Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#380997 by Damiani Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:15 pm
I posted a new item for sale this morning on Gumtree and received an interested "buyer" almost immediately, wanting my email address. I supplied this, and received the following email:

Thanks for getting back, I’m fine with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert, exactly what am looking for, I work with Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory, Australia and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment, which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery.

As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit (EFT), using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, linked up with my Westpac bank account, I will need your bank details and I will make the payment to your bank account, all I will need is your acct number, BSB number and acct name.
With the issue of my details, transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the freight agent so you don’t have to worry about that.

Await your reply

I was immediately suspicious and searched for Falcon Oil & Gas and then found an old thread on this website with the almost identical wording from previous scammers.

The email address and ID being used is: Valeria kana <[email protected]>

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