0400319540

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  Solomona Ulu
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  Solomona
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  Solomona009@Gmail.Com
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  Solomona005@Gmail.Com
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  Solomono
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Caller name: solomona ulu

Caller type: Email

Sam as above answering my add for boat for sale and requesting personal details.

- Denis Webb
Australia

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[Reply]   September 25, 2014

Caller name: Solomona Ulu

Caller type: Email

Received same email as others after we put on a site to sell a boat.

Hello,
Thanks for the swift response, I need you to understand that i am
willing and ready to purchase it right away as i really appreciate the
price stated in the AD, however i will like you to re-confirm the
price by stating it in your return e-mail for verification, possibly
have more pictures of it, put it off the AD site and consider me as
your favorite buyer as i am buying this for my Dad and due to the
nature of my job and my present location as i am a marine engineer.............

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   September 25, 2014

Caller name: Solomona Ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

same e-mail scam with me yesterday.

he/ she has transferred the money (extra included for my trouble), so i went to Western Union, deposited the Money for his agent, but told him I have done it through their International Central Clearance department, which requires a phone call with identity check, full name, contact number , ID number ( the Number on the Paypal e-mail) and they call back in 5 minutes to confirm transfer.

Gave the 1 contact number ....... he / she, may be surprised when the local fraud squad answer the phone. Would love to know if they ever make the call !

- Tongu Eincheek
Australia

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[Reply]   September 15, 2014

Caller name: Solomona Ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

I received a text from Solomona Ulu using +61 437 275 190 asking if the boat was still for sale. He gave an email address solomona008@gmail.com
I responded back via email that the it was still for sale - no other details given. He has then come back with exactly the same script as outlined above.
Sounded suss hence the google search and my new report on this web site.

- Peter
Australia

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[Reply]   September 3, 2014

Caller name: Solomona

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Knew it was a scam as soon as I saw it. I have no contact named Solomona on my phone, googled it and here I am. Obvious scammer is obvious...

- Sam
Australia

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[Reply]   August 17, 2014
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I got this call the other day and I freaked out. I never answer unless I know the number. I did not answer this, well because I was in school. Should I get a new number?

Caller name: solomona ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

I received an identical message from this person to buy my car advertised on carsales.com.au.

- Stuart
Australia

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[Reply]   August 15, 2014

Caller name: solomona ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

I own a transport company and am always buying and selling cars.
This idiot has been doing the same scam for years.
His English has improved a little with time but the gist of the message is always the same.
You cant call me and I cant call you but we can email each other. Oh and by the way what is your name and address and bank details?
And by the way I dont want to buy your car its a present for my dad, and I dont want to see the car I will trust the pictures you posted and I will deposit the money in your account because I am that kind of guy that trusts everyone.
What a k**b!!!
But it must be working for him cos he's still doing it after all these years.
Anyhow ive just replied to him saying if he trusts me that much he can give me his bank details and I will withraw the money

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   August 14, 2014

Caller name: Solomona Ulu

Caller type: Email

We received a general email today after an advertisement on carsguide.com.au. When we responded to confirm that the car was still for sale, we received the below email which is pretty close to a carbon copy that others on this page have also received.

It all sounded a bit too good to be true so I thought I would firstly check "linked in" given that the person claimed to be a marine engineer, and after no luck finding them, I did a general google search and thankfully came across this site.

Thanks to this site, we avoided any further contact with this person !!

Unfortunately, I think we may have also been scammed from our Gumtree post by "Steve/ Steven" who is also mentioned on this page. We were initially contacted via text message advising they were keen to buy the car for cash (site unseen), so we immediately called the number and it was answered by a guy called Steve. After a discussion on the phone, the person sounded quite legitimate so we arranged a viewing for the next day, however "Steve" never turned up. We immediately rang the number and not surprisingly, the phone was never answered and messages were not responded to.


From: Solomona Ulu <solomona009@gmail.com>
Date: 23 July 2014 3:49:36 pm AEST
To: <xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Car for sale

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, I need you to understand that i am
willing and ready to purchase it right away as i really appreciate the
price stated in the AD, however i will like you to re-confirm the
price by stating it in your return e-mail for verification, possibly
have more pictures of it, put it off the AD site and consider me as
your favorite buyer as i am buying this for my Dad and due to the
nature of my job and my present location as i am a marine engineer...i
will not be able to come for inspection,i'm 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 i.e (PayPal) here, as i do not have access to my bank
account online,but i have it attached to my pay pal account, and this
is why i insisted on using pay pal to pay.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after
the payment has been made ...so no shipping included and With the
issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of
all paperwork will be done by the courier services company agent so
you don't have to worry about that as I will be providing you with my
drivers licence. It will be so sweet if you can send me your PayPal
email now so i can
pay in right away and also include your address in your reply as i
don't really have much time on here.If you don't have a paypal
account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and
sign up its very easy but if you don't feel like signing up, just get
back to me with your bank details... i would have loved to talk to you
on phone
but i work mainly on the sea and our phone network is down on the sea
right now due to bad stormy weather, that was why i sent you a text, i
even wonder how my message delivered to your phone but for now we can
only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply
asap.

Regards,
Solomona

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   July 23, 2014

Caller name: Solomona009@gmail.com

Caller type: Text/SMS

Exactly the same as above. I replied suggesting that he shove his scam you-know-where.....

- Amy
Australia

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[Reply]   July 18, 2014

Caller name: solomona009@gmail.com

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Answered Gumtree advert, offering "to pay $1000 more than asking price"!

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   July 7, 2014

Caller name: Solomona

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

He's still at it. Got the following form SMS and asked to send an email confirming my car (on drive.com.au) was still for sale to Solomona009@gmail.com. I got the following reply:

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, I need you to understand that i am willing and ready to purchase it right away as i really appreciate the price stated in the AD, however i will like you to re-confirm the price by stating it in your return e-mail for verification, possibly have more pictures of it, put it off the AD site and consider me as your favorite buyer as i am buying this for my Dad and due to the nature of my job and my present location as i am a marine engineer...i will not be able to come for inspection,i'm 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 i.e (PayPal) here, as i do not have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my pay pal account, and this is why i insisted on using pay pal to pay.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment has been made ...so no shipping included and With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the courier services company agent so you don't have to worry about that as I will be providing you with my drivers licence. It will be so sweet if you can send me your PayPal email now so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply as i don't really have much time on here.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy but if you don't feel like signing up, just get back to me with your bank details... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly on the sea and our phone network is down on the sea right now due to bad stormy weather. l.await your reply asap. Regards, Solomona.

I emailed him back and reminded him the same scam often includes someone working on an aircraft carrier or an oil rig, and thanked him for trying. Haven't heard back yet?

- Paul
Australia

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[Reply]   June 29, 2014

Caller name: Solomona

Caller type: Text/SMS

Received text from 61 400319540 re my car advertised on cars guide.com.au. Is the car still for sale ? Reply by email to "solomona009@gmail.com." Received reply by email from Solomona Ulu with a similar long story how he works long hours, can only pay by Paypal, no access to his bank account, agent will pick up car and complete transfer papers. Confirm price and send extra photos etc etc. Take add off as he is my preferred buyer.

I've still got the car for sale !!!

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   June 17, 2014

Caller name: Solomona ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Very much like the other calls by him. This time he wanted me to transfer $4500AUD To a China address via western union.

- Kathy
Australia

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[Reply]   June 17, 2014

Caller name: Solomona ulu

Caller type: Text/SMS

Received text "is your item still for sale unable to receive text please email Solomona009@gmail.com" so emailed this person and emailed back the following:-

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, I need you to understand that i am willing and ready to purchase it right away as i really appreciate the price stated in the AD, however i will like you to re-confirm the price by stating it in your return e-mail for verification, possibly have more pictures of it, put it off the AD site and consider me as your favorite buyer as i am buying this for my Dad and due to the nature of my job and my present location as i am a marine engineer...i will not be able to come for inspection,i'm 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 i.e (PayPal) here, as i do not have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my pay pal account, and this is why i insisted on using pay pal to pay.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment has been made ...so no shipping included and With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the courier services company agent so you don't have to worry about that as I will be providing you with my drivers licence. It will be so sweet if you can send me your PayPal email now so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply as i don't really have much time on here.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy but if you don't feel like signing up, just get back to me with your bank details... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly on the sea and our phone network is down on the sea right now due to bad stormy weather, that was why i sent you a text, i even wonder how my message delivered to your phone but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply asap. Regards, Solomona.
Beware of this number

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   May 26, 2014

Caller name: Solomono

Caller type: Text/SMS

I received one text last night from this number saying exactly as the other complaints

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   May 20, 2014

Caller name: Solomono

Caller type: Text/SMS

I received one text last night from this number saying exactly as the other complaints

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   May 20, 2014

Caller name: Soolomona Ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

This number is used by somebody using the same alias and back story as the number 0428465117 (received hundreds of complaints on this site already). After posting an ad on Gumtree I received a text reply asking me to email more information to solomona009@gmail.com. I responded, thinking it was a general inquiry, however received a lengthy response asking for personal information including address, home phone number and paypal account. Beware of this number, as it is clearly used by the same scammer as the previous one stated.

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   May 13, 2014

Caller name: solomona ulu

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

got the exact same txt and emails about a caravan for sale, he is using a new number 0437275190 but using the same name, email is solomona005@gmail.com

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   October 19, 2014

Caller name: Solomona009@gmail.com

Caller type: Text/SMS

Yep, same scammer was first person to contact me on my add....
If one is interested they can call and talk!
Don't be fooled people!!!!

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   August 8, 2014

Caller type: Unknown

Just got an SMS with the solomona009@gmail.com email address for a listing on drive.com.au

- Max
Australia

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[Reply]   August 6, 2014

Caller name: Solomona009@gmail.com

Caller type: Text/SMS

after placing an ad on carsales / carsguide i received an email asking if i still had the car for sale to email him.

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   July 30, 2014

Caller name: Solomona Ulu

Caller type: Text/SMS

Same as other complaints. As soon as my Motorhome ad went up on Gumtree, I received a text from Solomona Ulu, wanting me to take the ad off as he/she was going to buy it for their father....blah blah blah!! It reeked of SCAM to me....I won't be replying to this person....I suggest you don't either.

- Leanne
Australia

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[Reply]   July 2, 2014
In response to:

I got this call the other day and I freaked out. I never answer unless I know the number. I did not answer this, well because I was in school. Should I get a new number?

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Same as other complaints, complete scammer DO NOT SEND INFORMATION TO THIS NUMBER OR EMAIL!

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   June 17, 2014

Caller name: Adam

Caller type: Text/SMS

Text then emails. adammswayne@gmail.com

- Anonymous
Australia

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[Reply]   May 20, 2014

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

This guy is masking his/her number. Received a text about my car that is up for sale, message said to email and not text:

"Send me an email if you still have your car for sale (solomona414@gmail.com). Do not SMS back. Thanks,Solomona."

I sent an email thinking it was genuine and received the following reply:
"Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, I need you to understand that i am
willing and ready to purchase it right away as i really appreciate the
price stated in the AD, however i will like you to re-confirm the
price by stating it in your return e-mail for verification, possibly
have more pictures of it, put it off the AD site and consider me as
your favorite buyer as i am buying this for my Dad and due to the
nature of my job and my present location as i am a marine engineer...i
will not be able to come for inspection,i'm 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 i.e (PayPal) here, as i do not have access to my bank
account online,but i have it attached to my pay pal account, and this
is why i insisted on using pay pal to pay.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after
the payment has been made ...so no shipping included and With the
issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of
all paperwork will be done by the courier services company agent so
you don't have to worry about that as I will be providing you with my
drivers licence. It will be so sweet if you can send me your PayPal
email now so i can
pay in right away and also include your address in your reply as i
don't really have much time on here.If you don't have a paypal
account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and
sign up its very easy but if you don't feel like signing up, just get
back to me with your bank details... i would have loved to talk to you
on phone
but i work mainly on the sea and our phone network is down on the sea
right now due to bad stormy weather, that was why i sent you a text, i
even wonder how my message delivered to your phone but for now we can
only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply
asap.

Regards,
Solomona."

Which raised alarm bells and googled the name and got to this site and PayPal's community forum.

BEWARE!

- Anonymous
Australia

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