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Daisy
Munster, Western Australia, Australia
2014-06-11 08:59:45
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+11 Gumtree Advert - Furniture for sale   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Mary
Email Address:
colemary110@outlook.com
Telephone:
0477751493
I advertised furniture for sale on Gumtree. This person (Mary) contacted me via the mobile number of 0477751493 and said Sorry... your furniture still available for sale ? please reply to this email. colemary110@outlook.com.

I sent an email back saying yes the furniture is still available.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Nick   (Scottsdale, AZ, United States) Added the following extra information on :2020-02-25 09:10:42
 Scammer
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Name:
Jessica Rudd
Email Address:
jessicarudd130@gmail.com
Received the following as a response to our Gumtree ad selling a Canon camera. First we got a text asking us to email "jessicarudd130@gmail.com" about the item. After doing that, we received the following:
Thanks for your swift response. Have gone through your advert on Gumtree and I'm well pleased with all you've stated.In regards to the price it sounds okay.Happy to proceed with the purchase..i want it sent to my cousin Abroad as a surprise gift through EMS Express (Australia International Post Express) I estimated the shipping cost which is about $150 to ship it over to my cousin. I won't be able to come for check up due to the nature of my work,I'm an oceanographer presently working off shore at the moment.Have tried calling but the network so bad for weeks now.Regarding payment method,If you have paypal account, you can send me your paypal email address,or alternatively send me your bank details,my merchant paypal account can transfer to any of both account without delay.
Await your response Asap Thanks, God bless
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After a couple of emails back and forth, we received the following:
From: reviewsinstantcash@fastservice.com
Hello **** **** (name removed),
This email confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $450.00 AUD from Jessica Rudd via PayPal Merchandise Wire transfer Payment Service.
Reversals : This method of payment can not be reversed.
Status : Pending.
View the details of this pending transaction below
Payment Details
Merchandise Amount: $450.00 AUD Postage Charges:
INCLUDED
Transaction ID: 5Y758872CS5644206
Merchandise Title: Goods
Funds Remittance Details: XXXX (removed)
------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------ This payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been " APPROVED" but will not be credited into your bank account until the tracking number is sent to us for verification which is due to important random security measure that we do carry out on payments to ensure safety. As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per our new PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the postage Charges.
Please, find below the name and address where the item will be sent Via EMS at your local Post office.
Name: Teresa Price Address: 2891 springdale road sw apt 104 State: Georgia City : Atlanta Zip code: 30315 Country: United State.
Address Status: Confirmed https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=p/pop/confirmed_address
Your account will be credited accordingly after replying to this email with the Tracking number
* If there's any refusal from you to act upon the receipt of this payment notice, we will have to take a LEGAL ACTION against you as this is just a way to ensure PayPal a safer place for all our customers. Note: As this transaction was done via our e-mail payments service, all inquiries should be directed to us by replying to this email. This email is the one being monitored for this transaction because the status of this transaction cannot be accessed via our customer care phone service section. Sincerely,
The PayPal Team.

TJ   (Greensborough, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2018-07-27 01:42:38
 Scammer
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Name:
Dawn Headly
Email Address:
dawnheadly101@gmail.com
Sent a text with no phone number and asking to contact via e-mail. After contact replied with this message:
"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 at all 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 set up an one by visiting www.paypal.com.au make any error on the Payment and to make everything okay with the both parties.
Best regards"
Thought it was strange and appears that the same text has been copied and pasted. Most likely sending through a fake paypal invoice saying money will clear after tracking number has been given.

Tiffany   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2017-02-18 20:17:14
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
mkatty201@gmail.com
So, as I was looking up how to send a package overseas, I came across a whirlpool forum and then this forum. In the email, as you can see, it is a copy and paste of a previous email someone has received, the only difference being the country it's being sent to. I am so glad I found this out before trying to send it

Scam Email
Thanks for the reply, I will like to buy it for my kid who is getting married very soon.I am interested and am okay with the price.i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via DHL which is about $250 to ship it over to my kid in United Arab Emirates. I await your reply

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-02-08 01:09:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Diana Sayah
Email Address:
sayahdiana8@gmail.com
Selling a Dell laptop via Gumtree, and was sent an SMS by 'Diana' without a contact number listed. The name showed up only as 'Sayah' when the text was sent. Very peculiar. They wanted me to e-mail them information regarding the laptop, and my final price. I did so, and I received the typical copy & paste "I am buying as a gift for my - I will pay $100 for delivery charges" etc. Gumtree scam.

Scam Email
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 set up an one by visiting www.paypal.com.au make any error on the Payment and to make everything okay with the both parties. Best regards

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-01-29 07:35:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
kattmore101@gmail.com
Thanks for the reply, I will like to buy it for my kid who is getting married very soon.I am interested and am okay with the price.i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my kid in Beijing,China. I await your reply

Scam Email
kattmore101@gmail.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-01-12 23:10:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
katty Moore
Internet msgd me about a camera for sale on Gumtree. Their response: Thanks for your response, am satisfied with the price,please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment regarding it, I am willing to buy it for my Cousin as gift. But due to my disabilities issue, I loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair, i dont have phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with Internet messaging facility.I will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my Cousin in Beijing,China. I await your reply
Then got a dodgy email which looked like it was paypal, but had contact email address of "reviewsinstantcash@fastservice.com" Exact same address as other people in this thread. I wonder how many cameras the "cousin" has received!
No money ever received, and when I said I wasn't going to send anything until I could see the activity in my paypal account (as opposed to an email) haven't heard back.

Scam Email
Service@paypal.com.au reviewsinstantcash@fastservice.com via yahoo.com 2:35 PM (36 minutes ago) to me, me Be careful with this message. It contains content that's typically used to steal personal information. Learn more Report this suspicious message Ignore, I trust this message PayPal Protect Your Account Info Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites. To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Exploreror Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL (https://www.paypal.com/row/) to be sure you are on the realPayPal site. PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email. For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/row /securitytips Protect Your Password You should never give yourPayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees. You've got new funds! Dear <>, Katty Moore has sent you an instant payment using PayPal Katty Moore is a Verified buyer. Payment Details Amount: $1,300.00 AUD Postage & Packing: Included Transaction ID: <> Item Description: shipping Option: Goods Auspost Express Mail Service (EMS) 3-5 days Delivery Pay With PayPal, PayPal makes it easy to send money. Visa MasterCard American Express Switch and Maestro Visa Delta Visa Electron For security purposes, you may want to email the buyer and receive confirmation of the buyer's email and shipping address before you send the item paid. Shipping Information Address: Name: Dan Kendrick Address: 8/4b Chuan Mei Daxue, State: Beijing City : Beijing Country: China Zip code:100024. Address Status: Confirmed NOTE: This PayPal® payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been " APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment reference/tracking number is sent to us for shipment verification so as to secure both inequalities (Buyer & Seller) from online fraudulent activities. Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited. You will have to email us the tracking number to the PayPal Customer Care at: reviewsinstantcash@fastservice.com As soon as we receive the shipment tracking number from you, you will receive a " CONFIRMATION EMAIL" concerning the accreditation of the funds into your PayPal Account and we shall get the funds credited into your PayPal Account within 24 hours. Please reply to this email. This mailbox is monitored and you will receive a response. For assistance, you can contact our customer care service at: reviewsinstantcash@fastservice.com PayPal, an eBay/Gumtree company Copyright © 1999-2017 PayPal. All rights reserved. PayPal (Worldwide) Ltd is Authorized and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United State as an electronic money institution. PayPal Regi ster Number: 226056 PayPal Email ID PP307 Thank you for using PayPal!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-12-05 01:03:15
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
morekatt202@gmail.com
I had advertised a camera for sale on gumtree and was contacted via sms for the condition and lowest price, I was asked to respond via email as listed above. Received email below in response to mine and thought I would check into it as it sounded fake.

Scam Email
Thanks for your response, am satisfied with the price,please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment regarding it, I am willing to buy it for my Cousin as Christmas gift. But due to my disabilities issue, I loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair, i dont have phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with Internet messaging facility.I will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my Cousin in Beijing,China. I await your reply

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-10-24 03:01:35
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
kattmore101@gmail.com
Was advertising my camera on Gumtree - was contacted first by Sayah Diana (sayahdiana8@gmail.com) this was their response after first texting me.
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 set up an one by visiting www.paypal.com.au make any error on the Payment and to make everything okay with the both parties.
Best regards
A few hours after this I was contacted by Katty Moore - same deal - sms contact initially asking to email back to the supplied email address (also gmail). This was then the response back to my email - Thanks for the reply, I will like to buy it for my kid who is getting married very soon.I am interested and am okay with the price.i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or you can alternatively send your bsb account name and number if you have no PayPal account, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and I estimated the shipping cost via Australian post which is about $100 to ship it over to my kid in Beijing,China. I await your reply
Both push the Paypal and BSB payment with excuses as to why they can't pay in person.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-04-20 04:57:34
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
katty332m@gmail.com
She contacted me about an item off gumtree only thru email. She asked me for My bank details and paypal. Said she transferred the money To paypal and it should clear After she receives the tracking number on express Australian post sending to Name: Dan Kendrick Address: No. 21 LouGuHe Supermarket, Province: Liaoning, City: Jinzhou, Country: China Zip code: 121000 Then i would get the money in 12 hours. 24 hours nothing. I called paypal with no hold of funds. I cancelled postage. Be careful of this one. She has my Details now. But never gave me money. She said she Couldnt call me because of work and bad connections. Scammer bigtime

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-02-09 19:47:50
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katty Moore
Email Address:
katty332m@gmail.com
"Katty" contacted me via sms to my mobile in response to my gumtree ad. Her phone number came through as unlisted/inaccessible but the words "Gumtree Ad" showed up as the person's name as if I had entered that in my address book, instead of her phone number. Very strange. She requested to use email as contact "katty332m@gmail.com" Her story and request both sounded suspicious given what I was selling, so I ran a search and found this. Most likely she would be seeking to abuse someone's bank account or paypal account, hack in and buy under their name, scam to arrange you owing her money, or steal from your bank account.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Gumtree gym
From: katty332m@gmail.com date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:16:56 +0100

Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply. This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast. www.avast.com

No Name   (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-07-13 01:08:15
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Name Unknown
Email Address:
kattymoore203@gmail.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-02 20:21:12
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Katie Moore
Email Address:
kaitemoore332@gmail.com
I was advertising furniture on gumtree.com.au and received an sms from kate (no phone number in my phone log) asking if the furniture was still available? I emailed back, yes and then received the following email:
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply
This email is similar to another one that I received from "Stella Williams" who is also listed on this site as a scam (trying to buy furniture, bikes, cars etc).

Scam Email
Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the price and the condition,i\'ll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig offshore,i won\'t be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,pls get back to me with your PayPal details or bsb bank details, so i can proceed with the payment into any of the two and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.Await your reply

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-02 17:43:59
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kaite Moore
Email Address:
kaitemoore332@gmail.com
I advertised furniture on gumtree.com.au and received the following sms "hi is ur furniture still for sale?pls advice on your price with present condition and email me (kaitemoore332@gmail.com) for quick reply" which was almost identical to another sms I received from "Stella Williams" (also a scammer). In both cases the sms did not have a phone number just the name of the person and I was unable to retrieve a number from my phone's log.

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