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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
|+2 Selling items on Gumtree |
BEWARE: I rang the bank on the first encounter with Kathy Smith - they are just truing to get all your personal details.... ..
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2017-12-01 04:40:19|
I advertised furniture on gumtree and was contacted by this person. She asked for my email address as her gumtree messages were full. After checking that I was genuinely selling the items, she emailed me stating that she worked on an oil rig in NZ and couldn’t contact me directly, but she would be sending a courier to collect the furniture, once I had given my bank details (for transfer of funds) and or PayPal details. For whatever reason I checked the company she supposedly worked for online, and was met with the scam details. Thankfully, the transaction never took place, and I didn’t give out any information.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2015-10-23 03:48:50|
I had an add on gumtree, selling our furniture as we are moving house within 2 days,not a text message saying that she is interested to buy, however (with reasons somehow made me believe it is legit) she then asked me to if I could transfer money to an agent name Sabrina Heaton ( which is the said courier ) and she will deposit the payment to my account together with the payment for the item I was selling. I didn't acknowledge, afterwards got an email from firstname.lastname@example.org saying that an amount was deposited to my account however is on hold until I pay the said agent as they said as protection of both buyer and the seller, and that I would be banned from PayPal if I don't comply as it is by law. Thought its legit as it is from email@example.com already, so I did comply. After they got the money, never heard from them again even if I tried so many times, lost $760, our last money in the bank. Never thought that there are people like these who would do such things to people like me who are not well off and just trying to sell stuff just to get by. Be extra careful everyone.
On 22 Oct 2015, at 7:17 PM, Kathy Smith