PS4 Sale on GumTree - formemma@gmail.com inquired to buy and post to China - Scamalot

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Anonymous
Forestville, New South Wales, Australia
2013-12-12 01:56:02
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+2 PS4 Sale on GumTree - formemma@gmail.com inquired to buy and post to ChinaEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brett Emma
Email Address:
   formemma@gmail.com
- scamming saw my PS4 console for sale on Gumtree, and TEXTED me asking me to email them at formemma@gmail.com
- I emailed, they replied and requested if I could sent the item to China (buyer claimed it was for here daughter who moved there)
- I replied saying I\'d need to check postage prices to China, they replied willingly offering $200 above my price just for postage
- I (being naïve thinking PayPal protects the seller) sent an Invoice Request via PayPal on 11/12/13, but got a second opinion on a forum, who all felt it was a scam...so I CANCELLED the invoice request
- despite me cancelling the invoice on PayPal, the buyer claimed they received it and paid on 12/12/13. Two fake transaction emails were sent from \"support@contactpaypalservice.com\" (NOT the usual PayPal address), BUT there was no receipt of payment in my PayPal
- I\'ve since ignored the buyer\'s emails and have reported them to PayPal\'s phishing centre
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-09-29 20:52:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Shenee Wallis
Email Address:
   neewallis@gmail.com
'Buyer' didn't want to meet up in person, and didn't seem to realise their proximity to me when discussing distance (my address and their phony one was about 20 minutes away)
Scammer offered a way too reasonable amount extra for shipping ($200), and wanted the item (diamond ring) sent to her daughter in China When discussing shipping, they said to send it as "items returned to owner" to prevent tax in China.
After requesting a payment, I received an email but my pay pal account didn't update on the site, there was no record there.
Last thing I checked was the email, it came from 'service@paypal.com.au' but was actually (support@contactpaypalservice.com) - after googling that I found a whole bunch of scam stories that were almost identical.
Buyer does not contact through sale site (in my case, Gumtree) Buyer agrees to first counter offer. Buyer offers $200 for shipping to CHINA Buyer asks for a money request in pay pal Buyer claims money has been sent and the phony email arrives from support@contactpaypalservice.com
Can never be too careful people!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-05 03:08:04
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brett Emma or Emma Formosa
Email Address:
   formemma@gmail.com
EBAY - buying a diamond
Same as previous reports on FORMEMMA@GMAIL.COM
Wanted to buy a diamond, willing to pay $200 for postage, Sent fake PAYPAL confirmation email to state payment had cleared Address:
Beijing China
DONT SEND ITEMS, SCAMMER ALET!!!!!

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