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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Yandina, Queensland, Australia
|+2 I got scammed from a fake PayPal email account using gumtree |
Name: PHILIP ANTHONY
Address: 8/4b Chuan Mei Daxue
Zip Code: 100000
and then Paypal told me the money would be in 3-4 working days. On the 4th day Paypal emailed me explaining that there has been an error with my paypal account saying that it took an extra $450 from the buyers account which i had no idea why that would happen. Paypal then said they fixed the problem and all i had to do is send $450 to the buyer (his details below)
First Name: Unipart
Last Name: Morgan
Address: Chaoyang Districk Ge
Zhuang Road Jinju
Compound Building 218,
Zip Code: 100000
and give them the tracking number and Paypal will put $1350 into my account as soon as they can. They said we have their word and that i need to try and find a way to get the $450 to send so they can credit my money. It seemed kind of fishy so i sent an email trying to see if it was suspicious but they replied and said if you think we are frauds we will contact law officers on you, something like that, so i just sent the money and gave the tracking number believing they would keep their word and credit my money in. Paypal replied and said we shall get back to you as soon as we could within the next 4hour with your total fees of $1,350.00 AUD. It had been more than 4 hours later with no reply and no money in my account. I have been emailing them both ever since but not one reply has came back yet. As soon as the buyer got the money i haven't heard a single word from him or PayPal. I was so surprised we had to use our own pocket money to fix a mistake that wasn't our fault in the first place. We are the ones with the product missing and an empty pocket. We don't have a single dime in our account. I thought this thing was all weird at the start because they had some error mistakes in the email, but i wasn't thinking at the time all i wanted was my items gone and i needed the money. Now i regret doing that. Lesson learnt, do not ship without seeing money is actually pending in your account and i wouldnt send anything overseas anymore especially to China. The buyer has already got his money even my items but we got nothing. I feel so sad cos all that money spent could've been spent on my family.
|Chanelle (Dianella, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-01-13 23:27:18|
This person, Rebecca Scott texted me on my mobile stating they are interested in my items for sale. They are unable to call due to the nature of their job, and would therefore like to know how much I would accept for my item. I did not think much of it, but I'm aware that scams happen. So I copied their email address and searched in google, and ta da, this "person" is dodgy. Phew, crisis averted. So I blocked their contact, and informed gumtree and you too.
Let's hope something can be done to prevent this "person" getting away with more theft.
|Ivy (Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2016-12-28 16:55:53|
I posted a 18 carat white gold diamond ring on Gumtree for sale. I was gobsmacked how quickly I received a reply from someone claiming to be "Rebecca Scott", working on a oil rigger out on the sea. She wanted to send this to someone in Beijing, China with request to be wrapped up in a birthday wrapper and a note Birthday Gift. Initially I thought she may be a lesbian sending to her girlfriend but then she mentioned a "he" which I thought strange. I received a message from her saying the money was deposited into my PayPal account but I cannot claim it until I send her the Australia Post receipt that it was posted. That I thought was strange too as I've never been asked for that before. I did telephone PayPal and was confirmed that is the normal procedure but I decided to use Google Earth for their address, which does not exist. I have been emailing this person for past two days and no response as I guess my intimidation questions have turned on alarm bells with these scum bags of today's society.
REBECCA SCOTT email@example.com Name: TIMI AOKKI. Address: Chuan Mei Daxue State: Beijing City: Beijing, Country: China Zip code:100024 Phone Number: 15801431804