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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
| Selling an item on GumtreeMoore offered to buy an item advertised on Gumtree for $9500. Claimed to be on oil rig and unable to call so email contact was the only option. Followed full sale process with payment offered to nominated bank account. Then received advice of an overpayment of $1500 to cover agent commission. A message purportedly from Paypal advised they were holding funds to transfer to bank account. In order to facilitate the transfer they required proof of Western Union payment of $1500 to a Chinese entity.|
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