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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
|+5 Gerrard banks |
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2017-01-25 12:23:35|
contacted me through gumtree and asked me to contact him on his 'personal' email address. Said that the 125 lexmoto scooter I was selling was the 'bike he had been looking for'.... nobody is 'looking for' a lexmoto scooter.
Wants to pay upfront into paypal etc etc. No dice cowboy
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2016-06-09 15:35:12|
Received text as follows: Hi pal, Is your trailer tent still for sale? Please get back to me on my private email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) On replying to said email I received this reply: " thanks for your email, as for me I'm ok with conditions in your advert (ad) I'm out of town to overseas as a consultant in the Exxonmobil oil and gas industry. I would've called you to discuss about it but phone has been scramble and it's the reason why I contacted you with our internet messaging facility (TEXT) What's your reasons for selling it and also your suitable selling price? Just to let you know I'm buying it for my son as my promise gift and would appreciate if you can email available photos of it for me to view since I won't be able to come to see it in person, I want a quick sales with you so kindly get back ASAP"
This is very similar to other reported scammers I have read here which is too much of a coincidence . Did email back photos before my husband looked the company up and saw an article about this scam on this site.
|Claire Wright (Wimbledon, Merton, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2016-05-17 07:06:23|
Wants to buy my gumtree item. Apparently now working on an oil rig. "l'm presently out of town as I am a consultant in the Oil & Gas Industry and l don't know when l will return back in UK l would have called you to discuss about it but l do not have access to call that's why l contacted you with our Internet messaging facility, Please tell me your genuine reasons for selling it? selling price? cos l'm buying it for my son as his surprice birthday gift & Would appreciate if you can email me any available pictures of it for me to view since l wont be able to come and see it in person. Please kindly get back to me ASAP cos l want a quick sales with you.Thanks"
It wasn't until our third email exchange that he asked for money to be sent to the international courier via moneygram. At which point, it's bye bye.
|No Name (London, England, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2016-02-24 11:19:21|
He wanted to buy sofas off me for his son apparently. But I would gave to send money via money gram and the money would be paid back into my paypall account. Load of crap.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2016-01-15 09:45:36|
Same number just contacted me by text message saying ...
"Please email (email@example.com) regarding your Phone you've for sale ok as he's interested ok?"