Scam Tip Report #88964 - Gumtree texts and emails


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Ron Knee
Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
2017-12-28 11:07:19
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
+1 Gumtree texts and emails 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Micheal Elliot
Email Address:
mic.elliot15@gmail.com
Telephone:
01252 236326
“Thanks once again!The price is a good buy for me... please remove the advert and consider it sold as i am paying your full asking price of £150 because i need to buy it for my cousin as a gift, i have done thorough check on the advert and i'm fine with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to view or collect it due to house bound went through throat cancer surgery and couldn't talk more but will be ok soon but i have an agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via PayPal and pick up will start after you have cash your money ..if that is ok with you.
Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the agent about it now and send me your registered paypal email and name,so i can make arrangement for payment.”
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2020-09-03 10:11:50
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joy Cole
Email Address:
joycole99@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Perfect... please consider it sold and please cancel every other appointment regarding it as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin as a gift, i have read through the advert and I'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and me being in wheelchair. I have a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and I'll pay you via PayPal. Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2020-07-09 14:40:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joy cole
Email Address:
Joycole99@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Shpock, my late dads mobility scooter. Same as previous person even down to emails the same. As soon as courier was mentioned i knew was a scam, which quite frankly could do without seeing as im grieving for my dad.

Scam Email
39 from joycole99@gmail.com: Perfect... please consider it sold and please cancel every other appointment regarding it as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin as a gift, i have read through the advert and I'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and me being in wheelchair. I have a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via PayPal. Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now Next email :07 from joycole99@gmail.com: In order to avoid mistakes could you please confirm the exact amount that I need send to your PayPal account? 3rd email Hello again, I am glad to inform you that i have made the payment! PayPal said that they have sent you a confirmation email so kindly check the inbox of your email. I had a little problem with the agent they said they can only schedule the pick up date and time after they receive their pick up fee in their head office,but due to me being in wheelchair i'm unable to get to a bank to send it and with the directive of the shpock that courier services be used for delivery of items due to covid 19 pandemic . I added the £260 they charged for the pick up ,you will receive the total sum of £610 You'll send £260 to them via transfer today and here is the details needed for the transfer below: Sort Code: 04 00 04 Account Number: 86414486 Account Name: Lauren Willoughby Country: United Kingdom Reference Code: ppfea2039 Please let me know once you've sent the money so that i can make necessary arrangements.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-08-07 07:28:26
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joy Cole
Email Address:
joycole99@gmail.com
Perfect... please consider it sold and please cancel every other appointment regarding it as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin as a gift, i have read through the advert and I'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and me being in wheel chair. I have a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via Pay Pal. Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now
Never asked if I would be willing to do the following just sent me this...
Hello again, I am glad to inform you that i have made the payment! PayPal said that they have sent you a confirmation email so kindly check the inbox of your wife email. I had a little problem with the agent they said they can only schedule the pick up date and time after they receive their pick up fee in their head office via bank transfer ,but due to me being in wheelchair i'm unable to get to a bank to send it. I added the £200 they charged for the pick up and £10 for the bank transfer charges,you will receive the total sum of £290. You'll send £200 to them via bank transfer today and here is the details needed for the transfer below
My reply... I'm not happy to complete the sale under these circumstances sorry, I'm not sending money to another person that would make me the customer and liable if anything went wrong in transit. I haven't recieved an email or any money into PayPal if you can reverse it please do so, if money does go into my PayPal I will send it back. Sorry for confusion caused.


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