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2016-05-24 18:46:09
Mermaid Beach, Queensland, Australia
Scammer Source was email Gumtree Advert - Laptop for saleEmail Attached
Classified Ads Scam  

Scammer Information
NameKatty Moore    

Details of Scam Report
I had advertised my Toshiba Laptop on Gumtree for sale. I received a message through Gumtree that Katty Moore was interested. When I emailed her to let her know it was still available she appeared very keen. She didn't ask me any questions about the condition of the laptop. She said she was happy with the price and asked me to send through my account details or Paypal details. I thought this was strange so I looked her up using her email address and nothing came up. I then proceeded through Paypal to request the money from her. I then thought to look her up using her name only "Katty Moore" which brought me to Scamdex. I noticed other people had reported her but it was with a different email address. The contents of her emails to the reporters was along the same lines as the contents of her email to me so I knew she was one and the same. I cancelled my payment request to her and then emailed her saying "Sorry but you are on a spam list so I will not be proceeding with selling you my laptop". She never replied.
What I don't understand is what she was hoping to achieve? If I don't send her the product until I receive the money then where's the risk? If I send her a PayPal request, it's not like she can hack into my account, right?
Perhaps she just does this to get people's hopes up that they have a sale?

Scam Email
Re: Toshiba Laptop - Gumtree KM Katty Moore Reply| Sun 22/05 Thanks for the reply, I will like to buy it for my kid who is getting married very soon.I am interested and am okay with the price.i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my kid in Beijing,China. I await your reply On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 3:37 AM, JJ Taylor wrote: Hello Katt, If you're still interested in the Toshiba Laptop on Gumtree it is $850. Let me know. Thanks, JJ Taylor

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