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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Endeavour Hills, Victoria, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2012-01-17 20:03:57|
I only just listed my car on Gumtree late lastnight and received a text message with a name 'DavEd' - normally a text from an unknown person just comes up with a phone number. He said it was easiest to reply in email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Hi thanks for the mail,am ok with the price and the condition,am buying it for my holiday,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a marine biologist working offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have limited access to calls due to bad weather condition. i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it to my place prior my arrival. Await your reply."
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2012-01-17 17:30:29|
Sent message to my phone and name came up instead of number, 1st sign of something fishy. In sms:- "I would like to know the present condition and firm price for your listing. easier to contact me on : email@example.com". I have written on my advert overall conditions and firm price. Tosser I googled his email and found scam reports, so followed through with an abusive response