Scam Tip Report #5040 - We were selling a car

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Zoe White
Heathmont, Victoria, Australia
2012-09-12 10:04:28
Overpayment Scam
+1 We were selling a car 
Solex Jay
Email Address:,
Scam Website:
not provided
We live in Melbourne and were trying to sell a car through Gumtree. We first received a txt, then the following mails from and in which he said he had sent a payment far higher than the one agreed:

Thanks for the swift response...I am willing to know the lowest price of
it.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 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 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 and sign
up. its very easy.I await your reply asap


Hello i just got your mail i wish to come and view this
merchandise but am out of state a marine engineer busy sailing,am
in a ship right now at Bermuda......I will also like you to know that i
will be paying via PayPal...due to the distance as i am in Bermuda
presently...I will need you to provide me with the following information to
facilitate the Payment...Your (PayPal email)...

I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i
will have my mover come over as soon as you have the Payment...

Have a nice day.


Thanks for your mail..I will proceed with the payment
immediately.Kindly end the auction immediately since you have decide
to sell the merchandise to me and also get back to me with your home
address so i can forward it to my shipping agent for the pick up.


I just completed the payment via PayPal check both your email box and
your junk mail box to see if there is any kind of confirmation payment
from paypal,a total of $9,050 was sent,$8,000 for the merchandise and
the extra $1,050 for my shipper\\\'s charges and Western Union fee,which
you will be sending to the address below via western union

Alison Demchuk
70 Martello Street,
London, E8 3QQ
United Kingdom

My 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)

I will be waiting to hear from you once the money has been sent to my
shipper.Thanks for the business.



Thanks for your mail..Am sorry i should have inform you about this before
making the payment,i don\\\'t have access to western union at the moment due
to my nature of work.Am a marine engineer busy sailing,am in a ship right
now at Bermuda.That is the reason why i add the money to your payment so
you can help me to pay the shipping agent when the payment is complete into
your account.

PayPal is holding the payment just to secure both party as they have
already deducted the money from my account which is on the way to your
account history.You just have to send the money the shipping agent through
Western Union Money Transfer at your Local Post Office and email the
western union receipt to PayPal Customer care email in order to receive the
whole money into your account.

Thanks..Hope to read back from you soon.


The money will only reflect in your account until you reply back to the confirmation email you received from PayPal by sending the mtcn number of the $1,050 that is to be send to my pick up agent so that they can come for the pick up..if you have gone through the email you received from PayPal very well regarding the payment i must have been notify about all this so i\\\'ll advice you to go through your inbox and junk mail box to see if there is any kind of confirmation there from paypal.


There is nothing i can do about this as PayPal have already deducted the
whole money from my account which is on there data base ready to be
credited into your account, you have to follow PayPal Instruction by
sending the shipping agent fee through Western Union Money Transfer and
email the receipt of sending the money to PayPal Customer care email in
order for them to complete the transaction so they can release the whole
money into your account without any delay.



Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.

Zoe White   (Heathmont, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-12 10:17:05
Name Unknown

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