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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Leonay, New South Wales, Australia
2013-04-09 20:03:43
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
gumtree scamEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   mike
Email Address:
   morrismike1982@gmail.com
I post an ad for a painting, then mike contack me via message which was sent from GMAIL.COM, there is no specific telephone number that I can reply text back to. He asks me to sent email to arrange the delivery since he is overseas. Also he asks me to set up a paypal account to recieve the payment if I don\'t have one. He says he can pay me by paypal but need me to help him with the delivery charge through sending money via West union to the delivery head office located in Malasia, once I recieved the payment confirmation. I feel very confused why he doesn\'t pay the delivery himself. So I check the email that he contacts me on Google, then I found a lot of scam reports about the same person. Then I sent an email to him that I shall submit all emails to police if necessary, and I would like to cease the deal with him.

Luckly I checked his email in time on this website.
Hopefully this message will help other sellers in the future.
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