Today I received an text msg from a Sharon Hair asking if my couch which I'd advertised on Gumtree was still available. He/she said I had to email them at a hotmail address. I thought it odd she didn't call. I advised her it was & she said she lived remotely, couldn't come to see the couch but was happy to buy it & would be sending a courier. She wanted to know if I had a PayPal a/c. I didn't give her my a/c details but she has my mobile number & email. I'm assuming she cannot access my a/c. I had the good sense to google the name Sharon Hair & was taken to this thread with others advising of having had the same experience. I advised her I've reported her to Gumtree "to be safe" & that is she's genuine she shouldn't be concerned. Creepy. I think I'll go back to eBay! Seems safer somehow.
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