Scam Tip Report #26209 - email@example.com
|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Swansea, City and County of Swansea, United Kingdom
Classified Ads Scam
|+8 firstname.lastname@example.org Received Text asking if the listed furniture was still for sale and to email a final price via |
I responded to the email and was sent the following:
Great! please consider it sold and cancel every other appointment regarding it,i am buying it for my son who is moving to a new house and i am read to pay your full asking price, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it and i will be glad if you can get back to me with some pics if available,sadly i won't be able to come for the inspection and pick up due to my disabilities,i loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair but I have a courier agent that will help me to pick it up at your preferred location.
Regarding the payment i can only pay via PayPal at the moment and I will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction kindly get back to me with your PayPal email and the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now?
Awaiting your reply soon...
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Follow Ups/Extra Information.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2019-04-15 01:33:39|
Jenny contacted me via text. She was interested in my advertisement on Kijji for some baby items I had listed. She asked me to email her at email@example.com. I emailed back asking her when she can come see the items. She texted me back with a different number and said she was busy at the base but she accepted my price and would like to buy the items. She asked me for my paypal information and to mark my items sold and she will send me the money.through PayPal. I emailed her back after deleting the texts that I didn’t fall for her scam and that I don’t give out my PayPal information.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-12-03 08:55:00|
asked to buy something from gumtree but wanted me to send payment for certificate to Western Union
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-05-27 01:02:36|
I posted an item on gumtree for sale and received a text from a woman called Sophia Loop asking if I still had it, and that she was messaging for a friend who didn't have Gumtree, and gave me the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eager to sell the item, I obliged and emailed her. She replied with the following:
Great! please consider both sold as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my grandson asap,
i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,
sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and I'm in a wheelchair.
I have a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via PayPal once you are ready.
Kindly get back to me with your location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now?
She then took a day or two to 'get in touch' with the courier agent and then email me, i was a bit suspciious as i then got the emails apparently from Paypal into my not paypal account, and from a non paypal email address... asking ME to pay the courier to which i would then get the 650$ back.. I kept putting it off, and the emails kept getting persistent and impatient. Finally, i decided after a week of putting it off, i called up Paypal to only find out it was indeed a scam. So I then emailed the person with a rather lenghty email giving details of how I knew it was a scam, the whole western union thing was sus from the beginning. I told them I would be going to the proper authorities should they try to contact me again.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-05-22 05:16:57|
Selling my bugaboo Pram. and got this notification - seems fishy!
> Thanks for your swift response...I hope there wont be any cause of disappointment if i purchase it from you? I am buying it for my grandson and I am ready to pay your full asking price,I have read through the advert and I'm totally satisfied with it and I will be glad if you can get back to me with some pics if available, sadly I won't be able to come for the inspection and pick up due to my disabilities,I loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair due to a stroke but I have a courier agent that will help me to pick it up at your preferred location.Regarding the payment i will be paying you through PayPal linked up with my westpac bank account so Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email so i can pay in immediately or you can alternatively send your account name,bsb number and account number if you have no PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment.I will also contact my courier agent who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in darwin after the whole fund has been credited into your account.
> Await your reply...
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-09-30 17:38:26|
Texts me, says email Jenny.
I do so.
Scammer tells me she is employed on a military bar in Florida.
I ask who texted me. Scammer says "that was Jenny"
WTF? I thought I was talking to Jenny?
Anyway, I'm emailing with the scammer, if only to use up their time.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-09-16 04:28:02|
They text your phone with a link to a for sale ad you have posted, giving you an email address asking you to respond to it with firm asking price. If you do this you will then be given a highee price than you're asking and told they only use paypal. After this there will be a western union scam.
Received a text from 1 941-417-1710 asking me to contact email@example.com with a firm price on my kijiji ad. I replied with the price and was then told just contact the email, i refused and Googled the address they gave. This email has been mentioned in a previous scam but the number has not. I replied to them stating that i knew what they were up to and to go get a real job, again they said just reply to the email we want to buy your item.
|Ellie ( Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-10 07:09:41|
person demands you to email them back instantly and contacts off a Sheffield number, with strange words such as 'consider the item sold' and 'awaiting your reply soon' they personally cannot come and pick it up but soon want your paypal details, because that's their only payment method apparently.
Michelle Tony is the pseudonym name and in this instance they are wheelchair bound although in other complaints from other users, they are business persons in New Zealand !
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-06-08 10:44:25|
Texted from 971 512 6550 on a car ad. Told me to email friend who is interested @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Looked up the email and number and apparently this is not a new trick
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