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Somewhere in Australia
2012-01-25 20:34:48
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+2 gumtree australia boat scam 
steven mile
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he said that he wanted to send the boat to malaysia and did the same as everyone else. Faked an email through paypal and tried to get western union transfer of shipping details. i am not happy, people like this make trying to do anything on line a horrible experience.
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anonymous   (Redfern, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-11-05 16:07:06
Steven Miles
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he offered over the asking price for a sight unseen horse which he referred to as 'the item'. fake pre written email stating to send him my paypal details to arrange payment. the first email asked if 'it' was still for sale. this is a copy of the second email; Thanks for getting back to me on here,i will take it for $5,200 including PayPal surcharges since i am interested in the immediate purchase. I will be paying the PayPal charges from my account and i will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and i hope you have a paypal account If you have one already, just send me the address to send it to, which is the email address you use for it or you can send me a paypal money request, so once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then i will add the shipping fee after you get the payment you now take care of shipping...Get back to me with the details below :
Name: PayPal Email address Cell Phone No.: Total Cost of the item.

anonymous   (Somewhere in Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-01-25 21:07:48
steven miles
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tried to buy a boat listed on the gumtree website and then wanted me to pay the shipping charges to send it to malaysia without having recieved the funds first. He sent a scam email on behalf of paypal and im annoyed that this has made trying to sell something the noghtmare i didnt want or need

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