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Anonymous
Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
2012-10-24 17:13:43
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+6 burkejim82@yahoo.com - gumtree
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jim Burke
Email Address:
   burkejim82@yahoo.com

Thanks a lot.I have actually tried to get this kind of Merchandise here earlier from here but most of the ones I got either have one huge mechanical fault or the other and some have even had accidents in the past while some are extremely exorbitant. As to the price, Price is Ok. So if you feel the offer is good enough, I will be very glad to make the payment asap through my PayPal account or bank transfer i do have access to my bank account online as I am currently offshore and I won\'t definitely be able to make it to my bank to make bank wires across to you. As to shipping, I have a private shipping agent here in Malaysia that will come for the pick-up of the merchandise after the payment has been sent and you have received it in full. Do get back to me asap with your PayPal Email address and Full name for PayPal and so that I can remit the payment asap if you want the payment to be made via bank transfer send me your bank name,Account name,bank
account, bsb for the payment.

Jim
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Katherine   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2012-11-12 19:39:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jim Burke
Email Address:
   burkejim82@gmail.com
I had seven items up on gumtree for sale, 6 pieces of antique furniture and my sons rock and mineral colledtion.
First contact came by text
I saw your AD and am interested in it,whats the present condition and your firm price? Kindly reply me direct to my email burkejim82(at)gmail.com
As I had seven items for sale so I asked:
Just got your text, which item are you interested in?
This is the reply I received:
Alright Mate,
I am interested in buying your item. I wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently out of the country at the moment and i want it picked up before my arrival, though i will be back in couple of weeks. I would like to pay you using paypal due to my inability to make a bank deposit which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account with paypal on www.paypal.com.au if you dont have one. I will make a solid pick up arrangement with the shipping company who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your paypal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well.
Jim
This is the same message as the other complaint.
I replied:
I have 7 items for sale. Which one are you interested in?
Reply:
all your 7items for sale
At this point it all didnt make sense as to why someone would be interested in antique furniture and a rock collection, so I put "Jim Burke Gumtree" into google and found another complaint for Jim Burke with the same dialogue asking of paypal payment etc.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-04 21:47:23
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jim Burke
Email Address:
   burkejim82@yahoo.com
Email reply to Gumtree ad for rare guitar:
"Alright Mate, I am interested in buying your item. I wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently out of the country at the moment and i want it picked up before my arrival, though i will be back in couple of weeks. I would like to pay you using paypal due to my inability to make a bank deposit which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account with paypal on www.paypal.com.au if you dont have one. I will make a solid pick up arrangement with the shipping company who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your paypal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well. Jim"
Took extra photos and shared via dropbox then sent PayPal invoice before the line went quiet. I then tried to contact "Jim" again via email but Yahoo had suspended the account. After a search I found exactly the above message on Scamdex. Meanwhile I told two other people the guitar was sold. Shame.
Cancelled PayPal invoice.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-04 21:47:15
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jim Burke
Email Address:
   burkejim82@yahoo.com
Email reply to Gumtree ad for rare guitar:
"Alright Mate, I am interested in buying your item. I wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently out of the country at the moment and i want it picked up before my arrival, though i will be back in couple of weeks. I would like to pay you using paypal due to my inability to make a bank deposit which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account with paypal on www.paypal.com.au if you dont have one. I will make a solid pick up arrangement with the shipping company who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your paypal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well. Jim"
Took extra photos and shared via dropbox then sent PayPal invoice before the line went quiet. I then tried to contact "Jim" again via email but Yahoo had suspended the account. After a search I found exactly the above message on Scamdex. Meanwhile I told two other people the guitar was sold. Shame.
Cancelled PayPal invoice.

No Name   (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-28 08:06:25
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jim Burke
Email Address:
   burkejim82@yahoo.com
Alright Mate,
I am interested in buying your item. I wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently out of the country at the moment and i want it picked up before my arrival, though i will be back in couple of weeks. I would like to pay you using paypal due to my inability to make a bank deposit which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account with paypal on www.paypal.com.au if you dont have one. I will make a solid pick up arrangement with the shipping company who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your paypal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well.
Jim

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-26 01:22:06
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   burkejim82@yahoo.com
"Alright Mate,
I am interested in buying your item. I wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently out of the country at the moment and i want it picked up before my arrival, though i will be back in couple of weeks. I would like to pay you using paypal due to my inability to make a bank deposit which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account with paypal on www.paypal.com.au if you dont have one. I will make a solid pick up arrangement with the shipping company who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your paypal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well.
Jim"
Sent paypal invoice and now saying he wants to send me extra money to send via Western Union - makes me laugh! Oh well, back up on ebay they go!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-25 10:56:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   jim burke
Email Address:
   burkejim82@yahoo.com
he is trying to make you pay "postage"befor funds are released. He tried the same with me, luck for him i am bored and in the process of tracking this mofo.

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