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Barnes, Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
2014-12-03 06:36:52
Identity Theft
PayPal gumtree scam 
karine lita
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Responded to gumtree advert for my couch. Said she is at an offshore oil rig, can't call but happy to pay in good faith. Wanted my PayPal account details so she can pay in advance and then have the couch picked up!

Initial text
What's the lowest price of ur Furniture? plz email thru( only tnx

Followed by email
Thanks for your details,I'm ok with the price and the conditions, l'm buying it for my vacation,because i'll be coming soon from rig cos l'm a petroleum engineer on offshore now,I won't be able to Inspection due to the nature of my work,would 've love to call in person but our satellite server has been down which restrict calls.I'II be paying you through PayPal,plz get back to me with your PayPal details so l can proceed with the payment and l'll contact my courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.

NOTE : I would appreciate if you can email me more pictures (if available) since l won't be be able to see this in person,Plz send PayPal details for me to send money to you ASAP.
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