Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
VW T5 Campervan Gumtree advert Ad ref 1002169907 was reported on 26 October to Gumtree as a scam along with all the other recent T5 camper vans unrealistically priced as of today. The adverts are easy to spot as pointed out several months back to Gumtree but they fail to act.I note their site is awash with scams on so many different items and Gumtrees lack of due dilegence on adverts posted or not acting on tipoffs is unethical as it allows these scammers to continue to operate unheeded.
Mike came back with a story of being offshore in Eire and pay by google which holds the money for 3 days. A goggle e mail follows looking authentic with a Barclays Bank sort code and customers name and account number.I sent the following e mail to mike and got this response. I have phoned Barclays on this sort code who under the data protection act cannot give any account information
What I fail to grasp is if I paid the money into this Account Number: 0339164 Sort Code:20-89-15
Beneficiary name: G Bicioc number where does the money go and surely Barclays should be held to task if the customer is not legitimate
Reporting this to the local Police station met with no interest
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:45:04 +0100
Subject: Re: T5 2005 Transporter 4500 pounds
The account # belongs to a Google representative. I'll get the payment from Google only after you inspect the van and confirm to Google that you agree to keep the van (see the payment invoice from Google).
Use this link to find the nearest Barclays: http://ask.barclays.co.uk/branchfinder/
Hope it helps.
On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Paul Hammer wrote:
Hi Mike you seem a genuine sort so was going to pay this first thing Monday morning at my Barclays branch as the banks are now closed. Can you please hold the vehicle for me or will try and find a branch open tomorrow and e mail you the confirmation. Bit confused as the account name given differs to yours so can you please clarify.
Account Number: 80339164
Sort Code: 20-89-15
Beneficiary name: G Bicioc
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