Hi Folks, Just wanted to warn the community about two scam emails I recieved thismorning for a $1200 item I'm selling on Gumtree. The first from Sharon Hair (sharonhair001atoutlook.com) and goes as follows. Thanks for the swift response...I am willing to know the lowest price of it.due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included. You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account,you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up. its very easy.I await your reply asap I had the good sence to google Sharon Hair and scam alerts came up all over the place, such as whirlpool etc. The second was a text I recieved from an overseas number saying as follows: Good Morning Is your sport item still available,whats the present condition and your firm price? reply me direct to my veblake55atgmail.com I googled that email address and what do you know? Scammer! It actually led me hear so thought I'd warn everyone else. An important reminder to anyone selling an item on Gumtree. ALWAYS go with cash upon pickup. Be safe all.
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