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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Fernvale, Queensland, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| Posed as furniture buyer Had a couple of furniture items for sale. They sent me a text and asked me to email them the price of the items even though it was listed in the ad. After confirming the price and asking them to arrange a time to view the items they sent an email explaining that they work on a remote island and thus couldn't inspect the item. They claimed to be happy with the price and what they knew and said they would arrange a private courier to collect the items once they had given me the money either through Paypal or a direct deposit into my bank account. I foolishly agreed and provided them with my address and bank details. They then asked if I had any other items for sale. This email was sent several times when I did not reply quickly. I detailed extra goods I had. My brother fortunately became aware of what was happening and told me it was a scam. I looked up the name and email address and discovered they have scammed others. I now realise I gave them alot of information innocently that they could use :( Very lucky I found out the truth in time before it went any further. Note the language and grammar of any emails. This scammer made frequent errors such as using the term 'sales' rather than sale, had poor sentence structure and always signed everything off with "Thanks!!".|
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