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Yes if you read the many threads on this forum over the last 15 years you will see its a common scam.
Normally someone puts on a post like yours about 50 times a day.
It’s January 2020 and we’ve just received the EXACT WORD FOR WORD email from a Kate.
They also sent a text and when my we tried to reply to it the text wouldn’t go through.
Please be mindful of this SCAM!!
I also advertised a painting for sale on Gumtree and received the following email:
"Thanks for the response, please consider it sold as i am willing to
buy as it is for my son asap,i have read through the advert and i'm
totally satisfied with it and i will appreciate it a lot if you can
send me more pictures,sadly i would not be able to come personally to
collect due to my present location. Please be informed that i have a
courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred
location after you have received money from me. Lastly, what would
your final price be?
Thanks to your warning I called his bluff.
This scam is still going on. Just had exactly the same email word for word and was asked to send £265 to her courier's bank account. Smelt a rat so googled her email address and came across this thread.
I too posted an ad on Gumtree to get a text asking me to email <removed>...... to advise if still for sale. Replied stating was more than happy with the suite and wanted to pick up via courier for her son but she was deaf and wheelchair bound and hey presto had banking technical issues therefore wanted my paypal info!!! Yawnnn!!! 🙄
This is a scammer. Beware!
Beneficiary Bank name: Guaranty Trust Bank Name: Abodunrin <removed>
Address: <removed> Postal code:<removed> City:Ibadan State:Oyo Country: Nigeria
Account number: <removed> Email: <removed>