Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, ref:9062 - Scamalot

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Anonymous
Somewhere in Australia
2013-04-11 03:32:40
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Gumtree, ref:9062 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
pauldatford
Email Address:
pauldatford@gmail.com
Scam Website:
We advertised a car for sale on gumtree. Got a sms from paul datford asking us to contact him via email. Said he was ok with price and conditions and could arrange for payment with paypal. If we didn\'t have paypal, we could email our bank details. Said he couldn\'t come and see us in person due to the nature of his work. Working offshore for a new Zealand oil company.
Alarm bells rang when he wanted bank details and we thought this was suspicious. After a tip off from a friend who also was contacted in the same way, we googled his name and came up with this site.
We did not pay him either way, and emailed a replt to say the car was sold. We haven\'t heard from him since.
After investigating this site, I have linked several names to the same phone number he uses.BE AWARE of any contacts that sound like this.
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