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Cherie Price
Northcote, Victoria, Australia
2012-12-16 01:13:41
Auction/eBay Scam
Send Paypal Invoice 
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Advertised a playground for sale. Was contacted by SMS message and asked to email with more information. Then asked to send a Paypal invoice for full amount. See below.

Found your site with exactly the same script and scam. I had sent the invoice before I saw your siet and then subsequently cancelled it.

From: Jane Miles
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:14 AM
To: XXX (seller)
Subject: Re: Gumtree Ad

Thanks for your swift reply. I am interested and I would have loved to come for viewing and inspection but i am currently overseas at the moment and i want this item picked up before i get back. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit, I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at if you dont have one. I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account and if you have agreed to sell to me,
kindly remove the listing on gumtree
Have a nice day.


On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 6:55 AM, XXXX (me - seller) wrote:


I received your WebSMS asking for more information on my ad on Gumtree. I have two ads, one for renting a pontoon and the other for a playground. I am guessing it is for the playground.

The condition is good. It would look amazing painted but is okay as is. Price is $1,650 negotiable.

Please feel free to come and look at it. I can take some more photos if that would help?


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