My mate sent through the details, and it is now reported to scamwatch.
sms received as follows.
Hi *****, there is (1 ) package waiting for you! Check it here >> https://goo.gl/*******
(I masked the detail to protect identity and in case the link includes malicious code)
Open the link and see a well presented JB HiFi "look alike page"
" Selling 500 IPHONE X today for $1 " CONFIRM AND CONTINUE
Form entry follows for
Phone color, capacity choice ?
Name and address requested
Aust Post Delivery ?
Credit Card Details
Get $1 The new iPhone X ( order confirmed )
Using the TRIAL you are subscribed to the service radiospick *********
If you do not unsubscribe during trial period Sub 95Euro for 30 days paid by credit card.
Details as you progress then appear as "1$ payment is for a cover only"
The name CENTAUR MATINAL is listed on his credit card for the amount of $1.58 (1 Euro + 3% bank fee)
Many many clues! But he fell for it only realising he had been scammed after thinking about it, after completing the scam order.