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Anonymous
Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
2016-08-16 10:40:03
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Scam GUMTREEEmail Attached
Tried to buy sofa via paypal ...
Anonymous
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2016-08-07 22:38:34
Auction/eBay Scam
Other Auction site
Scammer Source was url Trade Me Scam
This muppet managed to get my log on for Trade Me by asking me questions regarding a vehicle I was selling. He then logged into my account, changed the value of the car to a ridiculously low price and then updated my e-mail address on trade me to his (which is how I was alerted to this)....
Anonymous
Unley, South Australia, Australia
2016-07-13 23:21:49
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Untitled Auction/eBay Scam [Gumtree], #29023
Thanks for the reply, Actually i am buying it for my cousin as a surprise graduation gift and i will be responsible for the shipping charges via AUSPOST EMS to her address so that would not be a problem atall which means i will pay $100 AUD for the delivery charges. Let me know your final asking price of it and we can go from there and more importantly,I will like to pay you with paypal because its very easy, fast and secure to transfer money.. and if you don't have an account with PayPal you can easily se...
Graham
AU
2016-07-13 22:19:09
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Untitled Auction/eBay Scam [Gumtree], #29020Email Attached
-------- Original message -------- From: Amanda lewis Date: 14/07/2016 9:25 AM (GMT+10:00) To: graeme Subject: Re: 1999 Pajero I have just completed the payment and i expected PayPal to have notified you to this effect check your mail folders(inbox,spam and junk mail) i sent $8,050 in all.i added $1,050 but $950 will be sent to my agent in China through western union at post office,the extra $100 is to cover the western union fee. Paypal said they will not release the ...
Anonymous
GB
2016-07-11 12:47:17
Auction/eBay Scam
eBay Classifieds
Scammer Source was email Pay Pal payment
Thanks for getting back to me regarding my text...I hope it is in good condition? and there wont be any cause of disappointment if i purchase it from you? I want to buy it for my dad and I am ready to pay the asking price. I'm a Marine Engineer and am currently on sea right now which is strictly no calls. My Mode of payment is PayPal because i don't have access to my bank account online, but i have it attached to my PayPal account. Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, I will be respo...
Anonymous
AU
2016-07-10 03:55:24
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Pay attention to Samantha Smith on GumtreeEmail Attached
Once I had my handbag sale on Gumtree in last month, a person who called Samantha gave me a txt message that she would like to buy my bandbag, then asked me to reply her BY EMAIL. ( Why i couldn't reply you on txt message? Why didn't you reply me on Gumtree directly if you would have a interest? ) She mentioned that she would like to buy my handbag FOR HER KID WHO WAS GETTING MARRIED VERY SOON, THEN SUGGESTED ME TO SEND THE ITEM TO HER VIA AUSPOST, and created the Paypal account for being ready to...
Anonymous
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016-07-06 18:29:10
Auction/eBay Scam
eBay (www.ebay.com)
Scammer Source was url Joel Daniel Foster selling a Landcrusier on Ebay for $26k with very low hours. (worth $40-50k)Email Attached
thought it was to good to be true, so did REVs check, matched all the details he had sent me, so went and did a bit of research on Joel and found he had done the exact email but changed a few words for a caravan and it had been a scam....
Anonymous
AU
2016-07-04 22:42:09
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was Linda Sabuba gumtree scam
I had a dress on eBay worth $500 which "Linda" responded to via text message at 8:17am saying, " Hello,is your Dress still available for sale?advice on your firm price with present condition via my private email address (lindasabuba611@gmail.com )" There was no number, it just came up with her name. Thinking it was a real potential buyer, I begin emailing the email address. After a couple of emails and after giving her my bank details, she then said she'd transferred me money via PayPal that she wanted...
Sally
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2016-07-04 07:49:57
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Purchasing a vehicle
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my Westpac bank account,please get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alter...
Laura
Milsons Point, New South Wales, Australia
2016-07-04 04:29:49
Auction/eBay Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Scammer Source was url Paypal scam
PayPal scam says he can't text and can only email. He wants to buy my furniture but needs its shipping. Sends a fake email saying he's deposited the money and the courier fee which amounts to $950. He then asks you to send the money for him to the courier before he gives you the money. ...
Anonymous
Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
2016-07-01 08:03:11
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Gumtree Vehicle SalesEmail Attached
Looking for BSB and account details or PayPal account, http://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipReports/25857 same as this report, but has changed wording, ...
Adam
Siloam Springs, AR, United States
2016-06-30 22:01:46
Auction/eBay Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was url Craigslist Email Attached
Selling dead husbands truck, wanted me to send money and she would ship me the truck. ...
Anonymous
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
2016-06-07 22:14:58
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Gumtree fake buyerEmail Attached
Contacted my via text message saying she was interested in a dress I was selling. Asked me to confirm the price to her email address. When I did she sent a poorly worded email asking for bank details and some rubbish about being overseas so she would have to send a courier to deliver to Dawin. From my google search I learned that she will try to get me to pay her courier fee directly....
Anonymous
Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia
2016-06-04 01:04:29
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url scammer
same as everyone else. tried to sell my car on gumtree. some of the correspondence on this page is word-for-word what I received....
Phill
Saint Helena, Victoria, Australia
2016-06-03 21:15:01
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email rosspeters
Received details of rosspeters222@hotmail.com in and wanting details on Caravan sale. Condition and price, but send by rosspeters222@hotmail.com, not. Return sms. Searched www details of rosspeters222@hotmail.com In meantime rosspeters222@hotmail.com sent return email requesting PayPal / bsb details..... Could have been A quick and easy sale!!!!!😉...
Anonymous
Nollamara, Western Australia, Australia
2016-06-03 06:26:29
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Rossperers202@hotmail.comEmail Attached
Sent a text asking for firm price and conditions on my boat and to reply to email address. I sent a text back asking for him to to ring me or his number so I could ring him. Received the same text back so replied I do not give these details by text or email and he could ring me if he wants to. Have not heard anything else, searched this email address and found it to be a scam...
Anonymous
Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
2016-06-02 11:46:28
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email grantaabbott@gmai.comEmail Attached
Contacted me regarding the sale of my car, stating he would send me money for the car to my paypal then send people to collect the car, using the excuse that he is working at sea. Then eaves you lingering for hours and hours, all the time your turning people away because I never guzump a buyer. Then starts suggesting he'll send me extra money to pay for the collectors. Which I have to send to the collection company who's hq is in China, for a £1300 car in Bristol? Give over!!...
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Trey
Milwaukee, WI, United States
2016-06-02 10:45:08
Auction/eBay Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was email Craigslist scammerEmail Attached
Will tell you they will pay cash but have "a work emergency" and is out of town but will "send a check"...
Anonymous
Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia
2016-05-30 20:10:02
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Katty Moore Gumtree
I received a text from"GumtreeAD" but it didn't have a number attached. The text read: "Katty will like to know if your listed camera is still on for sale if yes Kindly get back to her with the confition and firm price on kattmoore121@gmail.com" I was suspicious straight away as I had not received any activity on my Gumtree Account. I emailed the address and asked "Katty" to please get in contact with me directly through Gumtree if she genuinely wants the Camera that i was selling, and instead of doing t...
Anonymous
Chard, Somerset, United Kingdom
2016-05-30 15:52:09
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Car Sales
wrote: Hi again, Thank you for getting back, Anyway, I'll like to know your final asking price. How I wish i could come for inspection but I'm currently out of town for my UN course. Due to this inability to bring cash physically, the best way for me to pay will be through PayPal which is safer for you and I will cover the PayPal transfer fees. Kindly send me your PayPal account email address so i can pay in alternatively you can send me your account number and sort code . ...
Anonymous
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2016-05-28 02:00:15
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Caravan for sale
We received a text message wanting us to email the firm price of our caravan for sale. We replied for her to give us a call to arrange inspection. We then received the following email: Thanks for getting back to me. I'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described in the advert. I work with New Zealand oil and gas and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on Kupe project. We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging. Reg...
dionne
Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2016-05-27 06:09:13
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url gumtree scamEmail Attached
(davedss99@gmail.com) told me he was goin to buy my phone on gumtree but said he couldnt txt me as he was hearing impaired??? i dont no why but i had a bad feelin so googled his name an there it all was people that have fallen for his scam!! thank the lord for gutt feelings...
Anonymous
Watertown, NY, United States
2016-05-26 06:00:22
Auction/eBay Scam
Other Auction site
Scammer Source was url Armslist scam: copied ad from gunbroker auctionEmail Attached
Bank Name;Chase Bank Account Name;Favour Nwani Account Number:835256152 Routing Number:075000019 and forward to me payment confirmation. am sorry it was an error . Bank Name;Chase Bank Account Name;Estrella Velez Account Number:4207670160309202 Routing Number:021000021 Address:3359 broadway,new york, ny 10031 and forward to me payment confirmation. Offered a ...
Anonymous
GB
2016-05-23 23:21:27
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was Offering PayPal only and collection by his courier
Told me he was in a wheel chair and deaf and buying a present for son graduating college. He would only use PayPal as he had no access to cash. Kept pushing him on his location as I had seen here he was previously Paris. Seems now he is in Dundee. English was quite poor from the first message which alerted me. When I read here about his previous it confirmed what I thought. When I confronted him about what a search on his email was throwing up he suddenly dissappeared. Avoid like the plague. Never would com...
Dupe oluwole
London, England, United Kingdom
2016-05-23 11:26:25
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Dave dass
Scammed me out of a phone I was selling on gumtree came with an authentic looking paypal email saying when the item is sent and they have received my tracking number when I didn't get the payment I became suspicious and did some digging on paypal and found they havent autherised such an email and found out about his scam from this website...
Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016-05-21 06:58:49
Auction/eBay Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email Scammer contacted me while trying to Sell my carEmail Attached
Offered to buy my car, but constantly had problems with payment. Searched Email and saw that it was a Scam email. Trying to notify and warn others!!...
Anonymous
Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2016-05-20 07:31:34
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was Gumtree / moneygram scam
Address: 24 Rue des Dames    Zip Code: 75017 City: Paris Country: France Offered to buy, pay asap etc. Makes excuses of being unable to travel, wheelchair ridden, partially blind. Has personal courier agent who's fees you have to cover. Money gram fee seperate. ALL THESE SCAMS SHARE THE SAMR ADDRESS JUST DIFFERENT NAMES EACH TIME, WITH MULTIPLE EXCUSES....
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Sue
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2016-05-15 14:33:43
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email GUMTREE COURIER SCAM
Claims to be disabled but can send a courier, I thought it was odd when I had 2 BMX bikes listed and he wanted to buy both, costing over £200 in total. I Googled him and found him on here before making any kind of transaction....
Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016-05-14 23:10:59
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Gumtree Scammer!Email Attached
I put an ad on gumtree about selling an original brand of a woman bag. This person name is Samantha Smith (of course it's not his/her real name), then she texted me that she was interested in buying the bag. It says that she wanted me to reply her by email, not on text messages. Then, I emailed her. She explains that she needs the bag really urgent for her daughter who's getting married in Beijing, China. We finally made a deal, she insisted to use paypal for the payment, I didn't think it was odd at all. C...
Anonymous
Oceanside, CA, United States
2016-05-12 13:45:06
Auction/eBay Scam
Scammer Source was url Untitled Auction/eBay Scam , #28488
Similar to previous eBay scam with the scammer's name reversed and different hotmail acct. I bought software I eneded up not needing nor opening the box. When I resold it, the buyer tried to register and it came back as bogus....
Anonymous
GB
2016-05-08 17:54:58
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Mikedeann123@gmail.com
Claimed to be disabled and In a wheelchair but his courier agent can collect it. He wanted me to give me addresses and personal details to him but I googled it before I sent them and discovered scamdex :) reported to police Aswell... ...
Anonymous
2016-05-06 06:23:00
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Buyer scammerEmail Attached
Thanks for getting back,am okay with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert...i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account.Kindly get back to me with your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alt...
Anonymous
Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
2016-05-03 16:45:12
Auction/eBay Scam
Scammer Source was Bradleyprice900Email Attached
Out and out attempt at online fraud....
Anonymous
Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
2016-05-03 05:35:07
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was Fraudulent paying for trailer
Texted me to ask if my trailer was still for sale and to contact him/her on bradleyprice900@gmail.com it runs pretty much the same as the other scams about him on here....
Anonymous
York, York, United Kingdom
2016-04-30 06:16:07
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email wanting money to be sent by money gram for over payment to paypal for supposed purchase off gumtree
they said wanted to buy goods we had for sale on gumtree and to remove advert immediately and ignore all other buyers. they would have to get a courier to collect goods but due to their condition could not get out to pay agent so they would send money for goods and agent to paypal . then we MUST return difference by money gram to an address in Paris France before agent would give us a date and time for collection. Started to send nasty emails when we didn't send money, as they said they had conformation fro...
Anonymous
Hawksburn, Victoria, Australia
2016-04-28 06:49:57
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url employee of NZOGEmail Attached
From: Wendy Williams Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎28‎ ‎April‎ ‎2016 ‎20‎:‎01 Thanks for getting back.I'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert...i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank acco...
Anonymous
GB
2016-04-27 08:20:14
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Attempted Scam On Gumtree and Ebay advertisement
Received text message from Sharon: Do you still have the (item for sale)? Message me via sharonchloe7@gmail.com Sent email and.....game started: Great! please consider it sold and please cancel every other appointment regarding it as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin asap, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to view or collect due to my hearing loss and me being in wheelchair.I ha...
Anonymous
GB
2016-04-27 08:10:39
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Attempted Scam On Gumtree and Ebay advertisement
Received text message from Kate: -Its your Furniture still for sale? Please email my husband Alex at alexbennett0090@gmail.com if it still available and Ur last price. Sent email and..... Thanks for the prompt response,I'm satisfied with the condition of what am buying as advertised in the ad,i will like to add you £50 to the final offered for you to keep it off from all other offer and consider it sold to me alone as i am serious with with the purchasing,I would have come for the inspection and ma...
Anonymous
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2016-04-27 00:51:21
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url+1 car scam
Thank you for getting back to me,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work as am an oceanographer and on a job contract at the moment.The contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I'm able to access email anytime as we will make use of laptop I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Aviation University in Western Australia ,I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise ...
Anonymous
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016-04-22 22:21:35
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email new zealand oil and gas. (nzog)
WILL TRY TO BUT SOMETHING ON LINE, WITHOUT PAYMENT MADE....
Anonymous
Birkdale, Queensland, Australia
2016-04-20 20:08:01
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email+1 Buyying car ScamEmail Attached
Posted a car online and received a text without a phone number Asking for my best price received " great consider it sold it is for my son blah blah I work on a rig so I cant call. send your bank details and I will deposit the full amount blah blah, much the same as the other 2 reports....
Anonymous
AU
2016-04-17 08:06:51
Auction/eBay Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email+2 online bikesales scam
In response to bikesales.com.au ad recieved the following response: Great! please consider it sold, i want this for my son who study abroad as he will be coming home shortly, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect it, as i work on a rig as a mechanical engineer, i would have love to call but We do not have access to phone at the moment that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I will be paying you through ...
Anonymous
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2016-04-05 00:42:59
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Untitled Auction/eBay Scam [Gumtree], #27798Email Attached
...
Anonymous
Surrey Hills South, Victoria, Australia
2016-04-04 02:37:56
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Untitled Auction/eBay Scam [Gumtree], #27781Email Attached
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature i work with the The Australian Army Corps. we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Aviation University ,I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't ...
Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016-03-31 08:54:14
Auction/eBay Scam
eBay (www.ebay.com)
Scammer Source was email+1 ebay response from steve austin for a car
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature i work with the The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Aviation University in Western Australia ,I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise packa...
Linda McMichael
Evansville, IN, United States
2016-03-30 12:14:06
Auction/eBay Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Scammer Source was Ebay & Palpal ScamEmail Attached
She text message to my phone first saying: Hope your Ad is still up for sale? reply me back to my personal email at sarahpurccy045@yahoo.com with your final asking price. Thanks I email her back with the price and then I received this email....
No Name
Burnley North, Victoria, Australia
2016-03-25 00:00:46
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Buying secondhand goods
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price and condition of it,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked just about to f you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whol...
No Name
Burnley North, Victoria, Australia
2016-03-25 00:00:46
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Buying secondhand goods
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price and condition of it,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal linked just about to f you have no PayPal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whol...
The Hillman Emerald
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016-03-23 00:50:45
Auction/eBay Scam
Cars.com
Scammer Source was Bradley Roger
Same as others. He says he will buy the vehicle sight unseen, and get a courier to pick it up. I rang ERA, they are getting heaps of calls about him....
Anonymous
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2016-03-19 07:58:36
Auction/eBay Scam
Scammer Source was email carsales.com.au scamEmail Attached
Scammer contacted me by text and then asked to "get back to me only through my email". ...
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