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Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
2015-01-23 17:55:57
Classified Ads Scam
+1 Gumtree Advert 
Stacie Gooding
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Placed an advert on Gumtree selling a wedding dress and received this response to my mobile number as listed on the advert.....

"Please whats the final price of your wedding material? email me through email only"

Stacie Gooding wrote:

Thanks mate for your details,the asking price & conditions is ok
l'm buying it for my daugther as a gift ,I won't be able to Inspect due to
the nature of my work overseas, would 've love to call in person
but satellite server has been down which restrict calls,l'm presently
working on offshore as a petroleum engineering.
Regarding your payment, Plz get back to me with your paypal
details in order for me to make payment to you cos that my only
method of payment, my courier will contact you for pick it up and
deliver it in my place after payment has been made to you.

I wrote.....

I have sent a pay pal payment request to you via your email address.Please respond as soon as you are able.............

Stacie Gooding wrote....


I will let you know as soon as the payment has been made and also make use of this opportunity to contact my courier pickup agent to make sure they arrange time and date for the pickup, I want a quick sales and would want you to take down listing from the website in order for me to know you have it reserve for me :) please confirm the final price again before l proceed with payment, will email once the payment has been transfered in an hour,please get back to me asap

Not heard nothing back since....MUG....Knew it was weird.....BUT DO NOT TRUST THIS
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Denis   (Walton on Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2015-04-07 19:35:06
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received the same message, he then goes on to state that his agent requires $300.00 to facilitate the pick up, of course if I made that payment at any western union blah blah

Scam Email I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says l will need to pay for the pick up fees before they can schedule a pick up time, they charged me £300 for pick up and delivery, and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters which is in China, the payments is made through western union money transfer, l will add the sum of £300 to the money l will be sending through PayPal now, as soon as l have made the payments, l will email you and let you know, Please l will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent Hq in China through western union money transfer, this can be done at any Western Union Outlet or post office ,there is always western union money transfer section outlet around you (you can also do it online at,l would have done it myself but as l am at sea and l forget to bring my credit card aboard, l am a little incapacitated. I will appreciate your help here.

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