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Anonymous
Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia
2013-02-10 23:25:32
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Purchase of second hand goods for sale
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jane Mile
Email Address:
   janemile1@gmail.com
Received correspondence via WEBSMS requesting info on item for sale to be directed to an email address. I thought the request was strange, as the info requested had been identified in original ad. However, I did respond on email and the reply did sound legitimate enough initially. But alarm bells went off still, I\'d heard about these scammers and realised this was probably a generic response, reading as the others did:

Thanks for your swift reply. I am interested and I would have loved to come for viewing and inspection but i am currently overseas at the moment and i want this item picked up before i get back. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit, I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www.paypal.com.au if you dont have one. I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account and if you have agreed to sell to me,
kindly remove the listing on gumtree
Have a nice day.
Cheers

Thank goodness I googled it and didn\'t waste any more time on it...
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