Just had similar approach via Gumtree from a 'Bernard <removed>'. The tone was a wee bit strange so i goggled the name (didnt exist anywhere) then twigged something else was happening. I'll post below in case it helps others.
Received a text saying they were interested in my table but to only reply to them by email. Which i did and this was the scammers reply:
Thanks for the response and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away and 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 can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here.
I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made...
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.
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