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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Classified Ads Scam
|+1 GUMTREE ENQUIRY |
"I'm interested in ur Vehicle. Whats ur last asking price & condition? Kindly email & send the photos (firstname.lastname@example.org)".
I text back and my text came back as NOT DELIVERED which i thought was unusual and his text was titles Richard which was starnge as i usually only get names on text if they are in my contacts list. I got another text at 10.45am from a number #44 7624 803049 saying whats the final price of ur car? which is the same way Richard worded his text, your = ur. email address again was email@example.com.
I went on the internet to search the number and found paypal community had activity appertaining to people from Nigeria saying they were unable to collect goods so could they pick them up using a courier and then disputing payment.
these people are low life scamers that are taking advantage of our trusting culture and using emotions to take advantage of nice people, they should be stopped!!
its funny how they are on gmail and google do NOTHING about it! they have a duty of care and they are choosing not to use their power to stop these people!
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2015-02-20 11:20:05|
Selling my car on gumtree had a text from Dustin, asking for final asking price, then a few hours later from stacie gooding, asking the same thing. I replied to both emails, and both came back with a similar story of how they were buying it for their sons birthday and couldn't video chat due to being offshore/airplane pilot. Asked for my PayPal details so they could send money and arrange for a courier to collect. English in the email was atrocious and o could tell something was not right. So I goofed stacie gooding, and the first thing that came up was "scam alert"