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Anonymous
CA
2016-09-22 09:41:16
Classified Ads Scam
Kijiji.com
Scammer Source was email Offer to Buy Car on KijijiEmail Attached
I received a text and email in response to my automobile ad on Kijiji expressing interest in buying my car sight-unseen, and pressing me to set up PayPal to receive payment. He declined conventional in-person payment and insisted on PayPal. Other entries on Scamalot pointed to PayPal fraud from the same email address. I did not challenge him on this so as not to prompt him to change his email address, thereby keeping him searchable on Scamalot. Thanks to Scamalot!...
Anonymous
Corona, CA, United States
2016-09-21 10:50:19
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email Classified ad scam
Liz was asking for my full name, address, cell phone, email address before she would send payment. ...
Bradley Conner
Machans Beach, Queensland, Australia
2016-09-20 23:38:41
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was phone Web texts
My advice regards getting those texts from scammers when selling something online, DO NOT list your mobile number , they have the internet to see your ad , they can send you a quick message via Gumtree ( or whatever website its listed on) , then you can give them your number after you are fairly sure they are legit. I got 2 different web texts or text via internet to my phone number last year when selling my boat on Gumtree one from Mick, the other from Laura...... but they target all sorts of websit...
Bradley Conner
Machans Beach, Queensland, Australia
2016-09-20 22:39:37
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was phone Stolen ID Bradley Roger ConnerEmail Attached
Just read some scam reports , I'm very surprised and pissed off how many reports there are of these scammers using my name and photo of my Qld drivers licence. Seem some use Roger Conner or Roger Connor. I realise I can't prove it but I'm really the bloke , not the scammer. This has been going since Nov 2015 when a copy of my I'd was stolen, police have called me a few times regards this late last year & early this year but nothing heard recently until I got a message ( via Facebook messenger)from ...
Royds
Gymea Bay, New South Wales, Australia
2016-09-20 09:04:59
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was url Andrew Proudman
Time waster via boatsales.com.au asked a whole heap of questions, claimed to be in Adelaide but going overseas and not able to access Boatsales messages and insisted on email communication via proudman.andrew@gmail.com ...
Rashid Nadeem
AU
2016-09-18 03:16:07
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email He contacted me from my ad on BikeSales & GumTreeEmail Attached
I got text message from number 'Roger' with no number. He said contact me this email address 'dsky0936@gmail.com' with more info if your bike is still available for sale. and i fu***** up and sent him my bank details after few emails What should i do ??? I already reported to scamwatch.gov.au....
Anonymous
AU
2016-09-14 23:41:40
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Gumtree Scam
I had a furniture on Gumtree which "Laura" responded to via text message at 1:11pm saying, " Hello,is your furniture still available for sale?advice on your firm price with present condition via my private email address (laurasabuba611@gmail.com )" The email address which looks awfully similar to lindasububa611@gmail.com :-( It pays to be alert and do a little research online, when you suspect something is not quite right. Thanks to everyone taking the time to post their experiences, its really helpful....
Anonymous
Seattle, WA, United States
2016-09-10 22:39:46
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was url Kimberly cox
The ad on craigslist was reasonably priced for the area. I spoke with a representative from the "apartment building" who told me details about the apt. I signed a well laid out rental agreement and paid $3000 for 1st months rent and security deposit. I showed up to the apt on move in day and they had no idea who I was....
Anonymous
Kippa-Ring, Queensland, Australia
2016-09-10 19:21:17
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Car Sales ScamEmail Attached
Selling my car on Gumtree. Guy sent me a text saying he wants to converse through email. He sent the following which is a direct copy and paste of a previous reported scam on here. Thanks for getting back,i'm pleased with the price and the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT,Does it have any history I should be aware of and why are you selling? Regarding the payment,i will be paying you through PayPal or ETF (Bank Transf...
Sara Parker
GB
2016-09-06 12:53:54
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Gumtree classifed ads for room rentalEmail Attached
I received a text message requesting that I email details of a room advertised on Gumtree. The text read: 'Hi, I have keen interest in renting ur unit listed on rental web so send more details/photos directly to seeker2leader@gmail.com Pls I prefer email only' I emailed a link to the advertisement with photos as requested. I received a strange email in return as follows: 'Hello, Thanks for getting back to me. I am a simple, cool and non-smoker lady. I am willing to rent the unit as I am at sea at the ...
Anonymous
Melton South, Victoria, Australia
2016-09-06 07:37:33
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Said he would use EFT through the "PayPal wire service" No such thing, EFT has nothing to do with PayPal.
Bradley Connor is at it again tonight. I have a motorbike for sale and received the exact email as reported above. Asked for identity and then onto Google. Bingo. He's changed his email. Cheer ...
Diane Heffernan
AU
2016-09-04 19:20:14
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email We advertised our Motorhome for sale and had scammer respondEmail Attached
We advertised our Motorhome in CMCA magazine and they also put it on line . Had an email from Roger who expressed interest but said he was working for ERA in Darwin and had irregular phone service so was emailing. He said he would take Motorhome at asking price without seeing it and asked for our bank details . He said he was in process of sending a courier and that the agent would deal with all the paper work. His email was worded exactly the same as several you have on Scamalot. We were concerned about pu...
Anonymous
Seattle, WA, United States
2016-08-31 19:15:10
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was email Craigslist Scammer named Fred Brown Fredbrown271@gmail.com
Same verbatim letter as the guy reporting the scam from Michael Douglas. ...
alex the a***ole
Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2016-08-30 13:48:00
Classified Ads Scam
Instagram
Scammer Source was phone alexthehonestman008@gmail.comEmail Attached
Text message response to an ad on Gumtree, while the "English" appeared dubious this seemed to be confirmed as a scam by a Google search and related information posted on Scamalot. Thank you to the previous poster. Do not reply to this alexthehonestman008@gmail.com email address, or similar....
Anonymous
GB
2016-08-29 16:43:06
Classified Ads Scam
Scammer Source was Text from grantabbott02@gmail.com
Text response following me using gumtree to try to sell my car. His text gave a sob story about being on an offshore oil rig and wanting to buy car for his daughter. He was looking for PayPal account details. ...
Anonymous
Grove, Tasmania, Australia
2016-08-28 22:44:33
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was Warning - Kenny Scott is a CON ARTIST!Email Attached
This guy responded to my car advertisement on car sales.com impersonating that he was a Navy Vet and out to buy a car for his son on his graduation. It's exactly the same story as the ones recently reported on the Google search engines. I didn't learn of this scam until after I provided my bank account details. I decided to do a search and low and behold here was exactly the same scam stories that was reported by others who had the same experience with this con. I've reported him to the police and to my ban...
Neville
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2016-08-23 23:20:02
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email NZOG and kupe projectEmail Attached
Responded to a Gumtree advertisement with a text message and a link to an email address larasue222@gmail.com. I responded to the email and said item was still for sale then got an email which said the following: Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the 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.R...
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Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016-08-22 00:33:11
Classified Ads Scam
Scammer Source was email Trading Post Scam OnlineEmail Attached
I listed furniture items on my TradingPost Australia and received a text at 5am this morning from Rosie O'Brien saying they were interested in a dining table and would I let them know if it were available etc. We then proceeded to email and they wanted to go ahead. I sent my BSB/Acc details, home address for pickup and they also have my email and name. As we proceeded with the conversation they then transferred the agreed amount to my PayPal acc but asked if I would pay the courier directly to a Chinese...
Anonymous
AU
2016-08-20 23:33:57
Classified Ads Scam
Cars.com
Scammer Source was email Car sales scamEmail Attached
My car was advertised on car sales.com.au and gumtree.com.au I received a message asking for the final price of my car and could I reply by email. Fortunately my daughter did more investigating and found out that it was a scam. Once I emailed back saying that I would not hand over the car to an agent and that I needed cash the email suddenly stopped. ...
Anonymous
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2016-08-20 07:50:30
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Gumtree scammerEmail Attached
Sent a message to my mobile number after seeing some expensive items listed on Gumtree, then provided the email address below...
Anonymous
Pemulwuy, New South Wales, Australia
2016-08-19 05:36:07
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was Alex Bennett scam response to my car adv on gumtreeEmail Attached
i just put up and advertisement for my car an all of a sudden I get a text from gumtree saying to email this person an gumtree says it's a scam they don't need to they can contact you directly This happen to me on another occasion so i searched up his email addresses some similar came up and found exact message like mine in email, when it seems to good to be true it is But he goes under a new email address now so it seems....
AFIQ
Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2016-08-19 05:24:33
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Scammer Source was email SUJIRA THONG-SCAMEmail Attached
rafiq rameli 4:50 PM (33 minutes ago) to Sujira, bcc: aduan, bcc: secretariat, bcc: Nurul It is ok, once you reach Malaysia, we'll meet somewhere in Cyberjaya. I'm not really into this internet banking, fair enough for us to meet and to agree with the terms. I'll wait for you Ms.Sujira Thong. Cheers.. On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM, Sujira Thong wrote: I understand your point. I would have loved to come and view it myself and do the transa...
Anonymous
Maryville, New South Wales, Australia
2016-08-17 20:24:42
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Linda sabuba
Im selling a heap of furniture on gumtree and i got a text saying could you please email me information about furniture, I thought it was weird, to text and not just email directly when my email is on the ad. After a few messgaes i recieved the following; "Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert.Am presently off shore right now working on an oil rig project.We do not have access to phone at the moment, that's why I contacted you with internet...
Anonymous
High Ridge, MO, United States
2016-08-16 22:13:39
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Scammer Source was email scam
I'm trying to sell a car and they want to buy it and they want me to give them my paypal account and my email address...
Anonymous
Riverton, UT, United States
2016-08-04 22:29:24
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was solicitation SCAMMER
Guy texted me wanting my laptop. Wanted to use paypal to pay me, told me it was for his wife in PA. I live in UT, kept asking me about shipping and when the post office would close. Told me that he got my invoice from paypal and that it was in his spam folder. Got a sketchy vibe so googled his name and phone number and found he had done the same thing to another person with a very similar story. Don't do it. He will target you on ksl. ...
Anonymous
CM
2016-08-01 09:50:34
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was social irish man by name Stephan FosterEmail Attached
this guy is a scam, don't send him no products, he is trying to make people front so he can run, he asked me to take a picture with his name and i did without knowing he runs a scam. be careful every one...
Anonymous
Lewisville, TX, United States
2016-07-31 23:57:16
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email brooksferber26@gmail.comEmail Attached
I put and ad using OfferUp app, Liz send me a message asking if the item I was selling was available because she want it to show it to the husband. I said it was available and she respond back asking for my email that way she would show it to the husband. I did send her my email through the OfferUp app. ...
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No Name
US
2016-07-31 12:05:14
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was url Craigslist email scam
This person was selling a 2004 Jeep grand Cherokee it with a lot of options for $1500 I texted them because the number was local and they asked me to email them for details I believe they are running a phone email scam as they never replied to me pass the text message....
Anonymous
Panorama City, CA, United States
2016-07-30 13:43:53
Classified Ads Scam
eBay (www.ebay.com)
Scammer Source was email Sarahpurccy99@gmail.com is now sarahwinters48@gmail.com
Car for sale listings. Offers to buy the car and pick it up, just give her or him or it your PayPal Email and password. ...
Anonymous
Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States
2016-07-29 11:10:37
Classified Ads Scam
eBay (www.ebay.com)
Scammer Source was email paypal/email scam!Email Attached
they contacted me with the same spiel as others. they would deposit money into my paypal acct and I would pay the "shipper" for the item I was selling. I was an idiot not to google this. I hope to alert others so the same thing doesn't happen to them. I talked to paypal and they said it was very common. anytime the words western union or money gram is mentioned - RUN!...
R
US
2016-07-23 17:36:18
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was chat craigslist scammersEmail Attached
I advertised an honest product in Sacramento area. This "Jack" called and didn't leave message, guess wanted to check if my phone number was valid. He then texts from South Carolina at very late hours 10:30 p.m. which would be 1:30 a.m. Carolina time. He gave sob story he got into hit and run car accident;'was supposedly hospitalized at Carolina Pines Regional Med Center, South Sacramento; needed my advertised product to help him with pains, etc.; even sent me email where he sent apparent picture of himself...
Anonymous
AE
2016-07-21 20:00:14
Classified Ads Scam
Monster.com
Scammer Source was email egon cadel
Will offer you home base jobs...
No Name
Bear, DE, United States
2016-07-20 09:34:54
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was phone dr Sarah grant
Pretending to be a client interested in hair salon services I know this was someone that read my Craigslist ad for Hair Salon Services requesting information to be made out to a check by their financier in the states... claiming to be working with the Environmental Protection Agency in my area requesting a hair appointment every Monday for four weeks and promising to pay by check certified in advance requesting my information that is to go on the check...
Anonymous
Olivette, MO, United States
2016-07-18 14:16:18
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was phone Motor home on Craigslist buyer scam
"Jessica" responded to my craigslist add about a motor home for sale. Told me that she is shopping for "Tommy", who is too busy to shop himself. Jessica told me to email Tommy at tommyclark001@gmail.com. No explanation why Jessica can't email the link to Tommy. Seems that someone wants to get my email address real bad. Jessica texted me within 15 minutes of the listing being made by me....
Anonymous
Houston, TX, United States
2016-07-18 05:34:32
Classified Ads Scam
Scammer Source was url Alex Bennett scam - decided to check up before dispensing any details - thank you ScamdexEmail Attached
I put some furniture on Gumtree and received the following text almost immediately: "Is your furniture still available for sale? Please email me with your best last price" Remarkably similar to other posts on this site. He/she(?) also mentioned in subsequent emails that he was unable to view personally but would pay more for me to secure the sale and remove from the listings. Again, all too familiar??? Many thanks to this site for bringing this character to my attention...
Anonymous
Waramanga, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2016-07-18 03:55:05
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Advertised something on Gumtree and was contacte by this scammer via emailEmail Attached
Below message very similar to previous reports. Still active as at 18 July 2016. See text of message below re scam to purchase a mobility scooter. Claims to be working overseas and unable to make telephone calls but can contact via email. ...
Anonymous
Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
2016-07-15 15:29:54
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Untitled Classified Ads Scam [Gumtree], #29046
I really appreciate your response to my text message, i am presently working on the sea as a marine engineer which enable me not make a call that is the reason i try to send a text message to you via the sms web.i am satisfied with your ad as it was listed on the site and am ready to buy for my Son,i will not be able to come take a look due to my work. I will have the shipper to come pick it up from you and delivered to my son after i have made the payment to your account.i will make the payment to you vi...
Anonymous
Parrish, FL, United States
2016-07-15 04:32:43
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Scammer Source was email Autotrader scamEmail Attached
I posted an ad on autotrader.com. A few hours later at 3:53 a.m. I received a text message: Hi, is your Vehicle on Autotrader still for sale?, Kindly email me at (wendellemery15@gmail.com)..with the Firm Price and condition.for further correspondence TY. ***** I decided to search this number and I see that other reports have been made about this. Scammer!...
Anonymous
Belmont, Victoria, Australia
2016-07-12 23:58:33
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email McKenzie C. Robert Email Attached
faxie23@outlook.com contacts you via email and asks for a final price for your item - see below emails. Robert claimed to work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) as a rig mechanic and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project. Once payment for the car went through he would send someone to pick it up only his courier required a fee "Apologies, i just got a mail from my courier now that a commission fee (Pickup Fee) of $1,689 has to be payed in order for them to schedule ...
Anonymous
Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
2016-07-12 05:26:21
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Dave Dass gumtree scam - wanting to buy new phone
emailed me saying he wished to buy my phone but was hearing impaired and couldnt call me and was also away on holiday - after a brief conversation he said it was for his sons birthday and sent me £408 via paypal where i got a follow up email from ''service@paypal.com" this is a fake email - I checked my paypal and no pending transactions - checked google for his name and found him plastered everywhere as a scammer paypal never ask you for shipping information to release a payment beware!!!!!...
Anonymous
GB
2016-07-11 05:22:34
Classified Ads Scam
Scammer Source was phone romeroric84@gmail.com Car Purchase ScamEmail Attached
Received text asking "Is your car still for sale? Get back to me with the firm price and present condition at romeroric84@gmail.com" I see others have received similar messages from this/similar sources which lead to odd emails about the 'buyer' being out of the country. I did not follow up on this text but thought I would let you all know here, since it does not feel straight....
Anonymous
Toowong, Queensland, Australia
2016-07-10 22:44:09
Classified Ads Scam
eBay Classifieds
Scammer Source was email Purchase of the caravan we have advertised for sale
I received a text from the above person today asking for the price of the caravan we have listed on ebay. Unfortunately I have deleted the text without getting the number. I replied via email as requested and then almost immediately received a reply confirming she was happy with the price and wanted my paypal or bank details to do a deposit. Said she was working offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin and was uncontactable by phone. Once money was paid to us the van would be collected by her private courier...
Anonymous
Parklands, Western Australia, Australia
2016-07-07 09:59:17
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email new zealand oil and gasEmail Attached
Selling my car on Gumtree. This what they replied with. 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...
Anonymous
Orlando, FL, United States
2016-07-06 11:00:48
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was Mercedes G55 sold 20,000$ under trade-inEmail Attached
A collectors item sport-utility Mercedes four-door four-wheel-drive G 55 AMG car being sold for $20,000 under trade-in value. Seller claims the car had no accidents and was in Texas. According to a Carfax report there was an accident and the car was still in Florida which is where it was posted, & advertised on cargurus.com. Seller avoided answering many questions. Misspellings and grammar problems with his emails back-and-forth to me. Declined to FaceTime or to contact each other by phone. ...
Anonymous
Nashville, TN, United States
2016-07-04 20:11:55
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Scammer Source was solicitation Car buyer scammerEmail Attached
Hours after our car was listed for sale on Kelley Blue Book/Autotrader, we got a text from "James Brown" asking for a picture of the engine. After sending it to him via email, we received the following email, similar to email others have received. It all sounded very fishy, so we ended the correspondence. ...
Anonymous
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
2016-07-01 21:10:00
Classified Ads Scam
Other Auction site
Scammer Source was social Buying furniture Email Attached
Thanks for the information , please I want us to seal this deal and I want you to consider the item sold. I want you to know that pick up and mover's fee will be included in your payment, you'll make the pick up money payable to the movers when you cash the check,movers amount has been per-negotiated and movers will schedule time for pick up as I have other properties to be moved along with it and they need to pay for tax and insurance. I assume this is based on trust, reply as soon as possible so I c...
Anonymous
Birmingham, AL, United States
2016-07-01 10:36:28
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Scammer Source was phone AutoTrader Scam
I posted a car for sale on AutoTrader, then at 2:54 am received a text stating: "Hi,is your Vehicle on Autotrader still for sale?,Kindly email me at (wendellemery15@gmail.com)..with the Firm Price and condition.for further correspondence. TY" [sic]. I checked it out online because it felt like a scam, and ended up here looking at the same scenarios. Needless to say, I did not reply with an email. He is a scammer....
No Name
Medina, OH, United States
2016-07-01 01:24:15
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Scammer Source was email To anyone that is selling items....Here is where you should contact if a PAYPAL scammer contacts you
SPOOF@PAYPAL.COM...
Anonymous
Pompano Beach, FL, United States
2016-06-30 20:59:05
Classified Ads Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Scammer Source was phone auto trader scam alertEmail Attached
Thanks for your response! I'm Sgt Kennedy, Questions i will like to ask are 1,Do you have the extra keys, 2,Where did you get it serviced, 3,Have you ever had any transmission repairs and 4,Is there any rust on the vehicle? I'm ready to pay your asking price but not cash in person because I am serving in the US army and currently been deploy to NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany and calls are restricted at the moment and my only quickest payment option is PayPal, its safe fast and secure and i will be res...
Anonymous
Seaforth, New South Wales, Australia
2016-06-30 19:34:13
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Scammer on GumtreeEmail Attached
I posted my vehicle for sale on Gumtree. I received a text saying Kenny Scott was interested and I was to email him. I did. It turns out he was interested and wanted the car for his Son. He said he could not collect the car and his Agent in China would collect it. he said he would pay via Paypal and add $2100 plus $100 to the sale price as i would need to pay Chi-Li in China via Western Union first (out of my own pocket) before the balance for the vehicle would be released....
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