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London, England, United Kingdom
2013-12-12 11:15:43
Classified Ads Scam
+1 UK Gumtree Scam - Purporting to buy an advertised item.   
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I got an email like this for an ad placed on UK Gumtree:

Hello, Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,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 moment 15days off and 15days on and that\'s why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bank acct 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. -

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Name : Feng Jin
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-04-14 11:13:05
Trisha Roland
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This person pretends to be a disabled lady interested in buying your items from gumtree. Requests to pay via pay pal which is fine but the emails lead on to depositing money to the western union out of your own pocket! They also send a fake email confirmation from pay pal to say money has been put into your bank.

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Cheers for the prompt responses! please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment regarding it, I am buying it for my Daughter who is moving to a new house and I am ready to pay your full asking price, I have read through the advert and I'm totally satisfied with it and I will be glad if you can get back to me with some pics if available, sadly I won't be able to come for the inspection and pick up due to my disabilities, I loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair but I have a courier agent that will help me to pick it up at your preferred location.Regarding the payment I can only pay via PayPal at the moment and I will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction kindly get back to me with your PayPal email and the pick up location so that I can inform the courier agent about it now? Awaiting your reply soon.

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