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Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| Gumtree scammer |
We agreed on a price, and asked to be paid into our Bank account. We then got an e-mail saying the money had been paid into our Paypal account, but before it could be released, we had to pay $1650 via Western Union to the car transport company\'s head office in China. He had reportedly also deposited funds to cover this, then email a copy of the receipt to Paypal, via the link they sent.
We then got several e-mails reputedly from Paypay asking for the $1650 to be paid.
I checked my Paypal account and not surprised to see no funds there. I then contacted Paypal and the Police, who confirmed it was a scam.
I e-mailed Romond Jak and canceled the deal, which was very quickly followed by an e-mail from the fake Paypal threatening legal action.
I emailed them back saying that I was aware they were a scam, and that I had forwarded all e-mails to Paypal and the Police.
Not heard a word from them since.
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