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Sonya Kennedy
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom
2014-10-04 13:19:04
Classified Ads Scam
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+1 gumtree scam 
juliana bartone
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Text to say what the lowest price of my car is, gave email and asked to email only. Said they were overseas working and wanted to buy car for son who lives in UK.

SCAM -- pay through PayPal and send courier to collect. Sounds okay? NO

The scam that I\'m aware of..

Person A buys an iPhone for £600 pays through PayPal

Person B sells a car and person A pays for it

Scammer collects car

Person A reports item as not being received

Person B has payment retracted and account frozen

Scammer has a car and everyone else gets scammed

Please be careful when receiving payments through Paypal

Hope this helps

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RYAN   (Old Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2014-10-23 06:42:32
emily douglas
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wanted to buy my car over the phone with paypal because she is working over sea and want it for her son,

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