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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Classified Ads Scam
|+2 Gumtree Scam Janet Cool...|
price of it. As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest
and secure way to pay online(PayPal), and
a private courier agent would come for the pick up after the payment
have been made ...so no shipping included, so you can now send me your
PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address
in your reply.If you don\'t have a paypal account, you can easily set
up one and setting up a paypal account doesn\'t take more than 5
minutes...just log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up. its very
easy.I await your reply asap
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN\'
Then still did not say what they were interested in.. so I asked again and they responded Okay let me have UÌ…Ì²Ì¶Ì¥ÌŠr listed item for payment
Then I asked \'was it the lounge or...\'
they responded \'Yes â€ Ì¥Ñ’ÎµÌ²Ì£Ì£Ì£Ì¥ lounge, so â™“â˜ºw much ÈŠÌŠÌÌ…Â§ â€ Ì¥Ñ’ÎµÌ²Ì£Ì£Ì£Ì¥ final sales price?\'
hmmm...I then said best price $---
they said \'Okay ÅŠoÍ¡Ì¶Ì·ÌŠÌ©Ì¥ problem about DÌ…Ì²Ì¶Ì¥ÌŠatÌ…Ì²Ì¶Ì¥ÌŠ , so let me have UÌ…Ì²Ì¶Ì¥ÌŠr paypal email address for right away\'
It went on a little longer email back and forth.
Watch out they clever.....
|No Name (Thornhill, Ontario, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-25 16:42:39|
Exact same story as reported. Yeah right... they are going to send a courier to pick up an 8ft solid wood display unit.
|Liesa Hogan (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-05-12 01:50:36|
I RECEIVED A TEXT WITHIN AN HOUR OF POSTING MY ADS, FROM A MOBILE WITH NO RETURN NUMBER. THE TEXT ASKED IF I COULD PLEASE REPLY BY EMAIL ONLY WITH THE COST OF MY ITEM ON GUMTREE. BELOW ARE THE COPIES OF EMAILS TO AND FROM JANET COOL. WHEN L RECEIVED THE FIRST REPLY FROM HER I NOTED THAT THE ADDRESS WAS NOT THE SAME ADDRESS THAT I ORIGINALLY REPLIED TOO.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL EMAIL ADDRESS ASKED TO SEND TO: firstname.lastname@example.org THIS IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT IT CHANGED TO AFTER FIRST EMAIL: email@example.com
THESE IS THE EMAILS I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING FROM A JANET COOL, WHO FOUND MY AD/ADS ON GUMTREE, EVEN THOUGH WHEN ASKED, DID NOT KNOW WHICH ITEM IT WAS, INSTEAD SAYING WANTED ALL ITEMS.
> >> On 5/11/12, wrote: > >> > > >> > Hi, > >> > > >> > I have received a message asking if the ad was still available, I > >> > currently > >> > have two ads going so which one were u asking about? > >> > > >> > Thanx
> >> Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 11:50:10 +0100 > >> Subject: Re: > >> From: firstname.lastname@example.org > >> To: c > >> > >> Thanks for responding on time...and i'm willing to know the lowest > >> price of it. As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest > >> and secure way to pay online(PayPal), and > >> a private courier agent would come for the pick up after the payment > >> have been made ...so no shipping included, so you can now send me your > >> PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address > >> in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set > >> up one and setting up a paypal account doesn't take more than 5 > >> minutes...just log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up. its very > >> easy.I await your reply asap > >>
> On 5/12/12, wrote:
> > Hi > > > > I need to know which item u are asking about, the car or the electric garage > > roller door? > > thanx
> Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 05:33:03 +0100 > Subject: Re: > From: email@example.com > To: c > okay, i mean i want to purchase all your item listed on gumtree, so > how much is the total cost in all, so that i can be able to arrange > payment right away if i may need most of them?
AS YOU CAN SEE IT ISN'T HARD TO REALIZE THAT THIS WAS A SCAM, WHEN SAID THAT SHE WANTED TO PURCHASE ALL OF THEM, WHICH CAME TO A LITTLE OVER $13,000AUD. A FAIR AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO JUST WANT TO PART WITH SO EASILY TO YOU WITHOUT ASKING ANY PARTICULARS ON THE ITEMS OR FOR A LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE BUYING.
I HAVE SINCE THEN IN THE LAST HOURS OF THE SAME DAY RECEIVED ANOTHER TEXT ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS, JUST WORDED DIFFERENTLY, BUT THIS TIME IT HAS A FULL MOBILE NUMBER THAT YOU THINK YOU CAN RING, BUT WHEN I CALLED IT SAID THIS PHONE DOES NOT HAVE INCOMING CALLS PERMITTED.
THESE ARE THE DETAILS OF THE FOLLOWING SCAM TEXT:
Hey, What's the final price for your item under Stuffs for sale on G.T? Also, it is Australian made? Reply back NOW by email ONLY at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Elton.
THIS IS THE EXACT WORD FOR WORD OF THE TEXT, WHICH IS MORE CASUAL THEN THE FIRST TEXT FROM JANET COOL.