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Lauren Riggs
AU
2012-06-11 01:47:55
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+3 Response to Gumtree ad offering to pay via Paypal
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Clement (Clem) James
Email Address:
   clemjames48@yahoo.com
I posted an ad on Gumtree late last night & early this morning I started receiving SMSs from a range of people (including this person) requesting the price of the item (without stating which item they were interested in) ASAP via email.

Some of the SMSs also state that the person will make payment via Paypal.

Generally the person also stated that they are unable to view the item as they are overseas on business etc.

\"Just viewed your ad. It is still available? What\'s the final asking price? Kindly reply me direct to my email: clemjames48@yahoo.com.\"
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Dave   (Glenwood, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-16 22:16:04
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Clem and Bal James
Email Address:
   clemjames48@yahoo.com
I also had a text message from mjac28 in reply to an add on ebay asking the final asking price and to email baljames33@yahoo.com. I then received and email back asking for bank details or paypal account that he would pay the money into and to email to clemjames48@yahoo.com. I found this very strange as they did not request to view the item and it was a lot of money.

Lois   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-11 21:23:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Clement
Email Address:
   clemjanes48@yahoo.com
I received a text message in response to my car ad on Gumtree, 'Just viewed you AD. Is it still available? What's the final asking price? Kindly reply me direct too my email: clemjames48@yahoo.com .
If someone is genuine they would phone to enquire so I know this is another scam.

jo   (Dandenong West, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-11 03:07:16
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   clemjames48@yahoo.com
i also got a weird sms outside ebay reqesting paypal information so he could deposit money into it for a large price item.The whole thing didnt sound right.I sent an email with some info and his reply was not right

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