Scam Tip Report #97807 - Janet Nicolas


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Scott
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2019-12-28 05:11:15
Auction/eBay Scam
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+2 Janet Nicolas   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Janet Nicolas
Email Address:
janicholas1013@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Contacts Seller via Gumtree asking for email address and then sends this:

Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

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

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

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

Cheers
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
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Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work in a refinery company in New Zealand but i live in Australia, we are presently offshore in Zealand Taranaki Basin on Kupe project. We do not have access to the phone at the moment, it's 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with an internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?
I am buying it for my new apartment, I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but our calling is restricted. Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply.
With follow up email from NOT Paypal.com Receipt Of Payment From Kate Menguita To Your Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 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 gladly help you*.
Item # Description Quantity Price Subtotal Australia Custom Made, Hardwood Entertainment unit
$3,600.00 AUD $3,600.00 AUD
Shipping and Delivery (includes any seller handling fees):
$1,100.00 AUD
Total: $4,700.00 AUD
This Payment will appear in your account statement as "Pay Pal®_ Wire "Kate Menguita" Payment sent to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited account .
Receivers account details:
Account Name
Account Number
BSB Number
Bank Code: xx | State code: x | Branch code xxx Institution Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Branch Name xxxxx Street Address (NBFI Agency to 013-000) Suburb Melbourne State VIC Postcode 3000
This is to inform you that you are required to send a sum of $1,100.00 AUD to the address below via Osko money transfer, you are requested to email us the Receipt. As soon as we have received this information from you, we will credit a sum of $4,700.00 AUD to your Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited account. Below is the address where the money is to be sent using Osko money transfer.
Agent's Info:
Account Name: xxxx xxx Bank Name: Westpac Banking Corporation Account Number: xxxxxxx BSB: xxx-xxx Ref: Your Name
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.
* If there's any refusal from you to act upon the receipt of this payment notice, we will have to take a LEGAL ACTION against you as this is just a way to ensure PayPal a safer place for all our customers.
* This payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited into your Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited account until the Osko money transfer Receipt is sent to us for verification, so as to secure both the buyer and the seller.
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 Security.

Geof K   (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2021-12-29 06:36:21
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kate Menguita
Email Address:
menguitakk-kate@yahoo.com
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"Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work in a refinery company in New Zealand but i live in Australia, we are presently offshore in Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to the phone at the moment, it's 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with an internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?
I am buying it for my new apartment, I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but our calling is restricted. Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply."

nico   (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2021-11-17 18:18:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaye Menguita
Email Address:
anuwafemiriloni@gmail.com
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Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work in a refinery company in New Zealand but i live in Australia, we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to the phone at the moment, it's 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with an internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?
I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but our calling is restricted. Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Scam Email
Kaye Menguita menguitakk-meng@yahoo.com

Nicholas   (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2021-07-15 18:06:02
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaye Menguita
Email Address:
menguitakk-meng@yahoo.com
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Messaged saying she was interested in a washing machine.
Messaged me saying : "Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?
I am buying it for my new apartment and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted. Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply."
Sounded quite dodgy so I did a search, and the scam, word for word, came up here.

Dgen717   (Bayswater, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2020-03-08 18:28:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaye Menguita
Email Address:
kaye.menguita@yahoo.com
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Kaye, wanted to purchase a dining suite, advertised by us on Gumtree, sight unseen. Said she is working for NZOG, 5 days off, 25 days on etc. Does not have access to phone. She would arrange shipping with a freight company based in the Philippines. Requested our address, phone number, banks details. She wanted to add the cost of freight ($1050), to the price for the dining suite. She then wanted us to transfer the freight payment to https://www.transferwise.com We asked why she couldn’t do the transfer and she claimed not to have a ‘card’ as it was lost in a car accident that killed her husband several months ago! She kept messaging “can I make the transfer now?” No more emails when I questioned further. Assume that a fake deposit payment receipt would be sent and then we would be asked to transfer the freight money. Meanwhile no money would have been deposited. We would have been scammed $1050. Luckily I searched scams on Gumtree and found reports almost exactly to the word.

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

Chris   (Somewhere in Australia) Added the following extra information on :2020-01-20 01:42:52
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaye Menguita
Email Address:
kaye.menguita@yahoo.com

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