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Derby, Derby, United Kingdom
Classified Ads Scam
| Phone scam on gumtree He sent me a text telling me he was very keen regarding my gumtree add and could I email him to tell him about the condition of the item despite the fact I had described it in detail and posted several pictures on the add. I decided to humor him and emailed him anyway and he gave me a story about how he couldn't call me because he was hearing impaired and that it's his daughters birthday in 3 days and he really wanted to give her the item I was selling but he was working out of the country so could I send it via post to his daughter in great Yarmouth and he would pay me by PayPa... I took it further and he said he would send me the money via PayPal and asked me for my email which I gave him... A few minutes later I recieved 2 emails supposedly from PayPal (which he told me would happen) it looked fake, they said that Dave had the funds but they wouldn't be released to me until I sent an email with the shipment tracking number to firstname.lastname@example.org and then I would get the money. He then sent me an email with his "daughters" address and asked if I could send the phone asap to which I then thought I'd play along.. firstly I got in touch with paypal to confirm it was fake before doing what I did which they did.. so I pissed in a little grip seal bag and stuck it in a parcel with rocks bubble wrapped to look and feel like a phone lol I also wrote a note explaining that the piss he tried to take out of me has been sent to him sincerely from his local neighbourhood spiderman... and also gave them a warning that i have the address and wont hesitate to come down if this happens to me again this was done today, sent tracked to his so called daughters address.. I am still corresponding with this dave and he now thinks he's going to receive a brand new phone for nothing and I am still asking for my money which he keeps claiming paypal will release to me lol.. anyway hope he enjoys my warm piss.. please don't fall for these type of scams people do the checks before sending anything and remember if it's to good to be true then it usually is.. |
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