Scammer Revealed

After working for someone else for 25 years my learning curve for starting and being successful in business has been huge. There is much more growth to happen, that being business and personal growth. Part of my business includes an incredible amount of testing and getting clear in what I can offer within my Terms and Conditions.  In trailing some free advertising I was unprepared when a scammer came my way. Red wine, Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa, sounds fairly safe. Not with this Guy.

Scam Warning to all Website Developers and Marketers.

A number of sites let you try some ad’s for free.  It was through that I received a response from my Ad. Gumtree has been great but is exposed to many things. It went like this;
The email sender was
Email response from the Ad.


Thanks for getting back to me Here is the job details,

I work with Royal Australia Navy and right now I’m on sea. I will be back home by next month so this is the best way we can communicate and i want the work done before i  will be back onshore.

I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in…. and the company is based on importing and exporting of Red Wine  products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.


1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.

2. I want only English language

3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as

4. you will be updating the site for me.

5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.

6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.

Kindly get back to me with:

(1) an estimate

(2) And will like to know if you are the owner ??


Kola Nut Gracilia Nut and Cocoa being used as bait.

I thought great. Even though the English was not that great and he said he was from the NAVY I thought I would pursue it. So I sent back a figure regarding a package I am promoting with the exception that I always request an ABN (Australian Business Number). I require a deposit and this info before I start. This was his response,

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