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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Somewhere in Australia
Classified Ads Scam
|+3 Response to Gumtree ad offering to pay via Paypal |
Some of the SMSs also state that the person will make payment via Paypal.
Generally the person also stated that they are unable to view the item as they are overseas on business etc.
\"Just viewed your ad. It is still available? What\'s the final asking price? Kindly reply me direct to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.\"
|Dave (Kingsford, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-16 22:16:04|
I also had a text message from mjac28 in reply to an add on ebay asking the final asking price and to email email@example.com. I then received and email back asking for bank details or paypal account that he would pay the money into and to email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I found this very strange as they did not request to view the item and it was a lot of money.
|Lois (Somewhere in Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-11 21:23:17|
I received a text message in response to my car ad on Gumtree, 'Just viewed you AD. Is it still available? What's the final asking price? Kindly reply me direct too my email: email@example.com .
If someone is genuine they would phone to enquire so I know this is another scam.
|jo (Maidstone, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-11 03:07:16|
i also got a weird sms outside ebay reqesting paypal information so he could deposit money into it for a large price item.The whole thing didnt sound right.I sent an email with some info and his reply was not right