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Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
2015-06-04 18:20:45
Overpayment Scam
Paypal Gumtree Western union scam   
Zhaofa Xuan
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Mathais connore emailed about wanting to buy some tools that I was selling on gumtree, he then sent me a link to paypal and told be he had transferred 2500, 1200 for the tools and extra for the shipping costs, he then told me I would have to go to western union and transfer the extra money to his pickup agent headcourter and the rest would be embersed, he sent fake paypal emails comfirming the money was ready to be transferred into my bank account as soon as I sent the extra money. Luckily I realised this was a scam and told him to go shove the extra money up his ass.
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