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Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
2013-11-07 20:50:44
Auction/eBay Scam
Paypal/gumtree scam! 
Brenda Steve
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This person contacted me via text message claiming to be interested in the car I was selling on Gumtree. I emailed back and they offered to buy my car sight unseen by using Paypal and sending a courier to pick up the car! I thought this was odd so I Googled the email address and sure enough other people have reported this address as a scam! Once you agree to sell the car they email you back and ask you to transfer an amount via Western Union claiming that they \"forgot\" their credit card and can\'t pay the courier. They offer to reimburse you this extra amount when they transfer the sale price of the car, but of course you\'ll never see the money again. He asked me for $2,500. I didn\'t reply again! It seems like the number used to text you in the first place is always the same, but the email address changes.
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