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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Ktpaz
Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia
2012-05-01 10:50:08
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Deposit money for courier into western union then paypal will clear funds
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Andrew Swan
Email Address:
   andrewaussieman@yahoo.com.au
I was contacted off \"Andrew\" to purchase a wedding dress I was selling on Gum tree which he was willing to spend thousands of dollars on before even seeing pictures. I was suspicious but what confirmed it was when he told me he had deposited $5600 into my PayPal BUT that won\'t clear until I got to western credit union to pay his courier company $600 shipping first. As it was done through PayPal I can see how people may fall for this. DON\'T! I have read a lot of people paying the \"shipping money upfront\" then never hearing from courier or anyone again.
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