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Old 09-01-14, 02:01
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BEWARE SCAMMER/FRAUD: Joel S McCorkindale Pls Pass on

Joel S McCrkindale contacted me with fish to sell on my phone details and subsequently on email. I agreed to buy off the fish and asked him a drivers license and his bank details. I went to the bank to do an overthecounter transfer and to confirm the identity of the person. Everything checks out so proceeded to deposit cash to his account. He never got back to me after confirming him the funds had been sent. Tried reaching him on his mobile (0497061507) and email (j.mcmate931@gmail.com) to no avail. Address appearing on his driverís license is U1 1A Browns Pde Wendouree VIC 3355.



It seems my diligence review was not good enough. I did an online search after the fact and sad to say found a few persons were also scammed by the Joel using the same modus operandi. I did got in touch with these victims and found that a case is outstanding against him in the Ballarat Police station. I still need to contact the police officer in charge there to report my case. I have gotten in touch with my local police as well. Iíve reported it to SCAMWATCH as well.



Please pass on the info to your friends and family as he deals with other pets as well.

Search the net for copy of his drivers license as i can't attach it here.
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Old 09-01-14, 03:11
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Thanks for the heads up mate. What type of fish is he claiming to have for sale?
I'm off work after more surgery so I'll have a dig around for more on him when I've got a bit of time
He's pretty game giving you a copy of his drivers licence.
I consider myself very honest but I wouldn't even give someone my licence details

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Old 09-01-14, 03:42
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Prefer not to say the fish i'm buying but still legal. I was confident on his identity as ive asked the bank teller to compare his license to his details in the bank and they match.

The other victims were on catfish and shrimp purchase i beleived so. On another forum, the name seems to be familiar and a few members said he had been doing it a couple of years ago and just pop out recently.

There may be other pending deals happening at the moment so everybody needs to be careful.
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Old 09-01-14, 03:56
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No problems. Was mainly wondering if it was species specific scams like the arowana scammers but that answers my question
Will keep an eye out. Thanks again
Hopefully he gets charged with a few frauds soon ;)
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Old 09-01-14, 10:07
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My mate got done by him aswel then he wiped my mates bank account clean
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Old 09-01-14, 10:11
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Also goes by the name monique fryers
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Old 09-01-14, 10:26
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Surely this is the same guy. It's not a common name http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...622-1gf3w.html
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Old 09-01-14, 12:17
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As if it isn't hard enough to get a hold of fish here (Australia) we have to deal with the scum. I know they are everywhere but they seem to thrive in our fish poor marketplace.
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Old 09-01-14, 15:19
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the old saying if a deal seems too good to be true then it usually is...
sometimes worth waiting and buying from a reputable seller.....
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Old 12-01-14, 02:36
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Where was the add placed. Was it on pet link or particular forums.
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