Selling my car on Gumtree like others, however received email traffic about buying over Paypal. When it came to it they could not pay the pickup agent directly due to a western transfer issue. They wanted to pay me and additional £200 so that I pay the pick up agent on collection of the car. feeling unconfortable I googled the occurance.
Thanks to this forum I never went throught the sale.
Avoid email traffic form a Michael Dudley email address - ingoditrust707'at'gmail.com
I have just had the same thing happen to me when selling a bike. Said he worked for (NZOG). Was just about to give him my bank details when I google where he worked. Thankyou people you have just saved me. I have now e-mail them and told them I won't be selling the car to them
Got the same email from an Ian Archibald 0221. Texted and sent email. Lucklily for my pc's security system it blocked automatically. OMG and here I thought there was at least one potential buyer..... So annoyed.
Not just cars; BEWARE OF HELOISE RAMOS!!! i advertised a sofa and chair on Gumtree yesterday and within an hour I had a txt from "Gumtree Ad" asking "is the sofa still for sale" , i replied yes and the pantomime started; will pay the full asking price but cant come to view as house bound with hearing loss and recovering from heart surgery! sound familliar? another email - will i send additional pictures and the pick up address for the courier bla bla bla......
I dont know what we can do to stop this happening but i am going to report it to Gumtree, paypal etc...
Same thing... Grogan Silcock strikes again... offering me more for my wedding dress than I asked for along with alleging to put 200quid in my account for me to transfer for shipping... too good to be true. Scam.
Watch out for a Thomas Evans as we have just had the same email about being in the Marine's blah blah blah within 10 minutes of posting our car for sale via Gumtree.