Classified Ads Scam TipOff Reports

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Anonymous
Coombabah, Queensland, Australia
2018-05-08 06:17:19
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree purchaser 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Richard Johnson
Email Address:
kuncicscott@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,whic... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Somewhere in Australia
2018-04-24 08:15:38
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Buying from Gumtree 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Jane Nicholas
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Same sam you have already posted in the name of Kathy via Gum tree is now using the name Jane Nicholas I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. W... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
2018-04-22 10:26:16
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree/Pay pal 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Eric Johnson
Email Address:
ericjjc234@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
United Kingdom (GB)
I'm selling screen printing items because I'm moving abroad. I was contacted buy someone calling himself Eric Johnson , first asking if the printer was still available, then:Great! please consider it sold and take the ads down off gumtree,i am buying it fo... ⇒ more
DEX
Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2018-04-21 04:24:36
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Ryan Smith
Email Address:
ryansmithme0011@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Basically a finance scam. If you get a email like the one below. just delete it. they just want to scam you into sending money through western union. Didn't get to that stage because i picked out the scam. ... ⇒ more
Lotus
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2018-04-13 02:29:46
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Lift and massage king single bed 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel Blessing
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
I have posted a larger item for sale on Gumtree. Within an hour of posting it, I had 2 hits wanting to buy the item for the specified price. This is the message I received from both parties---- Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Noble Park, Victoria, Australia
2018-04-05 03:14:50
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree, buyer Blessing Joel wanted to buy furniture unseen 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Name Unknown
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
I had advertised a number of items on Gumtree. I received an email asking if items were still available. I replied asking which items. I was asked to email not text as he was away at sea. He stated he wanted furniture for his holiday house, and would b... ⇒ more
Phil
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2018-04-01 06:42:18
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Purchase your item without viewing but requesting personal information. 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
William John Mullen
Email Address:
mullenwilliam1969@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
United Kingdom (GB)
Thanks for your response, am satisfied with the price, I am willing to buy it for my Cousin that lives in Scotland as Gift. But due to the nature of my job and location, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted that's why I contacted you w... ⇒ more
Graham
Forestville, New South Wales, Australia
2018-04-01 05:08:37
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Purchase of a car off Gumtree 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Sean Carter
Email Address:
seancarterbill@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Fax:
No fax number
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Had a car up for sale on Gumtree. Sean Carter said he was interested and approached through Messaging. Initial message was "Hello, do you still have the car for sale? what's your lowest price, reply to me on my email adress(seancarterbill@gmail.com)". My r... ⇒ more
Chris
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2018-03-20 22:25:14
Classified Ads Scam
Offshore Drilling - KAPO Oil and Gas Scammer 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Richard Johnson
Email Address:
kuncicscott@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
United States (US)
Placed an advertisement in GUMTREE to sell a DeWalt Radial Arm Saw and was contacted almost immediately by "Richard" Asked for banking details which I provided (BSB and Bank Account Number) only to receive ongoing emails advising that payment had been made... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Aurora, CO, United States
2018-03-18 13:58:21
Classified Ads Scam
FaceBook
$10,000 RV for only $1,500 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Mary G Barnett
Email Address:
marygba@comcast.net
Country of Scam:
United States (US)
For sale on Facebook in the marketplace. $1500.00 The email I received: Hello there, Thank you for contacting me about my 2016 Starcraft 15RB AR-One Camper with leveling jacks included and 21-30 gallons of water capacity, sleeps 5. The camper is in... ⇒ more
Roz
Somewhere in Australia
2018-03-15 09:20:21
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Car advertised for sale on Gumtree 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
James Norman
Email Address:
jamesnorman005@gmail.com
Scam Website:
This guy also goes under the name Frank James Scott with an email of frankjames5501@gmail.com I recieved a txt requesting I email only as he is deployed in the navy and wanting to purchase car for his son as a graduation gift. Even offered me $300 to take... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Hackham, South Australia, Australia
2018-03-13 10:47:32
Classified Ads Scam
carsGuide (carsguide.com.au)
I read up about the western union transfer and its fake 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Dylan young
Email Address:
dylansuu@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Thanks for getting back,i'm pleased with the price and the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Hackham, South Australia, Australia
2018-03-13 10:44:32
Classified Ads Scam
carsGuide (carsguide.com.au)
I read up about the western union transfer and its fake 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Dylan young
Email Address:
dylansuu@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Thanks for getting back,i'm pleased with the price and the condition as described on the advert,I work on a remote mine site, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) Darwin NT.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with... ⇒ more
walter
Brazil, IN, United States
2018-02-14 00:09:59
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Craiglist David Robin scam 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
David Robin
Telephone:
9282972474
Country of Scam:
United States (US)
Posted a boat on Craiglist and minutes later I got a reply email. A few details were requested and the buyer says he wants it (red flag). He says he just moved to Massachusetts and will have a mover come and get it(another red flag). Insists on paying via... ⇒ more
hari hara sarfoji
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2018-01-20 09:25:32
Classified Ads Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
selling a very low quality dvd in the name of high definition dvds of maha bharadham vijay tv program 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
M.SIVAHARI
Scam Website:
Country of Scam:
India (भारत) (IN)
his ad is showing as he will ship the dvd of high definition for 600rs of mahabhardham video but sending a low quality dvd. that is not clear and i am really very very disappointed . so please take action against him. displaying a wrong information that he... ⇒ more
Drew
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2018-01-13 00:36:19
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree purchase 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Joel blessing
Email Address:
blessing_joel1@yahoo.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
I was selling chairs on gumtree - He wanted to buy - wants bank or pay pal deets Can’t see items as he is at sea. Them wants me to pay for courier cost through western union ! ... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Somewhere in Australia
2018-01-10 00:29:04
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Jozsef Alberti Gumtree Scammer 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Jozsef Alberti
Email Address:
jozsef.jrj01@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Emailed regarding some furniture I had listed on Gumtree. Said he couldn't view but was happy with the price was buying it for his 'cousin' and would pay via PayPal and arrange collection. Then things got a little weird started asking me to send same day... ⇒ more
Ron Knee
Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
2017-12-28 06:07:19
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
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... ⇒ more
Greg
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
2017-12-14 00:27:02
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree ad for Car sale 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Cavero Tomas A
Email Address:
Cavero Tomas A
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the m... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
2017-12-10 06:36:48
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree -David Aghan 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
David Aghan
Email Address:
davidaghan20167@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
I placed an ad on Gumtree advertising a rental. David emailed me asking for open inspection times. He then emailed me with the following message; Thanks for responding so quickly,my name is David.I am an Australia citizen and 39 years old non smoker man... ⇒ more
MEEMARK8@GMX.DE
Somewhere in Germany
2017-12-09 18:15:54
Classified Ads Scam
vascathryn@gmail.com   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
vascathryn@gmail.com
Email Address:
vascathryn@gmail.com
Fax:
vascathryn@gmail.com
PRIVATEVERKAUF* *NICHT ANRUFEN * !!!FÜR EINE SCHNELLERE ANTWORT BENÖTIGE ICH DEN TITEL DER ANZEIGE!!! Jede Frage bitte eine eMail an den Besitzer: vascathryn@gmail.com Das Auto wurde für Seby beworben, irgendeine Frage kontaktieren Sie ihn bei: vasc... ⇒ more
MEEMARK8@GMX.DE
Somewhere in Germany
2017-12-09 18:14:53
Classified Ads Scam
MOBILE.DE BETRUGER 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
cathryn2vanessa@gmail.com
Email Address:
cathryn2vanessa@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Germany (Deutschland) (DE)
*PRIVATEVERKAUF* *NICHT ANRUFEN * Jede Frage bitte eine eMail an den Besitzer: cathryn2vanessa@gmail.com Das Auto wurde für Seby beworben, irgendeine Frage kontaktieren Sie ihn bei: cathryn2vanessa@gmail.com Schnellere Antwort kontaktieren Sie den Be... ⇒ more
Scamdex
Sacramento, CA, United States
2017-12-07 17:01:28
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist VIN Report Spam/Scam 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Amanda Heater (and other fake names)
Country of Scam:
United States (US)
Scamdex wrote a blog post abbout this annoying timewasting spam/scam. Any time you list a car/motorbike for sale now, it seems you get a ton of people pretending to be interested and then asking if you have a VIN report - and then pointing you to their fav... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Birchgrove, New South Wales, Australia
2017-12-06 00:32:46
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Car for sale 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Reza Farhady
Email Address:
razafarhardy001@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
My husband like to know if your vehicle still available for sale? If yes, please email him EMAIL ONLY PLEASE ... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
2017-12-05 20:17:05
Classified Ads Scam
Gumtree
They said they worked offshore for NZOG   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Kathy Smith
Email Address:
kokomaster1013@yahoo.com
Scam Website:
Fax:
none given
Country of Scam:
New Zealand (NZ)
I put some furniture for sale on gumtree and got a text from a Kathy Smith who said to contact her via email if they were available. I did so and she said she worked for NZOG offshore and wanted my bank details or paypal details for payment. I got suspicio... ⇒ more
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