Steve Maughan also wants to purchase a New Zealand house

This brings a new name into the house purchase email scam (see Mike Garry). The example below shows how scammers can obtain contact details from reputable online directory services. Keep using the service; delete the email.

From: Mr Steve <stevemaughan18@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 19 November 2011 3:52:07 AM NZDT
To: [Lawyer’s email address]
Subject: Message from a user of Yellow Online

This message has been passed to you from a site visitor using the Email a Business link on Yellow®.co.nz

User name: Mr Steve
User email: stevemaughan18@yahoo.co.uk

Message:

Hello, Good day, I am Steve maughan and I live in London I am moving to New Zealand with my family in few months and I am buying a house before coming over, I have seen pictures of the house on line and I have agreed with the price also, what I need from you is if you can do a documentation between me and the seller and also if you can advise me on anything more so that everything will go on fine so that I will not have any problems, please send me and email on any details you need on the house and also how much it will cost me for you working for me until I finish buying the house. Thank you, Steve maughan