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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Horsley, New South Wales, Australia
2013-04-07 22:08:50
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
"Private Shipping Company" Fee Scam - Motorbike
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Damien Demolder
Email Address:
   ddrider@btinternet.com
Person used email to offer full price on my motorbike which I had advertised on Gumtree, and then said he had \"already sent\" an extra $950 to my Paypal account to cover payment to his \"private shipping company\" but that Paypal was holding the funds until I gave proof that I had sent the $950 to the shipping company via Western Union. I told him to cancel the transaction and that I would refuse any transfer from him (of course, there is no transfer). Obviously a scam, but it is clear that this might work on an inexperienced seller. Caveat venditor!
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