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Cross, Western Isles, United Kingdom
2016-03-17 13:40:40
Auction/eBay Scam
Scam on Gum tree, Paypal, MoneyGram   
Rane Benjamen
Email Address:
Rane Benjamen showed some high interest in my item advertised on Gumtree and sent me a text message that looked like it was from Gumtree (No 4868733). He asked me to contact him using He said he could not come to see the item himself because he was deaf and in a wheelchair so he was ready to pay by Paypal and send hi courier to collect the item. I then received some fake emails from Paypal telling me the money for the item plus the shipping had been paid but was pending until I paid the courier £260. The fake Paypal email included an other fake Paypal customer service email address if I had any enquiry. I contacted them and they (the scammer Rane Benjamen) replied that the transaction was indeed pending, waiting for me to pay the courier.
I had this same experience twice with Gumtree. The Scenario was identical on both occasions and is identical to the one described here:

Scammer sent a text from 4868733
Scammer’s name: Rane Benjamen
Scammer’s Email:
Scammer asked to send MoneyGram payment to:
First name: Angel
Address: 11 rotana road Sharjah 00971.
Country: United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Received fake Paypal email from:
Scammer gave this fake Paypal email if I needed to contact Paypal for confirmation:

In this sort of scam, the scammer is always very interested, in a hurry, unable to come himself, ready to pay the full price or even more without bargaining. he does not communicate through Gumtree or Ebay messaging systems. The person to pay is always somewhere far like United Arab Emirate or Nigeria.

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