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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Classified Ads Scam
| Gumtree purchaser firstname.lastname@example.org asking for my PayPal email |
"Do you still have the listed furniture (2 items) on Gumtree for sale? Email final price via email@example.com"
I replied (by that email address)
"Armchair sold now, only chest of drawer left"
He/She got back with;
On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, michelle tony
Great! please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment regarding it,i am buying it for my son and i am read to pay your full asking price, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it and i will be glad if you can get back to me with some pics if available,sadly i won't be able to come for the inspection and pick up due to my disabilities,i loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair but I have a courier agent that will help me to pick it up at your preferred location.
Regarding the payment i can only pay via PayPal at the moment and I will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction kindly get back to me with your PayPal email and the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now?
Awaiting your reply soon...
I'll send a PayPal invoice to you in the morning for your payment, cannot do it now.
We are at --------, ----- area, near Tesco, postcode is --- ---, exact house number given on payment.
Sorry to hear of your disabilities.
He/She got back with,
Sound good,just keep me posted..have a wonderful night ahead.
I was thinking about it all evening and in the morning decided to just google the email address before sending the Paypal Invoice, Google returned a similar scam report so I decided not to send invoice just to wait and see what happened, as yet nothing.