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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
No Name
Glenmore Park, New South Wales, Australia
2011-11-10 06:13:28
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
+10 gumtree australia car scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   lkbrwn
Email Address:
   lukebrown10@hotmail.com
I put an add on www.gumtree.com.au and got a sms message saying... i would like to know the present condition and firm price on your listing. easier to contact me on: lukebrown10@hotmail.com
Within 10 minutes i got 2 more messages the next was from +1 (773)901-459
hi. whats the lowest price on your vehicle on gumtree, kindly get back to me by email at.. amewhite1(at)gmail(dot)com, it its still for sale.email only plz
And the next
i will like to buy your vehicle listed for sale, please get back to me with you lowest price and condition on this email: jamesttrent007@yahoo.com.au
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-09-22 23:16:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   helvis datford
Email Address:
   helvisdatford@gmail.com
Scammer responding to an add on Gumtree that I had for sale.

Scam Email
Thanks for getting back,i\'m cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the momement and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

Peter   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-23 19:35:16
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   helvis datford
Email Address:
   helvisdatford@gmail.com
I advertised a car on gumtree.com.au and received the same email as below reports from a 'helvis datford' - follow up emails trying to get me to wire $950 via Western Union. Definitely scam so avoid replying to any of these emails. Other emails just asking 'what your best price/current price' also - so there is some fraudulent activity out there. Best to confirm exact buyer location and phone numbers, call them, get them to call you, confirm in other ways identify before even discussing the sale transaction or revealing any details.

richo   (Brunkerville, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-21 04:36:04
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   helvis datford
Email Address:
   helvis datford
I advertised my bike on gum tree and recieve an email from this scammer Helvis Datford.
"Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition.I'm at sea at the moment as petroleum engineer on a rig offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct. Await your reply"
PLease keep reporting this stuff as it is so helpful to genuine users
CHeers

Sione Matangi   (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-15 08:34:39
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Helvis Datford
Email Address:
   helvisdatfort@gmail.com
I put an ad in the Gumtree to sell my two vans. He email me with the email above and he also email from raymondg2008@gmail.com. He asked for a deal and also my bank details.... Because I'm a bit familiar with scam, I asked him for his country and his address. he gave me an address in Darwin and a Australian Driver licence Number. He kept asking me for any details for his payment. I end up gave him an old bank account of my sister which there is no money in it.....lol. Sad Guy wrote be back that he will let me know when the payment comes in....Be aware of those two emails.

No Name   (Flagstaff Hill, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-10 23:38:34
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Sun
Email Address:
   shjang77@hotmail.com
Hi, I am currently selling my car through Gumtree website, Australia. I have got a similar type of emails from someone using the email addresses raymondg2008@gmail.com and kingohi5@gmail.com. He approached me by sending me a text "Just viewed your ad on Gumtree. is it still available? What's the final asking price? Kindly reply me direct to my email: raymondg2008 (at) gmail.com. I realised that the person is not working alone, but with someone else who is using kingohi5@gmail.com email address.

Marta   (Greenmount, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-22 20:57:50
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Rebecca Foley
Email Address:
   beccyfol01@yahoo.com
I had this email and also one from a David Edmond (daved01@globomail.com). Both texted my mobile first asking me to email them back. Same messages as everyone else here is posting about. Does anyone know how they are trying to scam us? Unfortunately I did email them back, first from my phone and then from a computer and now I'm a bit worried about what info they may have. My emails to them were just me asking them which item they were wanting to buy from me. I never gave them any personal details such as address, bank account # or paypal account details

kristine   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-11 06:59:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   +1773901459
Email Address:
   beccyfol01@yahoo.com
advertised furniture on trading post and was asked by mobile what was the lowest price. kindly get back to me by email at beccyfol01@yahoo.com if its still for sale. Email only plz

No Name   (Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-19 18:30:16
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   amewhite3@gmail.com
Telephone:
   +1773901459
Put an add in Gumtree got an email the next day from +1773901459. Hi what's the lowest price for your boat on gumtree, kindly get back to me by email at amewhite3@gmail.com if it's still for sale. Email only plz

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2011-11-17 02:28:49
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   ame white
Email Address:
   amewhite1@gmail.com
Telephone:
   1773901459
As reported similarly - product for sale online - received SMS today from amewhite stating Hi what's the lowest price for your vehicle - Kindly get back to me via email only Plz amewhite1@gmail.com
Similar to other scamming messages listed on your site.

Lauren Pearcey   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2011-11-16 20:52:15
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Luke Brown
Email Address:
   lukebrown10@hotmail.com
Just beware - this guy is a scam. Plenty of them out there. He responded to an add on gumtree.com.au asking for condition and firm price of vehicle. I replied asking which listing he was referring to and he sent one back suggesting I send him all of my listings.

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