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Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2016-05-05 09:57:08
Classified Ads Scam
gumtree scam   
mike deann
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Someone attempted to scam me today. We have a number of items for sale on Gumtree. A buyer contacted me showing an interest in a item but couldn't collect as he was in a wheelchair ( apparently buying for his son ) so said he'd send a courier and could he pay by PayPal. I eventually got an email , purporting to be from PayPal saying that he'd sent £340 and that I had to pay £260 of this to his courier via another account by clicking on the link Needless to say, PayPal have been informed and the buyer has been blacklisted. Watch out for anyone called Mike Dean if you're selling anything.
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