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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Paul Wilkins
Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
2014-10-02 21:14:07
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Gumtree scammerEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Ramond Jak
Email Address:
   ramondjak@gmail.com
We put our car up for sale on Gumtree, and were contacted by Ramond Jak, who said he lived in Darwin, but worked offshore on the KUPE gas project in NZ.
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.
If you get one of these scams, DO NOT use the link, as they use it to direct you to a fake site where they can obtain your personal details.
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