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**Beware**Gumtree**Scam**

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Re: **Beware**Gumtree**Scam**

This happened to me on Friday!! Luckily I asked someone about this MoneyGram and they said never send it if it is going to Nigeria. Then after replying to her email, saying that I couldn't send the item, she got a little rude and I haven't heard anything since.
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Re: **Beware**Gumtree**Scam**

Just had the same a number from the US texting me in the middle of the night asking that I send the best price for my car to "<Edited> - obviously ignored!!  

 

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Watch this idiot!!!... they threatened me with the police if I didn't send the items!!... and the PayPal email went into junk!.. I knew pretty early on and it was great to waste their time and give them false hope
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Haha, good work. I'm doing exactly the same right now

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@propete10

 

Please be careful, they have been known if you deliberately wind them up to add your email address to some very nasty internet sites.


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I got 3 texts a few minutes apart asking if the items were still for sale and could I email the address in the text, I had just emailed the first text when the second one arrived from a different number but asking the same thing and with the same email address, Then the third come in from a 3rd number with the same message but with a different email address but very similar. The first name was the same as a factious character from a film the next was the name of an actress. 

 

The suspicions were already roused when the reply to the email came in stating Deaf and in a wheel chair and send pay-pal so did a quick search on the net and found this thread. 

 

Stay sharp people if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.

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Mine was exactly the same as the first post in the first thread pretty much to the letter.  I smelt a rat when I received a text giving me and an email to contact.  Also the use of the two first names in the full name is a common trait - Emily <removed> in my case.

 

Even without this forum i thought it was odd but this confirmed my thoughts - keep up the great community

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Exactly the same scam for me this morning. Wanting to send a courier and then I use a money gram to send money to Cameroon. Luckily didn't fall for it.. The new name is now Alain <removed>

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Yup same!! Great! please consider it sold as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin asap, i have read through the advert and I'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and me being on a wheelchair. i have a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and I'll pay you via PayPal today. Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now? Just ignored it
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Hi all I’ve had the same today but the new name is rose <removed> as soon as I asked for a name and address for DVLA had no response I’ll attached what they sent below. Luckily I googled and didn’t get caught out, the email address was also from a gmail account. “Thanks for your respond I want you to consider this a deal as i am willing to pay your full asking price! i actually want to buy it for a family member who is urgently in need of it, i have checked through your posting and i'm fully satisfied with it. Unfortunately, i would not be able to come personally to view/collect, i work offshore as an instructor on a oil rig so i don't have time at all, but like i said i am 100% OK with the advert. I will pay you via PayPal once you are ready and send my courier agent to collect after you have fully received your money as that is the only means of payment available to me at the moment. If that's Ok with you please get back to me with a suitable collection time......X“ Stay aware people

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