. I will be adding the 3.9% PayPal surcharge to the total amount i will be paying you. So i will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and i hope you have a PayPal account. If you have one already, just send me the address to send it to, which is the email address you use for it or you can send me a PayPal money request, so once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then i will contact my shipping company after you get the payment. I will need your home address for the merchandise to be Picked Up by the Shipping Company. I want you to know that i have made an arrangement with the courier company coming to pick up the merchandise and i signed a note of authorization with them so their courier representative can sign for the necessary documentation on my behalf.
So concerning the issue of the documentations of the car and the signing, I want you to know that an arrangement has been made with a courier company to pick up the merchandise and the representative coming will bring along the copy of my identification for you to have full data to make the change of ownership and the representative will be the signatory to the documents as I have signed a note of authorization with his company I await your mail.
Have a nice day

From: John Doe
To: Andrew Maxwell
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:02:37 +1300
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Oh, I didn’t realize you are not local in Wellington. Thanks for choosing to purchase my vehicle, but I’ve never used PayPal before. If you are ready to pay me now, I can register an account in PayPal for this purchase tonight, and hopefully we can sort the payment out by tomorrow. By that time, we can then discuss how to sort all the relevant documentations out with your representative. Does it sound all right to you? Sorry, I am pretty new to this process.
John

From: Andrew Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:24
To: John Doe
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Oh..sorry to hear you don't have an account with PayPal.
I hope you wont mind to get an account with PayPal.
Its reliable and easy to use PayPal,all you need to do is visit www paypal com and register with them.
When you are done with the registration send me the email used for the registration with PayPal so i can pay in.
Await your response..
Thanks !!

From: John Doe
Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:35
To: 'Andrew Maxwell'
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Hi,
Sure thing! I will get it sorted ASAP and let you know then.
John

From: John doe
To: Andrew Maxwell
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:22:19 +1300
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Hi Andrew,
I had a look at PayPal last night and found we’re not too familiar their system. To take it easy, can you ask anyone you trust (e.g. your representative) to come and check my vehicle, including test driving, please? What I prefer doing is you ensure everything is acceptable before shipping to UK and pay me directly to my ASB bank account which I can provide you later.
Sorry, I thought about it and really don’t want to complicate things. If you still keen, please let me know.
Best Regards,
John

From: Andrew Maxwell
Sent: Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:50
To: John Doe
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking and i can't go to the bank due to the nature of my job, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address so i can make the payments asap for the vehicle and pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www paypal com and get it set up , after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through

From: John Doe
To: Andrew Maxwell
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:18:39 +1300
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Dear Andrew,
Do I (Not you) have to pay 1000 bucks to a transport agent in UK??? I am really sorry. I just want to easily sell it and get money straight away. Your purchase is really screwing me up and there is too many uncertainties. I don’t feel like I am going to sell my car to you in this way. If you can, please cancel the transaction.
Again, I am really sorry about this.
John

From: Andrew Maxwell
Sent: Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:29 p.m.
To: John Doe
Subject: RE: selling on Trademe
Hello,
I want you to know that this is very easy to understand not the matter of underage once you are old enough to cash out your money from the paypal.What is there is that paypal has approved the payment and it has been removed from my account and it is on pending to your account due to the condition that the transport company gave to me that they will need to confirmed there transport charges to pick the auto up from your home.and all the charges is to be transferred to there head office in United Kingdom.
I should have made the transfer through western union myself but i am not with my credit card to transfer the money to them online and there is no way i can do that here on sea cause i am sailing right now.so i hope you understand my point.
So about your own money,it has been confirmed but i need you to help me transfer the charges to the transport company first in U.K through western union so that is the reason i made the additional payment to your account and i include the charges the western union you charge you and once you have get the money transfer and my bank has confirmed that, they will get your account credited immediately.
So i will wait to read back from you soonest.
Thanks.
Maxwell.
I found an ad on the Gumtree website about a 2 bedroom apartment for rent in Auckland. I thought it was legit and contacted the lister then I realised it was a scam when his response didn't address any of my questions. Please see the following correspondence between myself and the scammer:
Re: Reply to your Ad on Gumtree‏
Thomas Preston
To Jane Doe
Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.
I am looking for a responsible person that can take a very good care of it. I am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean all the time and the possible tenant will see the house as his or her own,
and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.
The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (exactly like in the pics). It has dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. The condo comes with two parking spots, a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want to use your furniture). Pets allowed.
The monthly rent for the apartment is $1,240. This will include all utilities such as water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking etc. I am looking for someone to rent anywhere from 1 month to 5 years or more.
The only problem is that I had to move with my job to United Kingdom, London where I am now and I left the keys and contract already signed by me at a rental company and they will handle the rental process. They have a program that offers the tenant the possibility to check the apartment and makes sure that the tenant is fully satisfied with the condo.
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to
me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Thomas Preston

To thomaszizica yahoo.co.nz
Hi Thomas,
WOW that is an amazing offer! My partner and I have a child and I would of course store all of your precious items in you storage locker and you will see that my references reflect my looking after places very well.
What are your expectations of bond and rent in advance etc? We are looking for long term but this could move at any given time if you had to come back.
If, like I said, the property of not suitable for children in your eyes, I will understand completely.
Kind Regards,
Jane Doe

Thomas Preston
To Jane Doe
Thank you for your reply.
I am glad that you are still interested in my condo and I fully agree to have you as my tenant. I will have to contact the rental company and provide them all the necessary information so they can start the rental process. For that I will need your full name and the address where you want to receive the keys and rental contract.
You will receive a notification from the rental company containing all the instructions that you need to follow. Regarding the rent payment, you will be instructed to deposit the first 2 months rent to the rental company. The keys and rental contract will be delivered by their agent at your current address same day the deposit is paid. You will be given a 5 days inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you are satisfied with the apartment you will have to complete the rental process with the company. After you move in the apartment, the monthly payment will be sent directly to my bank account.
If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment please provide me your full name and Address so I can initiate the process through the rental company right away, and of course please make sure that you have the deposit payment ready.
I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time and nice cooperation.
Regards!
Tom
I'm selling my car online and got a text asking if it was still available. I responded then got pretty suspicious when I received 'Hamilton's' reply
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM, I wrote:
Hi there,
Yes my car is still for sale. I've listed for $1150 but would be willing to go to $950 if need be.
It's a good little car and I wouldn't be selling if my partner hadn't have bought a new one. It appears you are in the UK - is that correct? How soon would you be in Sydney to check out the car?
Cheers

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:55 PM, hamiltongarner50 gmail.com wrote:
Thanks for mailing back.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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos.
I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my family . As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www paypal com au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address,so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.
Regards,
Hamilton.
I am a student looking for a place to flat in Auckland and found this add on easy room mates www easyroommate co nz/code=H13013011648423 & from=L13020319177527 So i messaged her
From: Jane
Sent: 3 February 2013
Subject: Can you tell me more about the place?
Message: Hi i am a 19 year old female student looking for a room to rent

From: Carol
Received: 4 February 2013
Subject: Re: Can you tell me more about the place?
Message: Hi, my room is available right now. It is close to public transport only about 3 minute walk, close to shops, supermarket, salon. president Plaza Hotels is about 2 minute walk. like wise Augen Software Group. Blue Blue Hair Salon is nearby. from it frontage, you can easy get cab to your destination. for information about the flat kindly get back to me over my email contact. carol.bridge yahoo.co.nz
looking forward to your message.
Carol

From: Jane
Sent: 4 February 2013
Subject: Re: Re: Can you tell me more about the place?
Message: Hi sorry i couldnt see your messages before, i would love to come and view the place if u have any questions for me please just ask, i will email you as well

And from then on we emailed

Carol Bridge
Feb 5 (3 days ago)
to me
Hi Miss. Jane,
Thanks for your contact and your interest in my room, you are highly welcome. there is no problem if you 'll be coming over to inspect the room. and also will you care to locate the flat on Google map the full address is X Hobson street, Auckland City 1010 New zealand. because presently i am with my sick mum in Tauranga. so i may not be available to show up the inner view of the flat. but if you are real interested in the room. the keys and document might be forwarded to you for proper inspection.
Can i get to know more about you?
Carol

From Me Feb 5 (3 days ago)
to carol.bridge
Hello
sorry to here about your mum, i dont need to look in the house as long as there is no mold or anything like that. i am a 19 year old hospitality student studing at AUT so it is nice and close for me, I am clean and tidy and dont drink that often, i may babysit but not there, and i am a vegetarian so will cook for you if you want it. i have a car so will need a carpark if you have one please, and could you please give me some more details about rent/bond and is the water,power included in that price?

Carol Bridge
Feb 5 (3 days ago)
to me
Hi Jane,
Your request is highly appreciated. Enclose to this message you found some more pictures of the room. About me, i am a easy going, nice, humble, honest tidy and clean person, and i love a little bit fun at a beach. i am not a party animal. regarding the flat, the environment is very clean and tidy. the room is perfect and fully furnished with modern amenities, each room has it personal bathroom, kitchen and toilet (so it not a shared room). the price include every ultilities (water, electronic washing machine, internet, electricity e.t.c except the security bond bill which is NZD 500. and there is availability of car space which is just NZD 40 per month, as it is attached to the building.
There is no problem if you will be moving in as soon as possible. in as far as you are capable of securing the room for your personal use. the total rent price plus car park is NZD 540 and the security deposit is NZD 500. mind you the security deposit is refundable.
Kindly get back to me if you ready to reserved the room in other to proceed with the reservation process.
Looking forward to read from you
Caro

From Me Feb 5 (3 days ago)
to Carol
Hi Carol
From my understanding of your last email i think i miss understood your add on easy room mate, however i am happy to continue with this process and would still like to live there, Can you please just confirm for me that the total move in cost is $1,040 and weekly rent will be $125 +$40 a month for the carpark

Carol Bridge
Feb 5 (3 days ago)
to me
Hi Jane,
Thanks for getting back to me. although the add on easyroommate indicated NZD 563 per month. but due to my personal compliance with the little information about you, that why i decided to reduce the rent to NZD 500 per month and Security Deposit NZD 500 pulse NZD 40 for the park. which round up to the sum of NZD 1,040. hope this is cleared now.
Mind you in other to move in into the room you have to contact my family lawyer, that I and You have consider and reach a solid agreement on the price, as stated above. Because he is the right person that will forward the keys to you and as well provide a legal lease document that will serve as an agreement between I and You and more so entails the terms and conditions of living in the flat.
Here is his email contact Barr.butcher ausi.com
kindly get back to me as soon as you contact him.
looking forward to read from you soon.
Carol

Carol Bridge
Feb 6 (2 days ago)
to me
Hi Jane,
How was your Night hope it splendid and how is everything going on with you. just need to hint you that i may decided to withdraw my listing from the easyroommate site at any time since i found you interested in the room and one other mate. so i dont want people to keep contacting me.
looking forward to read from you
Carol

From Me Feb 6 (2 days ago)
to Carol
Hi Carol,
My night was fine thanks how about yours?
Would you like a monthly rent? or could i do it weekly as i get payed every week?
I will be coming down to Auckland today as i live further north, and will have a quick look outside the place and I have emailed your lawyer and should get back to you tonight.

This is what i emailed 'Barr.butcher'

From Me Feb 6 (2 days ago)
to Barr.butcher
Hi, I am interested in renting Carols flat @ X Hobson st.
Can you please send me the agreement, I will return once i have looked at the place from the outside today.
Regards Jane

Carol Bridge
Feb 6 (2 days ago)
to me
From: Family Lawyer, He asked me to send this to you. This is his e-mail again:- barris.butcher ausi.com
Ms. Rebecca,
Thanks for your contact, you are highly welcome. I am Carol's dad family lawyer and i have been monitoring her dad properties for the past 7 years before the death of her dad. So i am the right person to prepare a legal document regarding the reservation.
In other to secure the room you need to signify the security deposit. In which i will have to prepare a lease document that will serve as an agreement between You and Carol. This will entails the terms and conditions of living in the Flat. And acknowledgment receipt will be issued to you immediately which indicate the amount paid and the purpose of the payment.
Then the keys and document will be forwarded to you 24 hours after the payment has been confirmed.
Here are the information needed to get the lease documents prepared
Full Name:
Age:
Sex:
Current Address:
Move in Date:
Duration of stay:
Meanwhile, if you will like to proceed with SECURING the room immediately, kindly get back to me so that i can provide the payment details in other for you to secure the room immediately. because i am a very busy type as my chamber is in United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
Looking forward to your Swift response
With Due Honour
Bar. Butcher

My name is not Rebecca!

From Me Feb 6 (2 days ago)
to Carol
Full Name: Jane Doe
Age:19
Sex: Female
Current Address:
Move in Date: aprox 16 Feb 2013. This can be discussed.
Duration of stay: 10 months
Look forward to seeing the lease documents, will pay bond and rent once these are signed.

Carol Bridge
Feb 6 (2 days ago)
to me
Thanks for getting back to me. hope my lawyer will get back to you soon.
How was journey? hope it splendid.
looking forward to read from you soon.

From Me Feb 7 (1 day ago)
to Carol
Hi Carol
my trip was great, the trafic wasnt to bad around the place and it looked nice.

Carol Bridge
Feb 7 (1 day ago)
to me
Hello Jane,
It sound pretty good. Have you get back to my Family Lawyer yet.
Kindly let me know in other to know status of your renting in my flat.
Best wishes

Carol Bridge
2:12 AM (19 hours ago)
to me
I'm still looking forward to read from you.
Hope you are fine Jane?

Carol Bridge
9:59 AM (12 hours ago)
to me
Hi Jane.
Hope by now you should have signify your payment to my family lawyer?

From Me 6:52 PM (3 hours ago)
to Carol
hi Carol
I have just sent it away as i thought you were going to fwd it as he did not email me directly, sorry about this looking forward to hearing from you

i was just talking about the infomation that i sent to Carol not to the lawyer i didnt see the other emails other than the 1day ago one.
So i sent this....

From Me 6:47 PM (3 hours ago)
to barris.butcher
Full Name: Jane Doe
Age:19
Sex: Female
Current Address:
Move in Date: aprox 16 Feb 2013. This can be discussed.
Duration of stay: 10 months
Look forward to seeing the lease documents, will pay bond and rent once these are signed.

Michael Butcher
7:34 PM (2 hours ago)
to me
WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER Visit (www westernunion com)
RECEIVERS NAME: BAR. BUTCHER MICHAEL
ADDRESS: 31 COVENTRY RD
CITY: LLFORD
STATE: LONDON
ZIP CODE: IGI 4QR
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
REASON OF PAYMENT: BEING SECURITY DEPOSIT AND A MONTH UPFRONT FOR THE APARTMENT SITUATED AT 6, HOBSON STREET AUCKLAND CITY 1010, NEW ZEALAND.
AMOUNT IN AUD: NZD 1,040/552.82 GBP
Please kindly affix your signature on the lease document and a copy should be send to me immediately you are satisfactorily go through the document.
i will be looking forward to see the scan copy of the payment receipt.
With due Honour,
Bar. Butcher
Duncan Lewis Chamber
London, United Kingdom

From Me 9:21 PM (1 hour ago)
to barris.butcher
Hi
I have just read most of the agreement and it is not a standard New Zeland one, and some of the wording is off in it.
also i would like to not use west reunion as a payment system instead a named bank account.
i would not like to go any further until i meet Carol Thank you for you time

then emailed Carol

From Me 9:25 PM (1 hour ago)
to Carol
Hi Carol
I would like to see the place inside please could you contact me when you would be able to meet me there look forward to hearing from you

Carol Bridge
9:52 PM (40 minutes ago)
to me
Hi, Jane,
It because i am not available presently that why i told you to go ahead and view the outer part of the apartment. my mum is so sick please hope you will understand my situation if not i could have come down to hook you up at the place. but as soon as my lawyer confirmed your payment. you will receive the keys and documents to the apartment so that you can move in as soon as possible.

Michael Butcher
9:46 PM (47 minutes ago)
to me
Bank name : Halifax bank
Account no: 10827361
Sort Code 110133
Name ean Harrison
swift code : LOYDGB2L IBAN:GB5XXXXXX13310827361


Hey there, I recently discovered what I believe to be a scam on the website Gumtree. On that site I found an advertisement for a flat. I made enquiries and before long the 'owner' (going by the name Aiden Baudin with the email aidenbaudin hotmail.com) was saying that he has recently moved to London because, as a vascular surgeon, he has just gotten a job at London Bridge Hospital. Therefore, in order for me to receive the keys I must provide my details and a security deposit of $1200 to a UK based shipping company called OLX removals (www olx-removals com). The website actually looks very legitimate. I know how dodgy the story sounds on paper, but I find it hard to believe that OLX Removals does not actually exist. Anyway, I contacted them and they confirmed that Aiden Baudin is a customer, that they provide escrow transactions and basically corroborated his story. I then called up the owners of the building in which the apartment is and they said that no one by the name Aiden Baudin owns any property there, though they cannot rule out the possibility that he does because it could be owned under a company name. I then emailed London Bridge Hospital who told me that there is no one called Aiden Baudin consulting for them.

Hi, on the 14th January 2013, I registered on a website called Gumtree and applied for the following job:
Gumtree North Island > Wellington > Jobs > office / office admin > Ad ID 442777705
Date Listed 28/12/2012
Address Wellington, New Zealand
Job Type Temporary
Advertised by Private
Need someone to help us catch up on paperwork, assist with research projects and do other administrative tasks. Should be reasonably computer literate. Hours are really flexible. The pay is $40 per hour. I could give as much as 15 hours per week. Please submit your resume to be considered. hannahporteous hotmail.com

I have changed my name to Me.

I received email #1
From:Bell Huntelaar [hannahporteous hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, 14 January 2013 12:38 a.m.
To: me
Subject:RE: Reply to your "Administrative Help" Ad on Gumtree
Dear Applicant,
Having indicated interest in the above position, the duties required, knowledge expected and benefits has been clearly highlighted below. If you can perform the duties stated below on a professional level, please, forward your bio data to us in an acknowledgement mail. Your bio data will include First and Last name, Residential address, City, State, Zip code, email address, Telephone numbers (Home/Cell Phone Number) and any other information you deem important to your proper identification.
My name is Bell Huntelaar, I live at Wellington New Zealand. I’m married with four kids.
To carry out the duties listed below:
- Maintain the general filing system and file all
- Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, and conference telephone calls
- Make preparations for corporate meetings
- Respond to inquiries
- Provide word-processing and secretarial support
- Type confidential documents on a word-processing system
Skills:
Excellent in English, both verbal & writing
Effective verbal and listening communications skills
Time management skills
Personal Attributes:
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the
duties related to the office.
The incumbent must also demonstrate the following additional attributes:
1. Be honest and trust worthy
2. Be respectful
3. Be flexible
4. Demonstrate sound work ethics
Basic salary $400 NZD weekly / $1,600 NZD monthly without taxes.
You will also doing my hotel reservation and car rental service and other basic things, before I get a house to buy (Guess you will help with getting a house and office space in the downtown of the City to rent). You are to deposit the check and deduct €400 (as part of your wages) and then you will sort the remaining funds with my agent. All my travel plans will be sent to you via email.
I will welcome few questions concerning this recruitment.
Get back to me.
Sincerely,
Bell Huntelaar

On the same day I replied sending bio data and the following two Questions:
1.Would you please advise how long this temporary job will be?
2. When does this job start?

I received email #2
From: Bell Huntelaar [hannahporteous hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 January 2013 1:38 a.m.
To: me
Subject: Pls read and follow the instruction, Thanx
Dear Me,
Many thanks for your emails, apologies I am only just responding. I have just received your correspondence after returning from my official assignment today, since sending my last email.
I have an underlying believe that I have made a great choice in you. But, I'd like to correct a notion, as a principle, anyone who cannot be trusted with money should not be trusted with anything. If I cannot trust you with money then I should not leave with other responsibilities duty in my care. I want a prove that you are the right person for the position; I only want to build trust in you. If you disappoint the trust on this, then certainly you will disappoint trust in the more valuable duties in the up coming week, you first assignment, plus your first wage salary has been assigned to your delivering home address, and when you receive the first assignment batch which contain a payment check for electronics purchase items. The check all you do is to take it to your bank and deposit the check, once it clears this is first errands assignment you do. An invoice receipt for your first batch assignment package will be attach and email to you within the next couple of days for proper documentation and future reference.
I wish to inform you that one of the criteria I allow in trusting an employee to work for me is the ability that the employee is very disciplined and trustworthy in handling delicate matters which includes money, information and all. I might not have seen you as you rightly stated but, I trust my judgment at most times.
I look forward, with great enthusiasm, to building a trustworthy and transparent relationship together and to eventually meet you in person when i come back in town. ONCE AGAIN CAN I TRUST YOU?
I have purchase the following items to enable your perform your duties accurate.
Printer:
Personal Laptop/Desktop:
Internet Access:
Scanner:
Fax machine:
Lamination:
Paper Cutter:
You should receive the items within five to seven working days.
I am attaching my picture to know the boss you are working for and I will appreciate you sent me some picture of yours or any form of valid ID will be appreciate.
I look forward hearing from you and have a blessed day.
Sincerely,
Bell Huntelaar

I received email #3
From: Bell Huntelaar [hannahporteous hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:28 a.m.
To: me
Subject: Recent break in Transmission.........
Dear me,
I believe you are doing great. I look forward to you maximizing the great trust I have bestowed on you. I look forward to an employee who have the interest of the employer at heart.I hope that will be you.
I can't explain well-enough how bad I feel trying to explain to you the umpteenth time concerning the expected payment. I crave your indulgence and understanding in this, All I want you to do is to believe me and understand that you will get the payment as soon as possible. I really do not want you getting worked-up about the delay in the arrival of the payment as I am all too aware that it will soon arrive. With the risk of sounding like a broken record, I wish to state clearly that in as much as I can not tell you unequivocally the day it will arrive; i can in any case certifiably tell you that you will receive it possibly before next week is out.
It’s very important that we have trust on each other as Employer-Employee relationship is best fostered on trust. I only want to prove your trust for me but to show the quality of your character as a person and as an employee. I hope the disappointments from the failure of the payment to deliver these past few times do not in any way make you continue to feel bad. I absolutely understand that you have a right to feel bad and I also know that you can choose a better right, which is, to feel great and be expectant to the work you have been employed to do.
I understand there are questions in your mind concerning your position. To answer your questions,my company is Perforated Designs & Products Ltd, 91 - 93 Orbell St Sydenham Christchurch 8023. We initiated visible product marketing in the Wellington and Dublin Ireland since late last year. I am one of the director in sales.
I have been married for 13yrs with two lovely kids. I love travelling and enjoy all the good things life has to offer.
I have not employed you to work for my company but as my personal assistant. I expect you work for me with all sincerity and commitment. I will be the best boss you ever have to work with.
You will be expected to communicate with me possibly on daily basis to inform me of update especially once you receive the payment.
Your major job functions are also highlighted here:
Maintain the general filing system and file all
Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, and conference telephone calls
Make preparations for corporate meetings
Respond to inquiries
Provide word-processing and secretarial support
Type confidential documents on a word-processing system
Cashing Checks and making payments
I look forward to enjoying a great working relationship with you.
Sincerely
Bell Huntelaar

I received email #4
From: Bell Huntelaar [hannahporteous hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 8:45 a.m.
To: Me
Subject: Insufficient corresponding
Dear Me,
How are you doing, everything is good i guess. I hope you have been well taking care of by the people around you i mean those dear to you. cause it came to my notice that there as been a brief delay from you, which makes me wonder what the problem may be. my hopes are that there are none pertaining to you now.
I sincerely hoped you received my last email and sms text message that was sent to you within the last 48 hrs regarding the paycheck payment dispatched to your mailing home address, and a copy for the delivery package made, was sent to me through the post office by fax. i encourage you to make provision for the constant daily report to enable me provide the further procedure on how to carry out your assignment. My expectations from you regarding this is to convince me that you are the right choice for the post of this assignment as my personal assistant.
I would like an early information if delays arise from your part, to enable take the necessary steps, to enhance the assignment given to you.
My expectations from you was for you to fulfill your obligation assignment, without any further delay on your side.
Once again i wish the best of the weekend ahead of you. God bless you.
I look forward to a positive response from you.
Sincerely
Bell Huntelaar

Today 30/1/2013 I received what i believe to be three fake Australian Money Orders each for the sum of $950.00, one dated 30 November 2012 and two dated 10th December 2012.
I did not reply to the last three emails but did send email saying that i had reported this as a scam to Gumtree and that i would take the money orders to the police because there was no return address.
I have also reported this on ORB (the Online Reporting Button) .

Hi, two weeks ago I setup my profile with a website called Badoo. Via this website a guy claiming to be Hayden Algorri, contacted me and we have been in email contact since then. His initial contact with me in the beginning was to get to know me, and he now knows everything about me and my family. He said he was based in Libya.
Anyway recently he emailed me and said that he will be going on a mission and that he needs a military phone to communicate with me and that the phone will cost 300 USD.
Then he contacted me this week on Thursday and said he has a secret he needs to reveal to me. He emailed me yesterday and told me about this secret of which I attach I copy of the email. Hayden is with Yahoo messenger his ID is algorrih his email address is algorrih yahoo.com
He said he is Seargent Major based in Libya he and his patrol ran into a building, he claims belonged to a Dr Kareem. He said him and his solder friends 5 of them found a box hidden in the ground and in the box was 100-US dollar bills which amounted to 17.5 million USD. He said that his soldier friends were killed in the war and he is the only surviving party of this so-called box. Before his friends died, they had the money transported to Nigeria, and the money was stored in valuable goods and that the security firm do not know that money is stored in these valuable goods. He said all he needs is for me to get in contact with a barrister called Andrew Barker, his email address barrister.andrewbarkerr lawyer.com and he then advised that Andrew Barker will contact me for further instructions. Then I received an email from Andrew Barker who advised in order for the goods to be released from the Security firm he needs to two forms of ID of the following: international passport number, National approved Identity card, recent passport photo graph, receipt of last tax bill or bill payment. Andrew advised, you are to provide two of the above stated document as its mandatory. I did respond to Andrew Barker and that I will provide the required documents.
I came to my senses and told Hayden I don't believe him.
Then Hayden claims that Andrew will then organise for the valuable goods to be transported to NZ, and he said an American diplomat will deliver the goods to my address.
Last week a Captain in the US army, his name Miller found me on Badoo. I told the Captain about this so-called Hayden, and he told me to be careful because lots of African men taking US soldier ID to take advantage of vulnerable and dumb women like me. He had Hayden investigated and he said that the real Hayden Algorri serves for the US army, and apparantly his ID has been stolen by some African man.
I have attached a letter by Hayden by his so-called 17.5 million & letter by the barrister Andrew Barker, & I have attached Messenger conversation between me and Hayden on the 19/01/13.

View conversations between 'Jane Doe' and the scammer 'Hayden Algorri' .pdf (88k)*
View the email from 'Hayden' .pdf (348k)*
View the email from 'Hayden's' lawyer 'Andrew Barker' .pdf (240k)*
Hi there, I clicked that this was a scam only because I keep getting emails from this person from different email addresses, this time a hotmail address! At first , I replied because I didn't think advertising on a website for a room through a Australian website for flatmates was a target! I had found that the "real" Jane is on facebook, and It doesnt say she works for Qantas!!
When I received this last email I became more concerned as this person has attached a NZ passport and photos.

From: Jane Doe
Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Subject: Hi......
To: Joe

Hello Joe,
Its good to hear from you...Due to the nature of my job it takes me around Europe and Asia often and am in London at the moment, I left for UK and i will make use of the other room when i return February 10....My apartment is fully furnished for modern living so you don't need to come with anything, you will be paying $600 monthly which includes all utilities and $400 bond fee that will be refunded on the move out date....I have the apartment locked and the key deposited with the DHL office so they can deliver the keys to you in less than 24 hours or it can be picked up with a reference number. I'll like you to send me the details below so that i can prepare the lease document in your name as soon as possible, so that you can proceed with your payment and the room will be fully reserved for you upon your arrival.
Full Name:
Age:
Sex:
Occupation:
Moving Date:
Present Address:
I'll be looking forward to read from you again soon.
I want you to pay for 1 Month and bond deposit in advance so that i know you are really serious about my apartment and to secure things upon your arrival...all photos and things stated are the same as inside. All bills are included in the rent like electricity, internet, gas and water so no extra charges.. You need to Secure my Apartment Asap as i have other clients wanting my apartment, fill the details above so i can provide your lease agreement document and also give you payment details, also you can download anything on the Internet, the subscription still has 1 year.
I work for Qantas Airline
Here is my Passport for security reasons.
Kind Regards
Jane Doe

2012

The Department has been contacted by a New Zealand company advising the following:
We are having issues with fraudulent sign ups to our Network where stolen NZ driver license details are being used to apply for service.
One of the Customers whose license was used in an attempt to gain service has advised he applied for a job on Gumtree: view the job advertisement .pdf (125k)* where he was required to send copies of his ID then he heard nothing back.
We suspect this person (and other scammers) is obtaining identity information from unsuspecting victims with the intention to use the information to obtain various services.
The Department has been made aware of a Facebook scam offering Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings and Harvey John gift vouchers if you follow 'three simple steps" . The following is taken directly from the website farmonline.com.au:
Fake Woolworths, Coles and Harvey John gift vouchers are circulating on Facebook in what the retailers warn is a scam designed to collect personal information.

The $400 or $500 vouchers have spread quickly because of what appears to be endorsement from Facebook friends. Complicating matters is the fact the retailers often have real gift voucher competitions running on their official pages.

“Please be aware there are some possible email, survey, website and Facebook scams currently circulating using the Woolworths name and logo,” a Woolworths spokesman said on Tuesday.

“These 'phishing' scams illegally imitate well-known brands to try to collect customers' personal information.”

The scams direct people to a website, for instance Woolworthsfree.net or harveynorman.org, offering free gift vouchers to those who follow three “simple steps”. The site has a counter that appears to show the vouchers rapidly running out in real time, “thank you” comments from what appear to be real Facebook users and a section claiming more than 6 million people have liked the page so far.

Software architect Troy Hunt, who uncovers online scams on his blog, wrote that the “sense of urgency”, apparent popularity and air of authenticity attracts unsuspecting victims. He said he had analysed the code line by line and all of this was fake. He said he believed the scammer was located in Albania and this meant it was difficult for authorities to tackle the scam.

“People in Australia being scammed by a guy in Albania using a server hosted in Germany. Who do the cops speak to?” Mr Hunt wrote. “My experience talking with the authorities about the call centre scammers shows that things like this just get filed away in the 'too hard' basket.” The fact victims are asked to share the scam with friends to claim the “prize” means it can spread quickly through social networks.

Woolworths first warned its customers about the fake vouchers months ago but has recently put up another warning on its Facebook page as customers keep being duped and many blame the retailer.

“Not happy. Since entering this competition my inbox has been spammed daily with offers from all sorts of companies despite ticking the box saying I didn't want to be contacted,” one victim wrote on Friday. “I fell for it because they used your name, but don't know how to report it. It seemed legit because I have entered real Woolworths competitions before. Still I am wiser now.”

Woolworths said it would never ask customers for their personal or banking details in unsolicited communications. It said all of its official competitions were run from its own Facebook page and were also posted on the promotions and competitions page of woolworths com au.
Coles also issued a warning on its Facebook page this month notifying customers of the scam.

View the advertising .pdf (48k)*
View the Bunnings ad .pdf (272k)*
Hi. My partner and I put our car on both Trade Me and the AA classifieds and we were contacted by a scammer. First was the txt: "Hi, I just view your car listed on aa co nz, Am interested buying it from you, What the asking price. Please email me direct to my email melingchris live.com" The number was 502 so not much help there.
These are the emails between us and the scammer .pdf (244k)*
Hi, I believe that i have been contacted by a scammer. Below are some emails that i have received thankfully no money was exchanged
From: Jane Doe
To: Katrina Evans
Subject: Re: Mitsubishi magna
Hi Katrina
Thanks for your interest. If you have any questions please email me on this email address.
Thanks
Jane

From: Katrina Evans
To: Jane Doe
Subject: Re: Mitsubishi magna
I have just completed the payment and i expected paypal to have notified you to this effect.check your mail folders (inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $2,060 in all.i added $1,060 but $960 will be sent to my agent in China through western union at post office,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee. Paypal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent.
Name:GONG YI PING
Address:Hunan Changsha, China,
Zip code:100024
Country:China
Please get the necessary details sent to paypal (Money Transfer Control Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $960
so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done.
Thanks.

From: katrina evans
To:Jane Doe
Subject: Re: Mitsubishi magna TE
Thanks for mailing back.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.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 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 account.
However,does it have any history I should be aware off? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos,thanks
Await your reply.

From: katrina evans
To:Jane Doe
Subject: I M JUST ABOUT TO PAY...........
I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $960 for pick up and delivery, and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in the China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $960 to the money i will send through paypal as soon as i have made the payments, i will email you and let you know and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Hq in the China through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office ,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices(you can do it online as well at www westernunion com)...,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didnt bring my credit card aboard, i am a little incapacitated.I will appreciate your help here.
Hi there, this has stemmed from selling my car on Trade Me and Auto Trader unbeknown to this character, I am actually in the army, so did a search at work for him and was his name was not found.

On 11/11/12, John Doe wrote:
Hi, it is still available, if you would like to view please let me know.
Regards
John

On 12/11/12 10:41 AM, "Brandon Evans" <abolas4 gmail.com> wrote:
Hello.
I'm satisfied with the condition and I'd like to buy this vehicle, could you please tell me your final price so that we can discuss further about the payment,
Please Advise.

On 11/12/12, John Doe wrote:
Hi Brandon,
I'm just wondering if you were still interested in purchasing the Mazda 6 as we have someone wanting to come and look at it on Wednesday.
Regards
John

On 12/11/12 9:04 PM, "Brandon Evans" <abolas4 gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, how i wish i could come to inspect this vehicle but currently i'm working away from the country. I'm in the deployment who's on a mission right now in Afghanistan with the Army. Due to the distance as me being in Afghanistan presently, i'll arrange the pick-up of the vehicle with a Private Courier Service as soon as you get your payment, I need you to provide the following details so that i can proceed with the Payment...
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your Mobile Number :
Price is ok
Soon as i make the payment and you get the funds, the Courier Service will come and pick up the vehicle at your home at your convenient time also the courier would help me sign the required papers.
Cheers

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM, John Doe wrote:
Hi,
I'm sorry but we don't use paypal due to the cost to the seller (it's about 3.4-3.9% fee). I am happy to provide you with our NZ bank account details
for you to deposit the funds into.
I need from you your details; Full name and full address in order tocomplete the change of ownership details online.
If you are Manawatu based, I would be happy to deliver the car to your address if there is someone available to sign for the vehicle. If you can
give me their contact details I will arrange a mutual time for drop off.
Also, are you actually a member of NZDF? I was wondering which company you are with?
Once payment is cleared in my account, I will email you my full details so you can complete the change of ownership online - transact nzta govt nz/
I'd appreciate it if you could email the confirmation of transaction so I know the change of ownership has been made.
Regards
John

On 12/11/12 9:29 PM, "Brandon Evans" <abolas4 gmail.com> wrote:
i couldn't pay with bank because i had disabled my online banking beforei left the country, so if youre interested in the sale kindly register for paypal at www paypal com and once i send the money to you i could tell paypal to deposit it into your bank account directly.
Hi, I was contacted by this scammer in October when I was selling my car and the other day I received a couple of PayPal notices
From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To: Jane Doe
Sent: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:19:52 +0000
Subject:Payment made !!!
I have just completed the Payment of the car and i am sure you have received the confirmation from PayPal regarding the Payment, you can check your paypal e-mail for confirmation of payment. I want you to send me your address so that the pick up can be arranged, the car would be picked up by the Courier Company(ASPED EXPRESS) which I've been using for a while and they're very reliable. I made an extra payment of $1,153 and i am sure you noticed that, you'll have to send the extra amount to the Shipping Company through Western Union right away, so that they can come ahead for the pick up and also you should send the necessary Western Union Payment Information. I will need you to send the excess fund to my pick up agent Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment to via western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there). Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to send the money through Western Union.
Name: Edward Peters
Address: 5 Hyde Park Gate,
City: Kensington
State: London
Zip Code : W1J 7QY
Country: United Kingdom
You should send the money soon so that the Pick Up would be scheduled and you would know when the Pick Up would commence, make sure you're home. I advice you to check both your inbox or junk/spam folder for the payment confirmation message.
So just make sure you send the extra amount to the Shipping Company right away so that your account can be credited immediately. It's Nice Doing Business With You. Get to mail me back soon with the venue of pick up. You can reach me at +447031946919

From:"service paypal.com" <info paypal-teams.com>
To: Jane Doe
Sent: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:15:52 +0100
Subject: PayPal Payment Reminder - Awaiting Western Union Details [Transaction Details]

Hello Jane Doe,

Your Pending Payment Statements
From: oxladejohn hotmail.com
To: Jane Doe
Amount: $3,653.00 NZD
Status: Pending, Awaiting Approval ( Western Union Details )
________________________________________
Attachment:
Please be advised that verification of Western Union Money Transfer Details of $1,153.00 NZD (which must be sent by deposit for buyer's Shipping fee) is required to complete this "Pending" payment sent to you by Oxlade John. Therefore, you are mandated to complete the refunding process within 24 Hours. Your account is being monitored through PayPal Security Systems.

Upon the receipt of Western Union Money Transfer Details, your account will be credited accordingly which will include all cost charged for transfer via western union money transfer at PayPal cost.

You are require to send us the Western Union Information below for Verification:
(1) Sender's Name;
(2) Receiver's Name;
(3) MTCN;
(4) Amount Sent;
(5) Western Union Receipt

Below is the Confirmed & Verified Agent's address where you are mandated to send the money:
Name: Edward Peters
Address: 5 Hyde Park Gate,
City: Kensington
State: London
Zip Code : W1J 7QY
Country: United Kingdom

Address Status: Confirmed
________________________________________

With more than 147 million accounts worldwide, we are a leading online payment method you can trust.

Thanks for using PayPal.
A. Williams,
The PayPal Team.

Email ID: PP307

From:"service paypal.com" <info paypal-teams.com>
To:Jane Doe
Sent: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:03:25 +0100
Subject:Transaction In Progress - Transaction ID: MYR84375694INT

Dear Jane Doe,

We are contacting you regarding the transaction between you and Oxlade John. We want to inform you that we still have your money with us in progress, and we are still expecting to receive the necessary Western Union Information from you for complete verification.

So therefore, all you have to do now is to proceed to send the $1,153.00 NZD through Western Union Money Transfer to the confirmed address and make sure you contact us with the Necessary Western Union details so that we can complete verification process and credit your account.

You are required to send us the Western Union Information below for Verification:
(1) Sender's Name;
(2) Receiver's Name;
(3) MTCN;
(4) Amount Sent;
(5) Western Union Receipt

Note: You should not send the Western Union information to the buyer, the Western Union Information should be sent directly to us for verification and then you can send the information to the buyer after your money is released into your account. We shall be expecting to read from you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

A. Williams,
The PayPal Team.

From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To:Jane Doe
Sent: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:49:10 +0000
Subject: What is happening?
Its a new day and you still haven't got back to me regarding the agent fee.Please am getting worried over this.What is really going on.Please reply me back so that you can ease me tension a little bit.I will be very glad to see you write back.
Thanks.

Hi. I suspect that this advert on Facebook is a scam - and if nothing else is misusing Keisha Castle-Hughes' and a bunch of other ladies images!
Click here to view a diet scam from an advertisement on Facebook .pdf (368k)*

This lady has been emailed me with suppose job offer it sounded to good to be truth, and then she asked for my bank information.

On Oct 27, 2012 9:24 PM, "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com> wrote:
Hello, your interest in my offer has made my day. :) I do hope to have a terrific job reference with you in the end. My son (Jason) and I will be moving to Palm beach gardens, FL. We have scheduled the 16th of November as a date we ‘ll be leaving Cheyenne, WY.
I am a medical counselor at the Wyoming Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I will be running a two- years course with the hearing- impaired at the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies. I will need help with my son from Mondays through Fridays.
As stated in my first text, the start date is the 17th of November. Also, let me know where you would like to care for him. I am okay with dropping him off at your place or you coming for him where we will be staying (hotel). Either way works for me, as long as he is okay.
Kindly let me know if -you are okay with the above details. I look forward to your email so as to proceed with further arrangements.
Thank You!
Shelby

From: Jane Doe
To: "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 2:42 AM
Subject: Re: Details
Hi Shelby, glad to hear from you and your plans. I'm looking forward to meet you and Jason. And thankful that your considering me as a caregiver for your son. I live in Palm Spring Fl, have 2 kids that are already in school. I have no problems with traveling to your hotel, but if you like for me to take care of Jason in a bigger place like my house I have no problem with that either. Well thanks again for considering me for the job, and will do the best in helping you and Jason during the time you spend here in Fl. Hope to hear more from you soon.

On Oct 27, 2012 10:45 PM, "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com> wrote:
Hello Jane, thanks for getting back to me. I do hope I can count on you as my son’s care provider. You can also be our long-term caregiver because we are on the verge of relocating to Palm beach gardens, FL. Will be putting up in a hotel pending when am able to get a house to buy.
I am willing to pay $15 per hour and I will need you from 10 am to 6 pm daily. I am not sure if I added this to my first email, but I am also hearing impaired.
Jason is currently in a wheelchair due to an accident he had a few months ago from which we lost his father. Although he can walk a few steps, the specialist has advised to use the chair for a while.
I am planning on getting him a power wheelchair upon our arrival. Please get back to me with the your following information so I can to know more about you.
Name :
Address :
City:
Zip Code :
Alternative Cell #:
Thank You,
Shelby

From: Jane Doe
To: "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Details
Hi, Shelby hope you have a nice weekend, so sorry to hear about the lost of Jason's father. I'll try to do my best to support Jason and help him feel better. My full name is Jane Doe, and my address is XXXXX, Palm Spring Fl. 33406 and another phone number where you can reach me is XXXXX

On Oct 29, 2012 5:23 PM, "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com> wrote:
Thank you for the details. You will be paid for his snacks/food daily or at the end of each week (which ever you prefer). When we arrive, I will make provisions for him to be home-schooled.
I was in Florida about six months ago and had a caregiver who lived in Homestead, FL; however, she moved to Spain with her husband about three months ago. I had booked a nanny, and on arrival, she told me she got another job, which was a big disappointment.
For this reason, my conscience arrived at paying (DEPOSITING) you for the first week of your service before our arrival and securing the date, so I can be absolutely sure you will care for my son. I want to make sure things go perfectly without disappointment.
I am planning on having the wheelchair seller deliver it to you immediately after payment, so you can have it ready for my son on our arrival since the seller lives in Florida. I hope that isn't a problem? I will be looking forward to your email to ensure we are on the same page.
Thanks once again,
Shelby

From: Jane Doe
To: "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: Details
Hi Shelby, thanks for the details, of course you can send the wheelchair to my address, and of course I can do homeschooling for Jason. Thanks again for considering me with the care of your son. Have a good afternoon.

On Oct 29, 2012 10:02 PM, "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com> wrote:
Thanks so much for willing to work for me. Do you have a bank account, if yes what bank?

From: Jane Doe
To: "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:11 AM
Subject: Re: Details
Sorry but I don't give my bank information through emails. If you need that information I'll be willing to gave it to you personally when we meet.

On Oct 29, 2012 10:15 PM, "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com> wrote:
I never asked for you bank information mind you, was only asking if you had one and in what bank. Just for me to know how i will be making future payments.
Thanks

From: Jane Doe
To: "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:17 AM
Subject: Re: Details
I think we can discuss that when we meet personally.

From: "Shelby Driggs" <shelby.driggs yahoo.com>
Date: Oct 29, 2012 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: Details
To: Jane Doe
Okay, will contact the seller and get back to you on how the wheelchair will be delivered. Will get back to you by morning.
Have a lovely night rest.
Thanks
Good morning, A couple of days ago I was asked to ‘friend’ a work colleague and accepted the invite, this account depicted a photo of her. However this account is a duplicate by some scammer – the attached message was sent to me this morning. The person, on reading my final message instantly deleted and blocked our ‘friendship’.

Jane Doe: How as your night
ME: I was home last night so it was quiet and full of sleep. You?
Jane Doe: Oh i see. Did you heard the great news
ME: No, what news?
Jane Doe: Did you heard about ibc company
ME: No
Jane Doe: Really? Did you know that i got $300,000 from ibc company and i saw your name when they came delivered me my money
Did you receive any money yet because i saw your name when they came delivered me my money?
ME:Nope, not me. So where's my money?
Jane Doe: You need to contact the ibc manager so that you can get your money deliver. The ibc manager name is donovan. You will add him online and talk to him?
ME: sure thing, send me his contact details, and his phone number, I'll give him a call and get it organised
Jane Doe: they dont use phone for security reason. You wil add him online and talk to him. click here to contact the ibc manager so that you can get money deliver http //www facebook com/donovan.cresdee.3
ME: Do you think I am stupid?
Jane Doe: why yu saying this
ME: I'll send this information off to the Police and let them deal with you you scammin b#$%%#d
Hello, I was met a guy "Cosimo King" through online dating (below are a couple of emails from him) and I thankfully goggled his name and stumbled across this scam section. I was on NZ Dating, and I tried to look up Cosimo’s user name but it had been disabled as soon as I was messaged. He sent me his email address telling me that they don’t go on NZD often and emails were a more reliable way to communicate. I understood the logic as I have made many friends off NZD (who I have now met) and we did the same thing.
I just wanted to show a couple of examples of what he sent in case someone is emailing a scammer so they can see the kind of messages that these 'people' send to make you fall for them. I will send more in when he starts asking me to cover plane tickets or whatever he 'suddenly' needs money for.

To: Jane Doe
Subject: Re: Hello,
Dear Jane
It was nice to hear from you and thank you very much for the informative note, I do appreciate your openness.Am pretty new at this online thing, I do receive loads of msg but they just wouldnt grab my attention, I just wouldn't read them anyway. I'm big believer in what is worth doing at all is worth doing well and wouldn't spend a second of my time on anything that doesnt interest me...
I say what needs to be said and don't stew up on things" I prefer to listen than speak, I only do when necessary :). I hope those expressions tells you a little more about me.. I'm sure you've been through one thing or the other yourself but am glad you've not given up.
I have been on my own for a number of years, and this is a very different way of meeting people but here I go anyways. I am not here looking for a weekend woman , I am here in search for a woman that will make me the kind of man i wanna be and I'll do the same for you.
Its not about AGE, distance/ Location, outlook, religion, size, etc Its about true and sincere heart and understanding. Love surpass miles/distance. I have no problem relocating for the true love, because with love and peace everything it possible and i do believe you and I are able enough to overcome/overtake the distance by power of true love.
I was born in Otago NZ , lived there till I was 3 and moved to Greece with my Mother, after their separation, I was always back and fort to London where I got married with my late wife , Then later I finally relocated to New Zealand where i am now . I'm a petrochemical Eng by major but I am independent contractor/entrepreneur deals with supplying oil and gas service and maintenance equipments ,with my own skilled group of casual worker.I work on project bases.
I have came across a few bad apples and I understand thats just a part of human that is inevitable, like I said. I really do feel comfortable and free with you despite the fact that we've not met and this really means lots to me because I;ve never felt this way about anyone in a long time.
I understood just about everything you talked about and I do appreciate your time, I find this online thing to exciting but risky and most importantly adventurous, it takes a little more of a dreamer to realize and make the best of it and thats why I decided to let my guards down a little. I dont wanna sound strange but you cross my mind more than often and itching to know all about you.
Thank You
Cosimo.

From: Cosimo Kings
To: Jane
Subject: Re: Hello, its Jane
Dear Jane,
You have no idea how much i always long for your email and I really have no word to describe how i feel whenever I read your note, I felt your energy close to me, Your presence is awesome here and so strong and deep, Always feels good to hear from you, again your your note always fills my heart with hope and joy.
I seek mutual relationship with you base on mutual trust, respect, sincere, honest, faithful. Lets look into the future together , I sense a great and happy things and I know there is a victory ahead of us . Since i grown up in Greece, I still have my accent and will stay for ever with me .
I believe true and sincere relationship doesn't count/base on distance or whatever, its count and based on true and sincere heart, Im will do anything for true love at any cost . I will visit you soon and have a candid talk regarding the distance and others issue, I have no fear because You and I are able to overcome/Overtake the distance, Not a barrier that we can't break.
Here is my plan, I have a supply project to carry out in Malaysia, I will be supplying Heavy duty maintenance and Industrial Equipment & Components to a client and we have reached agreement, So I will be leaving for Malaysia on Tue 16 Oct, 2012. And i have made up my mind Upon completion of the supply , I will book my onward return flight ticket to you and be with you, so that we can hold one on one candid discussion together regarding our feelings life ahead of us, there is a lot to talk about and I can't wait to be with you .
I speak Greek and English. Things that am proud of, My late mom how she raised me well. proud of who I am and my son is another thing. Things do I feel passionate about; Passion for peace around me and the world, I dislike violence against anything or anybody and the situation I live in doesn’t have to live in me and don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. We all carry pain, wounds and memories, stored in bodies, from past, set them free. I believe the last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances because happiness doesn’t come from our circumstances, but from the way we think about them.
What do I want most from life; Every day above ground is a great day, keep goodness apart that is may not touch vanity. I would like to take myself to where I feel peace and nurtured, reconnect to find ways that can help heal me to do more good things to help others. External life is about the shadow of the inner reality.
I mean what i say and i say what i mean, I am a man of my word and I don't say words for saying sake or purpose, I will always watch over my words not to returned to me VOID, Though i'm not perfect, but i'm honest man. How many Language can you speak? What three things are you most proud about? What things do you feel passionate about? What do you want most from life?
I have true and sincere feelings for you just likes the Rains fall, winds blow, the sun shines. it all comes naturally, Though it might sound very very crazy, stupid and silly to ur hearing.
I am highly interested learning more about you and take things to next level. Mutual communication is very vital for successful and productive relationship. Again I have no interest in head games. I value my time and others. I will try write you on my transit or shall i write you priority as soon as i arrive in Malaysia.
Regards,
Cosimo.

From: Cosimo Kings [kingscosimo gmail.com]
From: Cosimo Kings
To: Jane Doe
Subject: Re: Hello, its Jane
Sweetheart Jane , I love calling your name Jane
Thank you for the, hotels information and thank you for having faith and trust in me I will not hurt/harm in any way and i will not leads you to somewhere that is not safe.. I will keep you update as soon as i get my project done here, I can't wait to be with you.
There is a lot to talk about face to face.I shall give you more details as my project progress. Any of the hotel in your town will do me, I just want to be with you there, talk face to face, learn more about oneself, I want to hold your hand , look you at your face and speak from bottom of my heart to your heart, How much i want this and serious with you.
I got to say , There is really something about you and there is no way i cant explain how i feel. I actually think every minute about what I could write you to tell you how much you mean to me..How happy I am that you came into my life.
I don't know, there actually aren't really the right words to express it...because even the most loving and best words aren't enough to express how happy I am and what I feel for you.and I swear to you with all my heart that I will do everything, really everything to make you as happy as you make me.
And that's true as well, we became very close in a very short time..but I think only because we both feel that it's right, we both know that it feels right for us and we know that for neither of us it's a game or an adventure...we have enough experience to know that..and yes it's true, you have the same expectations in a relationship as I do and that's why I know it'll be wonderful.I'm so sure about that....and I really really wish and hope that everything will work out well..I just want to be with you and that forever.all these things you named .
I'm looking forward to having you with me so much.when I can finally feel you near..My love for you is endless..I'm so sure that the first time we'll meet and everything after that will be so wonderful.
WET Kisses
Cosimo.
Greetings I was contacted by a girl named as Yulia Molokova, originally from Belarus, born in the town of Molodechno, who I discovered is a scammer. She flirts with guys and in return asks them for money. She is also involved in nude cam activities. She shoots videos of guys naked and then blackmails them for money. I was one of the victim and is still is. I have a few pictures of her which i managed to take during our conversations. I am not sure how many victims are there affected by her She use Skype and other means of conversations for such scams. I have tried to provide every possible details i have about her so that in future such cases shall be avoided.
SCAMMER PROFILE
Name: Yulia Molokova
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 14th January 1994
Country: Belarus
Town: Molodechno (as told to me)
City: Minsk (as she told me)
her address: Belarus, Minskaya Oblast, Molodechno, Khmelnitskogo Building 22/a, Apartment number 34
View one of the video call snapshots of Yulia Molokova .pdf (28k)*

From: Jane Doe
To: oxladejohn hotmail.com
Subject: Car on Sella
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:06:27 +1300
Hi,
Yep the car is still 4 sale.
Regards
Jane

From: Oxlade John [oxladejohn hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 18 October 2012 4:18 p.m.
To: Jane Doe
Subject: RE: Car on Sella
Alright.. I'm interested in the purchase of the car but how long have you owned it and when last was it checked for faults and is there any visible scratch or defect on the body? and what's your best price for it ?
Greetings,
John.

From: Jane Doe
To: oxladejohn hotmail.com
Subject: car on sella
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:05:56 +1300
Hi. sorry so long getting back to you. We have 2 cars on sella. A holden Barina and a Nissan Primera.
I'm not sure which one you are interested in so I'l just give you the details for both.
The Holden is my daughters car. Bottom dollar for her is around $1500.
The Nissan Primera belongs to me. Bottom dollar for that around $1100
Welcome to view anytime.
Thanks
Jane

From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To:Jane Doe
Sent:Fri, 19 Oct 2012 06:04:50 +0000
Subject:RE: car on sella
Alright that sounds fair enough, I'm satisfied with the condition and am willing to pay $2,500 for the both of them, and I am buying this internationally to England and i would arrange for the Transportation to my home in London but i would be paying through PayPal as it is the fastest & easiest way to pay... and do not worry about paypal charges, i will take care of that directly from my account Okay? . So if you accept the proposal, yous should send me your info requested below if you have an account already:-
Name :
PayPal Email :
Mobile Number:
Total Amount :
or you can send me a PayPal money request, so that i can proceed with the transfer and then we can arrange for my transport agent to come for the pick up after you received your money. I will need your home address too for the pick up to be arranged. Thanks alot.

From: Jane Doe
To: oxladejohn hotmail.com
Subject: RE: car on sella
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:02:45 +1300
Hi
That sounds great except I have no idea of how to send you a paypal thingy I'll suss it out in the morning and send you what you need. Sorry again for the delay. I'm not that great with modern techo stuff.
Thanks again
Jane

From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To:Jane Doe
Sent:Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:58:45 +0000
Subject:RE: car on sella
It's alright, let me just have your paypal email address then, i'll be able to make payment with that.

From: Jane Doe
To: oxladejohn hotmail.com
Subject: RE: car on sella
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:01:07 +1300
How do I get a paypal email address?

From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To:Jane Doe
Sent:Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:18:28 +0000
Subject:RE: car on sella
Your paypal email address is the email address you used to set up your paypal account

From: Jane Doe
To: oxladejohn hotmail.com
Subject: RE: car on sella
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:45:21 +1300
I don't have a paypal account. Everything I have sold over the net has been to people within NZ so it's just been cash etc but I'm 1 step away from getting an account. Tomorrow I'll go to my bank and get a credit card so I can forward you the details. It would have been done but for some reason the registration process with paypal won't accept my current credit card number. Maybe it's because I only have a visa debit card. Not sure but thanks for you patience.
Jane

From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To:Jane Doe
Sent: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 08:59:46 +0000
Subject:RE: car on sella
Okay please just let me know when every this is all set. Keep in touch.

From: Jane Doe
To: oxladejohn hotmail.com
Subject: RE: car on sella
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:58:35 +1300
Hi, my paypal email address is the same as this email address. Couldnt add a credit card so I just registered with my normal bank account. Hope thats what you need. Let me know if not but seems to be working. I wasnt sure if I had to send an invoice or something but I'll wait to hear from you. Email me if I can help in any way re: picking the cars up. Thanks

From: Oxlade John [oxladejohn hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, 22 October 2012 3:14 p.m.
To: Jane Doe
Subject: RE: car on sella
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation , i have received paypal invoice from you, and make sure you end the item listing immediately.I will be sending the payment shortly and i will email you when am done with it.More so you will be notified by PayPal in your email address after i make the payment,so just make sure you check your email often and often to confirm payment when it is completed.
Thanks.

View PayPal Instant Payment email .pdf (136k)*

From:"Oxlade John" <oxladejohn hotmail.com>
To:"Jane Doe" <Jane Doe>
Sent:Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:19:52 +0000
Subject:Payment made !!!
I have just completed the Payment of the car and i am sure you have received the confirmation from PayPal regarding the Payment, you can check your paypal e-mail for confirmation of payment. I want you to send me your address so that the pick up can be arranged, the car would be picked up by the Courier Company(ASPED EXPRESS) which I've been using for a while and they're very reliable. I made an extra payment of $1,153 and i am sure you noticed that, you'll have to send the extra amount to the Shipping Company through Western Union right away, so that they can come ahead for the pick up and also you should send the necessary Western Union Payment Information. I will need you to send the excess fund to my pick up agent Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment to via western union money transfer(this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there). Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to send the money through Western Union.
Name: Edward Peters
Address: 5 Hyde Park Gate,
City: Kensington
State: London
Zip Code : W1J 7QY
Country: United Kingdom
You should send the money soon so that the Pick Up would be scheduled and you would know when the Pick Up would commence, make sure you're home. I advice you to check both your inbox or junk/spam folder for the payment confirmation message.
So just make sure you send the extra amount to the Shipping Company right away so that your account can be credited immediately. It's Nice Doing Business With You. Get to mail me back soon with the venue of pick up. You can reach me at +447031946919
I am an Australian selling my camper trailer through the Australian website Caravan Campings Sales and was contacted by a Robyn Murphy (robyn.murphy111 gmail.com). I checked this website and found the exact email I had received had been sent to another seller. Here is the transcript of the email I received email:
From: robyn.murph111 gmail.com
Sent: Monday, 22 October 2012 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Re Aussie Swag
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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my for my father, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,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 to my family .
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!

Do you still have your item available? You can text me here 1 (312) 999-7994.

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:36 AM, John Doe> wrote:
Hi Dennis
John Doe's boatyard forwarded your email to me as they do not do mechanical repairs
I am sure I will be able to help you but will need to find out more about your problems
If you could call me on the numbers below or get boat to Opua I will be better able to diagnose the problem
Regards John

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM, dennis morgan <dennismorgan554 gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the mail, the boat need engine and Gas Leak Repair problem,the boat which you will get the actual estimate when the boat is delivered to your location but is currently in possession of a tow guy and there is no insurance & warranty involved am paying personally for the repair also the tow guy will have it drop to your shop for the repair ,so I am going to call you, for delivery purpose,Before i proceed i will like to know the mode of payment and also would like to make an upfront payment,and what type of credit card do you accept for payment ,can you do me a favour?
Dennis

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM, John Doe> wrote:
Yes, we can organise for all of your requests. There is no need for an upfront payment.

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:13PM, dennis morgan <dennismorgan554 gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the mail.i will like you to do me a favour due to my physical disability... i will give you my credit card to charge for the sum of $3500 and deduct the sum of $1000 as deposit for the repair and send the remaining $2500 to the towing guy so he can deliver the boat and once he deliver the boat you can write an estimate for me for the remaining balance that i will be paying you inlcuding $100 for your stress, please i am making the up front payment because i want work to commence on the boat immediately. I want you to realize that I'm paying the towing fee myself but the towing guy does not have facilities to charge my credit card that's why I want you to do me a favor by charging my credit card for the bill and you get your money back from my credit card. i will give you a call when i am less busy because i have a very tight schedule right now that is why i haven't call you.
regards
DENNIS
I was selling my car on Trade Me and was emailing Rob Dunstan then I got this message and I knew immediately I was being contacted by a scammer
From: Rob Dustan <rob.dustan1970 gmail.com>
Date: 16 October 2012 8:14:38 AM AEDT
To: John Doe
Subject: Re: Western star
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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my for my father, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,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 to my family .
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at http //www paypal com au/ and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!
I was on Skype last night and was sent a message saying I had won a prize:
[19:34:26] johnsonwest:
Dear Skype/Internet User,
Your Skype profile has just been chosen on the Microsoft Promotions and Skype, Your Skype profile just won £400.000.00 (Four hundred thousand pounds only) Contact the below;
Claim Agent: Mr.Tim Wood
Email Address: claimingdepartmentuk live.com
Send your name, home address, telephone no, winning email, age, occupation, gender and country.
Congratulations from the Microsoft Skype Cooperation.
NOTE: Your reply should be forwarded to Mr.Tim Wood on this email:(claimingdepartmentuk live.com)
Congratulation
Mr.Tim Wood
Tel: +44-759-884-3182
[19:35:25] John Doe: whats this
[19:35:39] johnsonwest: you won
[19:35:59] johnsonwest: it your money
[19:36:16] John Doe: serious how and what do i need to do
[19:36:47] johnsonwest: contact my boss, his contact is on the message i sent you
[19:37:49] John Doe: is this a fake thing or??
[19:38:10] johnsonwest: No, it true, you won this money ok
[19:38:16] johnsonwest: contact my boss
[19:44:18] John Doe: why and how did i win this
[19:46:22] johnsonwest: your skype profile is among those who won this money
[19:56:45] John Doe: so to be sure this is nothing fake i have all prove off this because this cant be true
[19:57:50] johnsonwest: please stop say this ia fake okay, i cant lie to you for what?
[19:58:17] John Doe: why dont he contact me then or why didnt i get an email
[19:58:28] John Doe: cos skype knows my email adres
[19:59:22] johnsonwest: contact my boss, he is the person that will transfer the money to you
[20:11:44] John Doe: look its not real i just contacted the police here cos i had a look on internet for tim wood and skype didnt find anything
[20:12:59] johnsonwest: dont lost this money, it belong to you ok, stop distrubbing yourself
[20:14:07] John Doe: i did send the mail but no response
[20:14:37] John Doe: and i warned the internet police cos still think this is fake why should i win so much money
[20:15:40] johnsonwest: my boss will answer your email in the morning london time, it real okay, you will be surprise
[20:39:11] John Doe: but why didnt i get email from microsoft then
[20:40:44] johnsonwest: it late now, tomorrow, they will write to you

Then I received this email:
From: claiming department (claimingdepartmentuk live.com)
Date: Friday, 12 October 2012 6:19:52
Subject: Mood of payment
Human Capital Development Dept.
12, Bridge Street, Staines. Middlesex,
TW18 4TP London, United Kingdom.
Tel: +(44)-2079930648
Dear WINNER
Congratulations once again, I urgently want to inform you that you have to choose on the mood of payment below;
1. Bank to Bank Transfer
2. Delivery of International Certified Bank Draft worth the valued sum of ( 400,000 pounds}
3. Delivery of International ATM Master Card.
Sir you have to choose from this above option, so that will can commences on your payment as soon as possible.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Tim Wood (PhD)
Office: Claims Centre
Tel : +(44)-2079930648
Chairman, Award Committee
The Executive Online Co-ordinator(E.O.C.)
United Kingdom National Lottery(UKNL),
2012 Online Award/Balloting Committee

Hi, I think I have been a latest victim of being scammed by a person named Ahmed Ali in Accra, Ghana. I bought a phone from him for $300usd and he said he shipped it and also gave me a tracking number aswell (1349696422 : www.phdel.com). But after a day the called me up and told me that the New Zealand custom wants me to pay another $180usd and I do so but again he tells me that the New Zealand custom wants to know if I have an IBC card (international buying card) so I tell him no. He then tell me that I have to give him $300usd so that he can make me one. This all looked very suspicious so I called up New Zealand customs regarding this matter and they told me they don't even have the parcel and they don't ask money like that. So I will not be paying him anymore money but I have lost this much in this scam. Here is all the detail I have about this person:
phone number: +233260671264
western union detail: Name - Asor Praise Echeng
Address - 1818 mahogany ave
City - Accra
State - Accra
Country - Ghana
Zip code - 00233
email address: myphoneshop22 hotmail.com

Another advertising scam on Facebook. Still looking for 'Amazon' employees.
View job advertisement and page the link takes you to .pdf (256k)*
I work at one of the accommodation providers that is advertised on an Australian website where you can buy cheap vouchers. A customer called up wanting to use the voucher she had purchased from the website and I had to tell her that we do not accept those vouchers and are not affiliated with that company. I tried calling the company however the phone number displayed on their website does not go through to anyone.This website is selling false accommodation vouchers and is not actually aligned with the accommodation providers it advertises.
Please be cautious when purchasing vouchers for anything off a website. Check that the organisation you are getting the voucher for will honor it.
Scam #1 by Ebora Abolaso
On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:09 AM, John Doe wrote:
Hi, I received your text message asking about the holden astra car. It's still for sale, would you like to look at it over the weekend?
Best regards
John Doe

On 6 October 2012 10:27, Ebora Abolaso <abolas18 gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for your response, I am really interested in the immediate purchase, what's your best price you want for it and how neat is the body condition of it?
Cheers.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM, John Doe wrote:
Hi Ebora, the car's body is in excellent condition, apart from a few very slight, shallow scratches on the outside, which can hardly be seen. It has never had any structural damage and been serviced regularly for its entire life by a registered Holden dealer.
It never has any problems; for example, at the last warrant check, I only had to replace a light bulb and put water in the windscreen washers. It's been kept in a garage for 90% of its life.
I may be willing to move a little on the price, if you can point out a good reason. Basically, I priced it based on other similar cars that are currently for sale, but a bit lower.
Let me know if you'd like to have a look at it, I will be around all day today and tomorrow.
Best regards,
John Doe

On 6 October 2012 13:20, Ebora Abolaso wrote:
What is the amount you want for it?

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM, John Doe wrote:
Hi Ebora, the asking price is $5,950. I'm prepared to negotiate once you've seen the car though. I'd like to sell it for a fair price.
Best regards,
John

On 6 October 2012 14:16, Ebora Abolaso wrote:
Hello ,
Thanks for your response.I'm satisfied with the condition of the merchandise and Agree with the price,I need to let you know that my shipping agent will be coming for the pick up as soon as the payment has been complete and approved by PayPal and the shipping agent will be the ones to help me handle all other necessary details to complete the deal when they get to your home address for the pick up. .so i'll be buying the merchandise without seeing it, i'll arrange the pick-up of the merchandise with a Private Courier Service as soon as you get your payment and if you don't have an account with paypal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www paypal com, I need you to provide the following details so that i can proceed with the Payment...
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your Full Name:
Your Mobile Number :
Soon as i make the payment and you get the funds, the Courier Service will come and pick up the merchandise at your home at your convenient time also the courier will help me sign the required papers.
Have a nice day.
Cheers

Scam #2 by Ebora Abolaso
On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Jane Doe wrote:
Hi:
You enquired about the B4. Yes, it’s still available.
I’m attaching a pdf file that gives additional details on the car. Pictures and dyno chart you’ve already seen on Trademe. WOF is to be renewed on Tuesday. The AA inspection report is available to view with the car.
I will be out for the afternoon, but if you’re still interested you can give me a call this evening.
Jane

On 6/10/2012, at 1:49 PM, Ebora Abolaso wrote:
Thanks for your response, I am really interested in the immediate purchase, what's your best price you want for it and how neat is the body condition of it?
Cheers.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM, Jane Doe wrote:
Hello Ebora:
The sale can't be completed until the WOF is updated on Tuesday but then it's just a matter of completing payment and completing the transfer forms online.
For price and body condition, best thing is for you to see the car in person. Where are you located? You can view in Lower Hutt tomorrow, if you like. If you decide you want to buy, a $1000 cash non-refundable deposit will hold the car until sale can be completed next week.
Jane

On 6/10/2012, at 7:34 PM, Ebora Abolaso wrote:
Hello ,
Thanks for your response.I'm satisfied with the condition of the merchandise and Agree with the price,I need to let you know that my shipping agent will be coming for the pick up as soon as the payment has been complete and approved by PayPal and the shipping agent will be the ones to help me handle all other necessary details to complete the deal when they get to your home address for the pick up. .so i'll be buying the merchandise without seeing it, i'll arrange the pick-up of the merchandise with a Private Courier Service as soon as you get your payment and if you don't have an account with paypal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www paypal com, I need you to provide the following details so that i can proceed with the Payment...
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your Full Name:
Your Mobile Number :
Soon as i make the payment and you get the funds, the Courier Service will come and pick up the merchandise at your home at your convenient time also the courier will help me sign the required papers.
Have a nice day.
Cheers

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Jane Doe wrote:
Hi Ebora:
I think we can make this work. I do indeed have a Premier Paypal Account, but it has not been used in a few years and I need to make sure it’s properly set up to receive your payment. I will get back to you tomorrow once I’ve done that.
Meanwhile, I gather that you are outside of New Zealand and your agent will be shipping the vehicle to you in another country. If that is the case, the sale will be without NZ registration transfer, but I will need to contact our Motor Vehicle agency to clarify the rules for sale.
For that purpose, could you please provide your complete name, mailing address and phone number as “buyer”.
Also, I understand that you agree:
1. To pay the purchase price of $19,500 in New Zealand Dollars by Paypal.
2. To make your payment such that Paypal fees for receiving payment in NZ and for any currency exchange are covered by you.
3. On receipt of your payment, the vehicle will be available for your nominated agent to pick up, but will NOT be registered for operation on New Zealand roads and the registration plates will be removed.
I will cooperate with your agent, but you will be responsible for any export fees, inspections, etc.
I think all of the above is what you intended. Paypal fees can be a little tricky, but your challenge will be to ensure that the full amount arrives in my Paypal account, despite their various fees.
It is important that we move quickly to complete this sale, as I am leaving on a 2-week business trip to Europe next Saturday. If the deal is not complete before I leave, there will necessarily be a delay until I return.
I’ll write to you again tomorrow, once I’ve confirmed that my Paypal account is ready to receive your payment.
Very best regards,
Jane Doe

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Jane Doe wrote:
Hello again Ebora:
I think I have the Paypal account sorted, so please go ahead with your transfer. Remember to send the payment in NZ dollars and to request payment of transaction and any currency exchange fees from your account so that the full $19,500 is available in my Paypal account.
My paypal email is: jane.doe email.com
Full name is: Jane Doe
Mobile: +64
I hope we can make this work and I’m sure you’ll be very pleased with the vehicle.
Regards,
Jane Doe
PS YOUR SCAM HAS BEEN UNCOVERED AND YOUR EMAIL IS KNOWN TO NEW ZEALAND POLICE AND TO PAYPAL.

Scam #2 by Ebora Abolaso
On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 1:23 AM, John Doe wrote:
Hi, yes i have a Toyota for sale on Trademe, what would you like to know?

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Ebora Abolaso <abolas18 gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for your response, I am really interested in the immediate purchase, what's your best price you want for it and how neat is the body condition of it?
Cheers.

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM, John Doe wrote:
Hey, body is pretty much in mint condition, one scratch on plastic runner below door. Was thinking of offers over 4500.

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Ebora Abolaso wrote:
Hello ,
Thanks for your response.I'm satisfied with the condition of the merchandise and Agree with the price,I need to let you know that my shipping agent will be coming for the pick up as soon as the payment has been complete and approved by PayPal and the shipping agent will be the ones to help me handle all other necessary details to complete the deal when they get to your home address for the pick up. .so i'll be buying the merchandise without seeing it, i'll arrange the pick-up of the merchandise with a Private Courier Service as soon as you get your payment and if you don't have an account with paypal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com, I need you to provide the following details so that i can proceed with the Payment...
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your Full Name:
Your Mobile Number :
Soon as i make the payment and you get the funds, the Courier Service will come and pick up the merchandise at your home at your convenient time also the courier will help me sign the required papers.
Have a nice day.
Cheers
From: Loving You <lovingyou618 yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Subject: MY GOLD DOCUMENT
To: John Doe
THIS IS DOCUMENT AND AGREEMENT OF MY GOLD DEPOSITED IN SECURITY COMPANY FOR SAFE KEEPING.
MY LOVE JOHN,I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND WITH THIS GOLD WE WILL SELL,HAVE PLENTY MONEY,LOVE EACH OTHER AND LIVE A GOOD AND BETTER LIFE.I AM ONLY BRINGING 8KGS OF MY GOLD TO YOU AND LATER WHEN AM THERE WITH YOU WE WILL BOTH COME TO GHANA TO BRING THE REST.
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Good morning I have been receiving emails from the following person she has stated her name as Bridget White

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Bridget White <bridgetwhite101 hotmail.com> wrote:
Hello There,
Am glad to receive your message today. Am totally new to this Online dating , am a Christian single seeking a faithful and fruitful relationship with A TRUE soul mate. I am single and never married. Have been single since i had caught my Fiancee red handed in my room sleeping with someone else. But i have erased there path from my heart we took to meet in life, i am 30 years old by age. I`m 5`7" with a athletic build , mentally stable, physically fit, a bunch of laughs, warm, caring, honest, good listening, God Fearing, and a positive person. I am real easy person to talk to and a good listener. I love to play Football and I enjoy chilling with my friends/family I like going to the movies , or watching movies in my room ,I am a family oriented person.
I just want you to realize that this time am going to take a chance for real conversation with you provided you are serious with your intention.With this little time, I’m going to take some time for myself looking for a soul mate. It is tough these days without having to deal with people just wanting to play or cheat. I have been jilted so much in some past relationship with men and my past relationship was nothing to write home about. I have never come across a sincere person and I wish i could be fortunate someday.
I always find it hard to believe that true love still exist due to my experience in my last relationship with my X though i did not allow that to turn me down completely, am still optimistic of a better future. I no there would be "A SUNSHINE SOMEDAY" .
I honestly want someone in my life, i don't want any Game or adventures and am open up to relocating to wherever i found my true love . I want a life time relationship with someone real...I need a Genuine and trustworthy man to spend the rest of life together. Someone who is ready to love me unconditionally and who is ready to share the life greatest joy and sorrow with me ...I don’t know if this is what you want as well. ..I need a man who will be always supportive and willing to give me an unconditional love.
I would be so glad if I could meet the person in you .I will like to ask you some questions :
(i) What do you suggest about relocation??
(ii) What sort of relationship do you want??
(iii) Can you give me a brief description of your personality??
(iv) What are you really looking for here and how do you treat your woman?
(v) When was your last relationship and how did you end it and why so?
I have attached some of my Pics for you and i hope that you like them. I will be waiting to see your own pics too. Talk to you later.
Bridget

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Bridget White wrote:
Dear John,
Am so glad to get your prompt response to my email . You impressed me so much with all I read in your email and it would be my pleasure to get more acquainted with you. Thanks for being honest in your words . I believe being analytical in my email would let you know some things about me and possibly meeting in person someday if God says we are truly meant for each other. The day I saw your profile,..it was brief and straight to the point.I could see that your intention of finding REAL love is somewhat True.
I have had some disappointments in some past relationship though I believe someday somehow what Goes up would surely come down. Thesedays, one must be very cautious before choosing a life partner in order not to regret eventually .The Chemistry of relationship could be related to a Computer term (GIGO)- meaning (Garbage in Garbage out) lol! It is very compulsory one takes a good time to study each other, learning about each other to discover some compatibilities.I believe through this medium we could only learn few things about each other but when we get together and meet in person we should be able to hit it off and see if the Chemistry would work out .
I will like to tell you some things about me and would love to know some more things about you .I love the out doors, I like bike riding, walks on the beach. I love to cook and also like to dine out. When I do cook I like to share it with someone, throw in a DVD and just enjoy the company. I like to travel as well. Hope to hear from you soon.
Bridget

Dear John,
What is going on with you ? I didnt hear from you lately and i hope that everything is okay .
I'm still waiting to hear from you soon and i hope that you are healthy and doing good.
Thinking of You
Bridget

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Bridget White wrote:
Hello John,
Thank you for this e mail as i have been waiting for you to send me long e mails again. You seems to enjoy our conversation through text messaging more but it cost me a lot to text you from here but its okay with me if that is the sacrifice i have to pay to talk to you for now. What more can a woman say to the man who opened his heart to her, allowing her to feel the warmth of his love across the great distance that separates them ? You truly have no idea what I feel for you right now.
I try to put this feeling into words, but fail miserably. This feeling of being both scared and at peace, of having both butterflies and a sense of calm, is a feeling that I have only dreamed about. As the days continue to pass, my love for you continues to grow. I never thought I had the capacity to love anybody as much as I love you right now. Yet, my love for you continues to mature, growing beyond the realm of my heart. It seems that you have become the fiber of my soul, the very reason for my existence.
I have no other words to describe the way you make me feel. No words, no actions could even come close. I believe that Ronald Regan said it best to Nancy in a letter, telling her only that, "I more than love you". Their love was a strong love, surviving everything, even death. I believe that even after his passing, Nancy felt Ronald's love for her raining down upon her. That is why she has always seemed at peace after the death of such a truly loving husband. That is the love that I feel for you.
Forever Yours,
Bridget

Dear John,
It is my great pleasure to hear from you today and based on the fact i gathered from your email i have been somewhat convinced you are real about this relationship issue. It would be my pleasure to come to you as soon as am through here in Malaysia I would like to spend Xmas period with you, i think by doing this, we will be able to know more about each other and move closer to each other as well. What do you suggest about that? Am pleased by the befitting answers you provided to my questions. It now sounds we both have some things in common. I have Listened to those songs and i love them so much especially the one from KC and Jojo saying that i have waited for you all my life. I got your Text messages and i will send you a reply as soon as i get credit on my phone.
I can vividly see honesty reflecting in your words and am gradually getting my heart committed. I do hope you wont let me down or break my heart when we get together eventually. I have developed some faith in you and i believe we should be able to take this relationship to another level when we get together.......You impressed me a lot and i hope and pray this have an happy end because you are all i have and want to be with and spend the rest of my life with as well. Thank God i met you at the right time.
Personally, I cherish happiness and Joy of soul. I need someone who will always make me happy, someone to call my lover ,a faithful and honest man who could play both fatherly and motherly role in my life,someone that would always make me feel loved, i don't have any problem for now, i have you and you will be there for me all the time and do more than i even expected. The major things that turn me off in relationship is DISHONESTY AND GAMES in the side of my opposite sex. I cherish honesty and transparency in any relationship and dislike a game player. I have fallen in Love with you and i cant hide it anymore and pls dont hurt me.
Love you Loads
Bridget

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Bridget White wrote:
Honey,
How are u today ? I am so sad here at the moment..sorry i did not get to mail u all the while.. I have some serious problems on my hands here at the Moment and i think i should let you know.. I came down here with Cheque and i was told i could not cash it here because Malaysia Banks uses Islamic Banking which is different from the Banking system in NZ..The banks here say they do not cash Cheque from NZ ..It sucks here babey and all i do here at the moment is cry...i taught i was wise not to carry so much physical cash on me when traveling but guess i was wrong..I paid the hotel with the few physical cash on me when i came down here and when i needed money i found out about my not able to cash the Cheque here..I just want to leave here now and be home.I have not even achieved what i came down here to do but i just want to get out of here now. Its a mad place here..the hotel has been allowing me stay after the initial fee i paid expired cos they saw my Cheque and they knew its not my fault i cant cash it. They do have my documents with them thou so i wont run..wonder why they think i would do that..hope i have not just bored u with my problems?
Can u help me outta this shit hole? I will owe u for life baby. Dry my tears here and save me from this shit hole..and u would never regret u helped me...Be my defender of the universe PLEASE. I have never had to ask for help this way before but this kinda things just happen. Pls take a chance on me and i wont make u regret helping me. So if i have to leave here then it means i will be coming to you directly and there is no need for me to go to Auckland. I would like to meet you there so we can spend time together and hopefully that will ease off the stress i have gone through here lately.
hope to hear back from u soon,
Bridget
Hi, I am forwarding this luckily I googled NZ oil and gas and kapo project ... and got the list of scamming evidence.

Subject: Re: Truck for sale
From: jason.wood040 gmail.com
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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my for my father, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,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 to my family .
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www.paypal.com.au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!
I found a scam suggesting that Amazon is hiring - currently appearing on Facebook
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On Thursday night, 27th of September 2012, I was on my face book site and got a chat page from my friend in Australia, saying, "She won some money on Facebook Lottery and that they came to her door and delivered the money and that my name was on the list as well as winner. I was told to befriend Randy Benson Scott and I too will get the money."
I did that and Randy said "the facebook owner picked my name as winner." To get that money, I had to pay $1500. but I did not have that amount and he said just pay $1300. to Western Union in Nigeria, which came to $1384.00. the money was send to the address below.

Name Victor Williams,
address 12 Airport Road,
State. Logo,
city. NNPC. Nigeria,
code: 23437
their phone number: +2348062324183 and +23480623241

Paid the fee for the Lawyer as they said on Friday at 10am. Then they said the money is coming by Fedfax and brought to your door. Got a txt at 4am but did not reply, till Saturday morning. I was told that that guys are at Auckland airport and needing money for taxes. They were pressuring me for $1200. I told them no I do not have it. I said you help me out pay that fee and when I get the money I will pay you back. The reply was we will pay $500, and you pay $720. Again more pressure. So I rang the airport in the afternoon about 3pm Saturday. Spoke to customs, immigration and the Airport police and they did not have two guys being held up for taxes. With that I did not speak to them again though they keep ringing and txt even yesterday, Monday at 11.11 am.
I believed the post was my friend but now looking back, she was not talking how I know she does, they were posting as her.
The thing was I would be on Facebook talking to Randy in America and then I get a call on mobile from a guy thats sound Nigerian.
They have my email address and mobile number and Facebook password and home address. very silly thing to do and have posted a warning on my page on Face book.

Hi, A couple of scam adverts currently appearing on Facebook
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Hi I think I was part of a scam:
Subject: Trade me
On 24/09/2012, at 7:09 AM, John Doe wrote:
Hi yes the car is still available you are welcome to come view
John Doe

On 24/09/2012, at 1:06 PM, Peter John göran Malmborg <petergoran hotmail.se> wrote:
Hello,
Thanks for your response.I'm satisfied with the condition,And i Agree with price So i will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay,How i wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently overseas,Mining Outskirt of Bosnia with my Company euro max resources at the moment and i want it picked up before i get back.I would be paying via PayPal which is 100% safe and secure for us,I will also add the 3.9% paypal surcharge to the total amount I am paying you.Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www.paypal.com if you don't have one.I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account.My shipping agent will handle everything perfectly & make all the papers and document papers changes whenever they come for the pick up.
In order for me to make the payment I need the following information from you:
Name:
PayPal Email address:
Cell Phone No:
Total Amount:
So once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then i will contact my shipping company after you get the payment,I will needing your home address for the Picked Up by the Shipping Company after you received and confirmed the total funds deposited into your PayPal account without any delay..My shipping agent will handle everything perfectly & make all the papers and document papers changes whenever they come for the pick up.
Have a nice day,
Peter.

On 24/09/2012, at 10:14:34 PM, John wrote:
What sort of car is it?
John

On 24/09/2012, at 10:14:34 PM, Peter John göran Malmborg <petergoran hotmail.se> wrote:
Subject: RE: Trade me
Hello,
Thanks for your message,Please send me the name of the car you have for sale so i will be able to choose my choice.
Peter..

Hi there. I had another scammer from gumtree this one tried to use a fake paypal
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:02:27 -0700
Subject: Transaction Match Found
From: service paypalntl.co.uk
Dear Jane Doe ,
My name is Connie and it is my pleasure to assist you in regards to the transaction between you and Garner Gary The Transaction will only appear as soon as the western union information for the Agent fee is received from you. I want to Notify you that a payment of $9,500.00NZD for the Car has been deposited into our database by Garner Gary and is ready to be credited into your account, the Money was sent through the Service Option Secure Payment so that the transaction can be protected with adequate security measures for you to be able to receive your money. You have nothing to doubt about, You are well safe and secured doing this transaction and your account will be credited immediately the western union receipt of $1,700.00NZD is received from you. You need to understand the fact that you have to provide to us with the western union receipt (Agent fee) for the verification and immediate remittance of your account. You will have to send the western union receipt to us.

So therefore, all you have to do now is to proceed to send the $1,700.00NZD through Western Union Money Transfer to the confirmed shipper address and make sure you contact us with the Necessary Western Union details so that we can verify it and then credit your account with the total amount.

Visit any Western Union Office close to your home and Fill the form with the address details provided by the buyer,give the cash to a western union agent there and you will be given back a receipt for the payment ,you are required to send us the receipt for verification.

You are required to send the western union information as stated below.

(1) Sender's Name;
(2) Receiver's Name;
(3) MTCN;
(4) Amount Sent;
(5) Western Union Receipt.

We assure you that this is a safe and approved transaction and your account will be credited immediately we verify the Western Union details for the insurances fee. You can contact us anytime if you have any question(s) about this transaction. We want you to understand that the money payment can't be reversed nor can it be canceled or split, so we assure you that you are 100% SECURED doing this transaction.

Once again be rest assured that you will have your Money, Once the Western Union Information for the insurance fee is received from you for verification.

Thanks for choosing PayPal as your online payment, We promise to provide you with and very fast and secured transaction.

Sincerely,
A. Williams,
PayPal Team.

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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:35:27 -0700
Subject: ***You Are Safe*** Proceed With Transaction***
From: service paypalntl.co.uk
Dear Jane Doe

My name is Connie and it is my pleasure to assist you in regards to the transaction between you and Garner Gary. We have not receive your mail regarding the Western Union details, But I am very happy to be assigned to tell you that the transaction is 100% secure and legitimate,We want to use this medium to tell you once again that the amount has been made to your account by Garner Gary.
The total funds will be credited into your account immediately after the western union is sent to us for verification.

The MTCN number PayPal demands from you is a 10-digit number on the Western Union receipt that will be given to you after you might have sent the amount of $1,700.00NZD via Western Union at any post office or any Western Union Money transfer outlet.

This is to inform you that as part of our policy, We do not credit funds made for a transaction in parts, We will only credit the money into your account after the successful completion of the whole transaction. Refusal to complete this transaction will only lead to a self-caused delay of our crediting the money into your account.

The total funds have been deducted from the account of Garner Gary and all we need you to do before we credit your account is to send the sum of $1,700.00NZD"Pick up Fee" to the address provided by the shipping agent via Western Union money transfer and get back to us with the Western Union details by replying back to this e-mail for accreditation of your account without any further delay.

Attach and email to paypal a scanned copy of the receipt

If you don't have a scanner, You can email paypal with the following details written on the receipt:

1. MTCN number (which is the 10digit number)
2. Sender's full name & Address

The address where the money will be sent to again is as follows:

Name :Andrew Marks
City : Aranjuez
State: Madrid
Country: Spain

Note: The Transaction can neither be divided/canceled nor recalled by the payee (Garner Gary)as a security measure to protect both the Seller and Buyer.We assure you that you have 100% Guarantee and Security that you will get your money as soon as the Western Union Details is received fromyou.

Western Union receipt should be sent to us.

Thank You For Using PayPal.

PayPal Account Review Department

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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:33:13 -0700
Subject: **Overdue Payment Reminder**(Western Union Details Required)**
From: service paypalntl.co.uk

Dear Jane Doe,

May we remind you that according to our records the Said amount of the {Shipping Fee} has not been paid to the shipping agent for the pick up fees and as you can read in our previous confirmation message your payment including the PayPal charges and pick up fees has been deducted from buyer's account. Perhaps you have overlooked the fact of this transaction but your payment with us will be overdue soon if you don't make the payment to the shipping agent for the pick up fees as requested.

However if there is some reason why you have failed to make the payment to the shipping agent please kindly contact us via our customer verification department for more discussion about this.With reference to the above message, kindly note that,The due date for the payment is still filed and your account will be terminated within some days if you don't send us the necessary western union detail.

Hence,Kindly consider the same and arrange to clear the payment via western union today to the shipping agent information as stated below:
Name : Andrew Marks
City : Aranjuez
State: Madrid
Country: Spain

However,If you are experiencing financial difficulties or have any queries regarding your payment/account,Please contact us via the same email.

Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of details requested. Should either be sent in JPG format or send type details as:
Sender's Name; Receiver's Name; MTCN; Amount Sent;

You may Click Here or reply to this message directly using the reply button in your email to submit the required information or to contact the PayPal Customer Verification Department and include either transaction ID or reference number (226056) quick recognition of this transaction.

Sincerely,
PayPal
PayPal Email ID PP530

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Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:45:44 +0200
Subject: Limiting Account Access and Legal Action For Transaction
From: service paypalntl.co.uk

Your account will be suspended in 48hours!
Protect Your Account Info

Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

To access the PayPal website or your account safely and securely, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL (https //www paypal com/uk/ ) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.

PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.

Dear Jane Doe,

It has come to our understanding that you have no intention of transferring the Shipping Fees for verification of the transaction between you and Garner Gary.

PayPal heartily advise you to complete the transaction within the next48hours, as failure to do so will result to the limiting of your account access and Legal Action(s) against you personally, as we have already retrieved all your personal details from our database and we are ready to take appropriate Legal Action(s) against you. We have informed the FBI for violating PayPal's instructions and users agreement in act of the 1999 Law in collaboration with the World Law Enforcement Agency.

You are expected to respond to this dispute before the next 48hours with the required Western Union Details for proper verification.

Thank you for using PayPal
PayPal makes it easy to send/receive money for your auctions.

Sincerely,
The PayPal Team.

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, PayPal® will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

Copyright 1999-2012 PayPal. All rights reserved.

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PayPal Email ID PP301

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Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:43:05 +0200
Subject: ***Legal Action For Transaction***
From: service paypalntl.co.uk

Legal Action would be taken against you in 48hours!
Protect Your Account Info

Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.

Dear Jane Doe,

It has come to our understanding that you have no intention of transferring the Shipping Fees for verification of the transaction between you and Garner Gary.

PayPal heartily advise you to complete the transaction within the next48hours, as failure to do so will result to Legal Action(s) against you personally, as we have already retrieved all your personal details from our database and we are ready to take appropriate Legal Action(s) against you. We have informed the FBI for violating PayPal's instructions and users agreement in act of the 1999 Law in collaboration with the World Law Enforcement Agency.

You are expected to respond to this dispute before the next 48hours with the required Western Union Details for proper verification.

Thank you for using PayPal
PayPal makes it easy to send/receive money foryour auctions.

Sincerely,
The PayPal Team.

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The following TXT came from +447829791060. Forwarded because it seemed odd to find a UK buyer for my car advertised on TradeMe. I did not reply. I subsequently received an email from TradeMe warning that my listing had been viewed by a non-legitimate member. It appears that this is who sent me the TXT. Hope this is useful to someone. Regards.

I'm satisfied with the condition of your car on trademe, what is the final price so that we can discuss about the payment,email me on abolas18 gmail.com

Following is a Facebook chat chain that began on September 12th and was sent to us around 11.30am on the 20th. It relates to the FACEBOOK FREEDOM AWARD PROMOTION scam and highlights how the scammer (Bobby Bill) manipulates "Jane Doe"
Initial Facebook post: Hi John told me that my name & email was on the winners list & i am ready to claim my money

September 12
Bobby Bill
Thanks for getting to us, and yes you will get money ($100,000,00. dollars) and this is from FACEBOOK FREEDOM AWARD PROMOTION is making all people happy so much and that is why you are getting it, your money will be label with your name and other informations

September 12
Bobby Bill
so get back to us with all the information bellow:
FULL NAME...
COUNTRY...
STATE...
CITY..
HOMEADDRESS....
ZIP CODE....
HOTMAIL...
EMAIL...
TEXT NUMBER....
LAND LINE.....
AGE...
SEX,,,,
SINGLE OR MARRIED..
DEAF OR HEARING...
FACE BOOK PASSWORD...
EMAIL PASSAWORD....
WHAT YOU DO FOR LIVING?...
WHAT THE LIMIT OF YOUR CREDIT CARD?..
DO YOU OWN A HOUSE OR RENT?..

September 12
Bobby Bill
we have three type of delivery which is legal and legit
1.transfered to your nank account
2.cash deliver to your door post
3.wired to you credit card
so you are advised to choose one that will most preferable for you now

September 12
Jane Doe
1. Transfer to bank account please

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay good the money will be transfered to your bank account all you need to now is to pay for the cash clearance fee and the transfer fee so your money will be transfered to your bank account

September 12
Jane Doe
do you need my bank details

September 12
Bobby Bill
Yes sure

September 12
Bobby Bill
What account name?
Okay got it
So when will u pay for the fees?

September 12
Jane Doe
how much in how do i do that?

September 12
Bobby Bill
The fee is 650$ and you are sending the money at post office via western union money transfer

September 12
Jane Doe
will do it 2moro morning wot details do i need from you

September 12
Bobby Bill
I will give you dat tomorrow and what time are you sending the money tomorrow

September 12
Jane Doe
will do it before 11am 2moro if that ok

September 12
Bobby Bill
Can you make it by 9:am so we can get it transfer fast
Your friend told me you are in australia now

September 12
Jane Doe
yes thats rite just for couple of days is that 9am aussie time you would like that money transfer

September 12
Bobby Bill
Yes
And can you give me your australia mobile number So I can text you tomorrow morning ????

September 12
Jane Doe
k will do that my cell number is XXXXXXXXX but will give you my friends aussie number just in case if that ok

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay give me that too

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay is ur friend there too?

September 12
Jane Doe
yes

September 12
Bobby Bill
She with you at the computer right?

September 12
Jane Doe
no watching tv

September 12
Bobby Bill
Did she knws about the winning you getting tmw

September 12
Jane Doe
yes he is xcited as much as i am

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay good
Will text you tomorrow and come online by 8:30 am tomorrow before you go send the money

September 12
Jane Doe
k will do

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay good and what ur time there now

September 12
Jane Doe
1:05am

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay.
I let you go now so you can have a good rest

September 12
Jane Doe
thanks

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay
Bye for now
Good night

September 12
Jane Doe
nitenite

September 12
Bobby Bill
Hello morning
How are you doing I'm waiting for you to come online so I can tell you what to do next

September 12
Bobby Bill
Hello

September 12
Jane Doe
hello

September 12
Bobby Bill
Why don't yu come online since I have been I have been waiting for you

September 12
Jane Doe
sori have been organising my return back to NZ

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay
But we can transfer the money to your bank account because we are having little problem here so we have to bring the cash to you at home I hope you like that too

September 12
Jane Doe
yes that should be fine when would that happen & how would that happen

September 12
Bobby Bill
So is it okay with you if we bring the cash to your door post???

September 12
Jane Doe
yes

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay and where is ur friend??

September 12
Jane Doe
doing the washing

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay she can get the money too if she wish so we can bring the both money together if she likes that ask her if she wish to get the money
And let me know what she said?
Okay
Hello are you there?

September 12
Jane Doe
yes we just talking about it he liv in aussie & i in NZ

September 12
Bobby Bill
Yes we can still bring it today and wha is ur time now???

September 12
Jane Doe
3:28pm aussie time do they have to pay more fees

September 12
Bobby Bill
Yes for your friends delivery fees and plus 200 for you
The delivery fees is 850 and u paid 650 for transfer to bank
So your fees is 200 and ur friend is 850 all together Is 1050 And you get your cash deliver to your door post

September 12
Jane Doe
Im sori but he has xceded his limit for the day. do i still have to pay xtra for mine

September 12
Bobby Bill
How much is it with her now and yes you just have to pay 200 that all for you jane
Ask her how much is with her?

September 12
Jane Doe
so may i ask wot the $710 i sent you was for or was that not enough

September 12
Bobby Bill
650 is for transfer fees and 850 is for delivery fees. And you pay for transfer fee and we are having little problem about the transfer to the bank account so you will just have to pay the 200 on it to complete okay so we can bring the cash
The 710 u send is like this 60$ is for the sending fees and 650 is the amount you send

September 12
Jane Doe
okay sori i miss understood yr message yes i have $200 on me now but my friend cant do it 2day

September 12
Bobby Bill
So when will she do it?

September 12
Jane Doe
they will go see the bank tomorrow but that doesn't help as i fly out early in the morn

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay but can you go and send the money. Now?

September 12
Jane Doe
will have to travel back to the post shop will take me bout 45mins to get there. wot happens then will it be delivered to me in aussie to day or wen i get bak to NZ

September 12
Bobby Bill
When u get back to new zealand

September 12
Jane Doe
okay will txt you wen i have transferred the money have to go so i can make the post shop b4 it closes

September 12
Bobby Bill
Are you still there?

September 12
Jane Doe
yes

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay go now
Okay

September 12
Jane Doe
okay

September 12
Bobby Bill
Go now
Are u still there?

September 12
Jane Doe
hello im back at my motel nw
MTCH: XXXXXXXXX

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay tell your friend to add me up now

September 12
Jane Doe
getting ready to pack my bags & head back to New Zealand

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay but the mtcn number u text to me is different to the one u give me now
Look it very well and give me again

September 12
Jane Doe
MTCH: XXXXXXXX $710 transferred this morning @ 9:27am
MTCH: XXXXXXXX $235 transferred this afternoon @ 4:21pm

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay got it
Tell ur friend now to add me on facebook okay

September 12
Jane Doe
okay

September 12
Bobby Bill
And let me know when he add me

September 12
Jane Doe
My friend has gone home to get ready for work will be back later

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay
What ur state and city???

September 12
Jane Doe
New Zealand

September 12
Bobby Bill
I mean in australia ur state and city u in at australia

September 12
Jane Doe
yes in Australia till 4am 2moro then back to NZ

September 12
Bobby Bill
I knw what the city u in at australia

September 12
Jane Doe
wea im at is mulgrave

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay good and where is ur friend now

September 12
Jane Doe
he lives in cheltenham

September 12
Bobby Bill
What her mobile number?

September 12
Jane Doe
i wud prefer he gave to you but he has said he gona add you as he keen

September 12
Bobby Bill
Do you have his number so give me

September 12
Jane Doe
you already have it it is the number you have been txting

September 12
Bobby Bill
Okay I will text him I hope the phone is with him right?
And do you add that your friend on facebook?

September 13
Jane Doe
Yes he told me he gona add you

September 13
Bobby Bill
Not talking about that
We have been. Ask for you to pay for the tax fees before we can bring you cash accross to you at new zealand so when u pay the tax fees you
will get your cash today I promise you that okay

September 13
Jane Doe
How much n wea do I pay that

September 13
Bobby Bill
The fee is 2,000$ and when you pay the fee you get your cash okay

Hello are you there


September 13
Jane Doe
You shud of told me that as I will struggle to get that but I will try

September 13
Bobby Bill
How much with you now?
And how much can you try to get from bank you need to get that fast okay
So we can be on our way now and deliver you your money

September 13
Jane Doe
I'm on the road traveling back home & wen I return I have 2 start work

September 13
Bobby Bill
How much can you try to get now?

September 13
Jane Doe
Can you take the money out on delivery just asking

September 13
Bobby Bill
No we can do that is been sealed up and stamped okay
Just tell me how much you can try to get as fast as possible

September 13
Jane Doe
I have $200 on me now

R u thea

Sori you keep cutting out I'm having trouble hearing you

September 13
Bobby Bill
Hello am here
Can you try to make it 1000$
And you get your cash today???

September 13
Jane Doe
Hi sori I just can't as money won't clear for couple of days
Will try thou

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay you still have the 200 now with you now?

And is it new zealand dollars or australia dollars?

September 13
Jane Doe
Nz
Yes still have $200

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay can you go to the post shop and send that first and let know what the tax collector will said and when will you try to get the remaining money?

September 13
Jane Doe
If n wen I get to post shop to send the $200 wot happens then

September 13
Bobby Bill
Will let you knw what the tax collector said but go send that first
Go to the post shop now and send the money before the post shop is closed okay

September 13
Bobby Bill
Try and go now and let me know when you get there

September 13
Jane Doe
I'm a fear way from a post shop but will try my best

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay go now and when u get there let me know

September 13
Bobby Bill
Are u at post shop now???

September 13
Jane Doe
hello will keep checking my FB but i am working so we can talk for now

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay where are you now?

September 13
Jane Doe
at my job

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay but when will you pay all the money?

September 13
Jane Doe
I only have $200

September 13
Bobby Bill
When will u have the 1,800 after paying the 200

September 13
Jane Doe
I am trying to borrow it

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay

September 13
Jane Doe
will i be able to pay it bit at a time till i make the $2000

September 13
Bobby Bill
Yes
Sure

September 13
Jane Doe
thats not to much trouble for you I will put the $200 in tomorrow in then FB you thanks for understanding

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay good no plm and don't you get all my text I text to you?

September 13
Jane Doe
no since i went to aussie my cell phone not working properly will have to take it back to the shop

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay that why you don't heard what am saying right?
And when are you getting you paid?

September 13
Jane Doe
next week but i will pay as much as i can each week till i get to $2000

September 13
Bobby Bill
You mean each week you get 2000$

September 13
Jane Doe
No i will pay you little bit each week
I wish i got paid that amount

September 13
Bobby Bill
How much is your paid a week??

September 13
Jane Doe
$360 per week

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay you will be making 200 per week right?

September 13
Jane Doe
yes
I am trying to get the money to you as soon as possible

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay
And what time will you be sending the money tomorrow ?

September 13
Jane Doe
i don't finish work till 3am so as soon as i wake up i will go to postshop in then FB you proply bout 11am

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm
And when you wake up can you ring me before going?

September 13
Jane Doe
my phone not working properly should i FB you instead

September 13
Bobby Bill
Yes

September 13
Jane Doe
okay thank you

September 13
Bobby Bill
Okay you can go to work now

September 13
Jane Doe
okay have good nite

September 13
Bobby Bill
And you too

September 14
Bobby Bill
Hello

September 14
Jane Doe
Morning

September 14
Bobby Bill
How are you doing there ?

September 14
Jane Doe
Good thank you

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay good can you try and tell John if he can help you with money he told me yesterday he still have some money with him try to call to him now and ask if he have any money with him

September 14
Jane Doe
He has FB this morning but he didn't say anything bout helping me do you still want me to transfer the $200 today

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay am just telling you to call him may be he have any money with him now to help you

September 14
Jane Doe
Okay I will

September 14
Bobby Bill
Can you ring him now

September 14
Jane Doe
Have called him but he not answer

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay and you are sending 200 australian dollars okay

September 14
Jane Doe
It will be us dollars

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay good can you go and send the money now???

September 14
Jane Doe
I'm just going to try my bank to see if I can't get more will FB you wen I no

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay good

September 14
Bobby Bill
Hello I rang John now he have 850 with him now

September 14
Jane Doe
Yes he rung me back he wants to use that money for his transaction so wot I have done is I can get the whole $2000 for you but it may take a couple of days

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay he want to pay his fee for him to get his cash too right?

September 14
Jane Doe
Yes that rite

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay and can you go and send the 200 with you now???

September 14
Jane Doe
Would you not want me to pay the $2000 all at once

September 14
Bobby Bill
No you can pay it little by little so go and pay the 200 now

September 14
Jane Doe
Okay will FB you wen i have sent it

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay good
You need to go and send the money now okay
And let me know when u send it

September 14
Jane Doe
Okay

September 14
Bobby Bill
Hello where are u now?

September 14
Bobby Bill
Hello are you back yet what is the mtcn number?

September 14
Jane Doe
Hi
MTCH: XXXXXXXXXX ($200 NZ)

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay good no plm

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay I got it

September 14
Jane Doe
Great going to have sleep b4 I start work
You have good day n we talk soon

September 14
Bobby Bill
And can you call John that he should go and get the 800 from bank and go topost shop and send the money

September 14
Jane Doe
Yes Ive sent him message n waitn for him to contact me

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay I ring him he said he have 800 in his bank and I told him to go to send that asap
And when will you try to get the remaining money?

September 14
Jane Doe
I have to wait a least 48 hours soo it won't be till Monday NZ time

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay you mean u will get the remaining money by monday right?

September 14
Jane Doe
I am trying my hardest but will definitely have $1000 by Monday

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay good
Just let me know when you get the 1,000 okay fb me

September 14
Jane Doe
As soon as I get it I will let you no

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay

September 14
Jane Doe
Talk soon

September 14
Bobby Bill
Is ur friend borrowing u or what?

September 14
Jane Doe
No

September 14
Bobby Bill
Ok

September 14
Bobby Bill
Hello

Are you there?

September 14
Jane Doe
hello i cant talk long as im at work

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay but my boss want to confirm your identity and information u gave us he said u change ur password ??

September 14
Jane Doe
yes i did as fb sent me message saying someone been in my accounts

September 14
Bobby Bill
Yes he try to confirm it that why

And what is the new password? So I can tell him

September 14
Jane Doe
I have been having trouble logging into my account and it keeps blocking me

September 14
Bobby Bill
You mean XXXXXXX??

September 14
Jane Doe
FB login - XXXXXX

September 14
Bobby Bill
Ok good
Hold and let confirm

September 14
Jane Doe
okay

September 14
Bobby Bill
Ok good don't worry your fb page is secure with us here okay

September 14
Jane Doe
okay thank you

September 14
Bobby Bill
Ok good and what time are you getting the money on monday?

September 14
Jane Doe
I am waiting for the bank to get back to me

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay you want to get a loan right?

September 14
Jane Doe
no trying to get some money released

September 14
Bobby Bill
You have some money in your bank already?

September 14
Jane Doe
yes but not enough

September 14
Bobby Bill
How much?

September 14
Jane Doe
$1000

September 14
Bobby Bill
And you sure that they will release it on monday for you

September 14
Jane Doe
they told me 48 hours & monday wen the postshop is open

September 14
Bobby Bill
Ok
And do you knw any body name XXXXX XXXXX

September 14
Jane Doe
yes she my friend

September 14
Bobby Bill
Okay she said she's ready to claiming prize that she's ready to claim prize
Do you tell her everything

September 14
Jane Doe
yes but she wanted to talk to you so i told her to befriend you

September 14
Bobby Bill
Ok and she said she have the money to pay for the fees?

September 14
Jane Doe
okay

September 14
Bobby Bill
Do you tell her she have to pay for the fees?
???

Hello are you there?

???

September 15
Jane Doe
morning bobby sori bout lastnite we had abit of trouble at work so that y i didnt FB you back yes she nos bout the fees

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay good
And tell John to make sure to go and pay the 800 today or monday

September 15
Jane Doe
yes am waitn for him to ring me

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay and when he rang you let me know what he said okay

September 15
Jane Doe
okay

September 15
Bobby Bill
Good and what are u doing now?

September 15
Jane Doe
i just woke up gona go have my breakfast

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay good and let me know if u finish having ur breakfast
And can u ring me after finishing break fast

September 15
Jane Doe
breakfast can wait we talk now

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay and what did your friend said after u told him about the winning?

September 15
Jane Doe
She couldnt believe it i told her im still waitn as i need to pay my fees but was promised she told me she was gona FB you so i left it at that

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm and don't tell anyone about it again okay

Untill we deliver your money okay

September 15
Jane Doe
yes soo sori she i very good frend & i needed to talk to someone very sori i promise i wont tell anyone

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay who do u want to talk to now?

September 15
Jane Doe
no one

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay try to ring John now and tell him to go and send the money

September 15
Jane Doe
okay

September 15
Bobby Bill
And let me knw what he told you okay

Do you call him yet?

???

September 15
Jane Doe
yes have just finished talking to him he said he got the fees for delivery but not the taxes

September 15
Bobby Bill
Then tell him to go send the first so we are going to keep his winning money secured for him

As u did

September 15
Jane Doe
okay

September 15
Bobby Bill
Do that now and tell him to try and go and send the money at post shop now right now the post shop is opened allready

September 15
Jane Doe
he going to the postshop now

September 15
Bobby Bill
Okay did he have the address he going to send it too?

September 15
Jane Doe
yes the sameone i sent it 2

September 15
Bobby Bill
And tell him when he get to the post shop he should text me okay

Okay good

September 15
Jane Doe
yes

September 15
Bobby Bill
Ok

September 16
Bobby Bill
Hello Jane how are you doing there?

September 16
Bobby Bill
Hello

September 16
Jane Doe
Hello

September 16
Bobby Bill
Hi

September 16
Jane Doe
Having trouble understanding you sori this the best way to communicate

September 16
Bobby Bill
Okay
Are you still going to work today or you not going ???

September 16
Jane Doe
Have been so now time to relax been along couple of days

September 16
Bobby Bill
Okay that good and what time are you going to work tomorrow?

??

September 16
Jane Doe
I work nite shift so not till after 2pm

September 16
Bobby Bill
Okay
Have the bank alert you about your money?
U will be getting tomorrow?

September 16
Jane Doe
I have been checking but nothing has cum thru yet
Has John sent his fees yet he has not been communicating with me so I don't no wot going on with him

September 16
Jane Doe
Are you Thea I'm gona go to sleep soon

September 16
Bobby Bill
No he not yet the stored not open on saturday

September 16
Jane Doe
Okay

September 16
Bobby Bill
You said the bank told you they will release ur money in the next 48 hours right?

September 16
Jane Doe
Yes business time I applied Friday so 48 hours wud be monDay or tuesday

September 16
Bobby Bill
Okay
And did they seize the money or what I can't understand

September 16
Jane Doe
I had to apply for loan

September 16
Bobby Bill
Okay but whay can't you just demand for the 1800 direct ?

September 16
Jane Doe
As they want to no how I'm gona pay it back n if I can afford to pay it back n how long it gona take to pay back

September 16
Bobby Bill
I don't knw the rules there?
So I can't say

September 16
Jane Doe
It gives me a head ach the rules hea

September 16
Bobby Bill
What the rules?

Hold a mines pls

September 16
Jane Doe
That's just it too many rules just wot I said n my last emai

September 16
Jane Doe
I will FB you as soon as I hea back from the bank

Goodnite I'm off to bed

September 16
Bobby Bill
Okay night
Good
Hello

September 16
Bobby Bill
When do you apply for the loan???

Monday
Bobby Bill
Hello

Monday
Jane Doe
Morning

Monday
Bobby Bill
How are you where do you put your phone have been calling you since

Monday
Jane Doe
I have just got from feeding my animals I don't take my phone ncase it falls in the mud

Monday
Bobby Bill
Okay so what going on now?

Monday
Jane Doe
Have just looked to see if the money has come thru but it hasn't so it prob go thru tomorrow I hope

Monday
Bobby Bill
Okay and when are you going to get your paid?

Monday
Jane Doe
Thursday
Have you spoken to John

Monday
Bobby Bill
And what he said?

Monday
Jane Doe
Is he still going to send fees he unsure bout doing this he said he looked you up (but I'm not sure wot he meant) I need you to reassure me that it gona happen as I feel bit unsure

Monday
Bobby Bill
Jane I am here to help you okay and I promise you that you will get your money cash okay as soon you paid all the fees okay

I promise you that and don't let akuhata knws again if its your true friend he will help you out okay

Monday
Jane Doe
This is all of my savings I'm trying to get for you but that okay thank you for reasurring me I hoping that I will get the remanding fees for you $1800 Is that correct

Monday
Bobby Bill
Yes that's correct

Monday
Jane Doe
As soon as I no I promise I will FB you

Monday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm and don't talk to John about it again leave him alone okay

Monday
Jane Doe
Okay

Monday
Bobby Bill
Good and try to check your account again okay

Monday
Jane Doe
I checked before I cam on line but will check again

Monday
Bobby Bill
Ok good

Is there yet

Monday
Jane Doe
No still not there

Monday
Bobby Bill
Okay but you have credit card Jane??

Monday
Jane Doe
Yes have credit card but no money on it as it paid for my trip to Australia As soon as I no I will FB you

Monday
Bobby Bill
Ok

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Hi

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
How are you doing are you at work or where u at ?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
No was in bed sleeping

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay have they credit you the money?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
I looked before I came to bed in it wasn't in my bank

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Oh how much was in your bank now

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Zero dollars

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
So can you go back there tomorrow and tell them you have not receive any money yet?

??

Are you still there?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Have just looked the money in my account so will send to you

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
The money is there now or what?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Is Thea now

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Hello is the money now in your bank??

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Yes

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay and what time are you sending it tomorrow morning?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
9am

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm I will ring you then have a good rest now okay

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Okay

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Good have a good rest now okay

Tuesday
Jane Doe
I will FB you wen I've sent it okay

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm good

Tuesday
Jane Doe
MTCH: XXXXXXXXXX $1800 sent Wot happens now

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Hello Jane

How are you

You sent the whole 1,800???

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Okay a little nervous n xcited Yes the whole $1800

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm that will be deliver to you by tomorrow is that okay with yo Tomorrow morning? By 10:00am
Is that okay with you

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Yes that okay

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay and sorry because you didn't tell me that you sending the 1800 before so that why okay

Tuesday
Jane Doe
That okay I didn't no I was getting that amount you are rite if they are my friend they will help

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay you get it from your friends?

And what is the senders name?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Not all of it just a couple of hundred the rest was from me

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
????
Okay and check the mtcn very well again and give me again
And what is the senders name???

Tuesday
Jane Doe
MTCH: XXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
What is the senders name?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Im the sender Jane Doe

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Ok I got it no plm again so by tomorrow I will let you know okay

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Okay

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay got it

And when are you going to work?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Tomorrow 2pm

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Are you not going today again?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
My day off

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay so what are you doing today now

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Will go home feed my animals n clean my house

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay where u at now

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Heading back home

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay good

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Have a good day in I will talk to you later this afternoon I gona drive now

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Ok

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Hello

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Hello

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Hello Jane we confirm the payment you made and its 1,400 not 1800

Tuesday
Jane Doe
$1895 NZ dollars

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
The cashier said its 1400 That the amount we got here And the cashier have already registered it that u paid 1400 And we can't come untill u make the 400 Remaining Payment

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Not $1400 $1443.67 $1800 nz Y you not say anything sooner

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay you mean u sent 1443 ???

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Yes but it $1800 new Zealand which is wot you asked for do I need to put more in

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Yes you need to put more 400 dollars for new zealand money okay and don't worry about the rest I will help you with that okay

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Okay it will take me 2days to get fees

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay that thursday right?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
That's wen I get paid I hope there enough

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm
You are getting paid on thursday right?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Yes

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay and what time will you get the money sent?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
I will apply for it now

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay good and let me knw when. U done

Tuesday
Jane Doe
$400 NZ dollors

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Make it australia dollars okay

Tuesday
Jane Doe
How much is that I have asked for $400 NZ dollars
Not sure if I can get more

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay and let me know if. U get okay

And what are u doing now

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Just asked the bank for $400 NZ dollars

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay what did they said?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Will have to wait till tomorrow or next day they will let me no I wish had let me no earlier I could of sorted out earlier During business hours

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay what did they said?
Okay no plm

Tuesday
Jane Doe
It will take couple of days hope that okay

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Yes but will it be ready on thursday?

Or friday?

Tuesday
Jane Doe
I hope Thursday but I only have NZ dollars not Australia dollars

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm

Tuesday
Jane Doe
As soon as I no I will FB you

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay good and what are you doing now

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Getting ready for bed As it getting late

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Okay you can go sleep now have a good rest

Tuesday
Jane Doe
Thank you gudnite

Tuesday
Bobby Bill
Gud night

Yesterday
Jane Doe
morning bobby are you thea i have $400 NZ dollars is that it & i can go to postshop in transfer it now

I'm waiting for you to reply so I no wot to do next

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Hello

Hello

Wednesday
Jane Doe
Hello did you my message

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Yes I saw it go now and send the 400 dollars

Wednesday
Jane Doe
$400 NZ dollars will someone bring the money today

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Yes
Me and fedex man will be on our way

Wednesday
Jane Doe
K going post shop now will FB you wen it's done

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Ok

Wednesday
Jane Doe
Hello
MTCH: XXXXXXXXXX Wot happens now

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Okay in the next 8 hours
Okay we are going to be in new zealands

Wednesday
Jane Doe
So does mean you will deliver to my job as I'll be at work

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Hmmm yes as you wish And give me where you work address

Wednesday
Jane Doe
8pm tonite new Zealand time

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Yes

Wednesday
Jane Doe
Okay

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
What the address where you work at?

Wednesday
Jane Doe
XXXXXX

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Ok good

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
hello

Are you there Jane

Hello come online now

Wednesday
Jane Doe
Hello I'm at wrk it's nearly time

R u der

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Okay I know but your friend to you before she can send her money so we have to wait till she send it tomorrow so we can bring both your cash and your friend too I mean XXXXXX

Wednesday
Jane Doe
No no I am not being responsible 4 her

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
She said she want to hear from you first
And am sorry for that She said she message you

Wednesday
Jane Doe
Her and her husband are unsure, I do not want to wait 4 them. Do u understand

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm

Wednesday
Jane Doe
Whn is my money coming?

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
We are already on way we are going to be in your country airport in the next 20 mins

Wednesday
Jane Doe
How long till you get to my job?

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
We are at the airport now the plane will stop soon

Like 45 mins okay and be online till then

Wednesday
Jane Doe
I have to go back to work, what airport r u at?

Wednesday
Bobby Bill
Auckland International Airport

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Hello,Jane Doe how are you doing today i hope everything is going on well with you. I want you to know that we are already on way bring your money but right now we got blocked by the New Zealand Tax Collector and border protection and right now they are demanding us to pay for clearance before we can get the money to you so right now they are having the money with them and you know the money is sealed and cant be touched at all. So right now they want us to pay them the sum of $4,000.00 for clearance so right now you will have to pay the amount so that we can get your money cleared without any delay. So right now you will have to pay the money and let me know when you will send it and you will have to send it very fast so that they wont ask for demurage cos if we dont clear the money from them very fast they will ask us to pay demurage and i wont want you to pay that again.

Thursday
Jane Doe
take it out of the money you have on you now that is mine il be back soon.
what is demurage? I have just rung a cousin who lives in Auckland he may be able to come up with $2000 now

are you there please answer

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Hello am here

We are now in christchurch Are you there

Thursday
Jane Doe
how can you be in christchurch???

Thursday
Bobby Bill
We have been trasfered there by them

Thursday
Jane Doe
what is demurage

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Just tell your cousin to send the money to your account Delay fee

Thursday
Jane Doe
im stressing out here you have all my savings

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I knw I am trying to help you too

Just try as much as possible to get the money

Thursday
Jane Doe
you are not helping me, can you just give my money back and start again?

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Jane I am telling you I will help you and am trying to help you they want to seize the money and I don't want you to loose everything you have sent okay

Thursday
Jane Doe
I have nothing else I am so sad

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I want you to know after you pay this no more fees

But try to get the money from your cousin you called

I promised you that if you pay the money you will get your cash

Thursday
Jane Doe
he just rung he doesnt have it. theres no more money

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Try to get and let me knw how much you get

Thursday
Jane Doe
you promised me, there is no more money

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Ask him how much he got

Thursday
Jane Doe
hes not going to help me. give my money back

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Yes I promise you after this I promise u

Look here try to understand me we can't go back and the money is already recorded and your winning money is seized by New zealand force

Thursday
Jane Doe
I dont believed it, what airline are you on?

Thursday
Bobby Bill
We come with our pruvate plane which is fedex private plane

Thursday
Jane Doe
enough

Thursday
Bobby Bill
??

Hello are you there

Thursday
Jane Doe
i am still at work i cant answer my phone eitha

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay will you talk to me when u finish work?

Thursday
Jane Doe
this is wrong

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Jane try to understand me

The cash is been seized and we can leave it for them to take it away

Thursday
Jane Doe
understand what?

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Try to make the payment as fast as possible

Thursday
Jane Doe
NZ cant seize anyones money, you wouldnt of been able to bring it into the country unsecured

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Can't you readt the message I sent to you They said clearance fees

Thursday
Jane Doe
im going to ring my mate shes got money. I think?

im asking her now

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay

Hello

Thursday
Jane Doe
she said no she hasnt got it

12 hours ago
Bobby Bill
Tell her how much can she get for you

I can try to help you with money too

Okay

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Hello Jane are you there

Hello

Thursday
Jane Doe
hi

Thursday
Bobby Bill
how are you doing now

Thursday
Jane Doe
i was sleeping

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay so what happen now

Thursday
Jane Doe
im not sure

Thursday
Bobby Bill
How much have you got now

Thursday
Jane Doe
nothing will ask my mate again

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay but can't you request frm bank?

Thursday
Jane Doe
can only but ask but cant do that till 9am wea are you

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay when its 9am can u apply for that

Thursday
Jane Doe
yes wea are you now are you in nz

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Still in christchurch

Thursday
Jane Doe
okay i will come back on FB at 9am okay

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay I will be and are you sure the bank will give you the money

Thursday
Jane Doe
will try

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay good

Thursday
Jane Doe
talk soon okay

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay no plm

Thursday
Jane Doe
hello are you thea

Thursday
Jane Doe
bobby are you thea???

Thursday
Jane Doe
????

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Hello
Hello
Hello am here

Thursday
Jane Doe
why you not been on fb

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Sorry So what up How was it????

Thursday
Jane Doe
wot do mean wot up???

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I said how was it

Hello Are you there?

Thursday
Jane Doe
you have all my savings & promised me you coming i have been trying and dont no wot to do im sad az

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I am telling you try to get much as possible as you can to get money so they can release the money and you get ur cash

Thursday
Jane Doe
plse dont ring that number as i dont live thea no more

Thursday
Bobby Bill
The land line number?

Thursday
Jane Doe
the number you rung me on this morning i no longer live thea

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Y?

Thursday
Jane Doe
have tried to get money you said you wud help

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Yes but you have are getting your paid today right?

Thursday
Jane Doe
i still need to live and pay bills i have also tried my friend to see if she can give

Thursday
Bobby Bill
And what did she said
But u said u going to bank what did the bank told you

Thursday
Jane Doe
bank told me i had to wait as it abig amount you asking
She hasnt got back to me

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Wait till when?
Bank told you wait till when?
???

Thursday
Jane Doe
if it gets approved

Thursday
Bobby Bill
You apply today right?

Thursday
Jane Doe
yep

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay its suppose to ready by friday ar?
Is that right?

Thursday
Jane Doe
maybe i go back to bank in ask for 10,000.00 incase you ask for more fees?????

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Ok

Thursday
Jane Doe
ok wot

Thursday
Bobby Bill
When do you think it will be ready

Thursday
Jane Doe
for that amount it takes 2-4weeks

Thursday
Bobby Bill
How much do you apply?

Thursday
Jane Doe
are you still in christchurch maybe i can come thea

Thursday
Bobby Bill
We are going to go back today

Back to USA

So when yu get the money let me know

Thursday
Jane Doe
you said $4000 but do i need more

Thursday
Bobby Bill
No more fees

Thursday
Jane Doe
good so only need $4000.00 RIGHT???

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Yes

Thursday
Jane Doe
what time do you fly out

Thursday
Bobby Bill
In the next 30 mins

Thursday
Jane Doe
im there in 10min? whr can i meet you you can shout me a coffee

Thursday
Bobby Bill
You can't even meet us cuz the boss is already ready am the one delaying him so we have to go now
Bye

Thursday
Jane Doe
well isnt that convenient for you both

Thursday
Bobby Bill
He said is tired of New zealandSo am on the plane now plane moving already

Hold have to fasten my seat belt Tlk to you till will on air

Thursday
Jane Doe
It makes me sad that you not telling the truth being a man of GOD and all.. you promised me and you still asking for more have you ever heard of the phrase KARMA ?????

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Hey Jane . I

Thursday
Jane Doe
Hey Bobby I dont care

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I hate cheating on some one and I can't let you down am trying to make you understand this is not my fault and am promising you that if you get the 4,000 paid you will get ur cash

Thursday
Jane Doe
Watch out cos your in the air remember

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Yes I knw

Thursday
Jane Doe
OWWWWWWWW

Thursday
Bobby Bill
???!

Thursday
Jane Doe
Dont know how long till i can stay in contact because have now been evicted outta my house and living in my car.

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Gosh
But you are getting paid today use that to pay for fees

Thursday
Jane Doe
i gotta go now i cant stop crying

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Call me
Hello stop crying Jane okay I promise you you will get your money once you pay the money okay

Thursday
Jane Doe
il have to wait if its gets approved, XXXXXX hasnt got back to me can you call or try and get it from her sorry bibby i cnt stop can you try XXXXX again

Thursday
Bobby Bill
No u have to talk to her yur self or try to get it from another of your friends if she can't help u

Thursday
Jane Doe
i meant sorry bobby

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I rang XXXXX now I don't think she's a good friend to you she said she can't help you

But try to ring her now okay and let me know what she told you

And try to control your self stop crying

Thursday
Jane Doe
try harder she not answering my call, her husbands got lots of money

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay try another of ur friends Jane

They will help you

Thursday
Jane Doe
they dont have money XXXXX DOES

Thursday
Bobby Bill
I know XXXXX have the money but she don't want to help you

Thursday
Jane Doe
THINK OF WAY WE CAN GET IT OFF HER, HER HUSBANDS OWNS A BIG BUSINESS HERE IN NZ

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay

Can you go to her to see her faceto face

Thursday
Jane Doe
NO THEY LIVE TO FAR AWAY

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Ok But can u ring her husband

Thursday
Jane Doe
NO

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Y

Thursday
Jane Doe
I DONT NO HIS NUMBER

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Ok
Can you still go to the bank and confirm when the money will be ready

Thursday
Jane Doe
yes

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay can you go now or when will you go

Thursday
Jane Doe
yes can only ask

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Okay go now and ask And tell them u need it urgent

Thursday
Jane Doe
okay

Thursday
Bobby Bill
Hello Jane stop crying if u still crying okay

Thursday
Jane Doe
okay

"Jane" and her friend have now reported this to the Police and Bobby Bill continues to call both "Jane" and her friend on their cell phones.
I have befriended this individual who says he is an American army officer - just reading it he sounds nothing like an American with his writing. It seems clear to me that it is a scam. If I am sent a case of illegal something I will contact the police immediately.

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM, David Fisher <dfisher06 live.com> wrote:

Hello Jane

I am always glad to read back from you and my instincts sure tell me we are good match. There is an issue that has got me worried for some days now and i just thought now, why not share with you, as the saying goes" a problem shared, is a problem half solved"

On the 13th of November,2010 when the Taliban Insurgent attacked Afghanistan main airport, i was privileged to save a boy's life whose father, a wealthy Gold Merchant decided to reward me with 100 Kilo Gold Bar as personal Gift ( market worth of four million US Dollars).

However,i have a challenge which troubles my minds for some time now. My camp commandant is Anti Gay and he criticizes me a lot. He will seize the Gold Bar from me if he finds out and in order to avoid this,i plan to ship it ahead of our departure day from the camp as it approaches fast.

I want you to help me receive the GOLD BAR which i plan to ship through a private courier company here, i am willing to give you 30% of any amount that will be made from the sale of the GOLD BAR, but for now i just need to get this GOLD out of here, else i loose it completely.

I will gratefully appreciate your response so i can give you further details.

I earnestly look forward to your message.

David


To: dfisher06 live.com
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:55:41 +1200

Hi david - this sounds all strange- but I am very willing to help you...let me know


From: David Fisher <dfisher06 live.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Subject:
To: Jane Doe

Hello Jane

I am delighted that you are willing to help receive the Gold Bar. All i need from you is a receiving address, Name and phone number to which the courier company will ship the Gold Bar. Once i have these details, i shall proceed first thing tomorrow morning to the courier company by name Al Nasser Logistics - http //alnasserlogistics com to deposit the Gold bar for shipment to you.

I have meet with the Client service manager, Mr. Karim Alshear who explained to me that it takes 4-5 working days for the package to be delivered and necessary delivery information shall be provided, such as expected delivery date, tracking, etc

I await the Address, name and phone number so i can take it to the courier company first thing tomorrow morning an deposit the Gold Bar for shipment to you.

Thank you
David
I am listing my boat for sale and I got this text from this number +358 45 73950508: "is the boat still available for sale? get back to me with my email kobel.geo12 gmail.com"

I sent an email and this is the response I got:

From: kobel george <kobel.geo12 gmail.com>
Subject: Boat
Date: 10 September 2012 4:18:38 PM NZST

Hello,

I am Miss Kobel From United Kingdom,i will like to buy the Boat and i Will like to know the cost of the Boat and the condition of the Boat.And i will take Boate of all Shipment Preparations for the Boat to my home.Email me with more information about the Boat and i am very interested and am a serious buyer.And also get back to me with the actual price you are willing to sell the Boat.

Thanks
Get to mail me back soon.
I was using a paid Christian online dating website and was contacted by a scammer using the name Niel Robertson. He was pretty full on right from the start and I have sent through the chat messages we shared... there were a lot of links to love songs too.

View the communications between "Jane Doe" and Niel Robertson .pdf (1.19M)*
I am selling a motorbike using trademe - a guy from the UK contacted me - agreed price - PayPal fine - said he sent the money - i got an email from PayPal - He wanted money sent to the transporter - I phoned PayPal to check and it was a scam.

View the PayPal form .pdf (116k)*
Hi, I've been trying to sell my jet ski on Gumtree and I have so far just been contacted by scammers:

Scammer #1
On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM, John Doe wrote:
Hi there
The jet ski is still for sale.
John

On 04/09/2012, at 11:32 AM, "Kyle jones" <joneskyle02 gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for mailing back.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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking and I will really appreciate if you can email more info and if possible more photos.

I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my family . As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a paypal account proper at www paypal com au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address,so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.

Regards

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM, John Doe wrote:
Hi Kyle
The jet ski is in immaculate condition and there is nothing to worry about. I'm selling it due to I'm buying a house and need the extra money. They are the only photos I have I'm sorry.
Regarding your pick up, once the money has been transferred and I'm happy with it I will then release the ski to the agent. My PayPal is always_unco hotmail.com
John

On 04/09/2012, at 11:43 AM, "Kyle jones" wrote:
Ok mate,i will let you know when the payment has been made and also contact my pick up agent to get prepared for the collection and arrangement.

I will make the payment shortly and get back to you asap,please confirm the price once again before i make the payment.

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 4:02 AM, John Doe wrote:
Kyle what is your phone number I want to call you about something..
Thanks

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 4:03 AM, Kyle jones wrote:
We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Kyle jones wrote:
I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me $1,500 for pick up and delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters in the united kingdom and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $1,500 to the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent HQ in the UK through western union money transfer, this can be done from any post office,there is always western union money transfer section in most post offices,i would have done it myself but as i am at sea and didnt bring my credit card aboard,.I will appreciate your help here and thanks for your understanding.

From: Kyle jones
Date: 5 September 2012 7:24:48 AM ACST
To: John Doe
Subject: Re: Jet ski
I have just completed the payment and i expected paypal to have notified you to this effect.check your mail folders(inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $18,400 in all.i added $1,600 but $1,500 will be sent to my agent in United Kingdom through western union at post office,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee. Paypal said they will not release the fund until you email them the western union details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent.

Ronald Smith,
14, Cowell street,Chattham.
London,
United Kingdom.

Please get the necessary details sent to paypal (Money Transfer Control Number)MTCN and senders name and address used to send the $1,500 so that they can release the whole fund into your account.Please get back to me once done.

Thanks

Scammer #2
On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM, John Doe wrote:
Dave like I said to you in the MSG a couple days ago. It is in good condition and the price is $16,800.00
You said that it's all fine and want to put payment forward but I told you I won't be making payments to your pick up like you asked..

From: dave edmond <daved1516 gmail.com>
Date: 4 September 2012 5:21:42 PM ACST
To: John Doe
Subject: Re: Jet ski
Thank you for the mail,i am okay with the condition Likewise your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately, I'll have it for the listed price, please kindly send me your paypal payment email and name to set up purchase,i will arrange for pick up by my freight agent after the cleared payment via paypal. Also more pics will be appreciated.

Many Thanks

Scammer #3
From: Torres Diego <torres.espana.ambassadoroffice gmail.com>
Date: 3 September 2012 10:13:49 PM ACST
To: John Doe
Subject: Re: Jet ski
Hello,
Thanks for your response to my interests in your advert.. I'm Torres Diego, Originated from Spain but I have just been transfered to work in Malaysia as a senior marine engineer. I wiould be more than happy to know much about your ADVERT, please check below for the information that I need you to get back to me about:

Are you the first owner?
what is the present condition?
Can I have more descriptive photos?
What are your reason of selling?
Do you Really appreciate it?
WHAT IS THE FINAL PRICE?

Please get back to me ASAP.

BEST REGARDS,
ENGR. TORRES.

From: Torres Diego <torres.espana.ambassadoroffice gmail.com>
Date: 4 September 2012 12:12:37 PM ACST
To: John Doe
Subject: Re: Jet ski
Thanks a lot, I'm Engr Torres Diego, I works as a marine engineer on the ship and am presently writing you here on the sea where I always works.I have actually tried to get this kind of Merchandise here earlier, but most of the ones I got either have one fault or the other and some have even had inccidents in the past while some are extremely exorbitant.As to the price, Price is Ok. So if you deem the offer good enough, If this is acceptable kindly get back to me with your paypal email address and the details below so i can proceed with the payment. I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i do not have access to my bank account online, but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payments via PayPal and if you do not have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www paypal com I also want to let you know that I have a good private pick up agent that I have been dealing with for years back, I will send the pick up agent to your address for the picking up of the merchandise once the paymnet has been made and sorted out through paypal. Here is my ship phone contact +60109692743 or +601116280762, feel free to call me for better voice conversation if you wanted to.

I will need this following details so i can proceed with the payment right away
(1) Your Paypal account
(2) Your Paypal name
(3) Final price
(4) Pick up address
(5) Your own personal address
I'm sorry, just want to be sure about the sale before i proceed, i will be expecting your email.

THANKS .

BEST REGADRS,
ENGR. TORRES.
Hi, a scammer just tried to scam me, lucky my gut told me something wasnt right. Then found the same thing on this website

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 04:49:29 -0500
Subject: Re: car on trademe
From: hudsonjames07 googlemail.com
To: Jane Doe
Thanks Mate for the email,I'm seriously interested in buying this cars for my Dad and my Son, your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately,I'll take it. Before I proceed on,I will like to ask these few questions: why you're selling this Vehicle,it current condition, could you please send me its most recent picture for my viewing? I would have loved to come check it out my self but am currently in camp as military seer instructor for new recruits. I won't be able to leave the base until 22th of Dec , I however squeezed out time to check this posting as all personal dealings are highly restricted here, i really want this as a surprise gift for Them, so i won't let him know anything about this until it get delivered to him and due to the fact that phone calls making are restricted.PayPal is a secure means of payment so i will like to pay you via PayPal and if you don't have a account yet you can register at www paypal com or I pay through Bank transfer. so get back to me with either your PayPal email address or your bank account details so that I can make payment ASAP

Bank Name:
Holders Name:
Account Number:
Hope to read back from you.
Regard

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 4:56 AM, Jane wrote:
What car are you interested in?????????? Im sellin cos im moving to aussie. All recent photos are on trademe an all info im at work dont have access to computer only my phone. If interested please call me or check out listing then email me what car

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:01:21 -0500
Subject: Re: car on trademe
From: hudsonjames07 googlemail.com
To: Jane
thanks for the response,as i told you earlier,am currently in camp as military seer instructor for new recruits.we are not allow to go out of the camp..the only way i can make the payment is via online bank transfer,all i need is your bank details so i can proceed with the payment asap..am really interested in buying this for my Dad..Pls try to be considerate ...Am buying the 2 cars....

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 5:03 AM, Jane wrote:
So you would like both cars? I am not currently near a computer an do not have my bank acc details on me but will email you them to you tomorrow. How will you get the cars?

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:06:25 -0500
Subject: Re: car on trademe
From: hudsonjames07 googlemail.com
To: Jane
Yes I do..am really interested in buying the 2 cars for my dad and my Son...Once i have your bank details i will proceed with the payment and once the payment is confirm my pick up agent will come and pick up the vehicle at your location...i will be looking forward to read back from you regarding your bank details so i can proceed asap with the payment......

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 5:13 AM, Jane wrote:
will give you my friends acc details as will be easier. so you happy to pay 5200 for the celica and 7800 for the corolla?

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:16:34 -0500
Subject: Re: car on trademe
From: hudsonjames07 googlemail.com
To: Jane
i will be paying $12,000 for the Cars..you have to give me some discount since am buying the the 2cars.....Am more than happy to deposit the money to your friend account....once i have the bank details i will proceed with the payment asap....
James

I was contacted by a "Alice Dzamesi" on date site "JapanCupid com" on 24th August 2012.
The first message was to use email, which I did and then I noticed "her" profile had gone. I had been corresponding at length for a week and exchanged photos. and texts. I did some checks and the address was Accra and the phone was African. I was wary and refused to sent money for the internet connection when asked quoting I had no spare money. I started doing a full check on Saturday 1st September when I noticed a text was 2 sent 10hrs different instead of the 12hrs for Ghana. Also the routing was from a UK message centre. I then checked other texts and found them to have come from 2 other centres. Then I found the IP routing for the emails were all different and when checked they came up as private. I thought this strange for someone claiming to be sat at a pc in her room. Sunday I have done a picture search and found most belong to a 19yr old Mexican adult entertainment star called "True Tere" and a family shot is actually from "EifinHugs Photostream" and has been doctored.
I was suspicious from day one which is why I was asking the questions.
I must say "Alice" was very convincing but I knew not to send money, not that I have any!
I spent the weekend checking things out and finding the photos was the prove I needed. I haven't disclosed to "Alice" that I know she is fake. I also had a text last night but I haven't chatted again.
This is the second email "Alice" sent me. Good indication that she was after something!
From: alice dzamesi alicedzamesi gmail.com
Date: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Subject: more of me ...my love
To: "John"
I NEVER REALLY KNEW YOU YOU WERE JUST ANOTHER FRIEND BUT WHEN I GOT TO KNOW YOU I LET MY HEART UNBEND I COULDN'T HELP PAST MEMORIES THAT WOULD ONLY MAKE ME CRY I HAD TO FORGET MY FIRST LOVE AND GIVE LOVE ANOTHER TRY SO I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU AND I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING I JUST HAD TO LET YOU KNOW AND IF YOU EVER WONDER WHY I DONT KNOW WHAT I'LL SAY BUT JUST REMEMBER ONE THING I LOVE YOU
KISSES ALICE........
Following is a long email chain between a woman I have called "Jane" and a scammer claiming to be a soldier in Afghanistan
From: "medina smith" <sgt.medinasmith gmail.com>
To: "Jane"
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:57 PM
Subject: Medina from Cupid
hello

On 8/18/12, "Jane" wrote:
Thanks got your email will reply in the next few days

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: Medina from Cupid
how are you doing how was your going over there? ..Thanks for the message. yes am working for the united state army what do you do for living as well ? I am really interested to know you more. I am happy with the honesty you have exhibited in telling me about yourself, I will never dispute your own thoughts and believe. Like you, I am looking for a serious relationship with a tendency of marriage, and it has also been hard to find that right person,but I can assure you when i find one,I am going to hold her in a high esteem. I will like to know if you are very serious about going into a relationship. If i may ask, are you ready to give love another chance to swallow you up ?
As i said, i will like to know more about you.
When is your birthday?
Mine is 2nd of september,and was born 1966,
What sort of food do you like? and what is your favorites? I love eating healthy but very tasty and i can cook quite well. My favorite food is sandwich. Do you also like it, and i also like Pizza, it's very cool to keep the morning going. I would hate to cook something you don't like or have allergies to ( i mean if we end up being each others answer to true love). No issues for me on that front.
How tall are you? I am (6'0).
Do you drink coffee,tea or something else? Me i go nuts for a good coffee or a cup of tea, my friends call me a coffee freak.
Do you enjoy sport, play or watch? I love a lot of things both armchair and active.
Are you a Coke or Pepsi fan or neither? I take drinks but not compulsorily Pepsi or coke, i love flavored water.
Do you drink alcohol? if so what? I'm pretty well behaved on that front as a social drinker, I love to take Irish Cream especially Baileys as my favorite, or sometimes a bit of ALIZE. Do you like a glass of wine with meal? I enjoy a glass of wine with meal, , a candle light diner on a table for two(ME AND YOU HOPEFULLY).
Do you like cuddling and romance? I love them to the core.
What are the qualities you like in a man?
What do you think about my career as a soldier, is it ok with you? ..
All my plans for now are based on meeting my soul mate ,and relocate to be together,then I can push forward some other areas of my life,because i believe having a soul mate and settling down as a family is part of the significant thing we have to do in life (let me know your opinion).
I am romantic by nature and loving by soul. I love to help others and love the laughter of children. I believe in love and all that comes with being in love. I am not your usual man in thinking that love is how many women you sleep with, but believe that being loyal and loving to one woman is what makes love special. I believe intimacy is special in both forms. So many make the mistake of thinking intimacy is the simple act of sex. But to me intimacy is the touching of two souls, the beating of two hearts as one.
Romance is a lost art these days and a lot of people often forget that the simple things in life are often the sweetest. How special it can be when two in love can simply swap a kiss, or share a walk hand in hand under a full moon. I do not pretend to be the answer to lost love, or the answer to everlasting romance. But l love with my heart and feel with my soul. I know what it means to love and to have lust. But without the feeling of pain we can never become wiser. I truly believe that for each of us we have someone out there ready to win our hearts. But without the risk their cannot be victory.
Comfort is my watch word and i am comfortable in my own skin .
I take pretty care of my self and i will do the same for my woman.
So in having expressed my inner thoughts and desires..hope to read from you pretty soon :)

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: Medina from Cupid
Hi....how are you doing?
Your messages has really unleashed some unexpected feelings inside of me, that i am beginning to stay amazed like a kid, should i say it will be my privilege to have a may life, or should i celebrate that destiny has finally gotten me to my destination of true love, your words are zealous in nature and i feel it that you mean them.
You are a special type of a woman, you are amazing, i know your heart is truly love filled and honest.
I am Christian,I truly feel the same way about you.
I believe in true love and knows it exist, i also believe each one of us has our soul mates out there if we can locate them, i am ready to give love another chance to swallow me up, and ready for a life time commitment.
I will never take your heart for granted as it means alot to me, this i promise from the depth of my heart. I am ready to give every bit of my self as a commitment.
We share alot in common, i also love being creative and i admire the talent you've got in you, I am lucky I guess, all i have ever waited on, was meeting a woman of my dream, Now my feelings tell me you are the one, you are the one to accomplish my heart desire .
I want you to know their is nothing that is perfect in this whole wide world , so i am not into deceiving myself that i am going to meet a complete 100% my match,but a 90 will do, and you are just at that in my heart, the remaining ten percent will fill up when we are together to practice the chemistry part of our relationship, if we are both truly ready to build a relationship and live the rest of our lives together when we meet,we can both work towards that with assuring success, i am an optimistic type of person and do not believe anything is impossible, as we are and with what i have read from you, i know you are an adult of normal presence, a reasonable woman to be precise,women of your nature are not common and i know you are a gift bestowed on me to heal my broken heart, I know we are both going to find greatness in loving and living with each other, i am simple,open and easy to get on with, i have my whole heart filled with love which i am ready to give unconditionally to you if you will remain a promising woman, I will also need you to assure me that you will never break my heart,that is the worst thing that will happen to me again at this moment and it may lead to a havoc because i might not find a place in my heart to condone it.
My heart is tender and i have so much love to give like i fore said previously. i will care for you unconditionally if you will do the same to me too, this is my dreams, and i see it coming true with you and i know my heart will be glad when i get to you and i will have all cause to be happy having one of the best woman in the world.
I will be expecting to hear from you soonest, till then i will be thinking of your words cos it's so sweet and will hold you in a special place in my heart,hoping to be yours FOREVER. i will be expecting your email ... :)
thinking of you,

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 3:33 PM
Subject: wow wow wow
Hello !
WOW WOW WOW ...
I really appreciated getting your email.
I was so cool to learn more about you.
I love soft music and the company of the one my feelings go right with(TURNING OUT TO BE YOU)!!!
So i am really looking forward to that On some our first weekends together, I will also like to go to the lakes where we can relax or go for walks, swim (if it is not too cold) we can explore some of the places in Your city, and spend time soaking in each others company.
I believe being supportive would be good for us as a couple to build a life that we want to share.
But when you are ready it is not something you have to rush out and do right away if you do not want to.
I will support and encourage you to become all that you can do and be, to fulfill your potential the way God created you. I will walk by your side and listen to your words and be supportive no matter what life may bring for as long as i have breath in this body of mine.
I am a couch potato some times it depends on the company if it means snuggling up next to you as my lover then absolutely! But i am not a couch potato in the lazy sense of the word.
I can also be a bit of a neat freak at times. I just like it to be easy, spontaneous and know we do not come back to an absolute mess (particularly if i am going to come back home to tired to tidy up).
I will like to go on trips during the summer months, we could go on trips away together for romantic weekends and just play tourists as it were, just explore the country together and melt together in each others company.
It is funny, part of me is a very excited, I have known of people who met their special half's online and i hope mine does not pass me by. That is why i have really tried to be transparent, with nothing to hide from you. As each day draws near i find myself having more interest in you and although it is not long we met each other , it seems like an eternity. But as you know God gives good things to those who wait and trust him, never let a moment of doubt creep in.
I will be faithful to you all the days of my life, i will always be there for you, and i will spend all my energy building the best relationship for us to share all the days that we live under Gods sun. So for now i say bye and not forever. will wait to read from you...
cheers,

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: wow wow wow
hello
answers to your good question i am not from united kingdom and my son is 19 years old he school in turkey his name is Daniel and am in Herat camp here in Afghanistan i work as a military police my sister take good care of my son and my house i use her as my next of kin since my late wife is no more i hope to read from you soon

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:33 AM
Subject: more of me
hello
how are you thank you for the great words am so happy to learn more about you my sister and my son is now in the state for holiday cos all school is close for now he just finish is summer school and now they are in state wish i can join them soon and you too i will love to know you more cos you take my breath away any time i read from you. you are my angel sent from heaven to make me happy to teach me to love again and i will treat you right respect you hold you tight i will love you for who you are,
To your second question sorry you cant send me any mail or package cos i only put my family name there so you cant send me any package here but we can read through here and we can read from each other through email am so sorry to let you down on that but am assuring you all is going to be well.
You are in my thoughts all the time. I'd tell you you're in my heart,,but I don't feel like that would be right, because my heart is not mine anymore -- it belongs to you.
You are sweet, loving, caring,I need you to know I am with you through everything, the bad and the good. I've given you my heart and I hope that you won't break it. Keep it and give it some loving from time to time.
Though the miles separate us, the bond we have is far stronger.
You are the very one I have spent all these years looking for. You make me smile. You make me laugh. You make me whole. I can not describe the giddy feeling I have when you are near or even when you cross my mind.
I am so amazingly happy and content and forever I want to spend in your life, in your world, in your family, and in your arms.
Love always,

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:02 AM
Subject: my love
Hi
How are you doing? Just got back from a long patrol... I was thinking of you while on patrol and came up with my definition of respect:
R esponsibility
E xpressive
S upportive
P atience
E ndurance
C ommunication while practicing courtesy
T olerance
I would love you Define Love and respect in your next message.....
Can't wait to read from you My Soldier of mercy...

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: I want you Jane
Jane something in my mind wanna talk bout it
Feelings deep inside do not suppress it
This must be love,am not searching anymore I found the one for me
You are my destiny I want to be the one you seek in the morning before you go to sleep at nite I just want to be the one you holding i never want to see you cry Girl you know that i come running when you call from a thousand miles i said it see,what more can i say I just wanna be there I just wanna be the one you love I just wanna be the one you lean on I just wanna be there just like your shadow from now until tomorrow
See,i just wanna be there
Be the sun when your waking
Be your security,so let me be your gateman If you wanna get high,i could be JAMAICAN
Even if you wanna leave,i could be your vacation
What you wanna listen to,girl i could be your station I could be your vision to be your imagination I could be the superglue for your heart when its breaking I could slow it down,i could be your acceleration Girl,see i just wanna be your family I want you all up in my business
So that like you manage me Wanna be the Man she wanna see
Finally you can trust,
You can bank on my love
Guarantee I just wanna be there when you really need
Every single story about you and every little deed If this is convenient
Let me know expedient I just wanna be the last ingredient you need
Cuz its something Jane i know you must have heard a lot of stories about me I was lost like in the wilderness but you brought me back to life
You answer all the puzzles in my heart And thats why i never want us to be apart
Said i would never ever let you down I dont know why you have been running away from love I dont know why
You brought me peace of mind and thats why i never ever want us to be apart It is nice reading from you i really enjoy every little moment i read from you
Hopefully to hear from you soon

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 1:38 AM
Subject: WHAT ABOUT LETTER
I’ve been thinking about letters recently. The real kind, long hand.
And how terrible it is that nobody’s writing them any more. And so I decided to start one to you. My vision of you, In mind you are a purple orchid... exotic, tender, passionate and wild. Untouchable, fragrant bloom of dark desires...evoking my deepest thoughts Lost in the dreamy wonder of an eastern forest...You are there among the whispering glades...of soft green bamboo....delicately embracing the moist warm air of night....A lover of another world...of fantasies ethereal, yet profoundly real.....Earthy...My chocolate sweetness in distant lands.....A darkened flower of refined passion...... My purple orchid... you are.
The abyss of my heart is enthralled by your undying love. I absorb your tender kisses with my lips. The a Capella beat of your heart, close to mine, Reigns everlasting and true. In the acclivity of my soul once more I whisper, ("Again, you will come").
The grandeur of your embrace, The beauty of your touch. I`ll take hold of your hand.....as we fly to heaven. My days are filled with sun, while passion rules the nights...and you there in my mind, never leaving my sight. Flowers on our table... flowers in my hair, petals on our bed, love everywhere. Kisses passed between two loving hearts...and promises that we will never part. Dreams I hold onto, grasping them close...knowing in my soul, I`m luckier than most.
Wanting you every where with me all the time as my love and my life, needing more than a dream, sometimes so much, it makes me scream. Come to me love ...live in my day. I`ll love you forever in so many ways.
I`ll give you the moon and take down the stars....I`ll live in your world, go where you are. Just whisper warm words close to my ear.. and I will give you forever. Three roses for you, my love, today...white perfection in a long stemmed creation. Fragrant, like a thousand perfumes everlasting, eternally blessed A gift of passion, Trinity...In our love... three elements, given.... Faith, Hope and Love.. Three precious gifts of light .
For love will be, undeniable, yet challenged.... A world of conflict and separation...attempting togetherness? Driven by wild attraction, determination. Faith in the possibility, happiness Living in partnership, sharing...hope in the future together, fulfilling Loving, unconditionally, provocatively...Two lives in evolution, sharing... Living in harmony adversity....Faith, Hope and Love....The three perfect roses for I await from a love This was strongly built for you from my heart.
Smiles.a

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 3:03 PM
Subject: i wanna say more
I know you must have heard this,a million times before.
But girl here I am, I wanna say some more. It’s so amazing how you let me in your life. I’m so glad. Meanna know. Baby open the door to your heart let me enter. Your love is the purest thing that I ever felt. And being with you is the sweetest thing that I … that I ever dreamt. Take it from me. Hey With you is where I’ll rather be. And this are just some of the few things I wanna let you know. Climb the highest mountain and I will climb it with you. Baby believe, I’ll never let you go. Because with you is where I’ll rather be. And when you took my hand, you took me into the promise land. So girl, I promise I’ll be your man… I’ll be your man. Every time I go outside and I see the things outside. I always have to close my eyes to visualize what it feels like to be living in paradise. But when I read from you. And I look into your eyes through your picture, I never have to close my eyes to visualize what it feels like to be like to be living in paradise. This is no ordinary love. It’s an extraordinary feeling. Makes me wanna touch the ceiling. Make me feel like am flying. Make me want to be reveling. Cos I want you to be sure. That I’m not lying. There’s no denying. That I want you more and more. Every time that I’m around you, I hear gunshots no more. There’s peace all around me. You got me feeling like a don. So many things I wanna say to you. But I cannot find the words. Got me feeling like a king, got me feeling like an innocent. See, your love must be sound-proof, cos I don’t hear what the people say. I’m born-again, everyday. Take it from me. With you is where I’ll rather be. Hi! And these are some of the few things I wanna let you know. Swim the deepest sea and I’ll swim it with you. Baby believe I’ll never let you go. With you is where I’ll rather be. And when you took my hand, you took me into the promise land.
So I promise baby, I’ll be your man…

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: An Entrapment
My love, I have tried with all my being to grasp a form comparable to thine own, but nothing seems worthy;
I know now why Shakespeare could not compare his love to a summer’s day. It would be a crime to denounce the beauty of such a creature as thee, to simply cast away the precision God had placed in forging you.
Each facet of your being whether it physical or spiritual is an ensnarement from which there is no release. But I do not wish release. I wish to stay entrapped forever. With you for all eternity. Our hearts, always as one.
To your question my profile was sign up by my sister and she live in uk is ex hubby is from united kingdom and she is a disable she is not working any more am from united state i have few months more here in Afghanistan and my mum and dad are late i dont want to talk about my parent try to understand me my sis name is Beth Rodenberger and she is with my son in state right now but she stay in united kingdom i hope i have answer all your questions hope to read from you soon

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: Hi Hun - Did u get My Pic Ok
hello my love thank you for the picture i will love to reply to your question about where i live in the state with my son and my sister is there as well Quakertown, Pennsylvania zip code 18951 USA i hope i have clear all your question babe and i will let you know that any one who contact me i told them i have found the right woman and that is you my love i will put your name to them and tell all of them again your name i love you so much

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:17 PM
Subject: Happy Sunday
Jane a stranger you were once. Then, with a gentle look you took my hand. As our lives engaged, you lit my life and I held both your hands. Now that decades have passed, ours souls have indeed become one. How fortunate we are that we have found the love so true that everyone dreams about. once again
Happy Sunday

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:01 AM
Subject: Your Name
I wrote your name in the sky, but the wind blew it away. I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay.
babe i got an emergency call from home that my son is really sick that need fast operation babe i need 2650$ babe can help me i will return it back as soon i get my monthly salary i have send the one i have to my sister and i have ask my few colleagues here they all told me they dont have you are my last hope my love will you help me out my love

"Jane" was fully prepared for the request for money and was relieved when it finally arrived after all the over the top emails...
On 8/27/12, "Jane" wrote:
Hiya Hun !
Morning !
Once Again thanks heaps for your last two Poems so sorry to hear about Daniel what is wrong with him ?
Hun I would have LOVED TO HELP if I could but I don't have any spare $$$$ I live from week to week....I only live on about $140 NZ each week after all my expenses have gone out....Because it is a FAMILY EMERGENCY Your Boss's should FLY u out and get u out to see him....You have devoted so much time to them so they should be able to help u the other option is your Bank can u get a Overdraft from them...If I did find I had some spare $$$ how would I get it to you as it takes along time to get money to People overseas.....Do have a Visa or Bank Card either that u could get $$$ out of that ? That is allot of $$$ that u have to find to be able to fly out is that just for the Ticket ? As I have said the Army should fly u out with it being a Family emergancy.......Sorry that I can't help you in any major way I hope u can understand where I am coming from and I am only on a Government Benefit and only get paid from my Job every 2nd week and don't get paid again until the just under two weeks....... Other wise I hope u are doing ok, this must have come as a Big Shock to here about Daniel has he suddenly got sick with having to have an operation....Is it his Appendix's....I had to have mine out suddenly in 2003.......

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: Your Name
hello my love how are you babe i miss you so much babe about my son if i buy ticket with the money that i suppose to send to him babe and if we need to apply for loan there should be notice and i dont give my boss notice and even i just pay for my mortgage all i have on me i just use to pay for his bills and i need 2650$ but babe any amount you can raise i understand you and i know what you too may be going through over there but i will give you all assurance that you will get it back if you help me out am in the rain please i need an umbrella from you cover me from cold my Queen it is your son my love please my Queen i will really love if you can help me with any amount my love

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:16 AM
Subject: DISAPPOINTED
Jane, I came on here after a busy day to send you an e-mail after I have a shower ! And i got your message! Saying (NOT GIVING SENDING MONEY OVER SEAS to people as she thinks there is allot of SCAMS, 1Is this True about Daniel , 2 How long have u been on this Dating Site ? do you know what it brought me ? Tears....It hurt so much that someone i Love with all that i am presently don't even trust me!.. Last night you asked for many questions, I knew that was what you wanted to do!. But yet stıll I smile and told you everything! Why do you put friend into our relationship and why do you allow the thought of doubt in the relationship? Jane it so painful!.. Why did you? Why ?!..
Jane Honestly, I am DISAPPOINTED!why must it be you ? As i am writing this e-mail! Gods knows i am in tears! because the one person i love with all my life cant even trust me, Yesterday you kept asking questions after questions but i was answering them with Joy and Delights because i knew everything about me i needed to tell you and you need to know everything! and you make a friend to change your mind you allow a friend to rule our relationship and our son life you leave it for danger i cant believe that you are the one that comfort me in your last email that all will be okay i cant believe that you are the one asking another question that am i real and is Daniel sickness real what prove do you want and how can i show you how i care i can see that you don't want me to rule the relationship you prefer that your friend should rule it for you after putting all my life, love in you well i join the site four weeks ago and i have not been on it for some time since i register due to lost of a friend in camp here but i think i have to move on that when i met you and i have not be chatting with any lady and i am honest i told every body on the site that i have found the right woman and that is you Jane,and you promise you will do something about our son now you said you cant any more all i will say is why? Jane you are my angel my once in a life time.
If it was because of what i asked yesterday that's allowing all this to come up! Jane Please i beg you,Lets just forget i ask you and don't bother sending the money again...If you cant help me with our son health doesn't mean i would stop loving you !.The best thing that happened in my life was the day when we first met on here. You captured my heart.As time passed by, we became close, not just as friends but more than that.You brought back the light into my life when all I could see was darkness, you brought back the smile to my face when all I could do was frown, but most important, you brought back the love and trust that I had lost for people and you brought it back twice as much for me to give to you than I had previously given before.
God knows I would do anything to make you happy! And i have never sat down for a Second to doubt or think twice of anything you told me!
neither did i ever thought of doubting you ! Why ? Because i love you and i know you wouldn't lie to me!Why cant you do the same ?..Why did you do this to me, when you knew I would have done anything for you, when you knew that all my dreams, wishes and hopes surrounded you, when you knew that not having you in my life would instantly kill my heart? I'm all shattered and everything I see is blue. But I know I can't change your mind and more importantly, I can't change what you feel in your heart, so all I can ask you is, why Jane?
In Tears...
Medina

On 8/28/12, "Jane" wrote:
Hiya Hun !
I am going to reply to this e-mail a bit later this morning ok as I have to Baby-sit again this morning....Yes I am like u have been very Sad too...and yes have had to hold it together...I will reply more to u in my next e-mail and hopefully I can do it this morning but if I can't get into my e-mails I will have to do it when I get home this arvo....Hun I need you to send the last e-mail that u sent me yesterday as I deleted it by mistake last night and NO not on purpose..... Your last e-mail has all the Bank Details that u were telling me about that I need to know so Can u please send me the e-mail again.......Yes I am tired too after having work yesterday and another late night so hopefully I will be thinking right when I send u this next e-mail...... Hope u can forgive me after all that is going on.....
Love & Blessings

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: DISAPPOINTED
babe just got message from my sister she cant collect western union babe send it through money gram and she is in private hospital at Pennsburg so babe if you want to send there will correction in the address my love use this address i have make the correction my love
Name: Beth Rodenberger
City: Pennsburg
State: PA
Zipcode: 18073 USA
babe am sorry for disturbing you my love thank you for standing by me i really love it my Queen i will do more for you my love your love in my heart will never ever die my love

On 8/29/12, "Jane" wrote:
Hiya Hun !
Yes i am back...As I said I have been like u in deep emotion too about all this and Yes I FEEL AWFULL how I have HURT U SO MUCH and I HOPE U CAN FORGIVE ME....When I sent u that e-mail last night I had just got home and was very tired after my long day at work and then had to go around to my friends to find out if I had to look after her daughter today as needed to know with planning my day today.....Since sending the last e-mail I have rang my bank to find out what the exchange rate is between NZ & USA and to find out a way to send the $$$ to u and have found out that can get a Express Card here and Put some $$$ on to it this end and then send u or your sister a Card for your end and you can get the $$$$ out your end from a Money Machine...If I went through any other way it would cost alot of Bank Fee's my end and your end so in the next few days I will look into that and when I can get to town and as I have said it want be until NEXT WEEK that I can see what Spare $$$$ I have left and when i get Paid on the 8th with my Job I will know then also what Spare $$$ I have......Yes HUN I am still going to do it but as I have said I don't know when.....I will e-mail u and tell u once I have put the $$$ in and you or your sister have got the Card your end....I will have to post the Card from here and am not sure how long that will take to get to your sister....I will need a Postal Address for her to get this Card to her seem I can not send anything to u where u are at the moment....I found out at today if I was sending $50 NZ that would be about $40 USA....SO HUN yes I am working on it at this end.......Thank u for sending me the e-mail again this morning so I have the details of your Sister.....If I could would have taken out a LOAN this end but I already have a LOAN with my Bank that I am Paying Back and can not increase the Size of my Loan anymore........

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: DISAPPOINTED
hello my love i have understand every thing. that is among things we face in relationship up and down but thanks to Almighty God for bring us back to where we both belong babe if you wanna send money to my sister you can use money gram and she will get it in a minute all you need to do his ask your bank money gram and send it through money gram i send my through money gram and very fast and secure my love it does not have any stress and doesn't take long so babe and the sending fee is not much my love babe like i told you Daniel heart can beat normally his heart is failing so they need to do an operation for him i just pray that he survive it my Queen cos that my life you and my son and my sister is all i have in this sinful world babe all i will say is let forget the past and face the future i promise you that you will never ever going to regret my love stay bless i will put my heart together to compose you great poem my love cos my brain is down i cant think fast babe i love you i will be fine my love thank you for standing by me i love you my Queen

After some more over the top emails, "Jane" sent this email
On 8/29/12, "Jane" wrote:
Hi !
Thanks for your e-mail....Something big has happened here to night I got this awful threating Txt from my friend and then a e-mail to say that she has contacted the Police in Quekertown....Do u want me to forward it to me as she still thinks you are Scam....I am in tears tonight and it has hurt me all so much...she is threating to tell my daughter about us and that u are a Scam and that she is going to tell my Parents all about the e-mails that I have sent u from her Computer..... I don't know what to do am SO HURT by all that she has done as I have helped her so much....I am shaking as I send u this e-mail as can not sleep....What shall I do......

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: seven words
hello i wanna ask you another question do you tell her and do you let her read conversation babe cant you go to cafe and stop going to email me in her house she is jealous believe me but i will never say a word maybe i need to forget about you cos i hate people doubting me i need to move forward in life cos every night your friend control you like she is your boss and she is your parent even me i never control you the way she do think she is jealous that why i never been on Girls date for Free i told you the time i join how come we contacted each other last years all this is a bug liar wise up babe am off think it twice and follow your heart

On 8/29/12, "Jane" wrote:
I have stopped going to her place....She has hacked into my e-mails that I have sent u from her Computer....Yes it has hurt me so much what she has done to me...have not slept now....have to sort out things today...Are u annoyed with me.....Don't worry I have got some plans to that I am working on to deal with her.....That is sad that u want to forget about me as I thought we had a connection..... Must go now....

"Jane" decided she couldn't be bothered entertaining the scammer any further and has since received these emails:
From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: seven words
i did not mean i wanna leave you babe but i hate people doubting me and i hate friends ruling us we are mature my love babe i love every thing about you and i love you for who you are my love

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: seven words
All the love that history knows,is said to be in every rose.Yet all that could be found in two, is less than what I feel for you Jane.

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:59 AM
Subject: A White Rose
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.

From: "medina smith"
To: "Jane"
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: seven words
hey babe i hope you are okay i love you why dont you reply me before you go to bed my love is this over or what babe am worried my Queen
Someone has hacked facebook pages and is offering $75,000 and a free laptop to you from familysupport hotmail.com. You have to write to them and then you fill out a form with your passwords and then they ask you for $420 for delivery fee.

I received an email from an Online Dating Scammer who is trying to get money out of me, the name on the passport he sent - Matthew Cooper, and the name he uses - Keith Franklin do not match, he says it belongs to a friend of his, but I doubt it - and the address he gave is a hotel in London and they have never heard of him - I emailed them to ask if he was staying there.

He is using keithfranklin.mercer yahoo.co.uk as his email address. He said he was a New Zealander and was in London on business on Badoo and got me chatting with him on Yahoo Messenger then asked me for money and he keeps insisting I send it to him - I have kept saying no. He sent me his phone number, photo of someone's New Zealand passport and his address in London (which is a hotel), I have telephoned the number he gave me and he speaks with a foreign accent (definitely not a New Zealand one)

He asked me for $400 to buy his air ticket so he could come home to me - ha I've never met the guy and I sure as hell was not sending him any money. He told me he was transferred from NZ over to there by some guy to complete a project but in his Badoo profile he said he was taken to live in Holland by his parents when he was 15yrs old.

Please watch out for guys that insist they are in love with you after only a few messages, the messages are in disjointed or bad English, give you their email addresses (most of the sites are safe to chat on and it is easy to report the guys) and want you to go on messaging sites (both these things cos they say it is easier to chat and because they hardly use the site).
Hi. I have received a message on Facebook from a Barrister Fred Pari that I have inherited money from a person I don't even know, but he had the same surname as me. He claims the person also comes from South Africa, but lived in Togo and that I have to fill in these forms for the bank to claim my inheritance, but the forms asks questions like my hair and eye colour and my height. That is when I knew it was a scam, why would a bank ask questions like that? He also told me that he paid the money neccesary for the bank to release the money and that I only have to send my details and a copy of my ID and passport.

From: BTCI TG <frdbtci btci.freeiz.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Subject: ATTN: Name Removed. == ACKNOWLEDGMENT / FORMS C1 & C ATTACHED IN THE FILES.

OUR REF: BTCI/TG/IJ01-FR/12
OUR REF : ………………………………………

21ST JULY 2012.

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOSEPH D. ZOUMBAH (Director of Operations).

ATTN: Name Removed, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

MADAM,

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF US$18,200.000.00 ONLY FROM THE A/C OF ENGR. JOHN TERRY JACOBS A/C N°: 87-534411-68.

DOWN LOAD THE ATTACHED FILES TO VIEW OUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER AND FORMS WHICH YOU MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN BACK TO US WITH THE LATE APPLICATION / ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF US$450.00.

THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

MRS. FLORENCE SAHA. (SECRETARY).
For DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS.

Click here to view the forms and letter .pdf (400k)*

From: Fred Pari <parifred gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 9:49
Subject: passport/license/family.

Be serious.

Fred Esq

Click here to view 'Fred's' licence to practice, his passport and a photo of 'Fred's' client .pdf (356k)*

My recent experience which took place between 7-9th July 2012
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Julie Giovinazzi/ Harry Tah
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Scammer claimed to have Teacup Yorkshire Terrier Puppies available for sale, also to be a breeder in Nelson NZ, different websites had different places of where they were based.
Organises to sell a pup and and fly it to you the next day. Gives a price but doesn't ask for funds until just before the flights for the animal, then it's a rush to get the animal on the plane. Some story about Husband living in Cameroon Africa as a petrochemical engineer along with living there with 2 of the 4 kids they have. She is supposedly the wife with 2 of the kids as well living and breeding these dogs in Nelson NZ.
Money to be transferred via Western Union so that the daughter in Cameroon had money to party with for her birthday soon. So you pay the transfer and then she starts having trouble shipping the animal, says she'll call,she only did call after i emailed and went berserk, very bad reception, sounded french and not able to understand what was said then she hung up. Then emails saying that the reception was very poor at Nelson Airport where she trying to sort out the transport for the dog. Says she's working on a solution and will have the animal sent to the house instead of collecting from the airport so there's no further inconvenience on my part.
Animal never shows, you never hear back from the scammer. Money's gone. NO refund. I googled the email address of the scammer and she is still advertising all over the internet globally with all free classified advertisers, I contacted a several sites in Australia to alert them suggesting they take her off their site and one replied, they looked at my communications with her and they emailed her asking why there was non delivery of the dog, the scammer then replied to them stating that she's been on vacation and that the puppies are still available and that there has never been a case of non delivery. This was 2 days after my dog was to be delivered. They have removed her from their site.
The scammer never used any salutation or sign off, only name is from what comes through from the email address. Julie Giovinazzi and the money transfer name to Harry Tah.
Funds Lost to scammer $714NZD
Extremely elaborate web of lies even well after money has been transferred.
Thanks
Hi this is matthew that enquired about your car advert on gumtree ,sorry for the late response as have been having problem with my personal email so i decided to email you from our family email address. 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 15days off and 15days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. What is your last negotiable price? and where is it located at the moment?
I am buying this for my for my holiday, and i want it to be delivered before my arrival in NT . However,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 to my family.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit,using ppal instant bank wire transfer service, I will need your bank details.If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up apaypal account proper at www paypal com au and I will make the payment through paypal, this way, all I will need is your paypal email address.
Cheers!!
Hi there, I was looking for accommodation in the first half of the year and today a email came to me again this person tells you there are out of the country but you can get the key and move in while they away, it was a to good to be true, that's for a couple of months.
I did not take up the offer, yet it is still going 6-months later sending me the email again.I have deleted the emails and letter with lovely pictures about the place back in April but this is the email today.

ROOMS AVAILABLE IN AUCKLAND
Jacqueline Fitzgerald jacqueline jacquerentals.hyperoffice.com
Apr 14
to sweetjacqui2324
Hello,
I just saw your advert that you need a room in Auckland. I'll like you to send a message to my private email: sweetjacqui2324 yahoo.com so that i can tell and send you more details about the rooms i have up for rent and am sure you will like it.

Hope to read from you again soon.

Best Regards,
Jacqueline Fitzgerald

Hi there, I was looking for a job on the Internet and found a good job part-time office work so I email sent my C.V and records and an email arrived back

Re: Reply to your "personal assistant needed" Ad on Gumtree
Antony Parker antonyparker473 yahoo.com
Jun 29 (5 days ago)

Dear Applicant,
I got your reply for the job as an Admistrative assistant. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in the United Kingdom for a short business trip so there will be no interview. I will pre-pay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don't have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothings business , Artworks and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 10 and 15hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $400.00. That is not a bad offer is it? . I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in the United Kingdom. I will return back to New Zealand by July 13, 2012 so this process will be going - on till i get back to the New Zealand.If you don't mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term and you working as our administrative assitant in my company.

Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear from you right away . I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothings. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping . All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money Order/Travellers cheque to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money order/Traveller check. Kindly provide me with the following details below :

Full Name;
Full Address:(NOT P.O..BOX)
City:
State:
Country:
Postal:
cell Phone Number:
Home phone:
Age:
Present occupation:
Best time to call:

So that the Travellers check can be forwarded to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you. Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap. you can send your information to the email address : judedonald59 yahoo.com

Thank You!!!
Honesty, loyalty and punctuality is my watchword.
I was also contacted by the scammer James Hudson I see he has done a horse, a boat, a car and now almost our classic Mercedes bus!

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM,wrote:
Thanks for your text, I did try to phone back... Which bus? 41 seater Classic Mercedes or 10 seater minibus?

From: hudson james
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: trademe bus
Thanks for the response,what is the current condition of the vehicle an what is your asking price?

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM,wrote:
ALL details are already on Trademe...

From: hudson james
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: trademe bus
Thanks Mate for the email,I'm seriously interested in buying this for my Dad, your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately,I'll take it. Before I proceed on,I will like to ask these few questions: why you're selling this Vehicle,it current condition, could you please send me its most recent picture for my viewing? I would have loved to come check it out my self but am currently in camp as military seer instructor for new recruits. I won't be able to leave the base until 22th of Dec , I however squeezed out time to check this posting as all personal dealings are highly restricted here, i really want this as a surprise gift for my Dad, so i won't let him know anything about this until it get delivered to him and due to the fact that phone calls making are restricted.PayPal is a secure means of payment so i will like to pay you via PayPal and if you dont have a account yet you can register at www.paypal.com or I pay through Bank transfer. so get back to me with either your PayPal email address or your bank account details so that I can make payment ASAP
Bank Name:
Holders Name:
Account Number:
Hope to read back from you.
Regard

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM, wrote:
Hi James, Photos attached... Your dad will love the Mercedes and she has a certified tow bar. When its paid, I will remove it from Trademe. it had many fans and watchers, but first up is best dressed.

From: hudson james
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: trademe bus
Thanks for getting back to me,i am very okay with the bus and the condition my Dad will be happy to have this bus..i need your Holder name of the account,so that i can proceed with the payment asap

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 4:39 AM, wrote:
Hi James,
Where does your dad live? what town? Just wondering when it will be delivered as you will need to arrange insurance...
Thanks

From: hudson james
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: trademe bus
Hi,
I just completed the payment via Scotia Bank Now as i receive a mail from them,i make a total of $39,850 was sent $37,500 for the merchandise and the extra $2,350 for my Agent shipper's charges which you will be sending to the address below via western union
Name-Jamie Edwards
Address-537 Yardley Green
City- Stechford Birmingham
Postal code- B33 8TH
United Kingdom
My Agent shipper would be coming around to your area to have the merchandise picked up once you have sent the shipping charges fee to them, as i need you to let me know what time you want them to come and where (your address & phone # you can be reached on)you can check your spam or Junk inbox if you have not receive the payment in your mean inbox as i have the copy of the payment I will be waiting to hear from you once the money has been sent to my shipper.Thanks for the business.

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM, wrote:
I don’t understand...
Are you shipping this bus to the United Kingdom?

From: hudson james
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: trademe bus
Thanks for getting back to me,the agent fees is only going to there head quarters which is in UK all fees are meant to be paid there,the Bus is not going to UK,just do what ever my bank as you to do in other to receive your whole money..i think you understand what you need to do from your end in other to complete this transaction?
Regards
James

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM, wrote:
can we drive to your dads to save these extra fees?

From: hudson james
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: trademe bus
My Dad doesn't stay in New Zealand,he stays in Australia,a courier agent will be suitable for the Bus pick up i have arrange all the necessary information...all you need it to complete the transaction from your end and once is being done,the whole money will be release and my courier agent will come and pick up the bus at your location..i will be looking forward to read from you

From: hudson james <hudsonjames08 googlemail.com>
Date: 23 June 2012 2:46:37 PM NZST
Subject: Re: txt message
I was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up of the boat,I got an email from my agent...he said he won't come for the pick up unless i pay the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule suitable a pick up date and time and my pick up agent Headquarters is in the United Kingdom where all commissions payments made for pick up from anywhere in the world is sent to their Headquarters in the UK and the only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online (www westernunion com) but it requires a credit card to make the transfer online which i don't have access to and there is no post office close here.(there is usually a western union section in most post offices).So now i will include the $1,350.00 NZD they charged to pick it up After you receiving the confirmation email from My Bank after i have made the payments to you and received the whole money, I will need you to help me send the $1,350.00NZD to my pick up agent address via western union money transfer.The western union money transfer can be made at a post office or online at www westernunion com.I will be making the payments of about $15,350.00 NZD to you shortly and will email you as soon as am done I await your response..Thanks in Advance

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 6:58 PM, wrote:
James, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH...
This was on a police report...
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM, wrote:
Hi James,
I will post to you all the photos I have with the boat, but most of them are on Trade Me; the only photo left is when I bought the boat, with the $14000 price tag! If you require that one, I can post it to you!
It is nothing at all wrong with the boat, still got 3/4 full tank of petrol

From: hudson james <hudsonjames08 googlemail.
WAS THE MEANING OF THIS BULL...?
Hi! I signed up to several flatting listing in new zealand since i have arrived so in turn i have received a couple of emails from people i don't know. but i have notice a pattern, I know it might be presumptuous of me to say that this is a scam, but i indeed receive a couple of emails that i received from different listings that the say almost the same things, that they are not in the country and that i will have to send them the money and in turn they will send me keys. I have not sent them anything though except my details. I hope my reporting of this incident will help somebody else.

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:13:16 +0200
Subject: Re: Enquiry regarding your flat profile on nzflatmates
From: williamsgebson101 gmail.com
Hello,
Thanks for the email. I Dr. Williams Gebson own the 2 bedroom and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that makes me and my wife to leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. So for now, We are here in west Africa,Nigeria our new house and also with the keys of the house, we try to look for an agent that we can give this documents before we left but could not see and we are as well as don't want our house to be used any how in our present that is why we took it along with us. I and my wife came over to West Africa,Nigeria for a missionary work, so i hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house. So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting home.
Hope you are okay with the price of $600(1 months first payment) with hydro,heat laundry facilities, air condition and so on. I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP, below is the application form for you to fill and discuss on how to get the house for rent,this is the address of the home below.
Here is the Apartment Address location ::::(Cook St Auckland 1010, New Zealand )

RENT APPLICATION FORM
Also, Pls let me get this answer.
1)Your Full Name
2)Your Full Address & Phone Number
3)How old are you?
4)Are you married?
5)Sex
6)How many people will be living in the house?
7)Do you have a pet?
8)Do you have a car?
9)Occupation?
10)Short or Long Term Lease ?
11) When are you intending to move in : Date :
12) Deposit : One Month or Two month rent deposit needed before moving in

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you,please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words, you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.
Regards.
Await your reply.
Thanks


On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:06 AM, wrote:
Hi!
i understand that you are not in the country to transact but how will i pay (in case i rent the place) and how will the utilities be paid if you and your family's not here. i'm sorry i have a lot of questions its just that i want to make sure i got this right. anyway here's the answer to your query:


On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 4:51 AM, williams gebson wrote:
Thanks for the email, i want you to know that it will be my pleasure renting my apartment to you and i will like you to promise me that when you get the keys and the documents to the apartment you will take good care of the apartment as if it was yours and thanks for the understanding too....you will be making the payment via Western Union near you....so i will like you to know that the keys and the documents are ready to be ship out to you and i will like you to confirmed the address you gave to me after confirming your address i will forward you the details which you will use to make the payment via Western Union near you ..
Awaiting Your Response ASAP


Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:40:08 -0700
Subject: Re: Enquiry regarding your flat profile on nzflatmates
From: williamsgebson101 gmail.com
Hello i haven't heard from you and i hope there is no problem


On 6/23/12, wrote:
are you renting another property because i saw another ad same as yours only that he is using a different name and a different address...


Subject: Re: Enquiry regarding your flat profile on nzflatmates
From: williamsgebson101 gmail.com
Thanks for the email again,I will like you to know that I am only renting one apartment and the apartment belongs to me okay so there is notting to be worried about,,,
Awaiting Your Response ASAP


Email #2

Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:34:09 -0700
From: ka_yasu yahoo.co.nz
Subject: Thanks for emailing me Vincent St. Auckland
Thanks for emailing me regarding the house is still available, I am the owner of the property you are making inquiry of. Actually i resided in the property with my family, such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in the (London) and presently my property is still available for rent.Including the utilities like water, washer and security, it is furnished but if u which to move in with your furniture's no problem., Pls i want you to note that i am a kind and honest man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give you for rent, i will want you to take absolute maintenance of my property and want you to treat it as your own, money is not the most important thing but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up

Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to receive your email as soon as possible.Here is my phone number: Here is my phone number+23481964497

I am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the Apartment and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information.

P.S: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW THE INTERIOR PART OF THE HOUSE BECAUSE I HAVE THE KEYS HERE WITH ME BUT I CAN SEND YOU PICTURES.
Hi,
I had this weird email regarding my listing on trade me! It looks too good to be true, so I just forward the email to you! Initial, he/she contacted me from this number : 16236985977 from freesmszone com

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM, wrote:
Hi,
I just received a message from you! sorry, what item you are looking for?

On 23/06/2012, at 1:34 PM, hudson james wrote:
i am interested in buying all you have listed on Trademe...kindly send me some picture and what is your current price?hope to read from you back

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM, wrote:
Hi, what are you interested in? Boat as-well? Can you be more specific please? Thanks

On 23/06/2012, at 1:41 PM, hudson james wrote:
yes am interested in buying your boat?what is the current condition of the boat?and what is your asking price ?

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:49 PM, wrote:
Hi, the condition of the boat is excellent, the engine runs as suppose to, pumps plenty water; considering that is from 1991, looks perfect! We have been out last couple weeks for fishing, and now is put for winter (I don't take it out this winter) Asking price, is $13000, or $10000 for a reliable car (my 4x4 packed up- diesel injection pump problems) Thanks

On 23/06/2012, at 1:54 PM, hudson james wrote:
Okay Good,How much is the car?and can i have the current picture of the car?

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM, wrote:
the car is an asset in my company, I cannot sell as yet! Just the boat, and the trailer is registered until 2013, june

On 23/06/2012, at 2:11 PM, hudson james wrote:
Thanks Mate for the email,I'm seriously interested in buying this for my Dad, your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately,I'll take it. Before I proceed on,I will like to ask these few questions: why you're selling this Boat,it current condition, could you please send me its most recent picture for my viewing? I would have loved to come check it out my self but am currently in camp as military seer instructor for new recruits. I won't be able to leave the base until 22th of Dec , I however squeezed out time to check this posting as all personal dealings are highly restricted here, i really want this as a surprise gift for my Dad, so i won't let him know anything about this until it get delivered to him and due to the fact that phone calls making are restricted.PayPal is a secure means of payment so i will like to pay you via PayPal and if you dont have a account yet you can register at www.paypal.com or I pay through Bank transfer. so get back to me with either your PayPal email address or your bank account details so that I can make payment ASAP

Bank Name:
Holders Name:
Account Number:
Hope to read back from you.
Regard

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM, wrote:
Hi James,
I will post to you all the photos I have with the boat, but most of them are on Trade Me; the only photo left is when I bought the boat, with the $14000 price tag! If you require that one, I can post it to you!
It is nothing at all wrong with the boat, still got 3/4 full tank of petrol

From: hudson james <hudsonjames08 googlemail.com>
Date: 23 June 2012 2:46:37 PM NZST
Subject: Re: txt message
I was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up of the boat,I got an email from my agent...he said he won't come for the pick up unless i pay the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule suitable a pick up date and time and my pick up agent Headquarters is in the United Kingdom where all commissions payments made for pick up from anywhere in the world is sent to their Headquarters in the UK and the only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online (www westernunion com) but it requires a credit card to make the transfer online which i don't have access to and there is no post office close here.(there is usually a western union section in most post offices).So now i will include the $1,350.00 NZD they charged to pick it up
After you receiving the confirmation email from My Bank after i have made the payments to you and received the whole money, I will need you to help me send the $1,350.00NZD to my pick up agent address via western union money transfer.The western union money transfer can be made at a post office or online at www.westernunion.com.I will be making the payments of about $15,350.00 NZD to you shortly and will email you as soon as am done I await your response..Thanks in Advance
We were sent the following email chain for your information:
From: Ron Terris <ronterris875 blumail.org>
Date: 18 June 2012 9:12:12 PM NZST
Subject: Re: St REims colt

Hello name removed,
I have just made the payments now and i expect you to have an email by now,check your email address if you have been messaged yet, i sent $11,050.00NZD in all, RBC said they would be holding the funds because of the excess payments of $850 added meant for pick up of the 2010 bay colt and due to the fact that i emailed them about the excess payment i made, until they get the western union information from you,the 2010 bay colt is being delivered to Dad in London, i will need you to send the $850 to my pick up agent Headquarters via western union money transfer (this can be done from the post office, as they usually have a western union agent there).Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:

Name: Greg Bridge
Address: 19,Shaw Street
City: Ruddington
State: Nottingham
Zip Code: NG11 6HF
Country: UK.

Please kindly email the necessary details to RBC :the mtcn which you will be given at the western union after the $850 has been sent as well as the sender's name and address used to send the money through western union as well as the secret question and answer used in sending the $850 so i can forward it to RBC or better still you can email it to RBC directly,that is fine with me as well for the money i sent to be credited into your bank account after they might have receive the information they needed to release the whole money in your account.I will need your address where the 2010 bay colt will be picked up,and my pickup agent will contact you after they have received the payments in order to book a time for the pick up to be done.

Thanks


From: Ron Terris <ronterris875 blumail.org>
Date: 18 June 2012 7:01:21 PM NZST
Subject: Re: St REims colt

Hello name removed,
I was just about to make the payments for the horse when i had this little problem with the picking up of the horse, i just got an email from my agent that he won't come and pick up the item unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time for the horse, my pick up agent head quarters is in the Nottingham and all payments made for pick up from anywhere in the world is sent to their head quarters in the Nottingham and the only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online but i will need a credit horsed which i didn't bring on board, and there is no post office or any western union agent on sea! so i have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $850 they charged to pick up the horse and take it to my Dad(1st class treatment), to the payments i will send the payment now, after i have made the payments, i will need you to help me send the $850 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, the western union money transfer can be made at a post office near to you,there is always a western union agent in most post offices or online at www westernunion com. I will be making the payments shortly and will email you as soon as it has been done.

Thanks


From: Service Intl.RoyalBank.Com® <ysmoses17 gmail.com>
Date: 18 June 2012 9:05:58 PM NZST
Subject: Payment Confirmation Receipt Transfer Code SW1100591978KMS ***
Dear Name Removed ,

Be informed that information from Ron Terris is correct and Money has been Transferred to the below account:

ORDER TRANSACTION DETAILS
**********************************************************************
Item Description : 2010 bay colt
Item Cost : $10,200.00NZD
Agent Fees : $850.00 NZD
Total Cost : $11,050.00NZD
*************************************************************
At this time we also want to let you know that the payment has been approved and your money which he paid is still with us here and we shall wire it into your account. We want you to confirm if your bank account information as given to us by Ron Terris below is correct for the money delivery.
**********************************************************************
BUYER'S BANK INFORMATION
Account Name : Ron Terris
Account Number : 8070416300
ABA Number : 97400635
Current :Account
Bank Name : RBC Royal Bank.
***********************************************************
SELLER'S BANK INFORMATION
Bank name - Removed
Account Name - Removed
Account Number - Removed
COUNTRY - New Zealand
$11,050.00NZD
**********************************************************************
Item Description : 2010 bay colt
item Cost : $10,200.00NZD
Agent Fees : $850.00 NZD
Total Cost : $11,050.00NZD
E mail Address: Removed
**********************************************************************
We implore you to confirm that, the information as stated above is correct.

TRANSPORT AGENT INFORMATION:
Name: Greg Bridge
Address: 19,Shaw Street
City: Ruddington
State: Nottingham
Zip Code: NG11 6HF
Country: UK

SINCE THIS TRANSFER HAS BEEN SENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN AUCTION ITEM, WE WILL LIKE TO SECURE THE BUYER AND THE SELLER SO WE WILL LIKE TO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE THE WESTERN UNION DETAILS AND THAT YOU HAVE SENT IT TO THE BUYER.

WE REQUIRE THE WESTERN UNION DETAILS OR A SCANNED RECEIPT OF THE WESTERN UNION INFORMATION SENT TO US VIA EMAIL WITHIN THE NEXT 12-24 HOURS, SO THAT WE CAN VERIFY THAT YOU HAVE SENT THE MONEY TO HIS/HER AGENT . YOU SEND THE WESTERN UNION DETAILS TO US AT: Verificationteamship accountant.com

AS SOON AS WE GET THE WESTERN UNION INFORMATION FROM YOU(S) WE WILL ACTIVATE THE PAYMENT TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY THING TO ASK GET TO US AT: verificationteamship accountant.com
====================================================
Thank you for using RBC.
We look forward serving your online payment needs in the future.

Sincerely,
Royal Bank.
We received a call from a gentleman who wanted to share his experience with a scammer:
On 23 May 2012 I got one of those pop ups that said "betty68695 wants to chat with you" on the website 'Click & Flirt'. On her profile she is a 32 year old female residing in Musselburgh, New Zealand
We had video and chat communications via Skype where 'Elizabeth Smith' told me she was a New Zealander who was working in Malaysia as an antiques dealer and she also owned a business in Australia. She started talking like we were in a relationship and soon turned to her asking me to help cover shipping charges and I received this email forwarded from 'Elizabeth' asking for help:
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 17:58:56 -0700
From: customdepartment16 yahoo.com
Subject: CUSTOM SHIPPING CHARGES FOR MISS ELIZABETH SMITH
To: betty1234570 live.com
Hello Miss Elizabeth Smith you have not yet complate your custom shipping fee and is urgently needed

Click here to view the letter from the 'Malaysia Custom Law Enforcement Agency' .pdf (268k)*

Then I got an email saying how much money needed to be sent through Western Union
From: betty smith <betty1234570 live.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 30 May 2012 8:44 PM
Subject: RE: WU form

THIS THE TOTAL AMOUNT IN US DOLLARS TO NZ DOLLAR
15,750.00 USD = 20,736.73 NZD
1 USD = 1.31662 NZD 1 NZD = 0.759522 USD

Then she sent the names of the people to transfer the money through Western Union to
From: betty smith <betty1234570 live.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 30 May 2012 8:57 PM
Subject: RE: WU form

EACH NAME SHOULD BE 7000 NZ DOLLARS

NAME: KELLY BROWN
CITY: PUTRA JAYA
STATE: KUALA LUMPUR
ZIPCODE: 55100
COUNTRY: MALAYSIA
ADDRESS ;124 SUBANG JAYA

NAME: ROSE BERG
CITY: PUTRA JAYA
STATE: KUALA LUMPUR
ZIPCODE: 55100
COUNTRY: MALAYSIA
ADDRESS ;14 PETELLING JAYA


Then she sent him the bank account information to transfer the $1000
From: betty smith <betty1234570live.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 30 May 2012 4:04 PM
Subject: ACCOUNT DETAILS

MAYBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER : 164221419144
ACCOUNT NAME : MONSURU TOLANI
BANK SWIFT CODE : MBBEMYKL
BANK ADDRESS : LOT 3799 PASAR MODEN BATU 5 JALAN GOMBAK
53000 KL

We were video chatting through the day and she was telling me how she needed the money and she would pay me back. She was also saying how much she loved me (yes, I asked if she was a scammer!).

Then came this one
From: betty smith <betty1234570 live.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 7:10 PM
Subject: Receipt

am really worried here

receipt from 'Customs' for $15,750 USD .pdf (244k)*

Then I sent another $5,400 NZD and was about to fill in the customs form .pdf (492k)* when I thought it looked a bit dodgy so I contacted NZ customs to see what they thought and they said it is an Australian customs form adapted to make it look like a NZ one. This is when I contacted the Anti-Spam team.

He then has since sent a follow up email about their latest conversation on Skype:
We had a very interesting conversation last night. The money requested has now gone from 15000 USD up to 75000 USD. I managed to hold back my laugh and we talked on other things like how many kids we should have and other matters family when we eventually meet. hehehe. Enjoy the laugh.
Be careful when you are typing in a website address!
While I was trying to open world famous and trusted cartoon website: www southparkstudios com, I mistyped and missed the last 's' in the web address and typed: www southparkstudio.com... It instead open the page similar in appearance and background to actual site, and gave me an offer to complete a survey to win iPhone, iPad etc. Since the site was completely similar in appearance to the trusted website I have been using for years, I started filling survey but because it wanted so much confidential info I soon realized that the website address was wrong, and someone is using appearance and look of actual website to collect confidential information of people.
Essentially the email was a fraud to get me to either to pay some form of fee or even worse steal the car and not pay for it - story was unbelievable and trigger to search for the email address and found a listing which was word for word the same.
The scammer (Tony Singh) sought to buy Ferrari 360 Modena sports car I have for sale on trade me - pay via Paypal - I suggested he may like to visit New Zealand and I would get the local police to met him at the airport - surprisingly he hasn't taken up the offer.

Tony Singh <abolaso7 gmail.com>
Hi,
I must admit that I am very very much interested in purchasing this car from you. I am presently out of country due to work, I am in the Army who's currently in Afghanistan for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) . Now what I propose to you is this; Due to the fact that I am so far away right now I will gladly transfer
you the amount via PayPal and pay the paypal fees as well, What I would then do is arrange for a private courier company to pick up the car from your address
once you have received the payment into your hands. The reason I chose paypal is that it is a reliable and secure way of making a payment online so works out
better for both parties.

So in order to enable me to proceed with the payment could you please provide me with the following information:
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Mobile Number :
Price is ok
Cheers.
We listed our car on Trade Me a month or so ago. I received a text message from this guy (Tony Singh) asking if it was still for sale and could I please email him. You can see from the responses that it is more than a little strange. I did a Google search and it seems like he has tried (and succeeded?) in getting money out of people in this way before.

Subject: Toyota Ipsum
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 08:13:37 +1200
To: tonysingh123 hotmail.com
Hiya,
Yes the car is still for sale. Would you like to come and have a look? Let me know when suits.
Cheers


On 30/05/2012, at 11:57 AM, Tony Singh <tonysingh123 hotmail.com> wrote:
Hello.
I'm satisfied with the condition, I'm ready to buy this car, Please tell me your final price so that we can discuss further about the payment
Please Advise.


Subject: Re: Toyota Ipsum
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 14:02:43 +1200
To: tonysingh123 hotmail.com
I could add a buy now price of $14000. Let me know.
Cheers


On 30/05/2012, at 14:57 AM, Tony Singh <tonysingh123 hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi,
I must admit that I am very very much interested in purchasing this car from you. I am presently out of country due to work, I am in the Army who's currently in Afghanistan for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) . Now what I propose to you is this; Due to the fact that I am so far away right now I will gladly transfer you the amount via PayPal and pay the paypal fees as well, What I would then do is arrange for a private courier company to pick up the car from your address once you have received the payment into your hands. The reason I choose paypal is that it is a reliable and secure way of making a payment online so works out better for both parties. So in order to enable me to proceed with the payment could you please provide me with the following information:
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Mobile Number :
Price is ok
Cheers.

The Borrie Financial Group Limited advise that scam emails are currently circulating claiming to originate from them advising that the recipient is being considered for the position of "Payment Protection Agent". Be aware borriefg.com is not their website and Samuel Bigwood is not an employee. They also strongly recommend that you do not provide bank account details or any other information they require.

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Recruit Department <recruit recruitborriefg.com> wrote:
Borrie Financial Group Limited.
1017 Heretaunga St East,
Hastings, 4120, New Zealand.

Hello name removed,
We have found and carefully reviewed your CV at seek com au, and we would like to consider you for the position of Payment Protection Agent within Borrie Financial Group Limited.

Key responsibilities
1. Route and input all payment instructions received by mail, fax or electronically in a timely and accurate manner.
2. Control work flow on a daily basis to ensure deadlines are adhered.
3. Monitor and control of required reports.
4. Basic knowledge of online payment systems.
5. Excellent communication skills.

Salary & Benefits
1. You will be paid a basic salary of 2650 AUD per month.
2. You will benefit from the commissions, which are 5-7% of each transaction.
Normally the amounts that we process vary from 2,000 AUD to 10,000 AUD, but can go higher on special occasions.

Why we need Payment Protection Agents
When buying-selling operations via the Internet are concerned, the buyer and the seller don't know each other and are placed in different corners of the world. Therefore, it is important both to the buyer and the seller for their transaction to be made safely. Payment Protection means receiving money concerning the transaction by a reliable, experienced, impartial person - our Payment Protection Agent. He will hold all the money until all the terms of the deal are satisfied and only then release them to the intended receiver.

Having a Payment Protection Agent in every country we can quickly transfer funds inside a country without wasting time on the international bank transfers, and continue our rapid growth rather than overwhelming our own bank account with inbound and outbound transactions leading to severe hold times and possible service interruption. It is time that is of significant importance to our clients.

The main task of the Payment Protection Agent will be receiving money transactions to any bank account he would like to use for the purposes of this job; and then forwarding these transactions to the next party of the process according to our instructions. Payment Protection Agent will be processing approximately 1-2 transactions per week.

If you would like to find out more about the position and apply please reply to this e-mail and our hiring manager Samuel Bigwood will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note that due to a high response we are getting for our positions, it may not always be possible to personally reply back to you with feedback in the same day.


From: Samuel Bigwood <hiring borriefg.com>
Date: Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: Job offer

Hello name removed,

In order to find more information about the Payment Protection Agent job, please visit the links below:
http //borriefg com/paymentprotection.htm
http //borriefgcom/paymentprotectionfaq.htm

If you are ready to proceed, you have to confirm your intention by filling & signing the Employment Agreement. You may download it here:
http //borriefg com/EmploymentAgreement.pdf

If you agree with ALL conditions of the Employment Agreement, please fill in the registration form online at http //borriefg com/registrationform.htm

Thank you for choosing Borrie Financial Group Limited.

P.S. At this moment we provide and offer work at home. Once we open the new office in Australia you will have an opportunity to work in our offices as well.
Sincerely yours,
Samuel Bigwood
www borriefgcom
hiring borriefg com
Recruit Department
Borrie Financial Group Limited

I live in NZ and as I was looking for apartments in Sydney I was contacted by few scammers using other people's identities letting rooms for flats they dont own, using fake pictures, fake apartment leases and requesting deposits to be sent through western union.

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:02:45 -0700
From: jean_boutier yahoo.com
Subject: Vacant apartment in Sydney
The two bedroom flat entirely renovated six months ago. New bathroom and kitchen. Very clean and tastefully decorated. Sunny and quiet. The room Includes: * Internet service. * Shower / Bathroom, sink and toilet. * TV. * Kettle. * Cupboards / wardrobes. * Fridge * Fresh and sterilized blanket / bed linen and pillowcase. * Central heating. *Double glazing. Kitchen Includes: * Cooker with oven/grill. *Washing machine. * Microwave. * Toaster. * Kettle. * Fridge. * Storage area. * Iron & Iron Board and Air Con
Extra: Included in the rate. The apartment is cleaned once a week free of charge by a maid, but she can clean every day (on request) and change of clean bed sheets and pillow case etc¡¬, also you would not have to worry about all the bills like gas, electric, water and council tax, since the rent is all inclusive.
Each bedroom is en-suite with bathroom and toilet..2mins away from public transport..A secured car park available
Flat address; 4 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, NSW 2000
RENT FOR THE WHOLE FLAT IS 1000AU$ PER MONTH WITH A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 800AU$
RENT FOR A SINGLE ROOM IS 500AU$ PER MONTH WITH A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 500AU$
Rent includes all bills
Do you want to rent the whole flat or a single room in the flat
Jean


Subject: RE: Vacant apartment in Sydney
To: jean_boutier yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 10:44 AM
Thanx for replying to my Ad, am very interested but am currently in NZ and getting transferred to Sydney on the 1st of June. Please let me know if this moving date is suitable by any chance
Regards


Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:47:35 -0700
From: jean_boutier yahoo.com
Subject: RE: Vacant apartment in Sydney
Sydney is filled with lots of visitor which makes it so difficult to get a space as hotel and hostels around cost too much....The level of crowd searching for an apartment has also made it so tedious to screen potential roommates so has to find the right one and also one with a positive energy...The location of the apartment attracts so many foreign visitors......In my previous email,i guessed i have told you all you need to hear about the apartment.
Stating the fact that you are not in Sydney presently, you can make reservation for this room and there would be a Tenancy document to that effect that you are the owner of the specified space....This involves the duties of my lawyer whom will prepare the Tenancy Agreement Contract between us...Everything we do will be backed and sealed by law so there would be no doubts
Let me know if you agree with the reservation idea and i will get back to you with details on the forms and process at which this will take place..i can attach a copy of my passport and certificate of ownership if you want to have a look
Cheers
jean


Subject: RE: Vacant apartment in Sydney
To: jean_boutier yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:56 AM
hey Jean;
Ive been flatting for years and I know how hard it is to find decent people who you can trust. It has been hard to find accommodation so far as almost everyone on this website has been contacting me on the fact that they are outside Sydney at the moment but they are willing to post me the keys, which is very concerning so I will be needing to see some legal documents as well if that is okay.
Regards


Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:55:49 -0700
From: jean_boutier yahoo.com
Subject: Certificate of ownership and my international passport attached
Now we proceed with the Rental Agreement Contract...I will need your details,such as your full name,current address, move in date and date of birth which i will have to forward to my lawyer to prepare the contract... As soon as the contract has been made ,i will send you a copy through email as a file which you will read carefully,print out and sign where required....As soon as you have signed the contract,then you will make an upfront payment of the first month rent and security deposit prior to your arrival which will be the financial commitment Afterwards,a receipt will be issued to you which you will bring along at your move in date for proof of identity and in the mean time before you get here,i will get everything sorted out at the council tax office which is most important..The upfront payment will facilitate that.... I hope you understand the process and i await your response with the details as required..
jean

Click here to view the land title .pdf (152k)*
Click here to view the passport .pdf (428k)*

An advertisement selling a car was placed on Gumtree and Trade Me. The seller was contacted by two scammers. Emails follow:

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 2:10 AM:
Hi there,
Thanks for getting in touch about the 1995 Toyota on Gumtree.
Yes, it is still for sale.
Where are you based in NZ? and when are you interested in buying?
We do have a few people interested, but aiming to sell in a week-fortnight's time.
We've also listed the car on trademe here is the link if you want to see some pictures:
Let us know what you think.


From: philip Troper <bjauwa05 gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 22:07
Subject: Re: Toyota For Sale
Thanks Mate for the email,I'm seriously interested in buying this for my Son, your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable
considering others I've seen lately,I'll take it. Before I proceed on,I will like to ask these few questions: why you're selling this Car,it current condition, could you please send me its most recent picture for my viewing? I would have loved to come check it out my self but am currently in camp as military seer instructor for new recruits. I won't be able to leave the base until 22th of July , I however squeezed out time to check this posting as all personal dealings are highly restricted here, i really want this as a surprise gift for my Son, so i won't let him know anything about this until it get delivered to him and due to thefact that phone calls making are restricted.PayPal is a secure means of payment so i will like to pay you via PayPal and if you dont have a account yet you can register at www paypal com or I pay through Bank transfer. so get back to me with either your PayPal email address or your bank account details so that I can make payment ASAP
Bank Name:
Holders Name:
Account Number:
BSB=Number:
Hope to read back from you.
Regard


To: philip Troper <bjauwa05 gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, 20 April 2012, 10:40
Subject: Re: Toyota For Sale
Hi phillip, thanks very much for your interest in the vehicle. We have been advised not to sell the car in this manner due to the many scams that have occurred in the past via the paypal car sales method. We would happily sell it to you for a cash payment in person, if you could arrange for somebody you know to meet us? Unfortunately this is the only option we will consider.


The second scammer

To: waynecole233 <waynecole233 aol.com>
Sent: Wed, Apr 18, 2012 8:14 am
Subject: Toyota For Sale
Hi Wayne,
Thanks for getting in touch about the 1995 Toyota.
Yes, it is still in perfect working order. The WOF is due in July, but we have no doubt that it will pass, as we have had no problems whatsoever. We have a full service history, only selling due to the fact that we are leaving NZ. It's a great vehicle.
Where are you based in NZ? and when are you interested in buying?
We do have a few people interested, but aiming to sell in a week-fortnight's time.
Let us know what you think.


From: wayney cole <waynecole233 aol.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 20:25
Subject: Re: Toyota For Sale
Thanks for the swift response also for the pictures and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for Dad and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ....You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to http //www paypal co nz and sign up its very easy... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather,that was why but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply asap.


To: wayney cole <waynecole233 aol.com>
Sent: Friday, 20 April 2012, 10:41
Subject: Re: Toyota For Sale
Hi Wayney, thanks very much for your interest in the vehicle. We have been advised not to sell the car in this manner due to the many scams that have occurred in the past via the paypal car sales method. We would happily sell it to you for a cash payment in person, if you could arrange for somebody you know to meet us? Unfortunately this is the only option we will consider.
An advertisement looking for a room mate was listed on Trade Me. Following are responses from two scammers:

Subject: Need a place to stay asap
From: ayo simon <ayosimon101 gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Hello,
I Got your message concerning the room and I will really appreciate it if i can get the room from you. Am 25 years old female presently in the UK.Let me know the bills per month and also to know the method of payment you would prefer.
Try to get me the pictures of the room so I can know what it looks like and kindly tell me little about your self. I will await for your response later today .
Hope to hear from you soon.
Tracy


Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Hi Tracy
Here's the link.... with all the details and photos.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.


From: ayo simon <ayosimon101 gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:11 AM
Hello,
Thanks so much for the reply to my e-mail.I do not smoke neither do i drink.I am a young christian female,friendly, honest, and easy to get along with (I hope you are too). I am not a neat freak, but I like to keep the house tidy.My hobbies are Hiking and going to the cinema's. I enjoy watching and playing sport, amongst those being golf and football once in a while.I also enjoy socializing with friends and am fun to be with.
I planned coming over by 2nd week in March for my masters degree,but would prefer making payment prior my arrival directly to you to secure the place.
For rent $150 works perfect p/w but would only pay for two weeks now and then I'll balance up after my arrival. As regards payment a wire transfer into your bank account would work out perfect,Kiwi bank preferably.
Thanks and let me know what you feel.
Ayo


Date: Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Hello again Tracy.
Great. If you'd like to secure a lovely home in my place in New Zealand then here are my bank details.
As soon as I see $300 in my account from you, your room is secured as yours.
I look forward to meeting you.
Kindest regards.


From: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Hey dear,
Sounds great to hear from you again.Am okay with all you said and everything seem fine with me.Regarding payment,a wire transfer into your account would work out perfect.
I got your account details,but kindly get back to me with your cell phone number so i could always contact you.I have my picture attached to this message so you can get to know what i look like and would like to see yours too.
Best regards,
Ayo


Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
H' Ayo ...
Nice to hear back from you.
As I say the room is yours.... if you want it. :-)
My mobile phone number is .
I'm sure you're looking forward to your trip to New Zealand..
Kindest Regards,


From: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:46 AM
Hello Dear,
How are you today? I would need you to do me a favor and I would appreciate if you can help me out on this. My Dad whom would be making payment is meant to send me $1200 for my travel ticket, but at the moment I do not have an account to receive the money and my Dad can only transfer money from his account because he is presently on a business trip in Korea.
I was wondering if i can have him transfer $1500 into your bank account while you deduct $300 out of the money for two weeks rent,and send the balance of $1200 (less transfer charges) to my travel agent via western union so I can have my flight ticket booked on time and when I arrive I would pay you the balance before moving in.
Also,kindly confirm the closest airport to you so i can know where to schedule my flight to and would be glad if you could pick me up at the airport when i arrive.I would really appreciate if you can help me on this.
Thanks and please let me know your opinion.
Ayo


Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Hi Ayo.
I'd prefer it if your Dad paid me the $300 and then the $1200 to your travel agent.
The nearest airport is Christchurch international. Yes, I could pick you up.
By the way. What and where are you studying for your Masters?
Will you be working? Or full time studying?
Yours,


Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
One other thing Tracy.
I've travelled 42 countries.
I'm curious. Where are you from?
:-)


From: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Hello,
Am originally from Stockholm,Sweden but was raised in London,UK.Iintend taking my masters degree at Mount hutt College and am studying full time.
I got the closest airport to you and am glad to hear that you can pick me up from the closest town center.As regards the balance I really don't mean to bug you but the basic reason I needed you to help out is because my Dad is very busy presently on a business trip and he's only willing to make payment from his ANZ account which I don't have one over here neither my travel agent has an account with ANZ so he made it clear to me that he will transfer the funds into your account while you deduct two weeks rent out of the money and have the balance sent via western union to my travel agent.
I understand your busy schedule,but would be glad if you could help out with this to enable my travel arrangement more easier for me.I would appreciate if you can log onto www westernunion com and see how you can send the balance online using your debit card instead of going all the way to the ATM machine outlet to withdraw funds and trying to locate a western union outlet.
My travel agent is not in NZ and regarding the transfer fee,there's a transfer charges for any money sent through western union so you are to deduct the transfer charges out of the balance and send the remaining balance left.
Thanks so much for your effort dear and am so sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused.
Regards,
Ayo


Date: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Hello again Ayo.
Are you aware that Mount Hutt College is a high school (or secondary school) not a university?
As far as I know they don't run tertiary education.
Your Dad could easily purchase your airline ticket online for you and credit $300 to my account, if you still want the room. My new house is furnished except for the bedrooms for rent. Will you require a bed and bedding? If so that will be $200 per week and $400 bond. .
Regards.


Date: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM
To: ayo simon <ayosimon101gmail.com>
Canterbury University does and is approximately one hours drive away.


Another scammer conversation
Subject: Need a decent place to stay in Nz.
From: trail mark <trailmark850 gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 6:29 PM
Hello,
I saw your posting on Trademe concerning the room for rent, and Iwould appreciate it if i can rent the room from you. I am originally from Manchester in the UK and a 26 year old female.
Let me know the bills/rent per month and also would be great to know your preferred method of payment.
Its an addition if i get pictures of the room so I can know what it looks like, and also would you be kind enough to tell me some details about your self. I will await for your response later today .
Hope to hear from you soon.
Debbie.


Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM
To: trail mark <trailmark850gmail.com>
Hi Debbie.
Thanks for your interest. Have you been to New Zealand before?
Cheers,


From: trail mark <trailmark850 gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Hello,
How are you today ? Thanks for getting back to me. I am okay with everything you have said here about the apartment and i am sure it would be fun sharing . I Intend coming over not later than the 20th of this month and also would be willing to rent for 1yr but would prefer paying the rent on a monthly basis. I would pay you the first month rent prior to my arrival to enable you hold the room for me because I am sure you would have other people looking at the room and I would not want to loose out on this opportunity basically because it is my first time in New Zealand and I understand the difficulties in securing a place especially when I am miles away.Since am unable to come view the place prior to my move in i would appreciate it if i could pay to you.
I should probably tell you more about myself, My Full name is Debbie smith,I just completed my BSC in University of Manchester and would be coming over to New Zealand to register myself for a Masters program. My hobbies are watching soap operas,swimming, and i play the guitar wonderfully, also i paint during my leisure time i guess am a handful,I am also a very clean person that loves cleaning but not a neat freak, but I would make sure at all times the house is in a good shape.
As Regards the rent, I do not have a problem with it being fixed. I would also like you to know payment would be made by my Dad which would be through a direct deposit in your bank account. I hope you don't have a problem with this?
Thanks and Looking forward to hearing from you.
Debbie


Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 6:05 PM
To: trail mark <trailmark850 gmail.com>
Hello again Debbie.
The room is fully furnished with a new bed. It is $200 per week or $866.66 per month. To secure the room please credit my account with NZ$1266.70 ($866.70 rent plus $400 one off refundable bond payment.)
I look forward to meeting you and having you share my lovely, new home.
Kind regards,


From: trail mark <trailmark850 gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 6:45 AM
Hello,
Thanks for your reply to my email,and i really can not wait to meet you in person,i would also really appreciate it if you would be available to pick me up from the airport,i would get back to you with my travel details as soon as i have confirmed them.
As per payments my dad would be making payments to you on my behalf,cause he is my sponsor but at the moment he is only able totransfer into your bank account i got your account details in your last email,to be able to secure the place i am willing to have him make a deposit immediately...Please let me know if this works for you.
I would need you do me a favor, and I would appreciate if you can help me out on this. My Dad whom would be making payment is meant to send me $1000 for my travel ticket, but at the moment I do not have an account to receive the money and my dad can only transfer $1000 from his account every 24hours because he is presently on a business trip in Bahrain cause there is sort of a restriction on his account.
I was wondering if i can have him transfer $1000 into your account in two installments, sending the first installment to my travel agent through western union because there is a restriction on his account and he is only able to transfer $1000 at a time, so I could have my flight ticket booked on time and the second installment would be substituted for rent inorder to hold the room for me. I would really appreciate if you can help me with this,please also include your telephone number in your next email.
Thanks and please let me know your opinion about this.
Regards,
Debbie...


Date: Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM
To: trail mark <trailmark850gmail.com>
Hi Debbie.
That all sounds very complex.
A couple of questions for you.
Firstly; Are you asking me to receive funds from your Dad not only for rent and bond but also to then pay for your air ticket? Surely not.
Secondly; Where do you intend studying your Masters?
Thirdly; what transport plans do you have? Christchurch is over an hours drive from Methven. We don't have public transport on the same scale as the UK.
I look forward to hearing more from you.
Regards,
I am Malaysian looking for a place for my friend already in Auckland. So after the first email from Jean Boutier, I thought it is the genuine email, so I replied to him expressing my interest for his flat. Then the sender replied me back asked for my details, date to move in etc and what makes me so suspicious is that he want to deal everything online. I told him that my friend is already in Auckland so if he can give me his number, we can arrange to view the place first but he refused and give some excuse that he is now in London. So I Google his name and found out that he's an active scammer on few other website. Got few forums talking bout Jean Boutier scam activity in Australia, NZ and London. I decided to report his fraudulent activity to prevent him to scam others.

1st email:
The apartment entirely renovated six months ago.
New bathroom and kitchen. Very clean and tastefully decorated. Sunny and quiet. The room Includes:
*Internet service. * Shower / Bathroom, sink and toilet. * TV. * Kettle. * Cupboards/ wardrobes. * Fridge * Fresh and sterilized blanket / bed linen and pillowcase. *

Central heating. *Double glazing. Kitchen Includes: * Cooker with oven/grill.*Washing machine. * Microwave. * Toaster. * Kettle. * Fridge. * Storage area. *Iron & Iron Board

Extra: Included in the rate. The apartment is cleaned once a week free of charge by a maid, but she can clean every day (on request) and change of clean bed sheets and pillow case etc¡ , also you would not have to worry about all the bills like gas, electric, water and council tax, since the rent is all inclusive. A secured car park is available Each bedroom is en-suite with bathroom and toilet and 2mins away from public transport

Flat address; Address removed, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
RENT FOR THE WHOLE FLAT IS 1200NZ$ PER MONTH WITH A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 800NZ$ RENT FOR A SINGLE ROOM IS 600NZ$ PER MONTH WITH A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 600NZ$

Rent includes all bills

Do you want to rent the whole flat or a single room in the flat
jean


2nd email:
Presently, I am in the UK, {London to be precise}, This is the reason I want to rent my apartment out The only option at hand now is, if we can both go through the normal proceedure.. we can still arrive at exactly what you wanted. You can move in even if i am not there to usher you in.

The processes are not much, you only need to sign a Lease document {which we can both do online}, then you need to have some documents to yourself as proof of assurance, then we proceed to the payment level and giving you a reference number {like a code} which you would take to the FEDEX head office, to get the keys, because without the reference number, nobody can get the keys except someone i give it to and i would be called to confirm first. Incase you want to be sure of how genuine the person is...this is the reason I would be willing to make available a scanned copy of my Passport and my Certificate of Occupancy, which I am not supposed to expose over the internet for security reasons.... but in this situation, we need to be sure of whom we are both dealing with.

I would need to prepare the Lease document with your {Full name, Present Contact address, and Phone number}. So, I would need you to give me the
information required for the form which I listed above.

I would be expecting to read from you very soon

Hi
We have our motor home for sale on Trademe and have just been subjected to an attempted classic scam, originated by text from ph +16464931794 , by someone using the name Gunther Hanne.

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 7:46 PM,

Hi There
Yes our motorhome is still for sale and can be bought privately from us.
Cheers

On 5/04/2012 3:38 p.m., Gunther Hanne wrote:
Thanks for getting in touch with me promptly .... I am glad this is a private sale, and that you still have the motorhome for sale, but i will like you to discuss with me the condition of the motorhome and i will also like to know how much you have in mind as your final offering price.
Thanks
Gunther

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 6:11 AM,
Hi Gunther
Thanks for your reply.
We would class the motorhome as in excellent condition but the best way would be for you to have a look at it to satisfy yourself re the condition and to also see for yourself that the asking price is fair value considering the condition, the features and the current new build price.
We have another couple who want to buy it at the asking price but have a business to sell first.
Regards

On 5/04/2012 7:16 p.m., Gunther Hanne wrote:
Nice getting to read back from you with the condition of the motorhome .... I will actually want to know the selling amount frame you have in mind so i can see if i am capable of that amount. I am really interested in the motorhome.
Thanks
Gunther

On 6/04/2012 , Gunther Hanne wrote:
I am okay with the $ 2,500 price for the motorhome, but i am very sorry i wont be able to come down and take a look at the motorhome, because I work as a soccer scout for Stoke City FC, All i need from you is an assurance that the vehicle is in a good working condition ... I bought a bike last week for my son on trademe this same way and he says the bike is really lovely, so all i need is an assurance that this is a good vehicle. I will be arranging pick up with a shipping agent from your location, and they will be taking care of all the paper works and collection, so that won't be a problem for you. So therefore i will be making payments to you via PayPal or a NZ Bank deposit as your Ad says on trademe (SafeTrader) so get back to me with your PayPal email or Bank details so i can make payment arrangements and the pick up agent will come for the motorhomeafter payments is sorted, I want you to know that i will be responsible for PayPal charges/Trademe Safetrader Fee also.
Thanks
Gunther

Hi There;
I have had contact from 'David Knight' in New York who used the phone number NY, USA - 16464992941

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 4:31 AM,
Hi there, thanks for your interest.
As far as i am aware there have been at least 2-3 owners.
Priced at $3900 but is negotiable.
Please pop down to U-sell to view & test drive.
Any further queries please let me know.

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM, David Knight <danight8 gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the mail....I am very keen.
How i wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently overseas at the moment and i want it picked up before i get back.
Due to my inability to make a bank deposit, I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me or bank transfer as well safe.
Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www paypal com if you dont have one or your bank details for me to make payment. I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account.
Have a nice day.
Cheers and pls inform other buyers you sold it as am ready to purchase it right away.
David

Hi, I received the following correspondence regarding a truck advertised on Trademe. It seemed to good to be true and I googled Waatea Apiti and found a similar scam on your website. Thankfully I did not send any money. He originally contacted me via text, the number was +14845464467.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 7:01 AM,
Hi Waatea,
I got your text re the truck, I am pretty flexible with times as currently on maternity leave, however I am going away this weekend so wont be available then. I could do tomorrow during the day or Thursday morning. The truck is at my parents so I can arrange for them to be around if you can only come in the evenings. The truck is in Whitford - South Auckland.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Waatea Apiti <waakiwi gmail.com> wrote:
what is its present condition and your asking price?
-Waatea-
NZDF

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 7:12 AM,
We are asking $4,000 for both truck and box, the truck body has rust on doors and rail bars, we were quoted 2,500-2,800 to replace the bars - this needs to be done to get COF. Horse box is in good condition.

From: Waatea Apiti <waakiwi gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Ford Trader horse truck
Hi Mate, Thanks for the kind response. Having gone through the ad again and looked around, i see yours a good price. I feel sad I am not available to deal in person as I'm currently in camp as Military Sere Instructor for new recruits in PNG, but its nothing to worry about for I will be making arrangement with a private shipping agent that takes care of inspection and pick up. As a matter of fact, I'm buying this as a surprise gift for my Father. I'll make use of Paypal including any surcharges required to get full amount delivered to your account. hope you have one already, I would only need your Paypal email address and account name for transfer of funds. It's easy to create on their website "paypal.com" in case you don't own it already. Further arrangements (regarding pick up) will be made after transfer goes through.
Hope to read from you soon
Kia Kaha
- Waatea -
NZDF
After replying to an SMS text this week in response to an advertisement for my motorcycle on New Zealand web sites, these are the ensuing emails. Needless to say I have not parted with any money, nor has any been transferred to my account.

Original contact by text sms from: 16787268978
"Is the bike still available for sale and whats your final price email me mi.richie540 gmail.com my battery is flat so we can talk better - Sent from iPhone4"

[Email 1]
Micah Richardson <mi.richie540 gmail.com>

Hi,
Thanks for the prompt response.. I am ready to buy it now as a birthday gift for my brother in-law. I am at sea at the moment as I am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone call making and visiting of website are restricted but I just have to squeezed out time to check this advert and decided to contact you regarding it. I really want the bike to be a surprise package for brother in-law so I won't let him know anything about the bike until it gets delivered to him, I am sure he will be more than happy with the bike. I insisted on PayPal as my mode of payment because I don't have access to my bank account online and also, I don't have internet banking, but I can pay from my PayPal account. I have my bank account attached to my PayPal account, so I will need you to get back to me your PayPal email address and your final price so I can make the payments asap for the bike. Also, in your response, Please include your phone number again in case I misplace the one I have so I can send you a text as soon as the payment is sent via PayPal.

Nevertheless, if you don't have a PayPal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com and get it set up, after you have set it up I will only need the e-mail address you used for the registration with PayPal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick the bike up after I have made the payments for the bike.

[Email 2]
Micah Richardson <mi.richie540 gmail.com>

am going to pay that amount get back to me with your paypal email ID

[Email 3]
Micah Richardson <mi.richie540 gmail.com>

I will be sending funds now. Like I said before, I have someone (a shipping company to be precise) who will handle the pick up, I will be needing the exact location/address for the pick up in order to make arrangements with my shipping company for the bike pick up. I will be adding their charges to the total amount which I will be paying you, I'll also need you to help me transfer their charges to my shipper via Western Union once you get my payment confirmation.

[Email 4]
service intl.paypal.com® <verified.acct consultant.com>

Dear Name Removed,

This email confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $13,300.00 NZD from Micah Richardson (mi.richie540 gmail.com) via PayPal AUTO Payment Service. View the "NOTE" of this pending transaction below

Payment Details
Merchandise Amount: $12,300.00 NZD
Agent Charges:$1,000.00 NZD
Taxes and Insurance:$0.00 NZD
Total: $13,300.00 NZD

Transaction Id: 5X472815E1267414M

Quantity: 1
AUTO Title: Motorbike

Transport/Shipping Company: Auto Shipper International

Shipper's Details:
Kalaiselvi M Geevendren
55, Subang Jaya,
City: Kuantan
State: Kuala Lumpur,
Zip Code: 50754
Country: Malaysia.

Address Status: Confirmed

NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the said amount has been successfully transferred by Micah Richardson and has been deducted from his PayPal account, which is ready to be credited into your account. This Payment has been subjected to be a Payment for an MERCHANDISE purchased from you. We reserve the right to make sure this transaction is safe and secured also to verify the legitimacy level on this transaction because of the huge sum of funds involved.
The above sum has included the transport charges and taxes as we and the Transport Company quoted for the buyer (as per PayPal MERCHANDISE PAYMENT POLICY). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to send the shipping charges and taxes to the transport company with the above details as soon as possible.
You may contact the PayPal Customer Verification Department and Quote the Above Transaction ID for quick recognition of this transaction at verified.acct consultant.com

Sincerely,
PayPal

[Email 5]
service intl.paypal.com® <verified.acct consultant.com>

Dear Name Removed,
You have received a PayPal Payment of $13,300.00 NZD from Micah Richardson (mi.richie540 gmail.com).
A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction!
As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per New PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the buyer's shipper's pick up fees.

In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account. We advice you go to nearest Western Union Office, and send the $1,000.00 NZD to the buyer's shipping agent and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of your Western Union Transaction Receipt (in .JPG Format).

NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction.

Please, find below the name and address of the Transport Agent where the Funds would be sent via Western Union Money Transfer.

Click here to locate the nearest Western Union outlet
Transport/Shipping Company: Auto Shipper International"

Address:
Kalaiselvi M Geevendren
55, Subang Jaya,
City: Kuantan
State: Kuala Lumpur,
Zip Code: 50754
Country: Malaysia.

Address Status: Confirmed

[Email 6]
service intl.paypal.com® <verified.acct consultant.com>

Dear Name Removed,

Be informed that the payment received from Micah Richardson will only be credited into your PayPal account as soon as you have transferred the funds as requested and email us with the Money Transfer details or a scanned copy of the receipt to show proof that money has been transferred via Western Union.

Note that this transaction is available and can only be tracked and traced via email, so do reply back to us if you have any question about the transaction and not via phone call.

We are assuring you a 100% safety as we are doing this to secure both the buyer and the seller from fraudulent activities. The transaction has been verified and your money is safe with PayPal, thanks for your understanding.

Thank you for using PayPal,
PayPal Team.

[Email 7]
Auto Shippers International <autoshipperworldagency post.com>

I am Mr. Kalaiselvi M Geevendren from Auto Shippers International, I'm here to inform you that Mr Micah Richardson has got in touch with us that we have to come and pick up the bike he paid for.

Kindly get back to us with your contact details/address now so that we can come and pick up the bike. Also, we are informed that you need to transfer the sum of $1,000.00 NZD to us via Western Union Money Transfer to cover the shipping of the bike. Below is the address where you are to send the funds to.

Name: Kalaiselvi M Geevendren
Address: 55, Subang Jaya,
City: Kuantan
State: Kuala Lumpur,
Zip Code: 50754
Country: Malaysia.

More so, below is the required information you need to send to us after you have transferred the funds via Western Union.

Sender's Name and Address,
Amount Transferred,
Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN),
Secret Question & Answer if any,
Scanned copy of the Money Transfer receipt if possible.

For inquiry/queries, you are to get back to us at : autoshipperworldagency post.com

Thank you for using us.
Auto Shippers.

[Email 8]
Micah Richardson <mi.richie540 gmail.com>

Hi,
I just want to inform you that I have just completed the payment and I hope you must have been notified through email about the payment I made through PayPal, you can check your PayPal account email in-box properly for the payment notification email from PayPal, I have just made the payment of $13,300.00 NZD. I have added the sum of $1,000.00 NZD for the shipping charges... kindly transfer the sum of $1,000.00 NZD to the Pick-Up Agent via Western Union so he can be able to come for the pick up. The Pick-Up agent will sign every necessary document/papers required to be signed before picking up the bike on my behalf as I instructed him, do get the money sent to him via Western Union as soon as you received the confirmation of the funds from PayPal so he can come pick-up the bike asap.

Name: Kalaiselvi M Geevendren
Address: 55, Subang Jaya,
City: Kuantan,
State: Kuala Lumpur,
Zip Code: 50754
Country: Malaysia.

I await your quick response,

[Email 9]
Micah Richardson <mi.richie540 gmail.com>
Hi there your payment has been sent and deducted from my account and I believe that you should have received the payment notification in your email so please check through your email folders properly even your spam folders
Regards


Yet another online trade scammer - Waatea Apiti. Unfortunately this trader did send money:
On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM,
Hi Waatea,
You text me this afternoon. I have a couple of things on trade me, what was it you wanted to view. The best time for viewing is between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. Tomorrow ( Thursday ) should be fine if that suits you.
Text or email me to let me know your coming. Cheers.


On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM, Waatea Apiti <waapikiwi gmail.com> wrote:
what is its present condition and your asking price?
-Waatea-
NZDF


On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM,
Hi Waatea,
It is in very good condition for it's age, it has a few scratches and marks but well looked after. It comes with trailer,( includes spare wheel ). The price is only $3500.00 .
Cheers.


From: Waatea Apiti
Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Subject: Re: The best time for viewing
Hi Mate,
Thanks for the kind response. Having gone through the ad again and looked around, i see yours a good price. I feel sad I am not available to deal in person as I'm currently in camp as Military Sere Instructor for new recruits in PNG, but its nothing to worry about for I will be making arrangement with a private shipping agent that takes care of inspection and pick up.
As a matter of fact, I'm buying this as a surprise gift for my Father. I'll make use of Paypal including any surcharges required to get full amount delivered to your account. hope you have one already, I would only need your Paypal email address and account name for transfer of funds. It's easy to create on their website "paypal.com" in case you don't own it already. Further arrangements (regarding pick up) will be made after transfer goes through.
Hope to read from you soon
Kia Kaha
- Waatea -
NZDF


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM,
Hi Waatea,
I've opened a paypal account in my name, and this email address. I don't use paypal because of the fees etc. If you wont to that's fine as long as you pay the fees, I think it 3.2 percent ?. If you just wont to put the $3500 into my account here are my details. My bank account is with Westpac.
Account name and number is. My address is ... Let me know when you've put the money through and what day and time suits for pick up.
Thanks


From: service intl.paypal.com <nz.helpdesk emailaccount.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Subject: Legal Action For Transaction ID: MYR849375694INT

MAR. 09, 2012
Transaction ID: MYR849375694INT

Dear ,

It is important we know the status of the merchandise bought from you by a PayPal User; Waatea Apiti (waapikiwi gmail.com) with Transaction ID: MYR849375694INT, otherwise legal action may be taken against you since you have not e-mailed us the Western Union information and a scanned receipt of the Transfer.

You are now mandated to complete to complete this transaction by sending the shipping fee to buyer's shipping agent within the next 24hrs, failure to do so may result to involvement of the FBI for violating PayPal's instructions and users agreement as per act of the 1999 Law in collaboration with the NZ Law Enforcement Agency.

We are ensuring to make Online Transaction a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence on all our users.

Transport Company: "Asped Logistics"
First Name: Navin Goppu
Last Name: Kumar
Address: 45, Jalan Teluk Pulai
City: Klang
State: Selangor
Zip Code: 41100
Country: Malaysia.

We request for the MTCN information to prove the transfer has been made within the next 24hrs and we will fund the money into your account or you may face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION.

This is a bold measure observed for the protection of both sellers and buyers from the ongoing internet fraud activities.

Thanks for using PayPal Online Payment !!.

A. Williams,
PayPal Team


From: Waatea Apiti
Date: Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Subject: WHAT'S GOING ON?
I have been waiting to read from you regarding the money transfer you to make to shipper, but its very surprising you did not reply back to my last email..I am getting worried over this..Please let me know if you have sent the money to shipper. If you've not done it make sure it is done today. I will be waiting to read from you regarding the information that will be given to you at the western union, would be very happy to read from you about this. Please get back to me ASAP.
Hope to read from you soon.
Waatea
NZDF


Date: Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: WHAT'S GOING ON?
To: Waatea Apiti
Hi Waatea,
After reading this email from you I'm confused.
If your buying the jet ski of me why would I be transferring money to shipper? and I haven't had any information from Western Union. I also thought you were going to confirm a day and time for someone to come and look at it. Let me know whats happening, Cheers.


Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: The best time for viewing
To: Waatea Apiti <waapikiwi gmail.com>
Hi Waatea,
How come I haven't herd from you for four days. What are you up to.


From: service intl.paypal.com <nz-helpdesk emailaccount.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Subject: PayPal Payment Received from Waatea Apiti (Transaction ID: MYR849375694INT)

You've received an instant payment
Dear ,

This e-Mail confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $4,800.00 NZD from Waatea Apiti (waapikiwi gmail.com) via PayPal MERCHANDISE Payment Service.

Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed.
Status : Pending - Transport Company Awaiting Payment.
View the details of this pending transaction below
Summary of this transaction
Transaction ID MYR849375694INT
Merchandise Amount $3,500.00 NZD
Transport Charges

Total Amount

Merchandise Title $ 1,300.00 NZD

$4,800.00 NZD

Kawasaki 750 jet ski

Transport Company: "Asped Logistics"

Courier Details: Name: Kalaiselvi M Geevendren
Address: 45, Jalan Teluk Pulai
City: Klang
State: Selangor
Zip Code: 41100
Country: Malaysia.

Details Status: Confirmed

NOTE: This is to confirm to you that the mentioned amount has been successfully transferred by the sender and been deducted from his account which is ready to be credited into your account.
This payment has been subjected to be a Payment of a MERCHANDISE purchased from you, we reserve the right to make sure this transaction is 100% Safe and Secured also to verify the legitimacy level on this transaction.
The above sum includes the transport charges and taxes as we and the Transport Company quoted for the buyer (as per PayPal MERCHANDISE PAYMENT POL ICY). You will receive a Message from the PayPal Customer Verification Department Shortly informing you on how to transfer the Transport Fares and Taxes to the transport company with the above Courier Details as soon as possible.
You may contact PayPal customer service by Clicking Here or reply directly to this email by using the reply button in your e-Mail Box and Quote above "Transaction ID/Number" for quick recognition of this transaction.
Copyright ©1999-2012 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved.
PayPal Email ID PP307


From: serviceintl.paypal.com <nz-helpdeskemailaccount.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Transfer Verification In Progress - (Transaction ID: MYR849375694INT)

Dear ,

Thanks for the prompt transfer!!! We have received the Western Union Transfer details from you for verification regarding your transaction with Waatea Apiti. It has now been forwarded to PayPal Verification Department. But we would need you to be patient for about 6 hours until the verification process will be completed as our systems are currently undergoing maintenance process. We will contact you once your account has been credited.

We expect to read from you if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

The PayPal Team.


From: Waatea Apiti
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Subject: TRANSACTION PAYMENT
Hi mate,
I have just completed the Payment and i hope you would have received the confirmation emails from Paypal regarding the payment already, I advice you to check both your inbox and junk/spam folder if in case you haven't, I included all the additional fees/surcharges as advised by paypal, I added an extra 1300$ for the pick up fee. According to paypal's instruction while i was transferring the funds, you'll have to transfer the extra amount through Western Union right away to the shipping company's HEADQUARTERS in Malaysia (where they confirm all Commission Payments so that they can be able to schedule a suitable Pick Up Date and Time immediately) and your funds will be released to your account immediately you verify the transfer with paypal by sending them the MTCN code which will be given to you at western union when you send funds upfront. Then shipper can come over for the pick up when funds are fully released.
I'll need your address where they have to come for the pick up. find below, the shipping agent info needed to pay the fees through Western Union money Transfer.

First Name: Kalaiselvi M
Last Name: Geevendren
Address: 45, Jalan Teluk Pulai
City: Klang
State: Selangor
Zip Code: 41100
Country: Malaysia.

As for papers & date, all documentations will be prepared by the shipping agent when they get there. Pick Up time will be scheduled when they receive the payment from you, the soon they have the payment is the soon Pick Up would commence, you need to make yourself available then.
It's nice doing business with you. Kindly mail me back soon with your address so I can forward it to the shipper.


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 5:32 AM,
Hi Waatea,
I've paid for and sent the money through Weston Union as requested.
I have attached the dockets that I sent. It's cost a extra $84.00 dollars to send the $1300.00 as you can see from the docket. I hope you are going to forward the extra to my account.
Please forward the Matching Number to Kalaiselvi, I think he will need this MTCN ( 8753847351 ) and Photo ID to receive the money.

Hi,
Just paid the shipping costs to the courier as requested by you on behalf of Waatea Apiti.
Waatea Apiti (Transaction ID:MYR849375694INT)

Paid to.
Courier Details: Name: Kalaiselvi M Geevendren
Address: 45, Jalan Teluk Pulai
City: Klang
State: Selangor
Zip Code: 41100
Country: Malaysia.

Please find enclosed a copy of the transaction.

Regards

From: Waatea Apiti
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: TRANSACTION PAYMENT
Thanks for the mail....just got your email.
I am very grateful for this...I will like you choose a suitable date and time for the pick up. Pls advice


From: Waatea Apiti
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM
Subject: Shipment Insurance
Thanks for the email. I did get an email from paypal late today confirming that the shipment fee has been sent to shipper. I see it very obligatory to say a very big thank you for being there.
The money has been picked up by the shipping agent and surprisingly I did get another email from them this avo notifying me about the need to pay an insurance fee of $1,500 which is to be refunded upon delivery. According to their message, the insurance fee will be asked across the border and it will be refunded on delivery.
Sequel to this, I did contact paypal about it and was advised to make an additional payment and now been deducted from my account already. To compensate you for the extra transfer fee you incurred and the new one you want to send with your time, i have added an extra 200$ and sum up to 1,700$. Now you should receive 6,500$ in your account after they have verified the transfer of the Insurance fee 1,500$ being sent to the shipping agent.
Do let me know when paypal has confirmed the payment to you
Naku Noa
Waatea


Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 7:52 PM
Subject: Re: Transfer Verification In Progress - (Transaction ID: MYR849375694INT)
To: "serviceintl.paypal.com" <nz-helpdeskemailaccount.com>

Please transfer the $4800.00 which you holed and said you would transfer on verification of the freight into my Paypal account.I need this money so I can pay for the Insurance which is due, so you can release the further payment of $1700.00 that is now on hold with you.
Thanks


From: serviceintl.paypal.com <nz-helpdeskemailaccount.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Subject: ** Clarification And Guidance About Your Transaction With Us **

Dear ,

This message is in clarification to the PayPal payment made to your account by Waatea Apiti (waapikiwi gmail.com) and guidance on how to complete transaction.

Hi, My name is Catherine from PayPal and I have been assigned to help you through with the transaction.

Clarification:
PayPal regrettably want to apologize for any inconvenience that this transaction (MYR849375694INT) might have caused you. You have our word that this transaction will appear, become visible in your account and transferable as soon as the new MTCN details has been received from you. We would like to confirm that you have received a total PayPal Merchandise Payment of $6,500.00 NZD for your "Kawasaki 750 jet ski" which includes shipment/insurance and western union transfer fees are now ready to be credited but we need to verify that funds has been transferred to the shipper for security purpose. Your funds has now been deposited into our database from buyer's account and ready to be credited into your account, the money was sent through the Service Option Secure Payment so that the transaction can be protected with adequate security measures for you to be able to receive your money. You have nothing to doubt about, You are well safe and secured doing this transaction and your account will be credited immediately the MTCN of $1,700.00 NZD is received from you.

I hope i have been able to clarify you on the details of the transaction and we hope to read from you soon for a speedy accreditation of your funds into your account.

Thank you for using PayPal!

Kind Regards,
The PayPal Team.

Date: Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Shipment Insurance
To: Waatea Apiti
Hi Waatea,
Can you please send me your phone number, your physical address and your Paypal account details.
Paypal are not releasing the as they said they would. They have no record of your account or the funds.
We received more information about an online trade scammer, this time going by the name of Grant Edwards:
I advertised my vehicle as classified on Trade Me and when I googled the original email I found some posts on their site as well as the one on the DIA site. The email "abolaso35 gmail.com" (with different numbers) has been reported on several scam discussion sites. Attached are all the correspondence I had with this person - including fake paypal emails instructing me to send money to an address in the UK. Presumably that person is acting as a funds transfer person and maybe needs to be contacted…
Haven't heard anything more from 'Grant' since my final email to him but I have received two more emails from 'Paypal'.


From: Grant Edwards <abolaso35 gmail.com>
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM,
Hello.
I'm satisfied with the condition, I'm ready to buy this car and will be paying you through PayPal (www paypal com) which is a fast, safe and reliable method of payment and i will be paying the paypal charges too.. Please tell me your bottom dollar so that we can discuss further about the payment
Please Advise.
Grant Edwards,
2nd Lieutenant.
Provincial Reconstruction Team.
New Zealand Defence Force.


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM, :
Hi Grant,
I would be able to accept $4500.
Regards

Grant Edwards
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Hi,
I must admit that I am very very much interested in purchasing this car from you. I am presently out of NZ due to work, I am in the NZ Army who's currently in Afghanistan for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) . Now what I propose to you is this; Due to the fact that I am so far away right now I will gladly transfer you the amount via PayPal and pay the transfer charges as well, What I would then also do is arrange for a private courier company to pick up from your address once you have received the payment into your Paypal account. The reason I choose paypal is that it is a reliable and secure way of making a payment online so works out better for both parties. So in order to enable me to proceed with the payment could you please provide me with the following information:
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Mobile Number :
Price is ok
Cheers.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM
To: Grant Edwards
Hello Grant,
I hope that you work with the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan is going well - of course we hear a lot about it in the news media...
This email is linked to my paypal account. Paypal charges a fee of around 2.5% to me to receive payments, so please add $125 to the total.
You have my mobile number already from your original TEXT.
I will look forward to receiving your payment. You will need to ensure that the courier company contacts me before coming to take delivery after the payment has been received...
Kind regards

Grant Edwards
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM
I just finished paying for the car, please check your e-mail for payment confirmation emails from paypal (check your Junk Folder if you cant find the mails in your inbox), I sent an additional 1,500 which is required for the freight charges, you'll have to help send the extra amount to the Shipping Company through Western Union because I cant send the money to the agent by myself as i'm offshore and i'd need to get into a post office to use western union. Here is the courier details which you're required to send the money to,
Alfred Michael
11 Bree Hill
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 7AD
United Kingdom
You should send the money ASAP and send the western union receipt to paypal as a reply to the message you received, Also you have to send your bank information to paypal alongside the western union details if your bank account is not registered with paypal already.
It's Nice Doing Business With You.
Get back to me soon with your address


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM
To: Grant Edwards
Cool!! Thanks. Look forward to receiving the money!!!
Not sure why you want me to send money to England though - that is a really long way for a courier to come from... Can you tell me what company you're using for courier?
Cheers!

View notification from ‘PayPal’ (PDF, 112K)*
View reminder from ‘Paypal’ (PDF, 120K)*


Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:32:18 +0100
From: PayPal <service paypal-nz.com>
Subject: Western Union Information Required - (Transaction ID: 4WR6072127779652U)

Dear Customer,
We are contacting you regarding your Transaction with*Grant Edwards*, We are looking forward to receiving the Western Union receipt from you, and you are required to send the Western Union information to us within the next 24 Hours or *Legal Action* will be taken against you.
You are required to send to us the Western Union Information Stated Below for Verification:

(1) Sender's Name;
(2) Receiver's Name;
(3) MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number);
(4) Amount Sent;
(5) Western Union Receipt

We urge you to go and send the *$1,500.00 *NZD now, and send us the western union information as soon as possible. You can contact us if
you have any question(s).

A. Williams,
The PayPal Team.


Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:08:39 +0100
From: PayPal <service paypal-nz.com>
Subject: Automatic email acknowledgment - please do not reply,(KMM3916713I15977L0KM) (was: Western Union Information Required - (Transaction ID: 4WR6072127779652U))

This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply.

Thanks for contacting PayPal.

Just to let you know, we've received the support request you submitted on our e-mail. We'll get back to you with more information in the next 12 hours.

Hold tight!

The people at PayPal!
Following is an experience another online trader had with Andrew Bond wanting to purchase the traders car:
Basically, I was selling my car on Trade Me at the price of $8500.00 NZD. Someone was very keen on it and wanted to use PayPal for a safe transaction. He requested that I send an invoice using the PayPal website. So I created an ID and sent an invoice to Andrew Bond [bonand102 gmail.com]. He then sent me an email saying he had sent $8500 and added extra $3950 to take care of the bills, so he sent PayPal $12,450.00 NZD (included the selling price $8500.00 NZD and an extra fee $3950 NZD). He also said that I needed to send the money ($3950 NZD) to Navinkumar Goppu via Western Union. Finally, I sent the $3950.00 NZD because I trusted PayPal. Having sent the money ($3950 NZD + the send charge 151.46 NZD) to him, I found out that something was wrong.
I noticed that all the emails pretended to be PayPal emails were not from PayPal. (He used email address [service intl.paypal.com ® inquirysection consultant.com]. I confirmed the email was not PayPal's after I contacted the actual PayPal company)

I know I shouldn't have sent him the money without 100% certainty.
I reported the New Zealand Police as soon as I realised, but they said that as the money's already gone to overseas, they can't do anything for us.

I don't want anyone else to fall for this scammer!
Another online trader has sent through her experience with scammer Andrew Bond threatening her with action from PayPal if she didn't do as he said:
From: Andrew Bond <bonand102 gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Hi there,get back to me if this is still available and the final price
you are letting it go for.
Andrew


Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM
To: Andrew Bond
The car is still for sale, $2000 is the final price.



From: Andrew Bond
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Alright Mate,
I am very keen. How i wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently overseas at the moment and i want it picked up before I get back, though i will be back in couple of weeks. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit, I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www paypal com if you dont have one. I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well and I am pleased with the price.
Andrew



Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:35 PM
To: Andrew Bond
Hi there
Ok I will have a look a paypal, i have used it before but i cancelled it, so i will have to make up another one.. Will let you know how i go.


From: Andrew Bond
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM
Okay..I will be waiting



Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:41 PM
To: Andrew Bond
Ok i got the account set up on paypal now how do i send you a payment invoice?



From: Andrew Bond
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Just go inside your paypal account.You will see where to send the invoice.Or just email me your paypal email,your name on paypal and the price in NZD..I will be waitng


Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM
To: Andrew Bond
i sent it!! a invoice let me no if you got it?



From: Andrew Bond
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM
Hi Again,
This is just to get you informed that i have finished sending the payment through paypal and I know you should have received the confirmation messages from paypal by now so make sure you check your inbox and junk message folder for the confirmation email cos i have received the receipt here and the money has been completely removed from my paypal account. According to paypal's instructions, I have added extra $1350NZD to take care of the bills so mail me immediately you receive the confirmation.Thanks for the business.
Andrew



Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM
To: Andrew Bond
ok i got 1 email from the payment, it says its pending, and i cant see it in my paypal account yet..it must take a while to go thru??? and also it has the extra $1350 what do i do with that??


From: Andrew Bond
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM
The money has not been released to your account yet.What paypal now wants you to do is to send the $1350 which was added to the funds to the shipper from your own pocket first via western union money transfer..The $1350 is the shipping agent's fee for the carriage..So after you have sent the money via western union,you now need to send the MTCN to paypal and also the sender's name..After they have verified that you really sent the money,then they will now credit your account immediately after they receive the information from you.. To locate a western union office,just go to the nearest post office and ask for a western union outlet and go along with a form of identity either a travelling passport or a driver's licence..So after you have given them the money($1350),they will now give you a 10digits number which is the MTCN which you will now email top paypal and they will credit your account after..Western union will charge you some fee for sending the money..Paypal says they will be responsible, so it will be credited to your account along with the money..The shipper's details to send the money to is :

Name: Navinkumar Goppu
Address: B-9-1 Aqua Jalil Condo,
City: Kuantan
State: KUALA LUMPUR,
Zip Code: 53000
Country: MALAYSIA.

So get back as soon as you have sent the money and we can conclude this transaction.



Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM
To: Andrew Bond
Oh my god!!
I didnt know that all this had to happen...i dont have $1350 in my wallet... Im sorry i cant do that..



From: Andrew Bond
Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM
First of all, I want you to know that the payment cannot be cancelled due to the fact that the money has been removed from my account and has been kept in escrow by paypal and according to the policy, you have to first send the shipper's fees through western union and mail the mtcn and transfer details to paypal for verification and immediately they confirmed that you have truly sent the money, then your account will be credited immediately. I want you to find all means of getting the money either you borrow from friends or relations because your account will be credited by paypal within few hours after they receive the mtcn from you and then you can be able to return every money from wherever you borrow. I am also a Father and a man of Integrity and i cannot and will never lead you astray because i have over 25 people working under me and i am very honest to them. I want you to know that paypal will not hesitate to take legal actions against you if you do not send out the money as they requested and the consequences of there legal actions is always bad so i dont want this kind of thing to happen to you. Make sure you try and send out the money asap and keep me informed on the progress.
Cheers



Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:19 PM
To: Andrew Bond
Well i am sorry, but you were not honest enough to tell me that i had to pay $1350 out of my own pocket first. when i don’t have that money. well i got no money from paypal and i haven’t stolen any thing from paypal , i have not gotten any money. so take me to court. and i have cancelled my paypal account and it said all my transactions have been cancelled. so i have not got any warnings about anything from paypal.
goodbye.



From: Andrew Bond

Date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM
It wasn't my fault.I followed paypal"s instruction as the payment company..They will start legal action soon If you fail to comply



Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 6:59 AM
To: Andrew Bond
well paypal didnt give me any instructions. to pay 1350 so im not going to do what you want. i will go to the police if you try ask me for money again. As i do believe this is a scam.


Click here to view the emails from PayPal .pdf (84k)*
An online trader contacted us about her experience with scammer David Knight who wanted to purchase her car:
We had a car for sale on trade me. My partner received a text msg asking for us to email David Knight regarding the sale of the car. I replied back with the sale price and the email address for Paypal, then we received the email below and further emails were sent backwards and forwards - He said in an email that he had transferred over $3700.00 when we said the sale price was for $3000.00 he said that $700 extra was for us to go to western union and transfer the money over to Malaysia for his agent to organize for the pick up of the car..


from: David Knight danight8 gmail.com
date: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM
subject: Re: VK CommodoreThanks

Thanks for the mail..I want to buy it now as a Present for my Dad and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding vehicle. I really want the vehicle to be a surprise for my father so i wont let him know anything about the vehicle until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with the vehicle. I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, and i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for the vehicle and pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www paypal com and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the email address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick the vehicle up after i have made the payments...

Another vehicle trade with the same kind of email requesting they use Paypal as previously seen in the Dennis Mower and other online trade scams. Remember, Paypal is a perfectly acceptable place to do online trading, just these scammers use the same wording when the trade is reaching the pay point which one wouldn't expect from apparent individuals.
On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 3:42 PM
Hi There
You sent me a text about viewing my vehicle
Best time to view is Sunday from 12pm onwards
Best to call me on ...
Thanks

From: Waatea Apiti
Date: 1/03/2012 11:48:31 p.m.
Subject: Re: Viewing
I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking and i can't go to the bank due to the nature of my job, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to wwwpaypalcom and get it set up , after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address and the account name you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through, and paypal has also upgraded their security systems, its now safer and easier to use.
As for the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent after you have the payment from paypal. so you don't have to worry about that. Go ahead and send me your paypal email address and the account name to remit the funds asap, then, the transport agent shall come for the pick up at your address after you received the payment. Cheers

Waatea
NZDF


We were contacted by someone who had listed their profile with an online employment company and he was contacted by a scammer who used contact information for a legitimate company, offering him employment in the New Zealand branch of the company.

It all looked legitimate until the 'activity description' pdf was read.

Click here to view the application form .pdf (112k)*
Click here to view the 'activity description' .pdf (112k)*

You would never have to send money via Western Union or Money Gram to a company you were employed by. Western Union and Money Gram are themselves legitimate companies and provide a great service, however you would not use them for sending money back and forth between businesses.

What follows is a brief recap of another persons experience with scammer ‘Dennis Mower’

Hi,
I must admit that I am very very much interested in purchasing this car from you. I am presently out of NZ due to work, I am in the NZ Army who's currently in Afghanistan for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) . Now what I propose to you is this; Due to the fact that I am so far away right now I will gladly transfer you the amount via PayPal and pay the transfer charges as well, What I would then also do is arrange for a private courier company to pick up from your address once you have received the payment into your Paypal account. The reason I choose paypal is that it is a reliable and secure way of making a payment online so works out better for both parties.

So in order to enable me to proceed with the payment could you please provide me with the following information:
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Mobile Number :
Price :

Cheers.,

and also from him

i cant pay with bank as i had disable my online banking when i left the country, so if youre interested in the sale kindly register for paypal at wwwpaypalcom and once i send the money to your account you can withdraw it to your bank account

When he said to me he wanted to pay for the vehicle via Pay Pal I felt this isn't right, something seems wrong, but I asked my bank and they told me pay Pal was a secure way of reciveing money so I registerd with Pay pal, and this was his next email to me

I just finished paying for the car, please check your e-mail for payment confirmation emails from paypal (check your Junk Folder if you cant find the mails in your inbox), I sent an additional 1,500 which is required for the freight charges, you'll have to help send the extra amount to the Shipping Company through Western Union because i cant send the money to the agent by myself as i'm offshore and i'd need to get into a post office to use western union.

Here is the courier details which you're required to send the money to,

Ryan Dungey
11 Bree Hill
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 7AD
United Kingdom

You should send the money ASAP and send the western union receipt to paypal as a reply to the message you received, Also you have to send your bank information to paypal alongside the western union details if your bank account is not registered with paypal already.

It's Nice Doing Business With You.
Get back to me soon with your address

and I got an email from Pay Pal saying the money was there for me to claim, which i did, and I waited, then I emailed him to see what was happening, this was my email to him

Hi Dennis,
just to update you with what's happening my end, I'm waiting forPay Pal to release to $4800.00 into my account, then I can go to Western Union and send to the person you have requested me to, and then the courier can come and pick-up the RVR

Cheers

and this was his reply

As per the PayPal email. You are required to pay the 1,500 NZD to the shipping agent through western union from your own pocket and then send the deposit Receipt to PayPal for verification. Once they receive the Payment Receipt from you, The whole amount would be released into your account. So you should go ahead with sending the payment and then send the Payment Receipt to PayPal for verification,So that you can get your money and we can finalize this transaction... Respond to me soon

and this was my reply back to him

Hi,
Oh, very quick reply, but i'm not willing to pay that until the money is released to me, I will send the money once you pay me, no other way

Cheers

Apart from him totally wasting my time I haven't been taken for a cent and never let my vehicle go until he paid me, thought you may like to know what happened to me.

Following are emails received offering a job seeker an employment opportunity.
On 8/02/2012, at 7:44 PM, Nicki Leggett NfoickiLegdugeortt hotmail.com
wrote:

Good day.
I have found your resume in seek com au database and think you are a perfect candidate for a part time position we offer.


This is superb profession chance. Our Corporation is seeking for energetic assistant in Australia to help us spread out our business.


Free study available.
Admirable earning ability.

Necessity:
18+ age
Only basic knowledge of Internet & computer.
2-3 free hours per day

Those who are interested must be fair and business oriented. Working only few hours per day.

Everyone residing in the Australia can become our agent.

Thank you for your attention.


Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:57:05 -0400
From: bianca.monz tms-career.com
Subject: Re[2]:

Dear ,

We would like to consider you for the position of administrative assistant/sales support. You'll work at the convenience of your home, part-time.

TMS, a luxury goods company, presents the best off-season luxury finds from the most prestigious international designers and collectibles from the rarest collections at irresistible prices.

Candidates for the job should possess excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to efficiently multi-task. Ideal candidates have a strong focus on day-to-day operational excellence, and a personal style that builds trust, and inspires loyalty. The candidate should be motivated, proactive, be able to learn and adapt quickly.

Other duties of the Administrative Assistant/Sales Support include, but are not limited to:
• Incorporating effective priorities for the virtual office function
• Administer day-to-day financial responsibilities for clients
• Reporting online daily
• Preparing brief summary reports, and weekly financial reports

Salary part-time: 1,800AUD/month, plus commission.

In the attachments you will find the agreement with a detailed job description. If you are interested in this trial period, which will last for one month, during which you will receive training, salary, and commission, please see the attached agreement. Upon successful completion of the trial period you will receive a contract to continue working with TMS, have an option to change from part-time to full-time or continue working part-time.

Please read carefully the trial period agreement, complete, sign, and forward back to us either via email or by fax +1-713-524-2378. If you have any questions please email.

Thank You,
Bianca Monz


Click here to view the agreement .pdf (64k)*

The Department was contacted by someone who is moving to Australia and had received the following response to her interest in a rental:
From: Cox Ian Anthony
Sent: Saturday, 4 February 2012 9:22 p.m.
Subject: Apartment

Hello ,

Thanks for your reply,

You seem to be a very nice person and I can assure you we will not have any problems First of all , I want to tell you that if you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you the steps about how this service works.

You will have 2 days to inspect the apartment before your final decision to rent . I will pay the shipping costs.

This is how they work :
1) I will make the delivery papers at DHL Express.
2) After I will make the papers for delivery they will require for your payment confirmation of the first month and the guarantee deposit($600 + $600 = $1200) to the company. DHL Express will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the Keys and the papers in their custody ..Also DHL Express will give you further instructions about the money deposit ..
3) After the payment is confirmed the delivery process will start and when you will receive the keys, you will have 2 days inspection period before your final decision to rent ..
4) If all is in order, you will instruct DHL Express to give me the money. Further rents will be sent directly to my bank account.
5) If you refuse to rent the apt , DHL Express will give you a full refund ($1200) and you will give them back the keys and the contract.

If you are interested to rent the apt please send me your information, so i can make the deal:

Name:..................
Address: ................
City: ......................
Postal Code: ................
Country: ...................
Phone number:...............

Best Regards

The following messages were received after doing a Google search for Husky puppies for sale:
On 2/1/12, wrote:
Hi....
I was just emailing you as i am interested in your ad about the husky puppies that you have up for adoption?
I was wondering if you had any left my family and I have been looking for another dog, my partener and I would really like the chance to raise a Husky.

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:52:17 -0800
Subject: Re: Husky Pupps
From: synthiadrake gmail.com
Thanks for your interest.
Do you have a number that i can text you

On 2/1/12, wrote:
Yup sure do it is XXXXXXXXXXX

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:03:42 -0800
Subject: Re: Husky Pupps
From: synthiadrake gmail.com
Do you have another number? that number do not when throw.

On 2/1/12, wrote:
Oh ok umm thats strange thats my number ummm would you like me to ring you?

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:11:20 -0800
Subject: Re: Husky Pupps
From: synthiadrake gmail.com
I just relocated to Cameroon and this is my number +23773523035
(note when the communication began, the scammer was saying they were in Whangarei... not Cameroon)

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:40:45 -0800
Subject: Re: Husky Pupps
From: synthiadrake gmail.com
I have male and female 11 weeks old so i don't know which you prefer?

On 2/1/12, wrote:
I would really like a female

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:59:56 -0800
Subject: Re: Husky Pupps
From: synthiadrake gmail.com
hello,
I am glad i have found someone to adopt my puppies and i will more pleased if you can really take good care of my puppies.they are potty trained,ack register and has all their papers.
They are male and female and will come with all their papers but i just relocated to Cameroon i can only send them to you using a courier company if only you can afford only the delivery fee of 200NZD. I will need the following information from you if you agree to pay the delivery fee of the puppies to courier company.
your full name...................................?
home address.....................................?
postal code......................................?
phone number.....................................?
Please i will need this information to register the puppies in the courier company so that they can be send today if you pay the delivery fee.
The puppies are lovely are plays with kid,other pets and will make a very good companion in you family. I am giving them out due to my present jop that occupies me alot and made me have little time to cater for them so i don't want to sell them because that way i will not find a perfect person who can rely love them and that is why i ask only for interested person to pay only for the transportation cost.They will come in good health in an air condition crack and will arrive 5 hours in you location.
The photos are attach.
Thank and hoping to hear from you as soon as possible.

On 2/1/12, synthia drake wrote:
Thanks for the information i will take them know to the courier company to get them register under this address and name.
The courier company will contact you on how you after i register the puppies what you have to do okay.

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:11:36 -0800
Subject: Re: Husky Pupps
From: synthiadrake gmail.com
I am just from the courier company and i register them to be send today and the courier said they will contact you have they??

On 2/1/12, wrote:
No sorry they have not contacted me yet.

On 2/1/12, synthia drake <synthiadrake@gmail.com> wrote:
Have you check you junk??
These is the courier company number ok.
+23773414900


PET AIR CARGO Transport,
CUSTOMER SERVICE,
Branch Office, WV/CAMEROON DOUALA/BETOUA

Dear Sir/Madam,

NOTICE!!!

We have information about A two Siberian husky puppies WITH THE TAGGED here at PET TRANSPORTING AGENCY CAMEROON/DOUALA BRANCH to be transported using the following details below.

PETS INFORMATION:
Name of Sender Synthia Drake
Address SAND-SAND QUATER KUMBA
Country REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
Name of Pets Siberian husky puppies
Specie LIVE Puppies
Breed Siberian Husky
Sex Female
Quantity 2
Age 11 weeks
COULOUR Black and white

DELIVERED TO:
Closest Airport

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
These puppies will come with all necessary papers needed,and as the CAMEROON veterinarians has conducted another tests to be sure of it health, It was done,all was fine and MEDICATION PAPERS were all accurate, The test has been conducted and they are free from such diseases that may attack other animals or contract from other animals like (Dogs & cats).So the puppies ARE now ready for shipment. But it should be noted that this FLIGHT cannot be carried out unless the fee of (200NZD) .The puppies will come alongside one of our pet carrier and the puppies will be company delivered to you since we are having your detail address.

MODE OF PAYMENT:
Payment is was suppose to be to any of our back account through the use of credits cards.But this mode of payment is not available for the moment because all of our account are under auditing for the 2011/2012 Financial Year.So the board of director has divice another mode of payment for the moment.This payment is to be done TO OUR BRANCH OFFICE IN THE CAMEROON IN CHARGE OF SUCH PAYMENTS FOR NOW..THIS PAYMENT IS TO MADE VIA THE NEAREST WESTERN UNION STORE AT YOUR LOCATION BECAUSE WE HAVE ITS UNITS AT OUR BRANCH IN IN THE UNITED STATES DESIGNED FOR SUCH TRANSACTIONS .JUST OPEN www westernunion com and click on find us and trace them and make the payment at the agency close to you to the agency's financial bursar to the address below

NB: The levied fee should be paid through Western Union Money Transfer agency, which is in our services using our payment sleep below.

Receiver's Cashier Name.. …………...NJULEFAC BELLOME AKONTEBANG
Country……………………………….cameroon
Postal Code…………………………..00237
Amount………………………………200NZD
City……………………………............Douala
Test Question………………………...when
Test Answer…………………………..today

WHEN THE PAYMENT OF THE SHIPPING FEE THE SUM OF 200NZD HAS BEEN MADE,WE WILL LIKE THAT YOU GET BACK TO US WITH THE MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER (MTCN)WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AT WESTERN UNION OFFICE THERE AFTER YOU JUST EMAIL THE DETAILS TO US SO THAT WE CAN GET THE MONEY AND PROCESS THE PAPERS FOR THE SHIPPING TODAY.THEN WE ARE GOING TO INFORM YOU WHEN WE WILL HAVE THE PUPPIES AT YOUR HOME .

Our professional scope of services include: Domestic and International Relocation, Human and Animal/Pet Insurance, Planning and Consultation, Airport Shuttle Services, Local and Long Distance Over the Road Arrangements, Boarding Accommodations, Documentation (Consular legalization/USDA/USFW), USDA Approved Travel Carriers, Customs Clearance, Comfort Stop Services.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE:
-Flight fee is non-refundable and it is active for 3working days before been council
-Pet registered on board for shipment most been ship from the origin airport to the Terminal Airport before re-shipping encase of any misunderstanding to secure problems.
-All payment most be done directly to our services and you have to recognized our mailing address and payment sleep in order to be secure.
-Any information needed will be provided to you only in our services and you are not authorized to contact any services without our authorization
-Due to the activities of fraudsters and impersonators, we hereby issue you with our code of conduct verification number thus (CLOVER-799) you are to include this code in all your communications with us.
- Payment out of our services is prohibited.

OUR GOAL IS TO OFFER QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES TO OUR CLIENT AND PRESERVE THEIR INTERESTS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. THE MORALITY OF THE PROFESSION AND THE CLEAN CONSCIOUSNESS GOVERNS OUR WORK IN EVERY ASPECT.OUR GUIDELINES AND RULES OF WORK ARE OF COURSE THE SECRET AND THE KEY OF OUR PERSEVERANCE. ACTUALLY OUR LAW OFFICES INCLUDES MORE THAN TEN EXPERIENCE LAWYERS, EACH SPECIALIZED IN HIS DOMAIN, READY TO SERVE OUR CLIENT IN ALL FIELD OF LAW.
THANKS FOR USING OUR SERVICES, WELL INTEGRITY CUSTOMER, OUR PRIORITY.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This email message, including any attachments, is intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and prohibited from unauthorized disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the Service by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.

The following messages were received after listing a room for rent online.
Hello,
I saw your posting on Trademe concerning the room for rent, and I would appreciate it if i can rent the room from you.

I am originally from Manchester in the UK and a 26 year old female. Let me know the bills/rent per month and also would be great to know your preferred method of payment. Its an addition if i get pictures of the room so I can know what it looks like, and also would you be kind enough to tell me some details about your self. I will await for your response later today .

Hope to hear from you soon.
Debbie.

Hello,
How are you today ? Thanks for getting back to me. I am okay with everything you have said here about the apartment and i am sure it would be fun sharing . I Intend coming over not later than the 30th of January and also would be willing to rent for 1yr but would prefer paying the rent on a monthly basis. I would pay you the first month rent prior to my arrival to enable you hold the room for me because I am sure you would have other people looking at the room and I would not want to loose out on this opportunity basically because it is my first time in New Zealand and I understand the difficulties in securing a place especially when I am miles away.Since am unable to come view the place prior to my move in i would appreciate it if i could pay to you .I have also attached a photo of myself so you know what i look like.

I should probably tell you more about myself, My Full name is Debbie smith,I just completed my BSC in University of Manchester and would be
coming over to New Zealand to register myself for a Masters program. My hobbies are watching soap operas,swimming, and i play the guitar
wonderfully, also i paint during my leisure time i guess am a handful,I am also a very clean person that loves cleaning but not a neat freak, but I would make sure at all times the house is in a good shape.

As Regards the rent, I do not have a problem with it being fixed. I would also like you to know payment would be made by my Dad which
would be through a direct deposit in your bank account. I hope you don't have a problem with this?

Thanks and Looking forward to hearing from you.
Debbie

Hello,
I Got your message concerning the room and I will really appreciate it if i can get the room from you. Am 25 years old female presently in the UK.Let me know the bills per month and also to know the method of payment you would prefer. Try to get me the pictures of the room so I can know what it looks like and kindly tell me little about your self. I will await for your response later today .

Hope to hear from you soon.
Tracy

Following is an email chain between a job seeker and a scammer, Kelvin William, who advertised for farm workers on Fencepost.
Subject: JOB OFFER – Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:45:48 -0300
Hello, I am kelvin william from Glasgow,Scotland,I have a farm in New Zealand and I am looking for someone who can supervise my farm and possibly drive. I will like to know if you are interested in this job. Reply me back with this information below about you:

NAME:
LOCATION IN NEW ZEALAND:
AGE:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
Also i will like to know the weekly wage you preferred but I am willing to pay you $500NZD if you want to supervise alone and also how much more you want if you can drive as well. I hope to hear from you soon if you are interested so I can get back to you with more information about the farm, NO AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
Thanks,
Kelvin.

On 13/1/12 wrote:
Hi Kelvin,Sorry about the late reply, I would be very interested. My name is…

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:59:40 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi,
Thanks for your mail and i am so happy to hear from you and to know you are interested in my job offer,your information provided suits me,so here are few more information about the farm and your job description below:
FARM LOCATION:Auckland
JOB DESCRIPTION:There is an on going clearing and ridging work on the farm land for cultivation,also there cows,i have exactly 362 cows on my farm,so your job is to check on the farm if the clearing and ridging is done well and also check on the cows if complete and healthy,also to supervise the workers for job well done purpose,i want you to be my eyes in NZ before my return and i only want you to check on the farm on weekends only and give me a report,i hope $500NZD is ok for the job apart from the transport fare,but if not let me know how much you want for the weekend?

I will inform the farm workers as soon as we agreed so they will be aware of your arrival and responsibility, you do not need too much agricultural knowledge to do this job, just TRUST and I hope you can be trusted. Email me a copy of your picture photograph when you have the chance before you start your job for recognition. I will also pay for your transport to the farm separately from your weekly wage regardless of your present location, just let me know how much it will cost.
I hope to hear from you soon,
Thanks
Kelvin

On 14/1/12 wrote:
Hi Kelvin, would you be able to send me an exact address of the farm and a farm number please?I am definetly interested in the job, would there be a good time to go see the farm?$600 would be ideal, due to the new arriival of my son.Thanks

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 07:56:59 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi,
Thanks for your mail and details,i am so much pleased to hear from you and to know you are willing to take this job, my farm is located in AUCKLAND and i will bear your fare to the farm location and accommodation expense to avoid any extra expense for you,i will pay you the weekly wage as agreed and i am sure you can handle the farm for the period of 9 months before i get back to New Zealand, Below is the FARM DETAILS FOR YOU and some pictures as well:
FARM DETAILS (this information has been removed. Reads like it has been taken from a for sale advertisement)

I will be in touch with you soon,
Thanks,
Kelvin

On 1/14/12, wrote:
Hi kelvin,I want to thank you for this opportunity for me and my growing family.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:19:15 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi again,
I am pleased to let you know that i will make an upfront payment for you and at the moment i can only make a credit card payment and bank transfer payment (to a Kiwibank account only in New Zealand at the moment),so here are the information I will be needing to make the deposit payment to credit card below:
Bank Name:
Credit Card Number:
Name on Credit Card:
Card Type:
Also for Kiwibank account payment,here are the details needed below:
Bank Name:
Account Number:
Account Holder Name:
Please note:I can only make payment to a kiwibank account at the moment because my bank has a connection with them and also to credit card because it will be instant,so please try and open a kiwibank account if you do not have one already or do not have a credit card, BUT I WILL PREFER CREDIT CARD TRANSFER (as it easier for me on charges), and also we can buy a van for the farm later.
Here is my details as well for security reference and contact purpose:
Name: kelvin William
Address: 127 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 2UE, Scotland
Mobile Phone Number: +447023025856
Regards
Kelvin

On 14/1/12, wrote:
Hi Kelvin

I am sorry to tell you that i do not have a credit card or a kiwibank account, but i will be able to open one tomorrow.i will email you the info as soon as i get it.
Thanks

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 22:11:11 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi
Thanks for your mail that will be good if you can open a kiwibank account, just let me know as soon you open one.

Thanks
Kelvin

On 16/1/12, wrote:
hi Kelvin,

Could you send me the exact address to your farm please.
When do you want me to start work?
Thanks

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:47:47 +0000
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi,
Thanks for your mail and details,i will forward the details to my assistant to make the payment and also you can start work by next week.

Thanks
kelvin

On 16/1/12, wrote:
Hi kelvin,I need the address of the farm to go see it and so I know where to go next week.

thanks

On 16/1/12, kelvin william wrote:
Hi
Thanks for your mail all information will be email to you as soon as the payment has been made tomorrow including the number of the person you are going to meet at the farm to hand over all necessary things to you ok, all the address and mobile number will be email to you as soon as the payment as been made to your account.
Thanks
Kelvin

On 16/1/12, kelvin william wrote:
Hi,
I am so pleased to inform you that the deposit has been made and it will be in your Kiwibank account very soon,so please check, also I am sorry to inform you that my assistant made a transfer error,instead of sending $500NZD to you,she sent $5000NZD,but i told her not to worry that you are trustworthy and really ready to work and not cheap,so please i will like you to deduct your $500NZD deposit from the money when you receive it and help me send the rest to my partner in Australia through western union money transfer,you will also deduct the western union transfer charge from the $4500NZD and send the rest to avoid any charge on you and i will instruct further about your job,here is my partner's address you will be sending the money to below:
Receiver's Name: Jeffrey Fletcher
Address: 49 marshall road
City: Rocklea
State: QUEENSLAND
Country: Australia
Zip Code: 4106
I am sure you know of western union and if you don't you can find there nearest agent at your post shop or bank.

Also i am really sorry for the inconvenience and stress this might caused you,she is really a naughty girl,please forgive her,and try and make sure the money is sent as soon as you have it so i can instruct you further.
Also to save time you can go to your nearest ATM machine to withdraw $4500 with your ATM/EFTPOS card and take the cash to your nearest western union agent to send the money to my partner,
I hope to hear from you soon,
Thanks,
Kelvin.

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:27:56 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
i try calling you but your number not going only voicemail why is that?

On 16/1/12, wrote:
Hi Kelvin,Just letting you know the money hasnt come through yet, but I willlet you know when it does.

Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:17:41 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi
Thanks for your mail i will like to ask you some question, have you use western union before? and how far is a western union agent to you?and how far is the bank to you?

Thanks
Kelvin

On 17/1/12,
Hi kelvin,
No I haven t used western Union before, Il have to check where the nearest western union is, and the nearest bank is bwt 30 minutes away from us. And about the phone Call my phone was flat. thats why I wouldnt
have been working.

Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:02:56 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi,
Thanks for your mail, i am sure its not hard for sure ,but i will like you to visit the post shop very early in the morning and ask about how to send money through western union money transfer? and thanks for willingness to help me, i really appreciate it and i am sure you will do your job diligently, well i am pleased to tell you that the payment will be cleared and available in you account by 12PM your time on Wednesday, so please try and come online to confirm the payment and i hope you can send it to my partner on Wednesday, as well as soon as you have the payment in your account?,
I hope you understand now and i hope to hear from you soon,
Thanks,
Kelvin

On 17/1/12:
Hi kelvin, Cool thank you, I will get back to you thanks


Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:16:56 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
Hi

Thanks for your mail i hardly hear you on the phone now i think the network is bad well its nice talking to you on phone and please done forget to visit your the post shop very early in the morning and ask about how to send money through western union money transfer? so you can know where and what to do before the money comes in by 12PM OK.
Thanks Kelvin

On 17/1/12, wrote:
Hi Kelvin, yeah it is quite hard to hear you on the phone, i need to wait until the money is in my account before i can head to town, i am very low on gas, going in on monday kinda took most of my gas lol, but be at ease you :D you e-mailed very trust worthy people, we will definetly send money to your friend. Thanks


On 17/1/12, kelvin william wrote:
ok know problem i hope you get the new address?


On 17/1/12, kelvin william wrote:
Hi i want you to be ready for my errands today i hope the post shop is not far from you i want you to be online by 11am your time not 12pm again.


Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:59:09 +0100
Subject: Re: JOB OFFER - Fencepost
From: kelvin1.william gmail.com
please resend me your account now

On 17/1/12, kelvin william wrote:
ok you make the mistake i see wait ok i will give this to my bank now the money will be in soon in the next 10min ok


On 17/1/12, kelvin william wrote:
HI i don't know how much you will pay to send the money to my partner just deduct it from the 4500 and send the rest and please email me this details below as soon as the money is sent:
Sender's Name:
Sender's Address:
Sender's City:
Sender's State:
Sender's Country:
Sender's Zip Code:
Sender's Phone number:
MTCN Number:
Amount Sent:

Thanks
Kelvin


Following is an email chain between an online trader and a scammer. The trader identified the scam and was also contact by the security team from Trade Me about 'Brian Cochran'.
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 4:02 AM,
Hi there,
In regards to the enquiry surrounding the Mitsi RVR I have listed, I do not know the number of owners but you can probably find them on Carjam, also the reserve is $3000, Buynow currently $3600 but that will include the new rear tyre and ball joint to get the WOF, or will take $3300 without me supplying this. Cheers

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 4:44 AM,
Below is the carjam report, I ran one for you, I have also included the pics from TradeMe, I will endeavour to get a Paypal account setup as soon as possible for you, for if you do wish to complete the purchase.
Cheers

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 9:26 a.m.
Subject: Re: Mistubish RVR Trademe enquiry
Thanks for the prompt response..I want to buy it now as a Present for my Dad and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding vehicle. I really want the vehicle to be a surprise for my father so i wont let him know anything about the vehicle until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with the vehicle. I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for the car and pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the email address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick the vehicle up after i have made the payments...
Thanks

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:20 AM,
Ok should have it setup soon, at work but shouldn’t be far away, are you happy to take it in its current condition for $3300 or do you want to wait until I have the repairs done for $3600. Tyre approx $129-$150 and ball joint part $43, not sure on labour costs as was going to do it myself next weekend?

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 10:06 a.m.
Subject: Re: Mistubish RVR Trademe enquiry
Thanks for this so kindly get back to me with your paypal email address so that i can proceed

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 10:38 a.m.
Subject: Re: Mistubish RVR Trademe enquiry
Alright there is no problem and i will be looking forward to hear from you till then..Best Regards

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:43 AM,
Paypal email address is sorry I wasn’t too sure from you last email, you are wanting to wait til after I have the work done?

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 10:53 a.m.
Subject: Re: Mistubish RVR Trademe enquiry
I will be doing any necessary things so 3300 will be pay for it and i will email you once payment has been made..Thanks

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:55 AM,
Awesome, once I have confirmed the payment I will send you my address for your person to pick it up, and I will remove the Trademe auction as well.

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 11:11 a.m.
Subject: About to make payment
I was just about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up,I got an email from my agent..i taught i included that in my previous email.he said he won't come and pick up the item unless i pay him the agent commission fee first in order to be able to schedule a pick up time ,and my pick up agent head quarters is in the Malaysia and all commission payments made for pick up, from anywhere in the world is sent to their head quarters in the Malaysia and the only form of payments they accept is western union money transfer and i tried to pay online but i will need a credit card which i didn't bring along, and there is no post office(there is usually a western union section in most post offices) or any western union agent offshore! so i have to ask you to help me with the pick up fees, i will include the $600 they charged to pick it up and take it my home(1st class treatment), to the payments i will send through paypal. After i have made the payments and it has been confirmed by paypal, i will need you to help me send the $600 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, the western union money transfer can be made at a post office near to you,there is always a western union agent in most post offices or online at www westernunion com .I will be making the payments shortly and will email you as soon as it has been done..
Best Regard


On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:34 AM,
Ok, once I have the $3900 confirmed by Paypal I will organise a Western Union transfer for you.

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 12:20 p.m.
Subject: Re: About to make payment
Thanks for the mail as per message i received from paypal which should be similar to yours, you need to make an upfront payment of $600 to the shipping agent using western union (can be found at your local post office) to the shipping agent's address:
Name: Navin Kumar Goppu
Address: 12,Tmn Bukit Seputih,
City: Kuala Lumpur,
Post Code: 53000
Country: Malaysia,
Thus, after the money is sent. you will be given a receipt on the receipt, which will show a MTCN code and other details that you should be sent to PayPal and a total of $4,000 will be released immediately without any delay. please let me know when you have completed this. cheers!

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 7:23 AM,
Sorry mate, but I am not making an upfront payment without the money being released to me first, I was prepared to give you the chance first but everything points to a scam and I am not taking that chance. If you can’t make the payment to me first then I am not prepare to go through with this, you can cancel the Paypal trasaction as I will not be completing the sale.
Regards

From: Brian Cochran
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012
Subject: Re: About to make payment
I do understand what you mean but this is a safe transaction i have just contact paypal when i got the notification letter from them that the buyer will never believe the transaction is safe but this is what i was told below that the funds can not be refunded to the buyer's account through the PayPal system as the buyer's account has been placed under limited access by our trust and safety department because the buyer made attempt in claiming the funds back to his account without any legal notification for security purpose.

Therefore i guess you should understand that i can not access my account at the moment untill the transaction is complete so i think the best way is that you should please go ahead and make the transfer for the money and get back to paypal with the western union details for you to have your money fully credited into your account asap

2011

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Note: Following is an email chain between an online trader and a scammer:
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:01:10 +0800
Subject: Re: Honda oddysey car for sale
From: perkjulian gmail.com
Thanks for the prompt reply,I will like to know the lowest price for it,i want you to get back to me with more picture and the present condition of it because i could not come over to inspect it, i am buying it locally here as a birthday gift for my Son that is living in Malaysia. I am at sea at the moment as i am an Oceanographer ( i work on South Pacific Ocean in east of New Zealand ) and due to the nature of my work, phone calls is restricted. It was my son that check your advert and sent you a text to contact me (his mother )
on my email address because i am currently offshore .
I am really sure he will be more than happy if i am able to purchase it from you becuase this is what he want and chose from the Advert. You need not worry yourself about how it will get to him there in Malaysia as i have a contact of shipping company there that will be handling the pick up and all the paper work.

TO : perkjulian gmail.com
Hi my lowest price is $10500 .The car is in good condition very clean . I'll take some photos for you . The only reason I'm selling is that the car is too big for me as it has 7 seats and I often do not travel that far by myself I only use it on weekends . I clean it every week , and service it every half a year or every 5000km which ever is close , It has been in a family for , 4 years now and did 26000km . I dont mind the shipping as long as someone will come and pick it up here.

FROM: perkjulian gmail.com
I am really interested in buying it and i want to go ahead with the purchase,i am pleased with the price but i can only conclude the transaction through PayPal for our own protection, PayPal act as a neutral third party. it is safe,secure and reliable.
I insisted on PayPal mode of payment because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking but i can pay from my PayPal account as i have my bank a/c attached to it and also due to the fact that i am currently offshore and I won't definitely be able to make it to my bank to wires money across to you.It is what safe and convenient for me. PayPal is the fastest, secure, easier and the best online transfer or receiving of money into someone's account,you register with PayPal account with
your bank details or credit card,it is very easy to set up,the registration will take only 5 minutes,so any transfer you made with your PayPal goes through to your bank account,it is free,safe and reliable.
After you have registered for PayPal account,all i need is just the full name with the email address of the PayPal account to transfer the fund into your bank account that you link up with your PayPal account,it is just as simple as that.
For more information visit www paypal com

Note: The Department has been contacted by an online trader who wanted to share the emails sent by a scammer wishing to purchase some items. The messages also included fake emails from Paypal.
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Subject: RE: HONDA CBF 250
Thanks for the prompt response..I want to buy it now as a Present for my Dad and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want the it to be a surprise for my father so i wont let him know anything about it until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with the it. I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for it and pls if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www paypal com and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick it up after i have made the payments...
Thanks
Jason Reed

Note: An online trader listing a vehicle for sale received a text message from the number 502 from Matt Peters using the email account mgeexy gmail.com. Follow are three communications, two from the scammer and one from 'PayPal':
FIRST EMAIL REPLY: from mgeexy gmail.com
Thanks for the swift response...Due to the nature of my job and my location i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it so I will call you when am
chanced but as of now we can be chatting online or sending emails to each other.
As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal). I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included.
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com/nz and sign up. its very easy.I await your reply asap.

SECOND EMAIL REPLY: showed it was from: service intl.paypal.com, onlinereviews accountant.com
Dear (name removed)
This email confirms that Matt Peters has sent you $2,500.00 NZD
View the details of this Transaction here:
Payment Details
Item # Item Title Quantity Price Subtotal N/A
Toyota Celica 1 $900.00 NZD
$900.00 NZD
Pick-up & Delivery: (includes any pick-up delivery fees)
$1,600.00 NZD
Shipping Insurance: (optional) $0.00 NZD
Total: $2,500.00 NZD
This is to inform you that you are required to send a sum of $1,500.00 NZD to the address below via Western Union Money Transfer and get back to us with the relevant information's which you will be provided with after the money has been sent. You are
requested to give us the Mtcn# (Money Transfer Control Number) and the Sender's Name and Address used in making the transfer after which we will then credit the total sum of $2,500.00 NZD into your PayPalaccount. Below is the Address where the money is to
be sent using Western Union Money Transfer.
Agent's Info: Fred Bidem
260 Heathway,Dagenham
Essex
England
United Kingdom.
RM10 8QS
Address Status: Confirmed
Please Note:
We wish to inform you that Matt Peters has made his intentions known to PayPal that he will like $1,500.00 NZD to be sent to the recipient's address above via Western Union Money Transfer.
Note:As this transaction was done via our e-mail payments service, any inquiries and necessary information should be sent to us by directly replying to this message, because of the status of this transaction, it has not been passed on to our customer care phone
service section,and all inquiries should be directed to this e-mail address as it is the one monitored for your transaction.
This payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited into your account until the MTCN # is sent to us for verification, so as to secure both the buyer and the seller. Below are the relevant information
required before your account will be credited. All you have to do is to reply directly to this email with the MTCN and the Sender's Name and Address used when sending the money through Western Union Money Transfer. You will receive a "Confirmation Email"
from PayPal Service informing you that your PayPal account has been credited with $2,500.00 NZD as soon as the above information's has been received and Verified by us.
Please, understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect both the Buyer and the Seller.We apologize for the inconvenience that has caused you. Because of the inconvenience this causes we are giving you the next two incoming transfers for free!
You will pay no fees for your next two incoming transfers*.PayPal will be responsible for any loss incurred during the course of this transaction.With more than 147 million accounts worldwide, we are a leading online payment method you can trust!
Thank you for using PayPal.
PayPal Team.
Scott Thompson
President
PayPal, Inc
PayPal Email ID PP307
Copyright© 1999-2011 PayPal. All rights reserved. PayPal (AUD) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United State of America as an electronic money institution. PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056. PayPal Email ID
PP307

THIRD EMAIL REPLY: from mgeexy gmail.com
I have just made the payment now and i expect paypal to have emailed you by now,check your email address if you have been messaged yet, i sent $2,500 in all, i have decided to add the amount of $1600 which i paid through paypal, So you can now wire the
sum of $1500 to my agent's Headquarters in UK via western union where they confirm all commission payment so that they can be able to schedule a suitable pick up date and time immediately.
As said earlier in my previous email,the western union transfer can be done at the post office as their is a western union section in all post office.I added extra $100 to cover the western union charges which shouldn't be more that $60-75 but just to be sure i added
$100.
Here is my pick up agent Headquarter info needed to get the money sent through western union money transfer:
Fred Bidem
260 Heathway,
Dagenham Essex
England
United Kingdom.
RM10 8QS
Note:PayPal won't release the funds until they get the western union information from you due to the fact that i emailed them about the excess payment I made.Please kindly email the necessary details to paypal :the mtcn which you will be given at the western union after the $1500 has been sent as well as the sender's name and address used to send the money through western union so they can take necessary steps.Await your response.

Note: The Department received a call from an apartment hunter who was looking at listings on the Gumtree website. After a couple of communications, she decided to search for the name of the responder online. The results confirmed she had been contacted by an online scammer. She wanted to provide examples of the communications in the hope that no one will fall prey to this scammer:
From: dacivd hgf [davhognt hotmail.com]
Sent: woensdag 6 april 2011 1:54
Subject: RE: Reply to your "Apartment City Centre" Ad on Gumtree
Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my apartment.Yes the Apartment is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the Apartment now that am not around.I just traveled to West Africa for a programme called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism,HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education, the programme is taking place in major countries in Europe and Africa which are UK, Spain, Germany, South Africa,Ghana,Nigeria.We will be away for 3 to 5 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my Apartment for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it.Also how long do you intend to stay? How soon do you intend to move in?
Here are details of the Apartment:
Bedroom:1
FEATURES :
Laundry
Electric Range
Electric Heat
Garage
AMENITIES:
Air Conditioning
Patio/Party Deck
Cable TV
Ceiling Fans
24 hours Internet service
Dishwasher
Firepit
Garbage Disposal
Microwave
security alarm
Pets Allowed
Refrigerator
Washer / Dryer
Rent:$150 per week or $600 per month
Bond:$600
Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to recieve your email as soon as possible. Here is my phone number: Here is my phone number 0112348132758551 or +2348132758551 I am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the Apartment and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information.
*********RENT APPLICATION FORM********
(Private and Confidential)
Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
1)Your Full Name ?
2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
4)Age ?
5) Sex ?
6)Are You Married ?
7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
8)Do You have a Pet ?
9)Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
10)Do You have a Car ?
11)Occupation ?
12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay ( First 1month rent + Bond) or If You Pay ( First 2months rent + Bond) And Get 1 Month Free...So which one do you prefer ?
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God's hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to read from you as soon as possible.
Thanks and GOD bless you.
I look forward to hearing from you asap.
Cheers!
David

From: dacivd hgf [davhognt hotmail.com]
Sent: woensdag 6 april 2011 14:50
Subject: RENT APPLICATION FORM ACCEPTED
Thanks very much for your reply and also i can see your willingness in this rent your application form as been approved and you are now qualify for this rent. So as we shall be renting our properties to you, please again take very good care of the apartment.Once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that you will love the apartment.
Here are the contents of the packages that will be deliver to you via DHL EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE.
1)Entrance and the Rooms Keys
2)Papers
3)Payment Receipt
So i am with your informations here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready for the payment of the first 2months rent and the Bond so that you can move in asap.. Let me know If I could forward you the Information on how and where to send the money through any Western Union Money Transfer location nearest to you so I can get all the package sent to you immediately. Hope to read from you soonest Thanks and God bless
Regards

Note: Here's another scam listing from the Gumtree website:
From: Ben James [benjames0101 gmail.com]
Sent: donderdag 7 april 2011 11:29
Subject: Re: Reply to your "1 Bedroom Apartment in Wellington to rent" Ad on Gumtree
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Apartment..I am RevBen James,the owner of the Apartment you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in the Apartment with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in United Kingdom Presently my Apartment is still available for rent for $200 Per week(rent already includes utilities).
More so Now, i’m currently in United Kingdom for an international Christian follower’s crusade....Pls i want you to Note that,i am a kind, honest and trustworthy Man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this Apartment and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up……….I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.
This is the address of the Apartment: (208 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt,Wellington)..It has a Lovely home in a nice, neighborhood. is known for excellent schools. Conveniently located with nearby shopping centers, hospitals, free ways and public transportation. This is a must see. Amenities W/D Hookups Central Heat & A/C Granite Tiled Fireplace Ceiling Fans Vaulted Ceilings Cable Available Broadband Available Custom Drapes in Living Room, Dining Room, & Master Bedroom Blinds.
SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN RENTING THE APARTMENT I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION FORM.
************RENT APPLICATION FORM*************
1)Your Full Name:
2)Your Full Address:
3)Phone Number:
4) Sex ?
5)How old are you?:
6)Are you married?:
7)How many people will be living in the Apartment?:
8)Do you have a pet?:
9)Do you have a car?:
10)Occupation?:
11)When do you intend moving in : Date ?
12)When do you intend to moving out : Date ?
13)How many months or year contract?:
14)Deposit : One or Two month Deposit are required
15)Picture of the Occupant?
TAKE Note: YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE BY AND SEE MY APARTMENT FROM THE OUTSIDE AND IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN RENTING THE APARTMENT GET THE APPLICATION FORM FILLED SO THAT I CAN MAKE OUT ARRANGEMENT TO SHIP OUT THE KEYS & DOCUMENT TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY. I WOULD HAVE REALLY LOVE TO SHIP THE KEYS TO SOMEONE IN THE STATE BUT I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY THERE RIGHT NOW AND I DON'T WANT TO MAKE USE OF ANY THIRD
PARTY THAT IS WHY AM HANDLING MY PROPERTY MYSELF.
Apartment Address: 208 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt,Wellington
Weekly Rent: $200
Pets Allowed: Yes
Available : Available Now for move in.
So pls get back to me today.
I await your reply ASAP.
Regards and God bless you!!!

Note: The Department received a call from a house hunter who wanted to provide an email chain between them and a scammer for the awareness of others. The house hunter was looking on a legitimate online property site but was unfortunately contacted by scammer 'Duncan Evans'. The email had the subject line “3 bedroom house for rent in WHANGAREI”.

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You need to maintain a positive balance on your account. If you account has a negative balance you will not be able to place new listings or use other features that are limited to authenticated members until you credit your account (scam link removed)
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Check you account balance (scam link removed)
Credit your account (scam link removed)
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Note: Following is an email from a scammer responding to an advertisement on the Gumtree website.
Subject: Car
Hi Again,
This is just to get you informed that i have finished sending the payment through pay pal and i know you should have received the confirmation messages from pay pal by now so make sure you check your in box and junk message folder for the confirmation email cos i have received the receipt here and the money has been completely removed from you pay pal account. According to pay-pal's instructions, I have added extra 3,550AUD to take care of the shipping company's bills so email me immediately you receive the confirmation and kindly make sure you funds into your account immediately.
Thanks for the business and get back soon,
Linda

Note: After listing a vehicle for sale on Trade Me the seller received a text message asking for details about the vehicle. The trader emailed to gibson880 at gmail.com with the information and suggested it would be ideal for the vehicle to be viewed in person. The trader received the response below. Other enquiries by the trader revealed 'Daniel Gibson' was intending to ship the vehicle to the Bahamas and that he was from 'Aussie'. Suspicious, the trader then searched Google and discovered a number of scams relating to 'Daniel Gibson'.
Hello,
how i wish to come and testdrive this car but not possible as i'm currently away from the country. I'm a marine engineer who's on a ship right now in Bahamas. I'll be paying via PayPal and i'm more than happy to pay the PayPal transfer charges too. Due to the distance as i'm in Bahamas presently, i'll arrange the pick-up of the car with a Private Courier Service as soon as you get your payment, I need you to provide the following details so that i can proceed with the Payment...
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Final Price :
After i make the payment and you get the funds the Courier Service will come and pick up the car at your home at your convenient time also the courier will help me sign the required papers.
Have a nice day
Daniel Gibson


Note: This scam has been sent to Facebook account holders. The scammer is pretending to be Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS
Dear Winner,
I am so happy for you getting to the final stage of your Winnings, I can not wait to see you in our reality TV show where all our winner's attention from year 2010 will be brought together, please take Note of this as you will be fully informed soonest. Please check your parcel after delivery for more details.
Please also be informed that your particulars have been verified and your package is ready to be couriered, contact facebook lottery board via this email Email (gmail.com email address removed)
Name of the officer - Henry SMITH
Contact this address immediately for more information on the courier information.
Modalities to send your package will commence immediately and you will receive them within 48 hours. You can cash the cheque at any bank of your choice. All you need to cash the cheque is an Identity card to show or know you are the bearer of the name on the cheque as scanned to you. More information will be revealed on the Cheque as soon as you receive it.
I have attached in this email a copy of your winning cheque to confirm your name and delivery address, please contact Henry Smith Davis ASAP.


Subject: Notice
Google Winning Notification Happy New Year.

2010

Note: This is a Facebook scam:
I am Kokou Williams a personal Attorney to the late P.Lologa. My client died with his family while on Vacation at Phuket Island in Thailand in December 2004. Asia Earth Quake Disaster(TSUNAMI DISASTER). The deposit is valued six million five hundred USA dollars only and it is lodged with bank. I have legal information which in legal terms will I relate to you to suppport the claim from the Bank.Please contact me through my private email box for more detail and it's way forward to the claims, Email: (yahoo.co.in email address removed)
Thank you.
Kokou Williams

Note: A man with the user name Prayer 1, who states he is on a prayer mission in Africa, is advertising Auckland apartments for rent on various internet flat hunting sites. He advises applicants to contact his wife ‘Kate’ in the UK who sends pictures of the apartment and requests the applicant fills in a rental agreement form.

Once the form is completed the applicant is told to send $1700 USD via a Western Union account and she will send the DHL package with papers and keys. In this case, the applicant paid the money and did not receive the package. Kate then sent a request for another $600 USD to send to her husband in Africa. The applicant refused and Kate became angry demanding account information from her. There has been no communication since but the applicant has lost $1700 USD.

Below is a description of the apartments. There are a number of apartments listed in Auckland to owners who are all outside of New Zealand and all the apartments have the same description.
“Its fully furnished and there is enough parking space< /span> and storage, 2bedrooms plus extra guess room, 2bathrooms and 2toilet all the necessary utilities in the house are included. It all depends on you, you can rent it as you wish, month to month is good, year lease if you like. The utilities/bills are included in the monthly rent....Close to Shops, Close to Transport and it is a Quiet Location, we just renovate it last month everything is new. TV, cable and internet EVERYTHING IS AVAILABLE & Working Properly.
The information provided herein may be used by the Owner to Determine whether to accept this application. I acknowledge that this
application is subject to the approval of the owner.
I declare that all information contained in this application is true and Correct and given of my own free will. I have read, agreed to and
understood all of the above terms and conditions that are relevant to me.
Do not fiil this Application unless you understand and agree with everything in it, questions can be ask.”

Here is an email 'Kate' sent to the applicant:
Rev/Mrs Edward
As soon as the first 2months plus deposit payment has been confirmed by me via Western union,l will go ahead and commence on how the flat keys/Documents will be delivered to you via DHL on next day delivery and it will be delivered to the address you provided.Let me hear back from you as soon as possible, so that l can go arrange for the delivery of the keys/Documents.
Once again l'm giving you this house on trust and do not disappoint me because l dont want our house to be destroyed again, if you wish to move in with your own properties,we still have one extra room that is empty so you can easily put our own things that you think you dont need in there.
Here are the contents that will be delivered to you via DHL courier service.
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)Paper/Permanent Flat form(Containing your reference details)
3)The Flat documented file.
4)Payment Receipt.
5)Full address and description of the house.
My husband will like to talk to you,you can call him as soon as you get this mail his number is +23480361048438.
You can reach me on +447024071556
Get back to me via email if you will need me to send you the information which you will use to make the deposit payment via Western union
to me here in London.
Thanks and God bless you...
Best Regards,
Kate
Below are my information you will write to western union local stores to send the payment through Western Union Money Transfer Grocery stores Nearest to you:
Receivers Name: Kate Thomson
Address: 12 London Road,
City: North London
State: London
Country: England
Zip-Code: N13 6BJ.
As soon as you send the payment from the Western Union Money Transfer, you would be given some informations. You would have to get back to me with following information:
1. Full Sender's Name And Address:
2. MTCN #:
3. Amount Sent in Pounds:
As soon as i confirm the payment,I will instruct dhl to proceed with the documents and keys to you immediately and get back to you with the tracking number and the arrival time of the documents and the keys.
Thanks and God Bless...
Kate

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