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No Name
Sherwood, New South Wales, Australia
2012-08-23 18:48:53
Defective Products/Services
Gumtree
+5 Untitled Defective Products/Services on Gumtree, #4690
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Bennett
Email Address:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au
I received an email from this person about an ad on gumtree.
it is a scam so be warned.




Thanks for the swift response...I will like to know the lowest price for it and because of the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,i am very busy , i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.

As for the payment..i will be paying you with the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).

I have a private courier agent that will come over for the pick up after the payment have been made, transferring the name of ownership and signing of all necessary paperwork will be done by the courier services ,so you don\'t have to worry about that...so no shipping included.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...log on to www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy.I await your reply asap
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-03-31 01:22:06
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Alex Bennett
Email Address:
   alexbennett5050@hotmail.com
Reply to an ad I posted to sell my car on Gumtree - same scan... thanks for the info all!
Received a text from this bizarre number at 11:48pm after I posted an ad on Gumtree that evening to sell my car.
:Hi, I saw your Vehicle on gumtree advert,Its still available for sale? please get back to me at (alexbennett5050@hotmail.com) thanks"
I did email back that it was only posted that night so yes still for sale.
Reply I got:
"I Agree with the price you willing to sell it , i will be happy to paying directly into your paypal account without any delay. I would have prefer to see or inspection it but am busy, i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.
As for the payment..i will be paying you with the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal).
I have a private courier agent that will come over for the pick up at your door after the payment have been made, .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...log on to www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy.I await your reply asap"
Suspicious to say the least. thanks for all these posts folks .. helpful in avoiding a scammer ..

Scam Email
alexbennett5050@hotmail.com

julie   (Waramanga, Australian Capital Territory, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-04 02:59:58
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au
Email Address:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au
he sent me an SMS "hello mate, i saw your listing on Gumtree and can you get back me with the last price of it. you can mail me direct on alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au"
thank god I checked it out beware of this name!!!

julie   (Waramanga, Australian Capital Territory, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-04 02:59:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au
Email Address:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au
he sent me an SMS "hello mate, i saw your listing on Gumtree and can you get back me with the last price of it. you can mail me direct on alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au"
thank god I checked it out beware of this name!!!

thommo   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-04 00:48:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   alex bennett
Email Address:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com
as others have said this scum bag is a scammer. they tried to buy something off me from gumtree, exact same responses as the other complaints. if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. beware the fake pay pal site of www.paypal.com.au. note the extra full stop after the au!!!!

Eunice   (Epping, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-01 08:17:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
    Alex Bennett
Email Address:
   alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au
I was selling mobile phones online via Gumtree. There is a man called Alex Bennett (alexbennett501@yahoo.com.au) said he is wishing to buy my phone and ask me to send the phone to Nigeria to his mother. He said he will pay me by PayPal because he is unable to do internet banking things. After I confirm the phone model and I receive an email from "service@paypal.com.au" which looks so real.Right after the first email, I received another email from "service@paypal.com.au" that informed me to send the phone in 12-24 hours and tell me the amount will be credit in my account when I send back the shipment detail.
After I sent the phone, Alex told me he would like to buy another phone as well and he will increase the fund in PayPal. I received another email again and note that the fund has been increased to $880. I didn't want to sell another phone to him because I think if it is a scam then I will only lose the money of one phone so I sent the email to "verificationteam_department@accountant.com" to tell them I do not have any stock on hand and I wish that they can take the $500 back to the buyer. However it replied me and said there is no way to take the money back and said Alex would like me to send $500 cash to his mother via Money Gram.Therefore I decide to send another phone to him.
The last email I receive from the fake PayPal is telling me that when they has verified the shipment detail, they will credit my account.He also reminded me that do not give my password to anyone include the PayPal employees What a good guy.
NOW, I have call the police and the police suggested me to report this to PayPal. Also contact Australia Post to get the phones back. Finger cross. Hope I can get the phones back.

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