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Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia
2018-05-30 04:08:09
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree Scam 
Melisa Wickwire
Email Address:
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
selling a vehicle on Gumtree and within five minutes of posting the ad I got this..
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-12-03 17:57:52
Wilson Avery
Email Address:
I just got this email earlier and I'm pretty sure this is a scam.. I searched the email address on Google and found this article talking about a possible scam. I just wanted to let people know, especially ETSU students.
Here's the email I got:

Scam Email
Hi There, I am Wilson Avery., I got your email from East Tennessee State University Employment Outreach. Your service as my Personal Assistant/Errands on a part time basis, Pay is Attractive, $400 weekly ($20,800) per Annual. Please do send me a reply to this message if you would like to know more. Send an email to Melisa Wickwire at : right away for more information about the position. Regards, Wilson Avery

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-06-21 10:10:58
Email Address:
Posted an ad selling my laptop on gumtree and within about 10 mins got a message saying to email the address provided. Then went on to say that I'd have to post the item to them but they can't come inspect it due to them working as an oceanographer and is offshore atm. They said they have tried calling but have no network at the moment also which I found weird considering they had internet connection for emails and was able to swing a text message through in the first place. Very fishy don't get caught out. I didn't, it seemed a little too off to me so I did not give details. DO NOT GIVE YOUR DETAILS TO THIS PERSON!

Scam Email
On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at 9:46 pm, Melisa Wickwire wrote: Thanks for your swift response.Have gone through your advert on Gumtree once again and I'm well pleased with all you've stated.In regards to the price it sounds okay.Happy to proceed with the purchase., i want it sent to my cousin as a surprise birthday gift through (Australia Express Mail Service) on 4 days delivery.Won't be able to come for check up due to the nature of my work,I'm an oceanographer presently working off shore at the moment.Have tried calling but the network is so bad for weeks now. Regarding payment method,If you have paypal account, you can send me your paypal email address,or alternatively send me your bank details,my merchant paypal account can transfer to any of both account without delay. It will be nice dealing with you. Thanks.

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