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Hornsey, Haringey, United Kingdom
2014-12-15 19:51:12
Auction/eBay Scam
+1 enquiring about my gumtree ad   
kyle brandon
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Received a text saying: Hi,I saw your Jewellery AD on gumtree and am very keen.Let me know its condition.Kindly reach me at kylebrandon566 AT gmail.com.

I was suspicious of this as I have my email contact in the ad and have pictures and description on the ad. so I created a throw away email address and sent an email. This is the conversation which is still in going. I want to see how far this goes. I did slip in one of his aliases to see if he notices! Please start from the very bottom of this box:

To: kyle brandon

I will need your son's address if I'm to post it to him. Can you send it please, Dave?
I've got someone offering me cash tomorrow afternoon.

To: throw away
I guess it shouldn't be more than 15 pounds for the postage.If you still want to make inquiry pls proceed and get back to me.Thanks

throw away 15/12/2014
I don't know how much postage will be. Can you give me your son's address in Norwich so I can ask the Post Office tomorrow and give you a total sum for the PayPal payment?

kyle brandon (kylebrandon566@gmail.com) 15/12/2014
I'm okay with the price a 350 pounds,so kindly send me your paypal email address so as to proceed with the payment,also note that i want it yo be posted to my son in Norwich in which i will cover for

throw away 15/12/2014
I'm in Dundee so there would be no need for international postage if being sent to Norwich, England. I have used the pictures from Rox's website and my own but to be fair none of the pictures do the neck lace justice.
Brand new from Rox the necklace is £595. I couldn't take that money from you after wearing it and I do not have the original box. It does have Rox's hallmark though and in a navy gift box.

I was advised from various Jewellers to sell it for £350.

Hope this helps.

kyle brandon (kylebrandon566@gmail.com) 15/12/2014
Sorry i had to text you as am hearing impaired, I am very keen. How i wish i could come and have a look as am currently away with work at the moment and i will like you to help me post it to my son in Norwich, Xmas is around the corner. I would like it posted via Royalmail International Tracked and Signed For. I will cover all postage/shipping cost. I will paying via Paypal as advised by Gumtree. I don't know much about it but i am willing to offer you £595 for the ring.

throw away 15/12/2014


There is no damage to the necklace as it was only worn once for a wedding. It is a flawless diamond colour D (clear white).

It's hallmarked by Rox. I was told this by Stephen Henderson Jewellers when they looked at it. They advised I sell it on gumtree and ebay.

Both Stephen Henderson and Ernest Jones advise to sell it for £350 given Rox sell it for £595.

It has been sitting untouched in the gift box pictured for 4 years. A shame because it is beautiful. Though it looks small it gives off a lot of sparkle.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-03-12 12:48:59
Kyle Brandon
Beware of this buyer, he has contacted me today wanting to buy a laptop and exact same excuse why he can't talk. He also said the exact same stuff about buying for his son and gave a address in Gravesend to post it to.
He then tried to say he's sent the money by Netbank and they require the item to be posted with the postage ref attached to be able release the funds to my account. Got an email in my Junk folder with this info..

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