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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
| Used car for sale . Response to used car ad on Gumtree. Emails back and forth and deposit of $100 promised through Pay Pal to hold vehicle without sighting it and the promise that they would be responsible for shipping and handling . Several requests for bank details to be supplied with all emails and was also referred to as "mate". . Not wanting to sell this vehicle without the buyer knowing exactly what had been done and was still to be done on the car I supplied my husbands name and phone number asking this person to ring .No phone call came and this person very insistent that they were happy to buy it as it was with the history supplied which there really wasn't much at all supplied. Not having a Pay Pal account and not wiling to give bank details I called the bank for advice on transferring money. Was advised by the bank to be very cautious because of the scams going on for used cars. It was suggested that I do a check through the computer which I did and discovered this was a scam.|
Also noticed that the emailsI recieved came from firstname.lastname@example.org and
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