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Daisy
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2014-06-11 08:59:45
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+7 Gumtree Advert - Furniture for saleEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mary
Email Address:
   colemary110@outlook.com
I advertised furniture for sale on Gumtree. This person (Mary) contacted me via the mobile number of 0477751493 and said Sorry... your furniture still available for sale ? please reply to this email. colemary110@outlook.com.

I sent an email back saying yes the furniture is still available.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-12-05 01:03:15
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Katty Moore
Email Address:
   morekatt202@gmail.com
I had advertised a camera for sale on gumtree and was contacted via sms for the condition and lowest price, I was asked to respond via email as listed above. Received email below in response to mine and thought I would check into it as it sounded fake.

Scam Email
Thanks for your response, am satisfied with the price,please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment regarding it, I am willing to buy it for my Cousin as Christmas gift. But due to my disabilities issue, I loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair, i dont have phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with Internet messaging facility.I will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my Cousin in Beijing,China. I await your reply

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-10-24 03:01:35
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Katty Moore
Email Address:
   kattmore101@gmail.com
Was advertising my camera on Gumtree - was contacted first by Sayah Diana (sayahdiana8@gmail.com) this was their response after first texting me.
Thanks for the reply, Actually i am buying it for my cousin as a surprise graduation gift and i will be responsible for the shipping charges via AUSPOST EMS to her address so that would not be a problem atall which means i will pay $100 AUD for the delivery charges. Let me know your final asking price of it and we can go from there and more importantly,I will like to pay you with paypal because its very easy, fast and secure to transfer money.. and if you don't have an account with PayPal you can easily set up an one by visiting www.paypal.com.au make any error on the Payment and to make everything okay with the both parties.
Best regards
A few hours after this I was contacted by Katty Moore - same deal - sms contact initially asking to email back to the supplied email address (also gmail). This was then the response back to my email - Thanks for the reply, I will like to buy it for my kid who is getting married very soon.I am interested and am okay with the price.i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my kid in Beijing,China. I await your reply
Both push the Paypal and BSB payment with excuses as to why they can't pay in person.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-04-20 04:57:34
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Katty Moore
Email Address:
   katty332m@gmail.com
She contacted me about an item off gumtree only thru email. She asked me for My bank details and paypal. Said she transferred the money To paypal and it should clear After she receives the tracking number on express Australian post sending to Name: Dan Kendrick Address: No. 21 LouGuHe Supermarket, Province: Liaoning, City: Jinzhou, Country: China Zip code: 121000 Then i would get the money in 12 hours. 24 hours nothing. I called paypal with no hold of funds. I cancelled postage. Be careful of this one. She has my Details now. But never gave me money. She said she Couldnt call me because of work and bad connections. Scammer bigtime

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-02-09 19:47:50
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Katty Moore
Email Address:
   katty332m@gmail.com
"Katty" contacted me via sms to my mobile in response to my gumtree ad. Her phone number came through as unlisted/inaccessible but the words "Gumtree Ad" showed up as the person's name as if I had entered that in my address book, instead of her phone number. Very strange. She requested to use email as contact "katty332m@gmail.com" Her story and request both sounded suspicious given what I was selling, so I ran a search and found this. Most likely she would be seeking to abuse someone's bank account or paypal account, hack in and buy under their name, scam to arrange you owing her money, or steal from your bank account.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Gumtree gym
From: katty332m@gmail.com date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:16:56 +0100

Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig 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 call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply. This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast. www.avast.com

No Name   (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-07-13 01:08:15
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   kattymoore203@gmail.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-02 20:21:12
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Katie Moore
Email Address:
   kaitemoore332@gmail.com
I was advertising furniture on gumtree.com.au and received an sms from kate (no phone number in my phone log) asking if the furniture was still available? I emailed back, yes and then received the following email:
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig 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 call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply
This email is similar to another one that I received from "Stella Williams" who is also listed on this site as a scam (trying to buy furniture, bikes, cars etc).

Scam Email
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i\'ll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig 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 call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-02 17:43:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Kaite Moore
Email Address:
   kaitemoore332@gmail.com
I advertised furniture on gumtree.com.au and received the following sms "hi is ur furniture still for sale?pls advice on your price with present condition and email me (kaitemoore332@gmail.com) for quick reply" which was almost identical to another sms I received from "Stella Williams" (also a scammer). In both cases the sms did not have a phone number just the name of the person and I was unable to retrieve a number from my phone's log.

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