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I have the very same 'Rose <removed>' offering to purchase all my items for the full asking price. Payment via paypal. I'm gonna string them along and waste their time sending a courier to pick up my stuff. Thanks for the warning and now i'm gonna enjoy scamming the scammer lol.
this one is still trying it on
they must think we are dumb **bleep**
and to use disability to scam is low
as I work for a disability charity it hurts just that bit more
Yes, Rose <removed> emailed me about my laptop... Great! please consider it sold and take the ads down off gumtree,i am buying it for my cousin and i am ready to pay your full asking price, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it and i will be glad if you can get back to me fast,sadly i won't be able to come for the inspection and pick up due to my disabilities,i loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair but I have a courier agent that will help me to pick it up at your preferred location. Regarding the payment i can only pay via PayPal at the moment and I will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction kindly get back to me with your PayPal email and the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now? Awaiting your reply soon... I do feel sorry for her with all this heart surgery, hearing loss and being wheelchair bound. Surely her cousin should be doing her own shopping when she's got all this going on?!
I've just got a similar message although they have a different name appear to be recovered from heart surgery and able to leave the house!!! My message appeared as this:-
Yep - Had this SCAM come throught today also!
First strange part was a text message for a foreign number... once he then started asking me to send money to a bank account in China, I knew things were strange!
Named and shamed! - shead <removed> (gmail address)
And a scam Paypal looking email address of - <removed> (gmail address)
Same story here:
Received a txt msg from buyer requesting me to contact him via email and he asked me if i still have the printer for sale.
In my reply, i've asked him which one is he after as i have 2 for sale, and this was his reply:
Had exactly the same thing happen to me yesterday, so clearly this is ongoing. Received a message to my phone from an email address, asking if the item was still for sale, and to reply by email, which I did. I then received the ‘script’ from the person otherwise known as ‘Rose <removed>’, going on about being on death's door, and wanting to be so generous towards her cousin. You may be surprised, but this aroused my suspicion. 'Rose' also asked for me to confirm my address and PayPal details. I initially confirmed my PayPal email address, but nothing more, as was harmless by itself. After reading this thread, I then responded by saying I knew that they were fraudsters, and to stop wasting my time. This was before the inevitable email came through asking for the £200,000 'courier-agent fee' in order for me to collect my £120 for a TV.
Nothing else heard back. Shame.
Be on your guard, people.
Be on your guard people.
Name used by scammer: Srdjan <removed>
Initial contact: SMS wanting email reply
Email response to reply:
Thanks for getting back, I'm fine with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert, exactly what am looking for, I just got a job with Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory, Australia and the reception is terrible. We do not have access to phone at the moment, which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery to my new house here in Darwin.
As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit (EFT), using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, linked up with my ANZ bank account, I will need your bank details and I will make the payment through paypal facility to your bank account, all I will need is your acct number, BSB number and acct name.
Await your reply