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Just wanted to warn the community about two scam emails I recieved thismorning for a $1200 item I'm selling on Gumtree.
The first from Sharon Hair (sharonhair001atoutlook.com) and goes as follows.
Hiya,it seems there all over the place The SCAMMERS,one of the favourite ones is,they will enclose phone number,either its wrong,not enough numbers,or they never answer,so you leave them message,they reply carnt get to phone,Email Me,Never Click On Links Someone Sends You !! Forword the suspicious email to email@example.com seen lots of motorhome sales,and nice cars like Bmw, that are that cheap there Unreal,All saying they will sell through ebay,or gumtree sellers programe,Take no notice,stay Well Clear Of Them All
Email from a scammer named Jessica, wanting to purchase my item on Gumtree...............iambuschgirl @ gmail.com
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i work
with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in
New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to
phone at the moment 15days off and 15days on and that's why I
contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i
will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your
paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send
your bank acct number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted
my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in
Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.
Await your reply
Scammer named Jessy. I have just had her trying to buy my Gumtree item, but told her no sale after reading your post first.
Glad I found this post as I have had an identical post from brunoalvarop@outlookdotcom for a bike I am selling for £325. I nearly fell for it: