• Anonymous
    January 31, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is the phone number given by a scammer with the pseudonym of "Craig Hart" and an email address of Craig Hart <craighart @ ozengineer.net>. He is trying to sell a car not owned by him with the pretext of being Power of Attorney and being too busy to sell in person. He wants to sell the car using eBay's Money Back guarantee, from a remote location in Australia without the buyer inspecting the car first! (And delivered anywhere in Australia for no extra charge!) The price for the car is about $10,000 under its expected value
  • Anonymous
    April 19, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    His new number is 0481 615 945. Selling transit motor home, from North Coast, but now in Bourke, too busy working 7 days to allow a view or test drive. The old story, IF ITS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ITS FAKE.
  • Anonymous
    February 7, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: “Craig heataus”

    Trying to sell a motorhome
    For A sick relative
    For $20000
    Which is way too cheap
    They take the ad down and then try and get you to email them and sell privately
  • Anonymous
    February 2, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Craig Hart - Email

    Same pretext as the above - many discrepancies in Craig Hart's story. Firstly the car was listed well below the market value, listed in Glen Waverley, then when asked for an inspection, was in Mildura and he was too busy to have inspections because he works 7 days. Then sends multiple length emails talking about how he needs the car sold asap, but will only accept an Ebay sale because of its Money Back guarantee (suss) and is welcome to organising an inspection after the payment has been made if we wanted, all the while 'guaranteeing' that the car is as described ...although not allowing inspections before sale. 100% Scam.
  • Anonymous
    March 31, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: CRAIG HART via craighartaus @ gmail.com

    ***100% SCAMMER BEWARE***
    This is the email I received from 'Craig' in relation to an enquiry I sent via an online caravan/motorhome sales site.
    Hi,

    Thank you for your enquiry and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond, but I've been very busy with my work for the last few days.

    The motorhome is still for sale and it has been drastically reduced for immediate sale because it belongs to my brother-in-law, and the reason for selling is that his age and ill health now prevent him from camping, so the motorhome must be sold because he is no longer able to continue. I have Power of Attorney to enable me to sell it, so you don't have to worry because I can manage the sale on his behalf without any problem.

    The motorhome is in excellent condition inside and out, no mechanical problems, beautifully maintained, modern styling with all the comforts of home, can be driven on a car licence and comes with roadworthy certificate, gas certificate and registration, so there's nothing to spend money on it! The PPSR Certificate showing full registration details of the motorhome including VIN, Engine and Rego number is attached to this email as a proof that the motorhome is currently registered and comes with no money owing on it.
    Please note that we have had the motorhome for sale on several locations in Australia to increase the chances of a quick sale, but it is currently located in Mildura, VIC to my residential address and given the urgency of this situation we have decided to sell it for the final price of $18,300 delivered. (estimated maximum delivery time anywhere in Australia is about 5 working days).

    Unfortunately, at this moment is too difficult for us to organise the sale in person due to work commitments as I will work 7 days a week. I am working as a mining engineer and I have a big project to finalise in the next month. A safe and fast way through we can have a deal is to use eBay services as I have an agreement with eBay Australia, so we prefer to have the sale completed through them since the money is 100% refundable if the motorhome doesn't satisfy your expectations. Using the eBay money back guarantee service you will have 7 days to make a decision on the motorhome, so if doesn't match the listing description it will be returned at our own expense and the full purchase price paid will be sent to your bank account in 48 hours, but I can assure you that will not be the case because as you can see from the attached picures the motorhome is in excellent condition and I am sure that you will be more than satisfied with it. Please click on the following link to see a lot of recent pictures with the motorhome: https://www.amazon.com.au/photos/share/4aWnrBcy0jTNBoOjiJ8Aq6BrXTI548nK1nBm6Tg3Nly

    Inspection time will be 7 days starting from the day it arrives to your address and that includes driving test on the road and also if you want, you can do a verification by a professional and authorised vehicle-service or by any mechanic you want. Ebay will send you the paperwork confirming everything I said once you agree to buy the motorhome and the transaction is registered by me on your name as the official buyer.

    I want to mention that we have a few persons very interested to purchase it through eBay's Money Back Guarantee service as well, but you have the first chance because you was the first person that asking if it's still available, so if you are genuinely interested and have the funds available for a direct bank deposit to buy the motorhome, I need your full name, residential/delivery address and your mobile phone number. As soon as I have your details, I will register the transaction on your name as the official buyer eBay will contact you with the paperwork to secure the purchase of the motorhome.

    Sorry for the long winded explanation but wanted to try and make sure all info was there!

    I'll be looking forward to hear from you.

    Regards,
    Craig Hart
    Tel 0481 609 170
  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: The Indian known as Craig Hart.

    He got me sucked in and then I saw these comments and finally Checked who he is. Thank you people. You saved me $ 15.000.
  • Anonymous
    August 10, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: scamming bastard

    using this number just now. Coaster campervan - same story
    Craig Hart
    Tel 0485 835 029
  • Chris
    August 10, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Re: Craig Hart

    Now craighartau @ gmail.com 0485 835 029

    Motorhome is not in Newcastle - its in Bourke! Similar to the others copied here:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your enquiry and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond, but I've been very busy with my work for the last few days.

    The motorhome is still for sale and it has been reduced for immediate sale because it belongs to my brother-in-law, and the reason for selling is that his age and ill health now prevent him from camping, so the motorhome must be sold because he is no longer able to continue. I have Power of Attorney to enable me to sell it, so you don't have to worry because I can manage the sale on his behalf without any problem.

    The motorhome is in excellent condition inside and out, no mechanical problems, beautifully maintained, modern styling with all the comforts of home, can be driven on a car licence and comes with roadworthy certificate, gas certificate and registration, so there's nothing to spend money on it! The PPSR Certificate showing full registration details of the motorhome including VIN, Engine and Rego number is attached to this email as a proof that the motorhome is currently registered and comes with no money owing on it.
    Please note that we have had the motorhome for sale on several locations in Australia to increase the chances of a quick sale, but it is currently located in Bourke, NSW to my residential address and given the urgency of this situation we have decided to sell it for the final price of $18,000 delivered. (estimated maximum delivery time anywhere in Australia is about 5 working days).

    Unfortunately, at this moment is too difficult for us to organise the sale in person due to work commitments as I will work 7 days a week. I am working as a mining engineer and I have a big project to finalise in the next month. A easy and simple way through we can have a deal is to use eBay services as I have an agreement with eBay Australia, so we prefer to have the sale completed through them since the money is 100% refundable if the motorhome doesn't satisfy your expectations. Using the eBay money back guarantee service you will have 7 days to make a decision on the motorhome, so if doesn't match the listing description it will be returned at our own expense and the full purchase price paid will be sent to your bank account in 48 hours, but I can assure you that will not be the case because as you can see from the attached picures the motorhome is in excellent condition and I am sure that you will be more than happy with it. Please click on the following link to see a lot of recent pictures with the motorhome: https://www.amazon.com.au/photos/share/BwtBaR1ooxwLSwMzXAdrSHzNpp1sRET13XKBGx7m81w

    Inspection time will be 7 days starting from the day it arrives to your address and that includes driving test on the road and also if you want, you can do a verification by a professional and authorised vehicle-service or by any mechanic you want. Ebay will send you the paperwork confirming everything I said once you agree to buy the motorhome and the transaction is registered by me on your name as the official buyer.

    I want to mention that we have a few persons very interested to purchase it through eBay money back 7 days guarantee as well, but you have the first chance because you was the first person that asking if it's still available, so if you are genuinely interested and have the funds available for a direct bank deposit to buy the motorhome, I need your full name, residential/delivery address and your mobile phone number. As soon as I have your details, I will register the transaction on your name as the official buyer eBay will contact you with the paperwork to secure the purchase of the motorhome.

    Sorry for the long winded explanation but wanted to try and make sure all info was there!

    I'll be looking forward to hear from you.

    Regards,
    Craig Hart
    Tel 0485 835 029
  • Gordon
    July 10, 2022
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Camper AD

    Sent the old scam about Ebay Money back guarantee , surely no one can still be falling for that one ?

    Craig Hart <craig @ ozengineer.net> now using 0485 835 029 as well.
  • Vic
    July 10, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: 0485 835 029

    Same as above. Thank goodness my wife checked out Craig Hart! Grateful for this thread, The car is a 2010 Trakkadu Csmpervan. Sick brother in law, etc. Car supposedly located in Karumba, QLD
  • Anonymous
    July 4, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Craig Hart Emailed

    This idiot scammer is actually trying to sell MY car, emailed me a long winded email with different phone number to this. He is selling for $60k less than my advertised price.
    Heading to police station with his info.... probably can't do much but will post wherever to save someone the heartache if I can.
    Buyer beware of Craighart @ ozengineer.net and Phone: 0485 835 029
    No sick relative and power of attorney says he is from Cranbourne but emails that the car is in Mildura, but as I was the first to respond to the ad I am first in for my own car... super excited......
  • DeDe
    June 11, 2022
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Craig Hart

    Messaged the seller about the vehicle listed for sale on Autotrader (Australia website). Seller using the name 'Craig Hart' email reply is as follows
    --------------------------
    "Hi, Thank you for your enquiry and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond, but I've been very busy with my work for the last few days. The motorhome is still for sale and it has been drastically reduced for immediate sale because it belongs to my brother-in-law, and the reason for selling is that his age and ill health now prevent him from camping, so the motorhome must be sold because he is no longer able to continue. I have Power of Attorney to enable me to sell it, so you don't have to worry because I can manage the sale on his behalf without any problem.
    The motorhome is in excellent condition inside and out, no mechanical problems, beautifully maintained, modern styling with all the comforts of home, can be driven on a car licence and comes with roadworthy certificate, gas certificate and registration, so there's nothing to spend money on it! The PPSR Certificate showing full registration details of the motorhome including VIN, Engine and Rego number is attached to this email as a proof that the motorhome is currently registered and comes with no money owing on it.
    Please note that we have had the motorhome for sale on several locations in Australia to increase the chances of a quick sale, but it is currently located in Karumba, QLD to my residential address and given the urgency of this situation we have decided to sell it for the final price of $16,900 delivered. (estimated maximum delivery time anywhere in Australia is about 5 working days).
    Unfortunately, at this moment is too difficult for us to organise the sale in person due to work commitments as I will work 7 days a week. I am working as a mining engineer and I have a big project to finalise in the next month. A safe, easy and simple way through we can have a deal is to use eBay services as I have an agreement with eBay Australia, so we prefer to have the sale completed through them since the money is 100% refundable if the motorhome doesn't satisfy your expectations. Using the eBay money back guarantee service you will have 7 days to make a decision on the motorhome, so if doesn't match the listing description it will be returned at our own expense and the full purchase price paid will be sent to your bank account in 48 hours, but I can assure you that will not be the case because as you can see from the attached picures the motorhome is in excellent condition and I am sure that you will be more than satisfied with it. Please click on the following link to see a lot of recent pictures with the motorhome: https://www.amazon.com.au/photos/share/uVlyJaaAOuIhPcmHmEIqHHr9KSQbzU9zwDdOwoSBvBI"
    -----------------------------
    Note that Craig Hart wants to use an online method of payment (eBay) and delivery (purchase price meant to include delivery... which is ridiculous given how big OZ is.
    I emailed 'Craig Hart in reply as I am located close to Karumba QLD, supposed location of the vehicle. Very easy to visit for a viewing. However, this is the reply received from 'Craig Hart'
    -----------------------------
    "Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. I am selling this motorhome for my brother in law who has serious health problems and he is no longer able to continue. Ill health and his age are the only reasons we are selling this beautiful motorhome, so just as I mentioned in my previous email I am sorry but is too difficult for me to organise a viewing at this moment due to work commitments. Considering this, I prefer to have the sale completed through eBay since the money is fully refundable after inspection if the motorhome doesn't match the listing description. Also, for this reason we have decided to sell it for the final price of $16,900 including delivery costs from Karumba anywhere in Australia, and the motorhome will be fully insured for damage during the transportation and inspection process. I totally understand your hesitation to buy the motorhome without viewing it first, but I confirm you that has been highly maintained and has absolutely no problem and it looks exactly like in the photos sent to you previously. However, if you really don't want to have the motorhome delivered, you can secure the purchase of it by starting the sale process so you can pay for it and we can arrange a meeting to my address once I am available, and you can pick up the motorhome personally.
    A 7 days guarantee will be included, so if you will not like the motorhome and you don't want to keep it after the inspection period is ended, you will get a full refund to your bank account in 48 hours, no extra costs required. There is a official paperwork available from eBay to say that full refund will be given back to you if everything is not OK and the 7 day guarantee. The guarantee and purchasing documents will be sent to you after the transaction is registered on your name as the official buyer. I have made a few transactions through eBay and I am more than happy with their services. I have already sent you in my previous email the PPSR Certificate showing that this motorhome is owned outright by us with no finance/loans owing and it is in excellent condition, so there is no problem. The motorhome is priced for a quick sale and we have two more persons very interested to buy it through eBay, so if you're ready to buy the motorhome and have the funds available for a direct bank transfer via internet banking, all you have to do is to send me your particulars - full name, residential/delivery address and your phone number, as soon as I have your details, I will start the sale process, and eBay will get in contact with you. They will send you the guarantee documents, delivery details, payment instructions and all the legal documents to finalise the purchase including the vehicle sales agreement signed by me. Looking forward to doing business with you.
    Regards, Craig"
    ------------------------------
    I attempted a search of the phone number without much success, however when searching the name Craig Hart google email, discovered this thread which makes everything very clear. https://www.reverseaustralia.com/lookup/0480 041 859/
    Craig Hart is a serial scammer i.e. appears 'Craig Hart' has a number of vehicles for sale round OZ using different locations, email addresses and mobile phone numbers.
  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2022
    Other
    Australia
    Grain Hart
    ph# 0485 842 813

    Hi guys and girls, I to sent a message via Auto Trader about the 1990 Toyota Coaster LWB motorhome. Received same reply as has been posted here (POA claims and PPSR PDF indicating clear title etc) with ph# 0485 842 813. Claims the bus is in Karumba, which is great since I live close by and have connections to Karumba. So, I requested to view the bus and asked a few other questions about tare weight and other relevant questions. Who the h3ll uses ebay or any online escrow facility to close a deal on a 'normal' vehicle purchase, sight unseen...

    Followup email requesting viewing wherein Craig Hart repeats unavailability due to work commitments and goes onto say that full or partial payment via eBay which guarantees the money with 7 day refund provisions and so on... and delivery anywhere in OZ included in the purchase price...
    Sheesh

    Who and where to report this obvious scammer/scam..?
  • DM
    June 8, 2022
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Craig Hart

    Hi guys and girls, I to sent a message via Auto Trader about the 1990 Toyota Coaster LWB motorhome. Received same reply as has been posted here (POA claims and PPSR PDF indicating clear title etc) with ph# 0485 842 813. Claims the bus is in Karumba, which is great since I live close by and have connections to Karumba. So, I requested to view the bus and asked a few other questions about tare weight and other relevant questions. Who the h3ll uses ebay or any online escrow facility to close a deal on a 'normal' vehicle purchase, sight unseen...

    Followup email requesting viewing wherein Craig Hart repeats unavailability due to work commitments and goes onto say that full or partial payment via eBay which guarantees the money with 7 day refund provisions nd so on...

    Who and where to report this obvious scammer/scam..?
  • DD
    June 7, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Craig Hart

    Hi guys and girls, I to sent a message via Auto Trader about the 1990 Toyota Coaster LWB motorhome. Received same reply as has been posted here (POA claims and PDF indicating clear title etc) with ph# 0485 842 813. Claims the bus is in Karumba, which is great since I live close by and have connections to Karumba. So, I requested to view the bus and asked a few other questions about tare weight and other relevant questions. Who the h3ll uses ebay or any online escrow facility to close a deal on a 'normal' vehicle purchase, sight unseen...
  • Anonymous
    May 13, 2022
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: 0481 615 945

    Same thing the 2008 Ford Kia motor home - just a different number in the email.

    emailed me after I replied to an add on Auto Trader. but the email went to my spam folder so sent me a follow up email saying it may have gone to spam. obviously making money off this scam as they are persistent in contacting victims.

    Motorhomes this good don't come that cheap.
  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: CRAID HART

    TOTAL SCAMMER BEWARE!!!!!! RECIEVED EMAIL ABOUT 1999 Toyota Coaster LWB 4.2L Turbo Diesel Auto Motorhome THIS IS HIS EMAIL
    Hi,

    Thank you for your enquiry and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond, but I've been very busy with my work for the last few days.

    The motorhome is still for sale and it has been drastically reduced for immediate sale because it belongs to my brother-in-law, and the reason for selling is that his age and ill health now prevent him from camping, so the motorhome must be sold because he is no longer able to continue. I have Power of Attorney to enable me to sell it, so you don't have to worry because I can manage the sale on his behalf without any problem.

    The motorhome is in excellent condition inside and out, no mechanical problems, beautifully maintained, modern styling with all the comforts of home, can be driven on a car licence and comes with roadworthy certificate, gas certificate and registration, so there's nothing to spend money on it! The PPSR Certificate showing full registration details of the motorhome including VIN, Engine and Rego number is attached to this email as a proof that the motorhome is currently registered and comes with no money owing on it.
    Please note that we have had the motorhome for sale on several locations in Australia to increase the chances of a quick sale, but it is currently located in Karumba, QLD to my residential address and given the urgency of this situation we have decided to sell it for the final price of $18,850 delivered. (estimated maximum delivery time anywhere in Australia is about 5 working days).

    Unfortunately, at this moment is too difficult for us to organise the sale in person due to work commitments as I will work 7 days a week. I am working as a mining engineer and I have a big project to finalise in the next month. A safe and fast way through we can have a deal is to use eBay services as I have an agreement with eBay Australia, so we prefer to have the sale completed through them since the money is 100% refundable if the motorhome doesn't satisfy your expectations. Using the eBay money back guarantee service you will have 7 days to make a decision on the motorhome, so if doesn't match the listing description it will be returned at our own expense and the full purchase price paid will be sent to your bank account in 48 hours, but I can assure you that will not be the case because as you can see from the attached picures the motorhome is in excellent condition and I am sure that you will be more than satisfied with it. Please click on the following link to see a lot of recent pictures with the motorhome: https://www.amazon.com.au/photos/share/UoleJWqFpNtG2De03WhXIUTdcdQSn6nvGiG8iZFTeRT

    Inspection time will be 7 days starting from the day it arrives to your address and that includes driving test on the road and also if you want, you can do a verification by a professional and authorised vehicle-service or by any mechanic you want. Ebay will send you the paperwork confirming everything I said once you agree to buy the motorhome and the transaction is registered by me on your name as the official buyer.

    I want to mention that we have a few persons very interested to purchase it through eBay's Money Back Guarantee service as well, but you have the first chance because you was the first person that asking if it's still available, so if you are genuinely interested and have the funds available for a direct bank deposit to buy the motorhome, I need your full name, residential/delivery address and your mobile phone number. As soon as I have your details, I will register the transaction on your name as the official buyer eBay will contact you with the paperwork to secure the purchase of the motorhome.

    Sorry for the long winded explanation but wanted to try and make sure all info was there!

    I'll be looking forward to hear from you.

    Regards,
    Craig Hart
    Tel 0481 615 945
  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Wow I am so glad I googled his name to see if it was a scam. He has a Subaru XV listed for well below the usual price and said he is "too busy with work" and that it is in a remote location so I should use the EBay money back guarantee. Sheesh, thank you people for saving me well over 10 grand! I'm going to ask for his power of attorney form then report him to the police.
  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam about a campervan.. way under market value, wanting payment without inspection and same story as listed before. Luckily googled his email address before replying.
  • Anonymous
    May 1, 2022
    Unknown
    Australia
    *** Just searched this craig hart email address on google and landed on this page**
    Thanks guys for saving me. I received this below email, how this scam is going on for ages.

    Hi,

    Thank you for your enquiry and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond, but I've been very busy with my work for the last few days.

    The car is still for sale and it has been drastically reduced for immediate sale because it belongs to my brother-in-law, and the reason for selling is that his age and ill health now prevent him from driving, so the car must be sold quickly because he is no longer able to drive it. I have Power of Attorney to enable me to sell it on his behalf, so you don't have to worry because I can manage the sale in his place without any problem.

    The car is in excellent condition inside and out, beautifully maintained, no accidents, no scratches, no damages, no mechanical or engine problems, it was always garaged, has a full service history and comes with roadworthy certificate and registration, so there's nothing to spend money on it! The PPSR Certificate showing full registration details of the car including VIN no, Engine no and Rego is attached to this email as a proof that the car is currently registered and comes with no money owing on it.
    Please note that we have had the car for sale on several locations in Australia to increase the chances of a quick sale, but it is currently located in Bourke, NSW to my residential address and given the urgency of our situation we have decided to sell it for the final price of $19,300 delivered. (estimated maximum delivery time anywhere in Australia is about 5 days).

    Unfortunately, at this moment is too difficult for me to organise the sale in person due to work commitments as I work 7 days a week. I am working as a mining engineer and I have a big project to finalise in the next month. A safe and fast way through we can have a deal is to use eBay services as we have an agreement with eBay Australia, so we prefer to have the sale completed through them since the money is 100% refundable if the car doesn't satisfy your expectations. Using the eBay Money Back Guarantee service you will have 7 days to make a decision on the car, so if doesn't match the listing description it will be returned at our own expense and the full purchase price paid will be sent to your bank account in 48 hours, but I can assure you that will not be the case because as you can see from the attached pictures the car is in excellent condition and I am sure that you will be more than satisfied with it. Please click on the following link to see a lot of recent pictures with the car: https://www.amazon.com.au/photos/share/oRCNytpkZz2gsBQBIGTW9418M1r9HXn5XBWvPKbCDZT
    Inspection time will be 7 days starting from the day it arrives to your address and that includes driving test on the road and also if you want, you can do a verification by a professional/authorised vehicle-service or by any mechanic you want. Ebay will send you the paperwork confirming everything I said once you agree to buy the car and the transaction is registered by me on your name as the official buyer.

    I want to mention that we have a few persons very interested to purchase it through eBay's Money Back Guarantee service as well, but you have the first chance because you was the first person that asking if it's still available, so if you are genuinely interested and have the funds available for a direct bank deposit to secure the purchase of the car, I need your full name, residential/delivery address and both phone numbers mobile/land-line. As soon as I have your details, I will start the sale procedure and eBay will contact you with all the necessary paperwork to complete the purchase.

    Sorry for the long winded explanation but wanted to try and make sure all info was there!

    Please feel free to give me a call if you need any further details 0481 615 945. If I don't answer on the phone, please send an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

    I'll be looking forward to hear from you.

    Regards,
    Craig Hart

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