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Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom
2016-01-13 14:32:59
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree Scam -   
Jamie Bradley
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I was selling a drum kit on Gumtree and got a text from Jamie to mail hime with more details at
I knew it was a scam straight away but I thought i'd stick with is to hear his story...

Cutting out a few initial emails his story was...

"I wish to let you know that I'm satisfied with the price and the conditions and i will like to inform you that am buying the item for my Family in Thornton Heath,so i will be the one responsible for the pick up and delivery stuff.kindly get back to me with your full name and address so that i can forward it to the pick up agent to calculate the pick up fees for me."

I have sent him a false address ..

"I have forwarded the address to the shipping company now so they can calculate the pick up and delivery cost for me to make the payment. I'm sure they will contact you soon. I would like you to know that the payment will be made via PayPal because is fast and secured to send and received money online, All you have to send me is your paypal email address so I can make the payment immediately. Hope to hear back from you asap."

Almost exactly the same as

"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..."

I have just completed the payment and i expected PayPal to have notified you to this effect. Check your PayPal inbox,spam and junk folder for the payment confirmation.I sent £1,900 in all, £1,600 for the merchandise and additional £260 which is to be sent to my pickup agent headquarters in France through money gram money transfer at your post office,the extra £40 I added is to cover the money gram sending fees which shouldn't be more than £30 but just to be sure i added £40. PayPal will not release the fund until you email them the money gram details for verification,and also to enable my pick up agent to come for pick up and inspection, I will need you to send the excess fund to my pick up agent Headquarters where they normally confirm any commission payment.Here is the agent's details where the money will be sent.

Name: Mark Thomas
Address: 12 de cimee londres
City: Paris
Zip code: 75019
Country : France

Please get the necessary relevant details sent to PayPal (Reference Control Number) and Senders name and Address used to send the £260 so that they can release the whole funds into your account immediately..Please get back to me once done.

Fellow paypal Procedure"

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