Overpayment Scam TipOff Reports for Gumtree

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Dunfermline, Fife, United Kingdom
2014-01-18 01:43:38
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Offered a really high price for watch 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Janice Johnson
Email Address:
janicejohnson211@hotmail.com
Telephone:
+447035905593
Sent the same email as most of the complaints in this forum.. asking to pay more than what I'm selling is worth and to send the watch I'm selling to a son, if you are reading this you have probably had the same email.. Do not trust... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Davidson, New South Wales, Australia
2013-12-11 22:56:02
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+2 PS4 Sale on GumTree - formemma@gmail.com inquired to buy and post to China 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Brett Emma
Email Address:
formemma@gmail.com
Scam Website:
- scamming saw my PS4 console for sale on Gumtree, and TEXTED me asking me to email them at formemma@gmail.com - I emailed, they replied and requested if I could sent the item to China (buyer claimed it was for here daughter who moved there) - I replied sa... ⇒ more
Chandrasekar
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
2013-12-07 12:57:07
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+1 Toyota car sale in Gumtree 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Annie Snels
Email Address:
annelllson118@gmail.com
I made an advertise in gumtree for my car sale. I got a mail saying that she is in out of sea and she is interested to buy my car. But, she asked me to transfer $900 to shipping agent through western union money transfer. Luckily, I made a search in Google... ⇒ more
Mitch
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2013-11-24 14:25:22
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+1 gumtree dirtbike scammer 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
alan gray
Email Address:
alangray1948@gmail.com
Says that he is living in NZ but returning to Darwin and wants to buy my dirtbike sight-unseen. Would prefer to talk via email as he is at work. Received multiple messages trying to negotiate, after I replied to the first message where he offered $7,500 fo... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Market Drayton, Shropshire, United Kingdom
2013-11-20 12:37:30
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Oceanographer buying car for Dad- Courier to pick up car after you senend paypal details 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Roz Spencer (alias Hayden Jurs)
Email Address:
wildirishrozie@live.com
This is the same scam as the Hayden Jurs New Zealand oil and gas with a different name and job description. Hi there, Thank you for getting back to me.Can you assure me that the vehicle is in good state and that i will not be disappointed with it.I'm read... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Naremburn, New South Wales, Australia
2013-11-12 21:37:39
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+1 Gumtree scam when selling a watch to the email formemma@gmail.com 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Formemma or Brett Emma
Email Address:
formemma@gmail.com
I just sent the money. A total of $1,800 will be credited into your account. The receipt I got for the payment says a confirmation will be sent to your email to finish transaction. Please make sure you check both your bulk and inbox folder since most of yo... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia
2013-11-04 22:11:30
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Selling a car on Gumtree 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Amos Rice
Email Address:
amosrice@gmail.com
Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. I am buying this for my first son who just gradua... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia
2013-06-09 01:23:24
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Second Hand Car Sale on Gumtree by PayPal 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Paul Datford
Email Address:
pauldatford@gmail.com
Telephone:
0428465117
Was selling car on Gumtree - received this text message from above mobile phone number-: I'm interested in your gumtree ad.how much are you willing to sell it. email me at pauldatford@gmail.com firm price and condtn.... ⇒ more
Travis
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
2013-05-30 00:05:11
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+5 West Aquarius Submersible 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Patrick Nichols
Email Address:
pat.nicholls231@gmail.com
Telephone:
+61428465117
Received the following SMS: Hi, am making enquiry about your car advert is it still available and what is ur firm price? Pls contact me on pat.nicholls231@gmail.com. Cheers Email chain listed below. From previous attempts of similar things, the next step... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2013-04-07 19:08:50
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
"Private Shipping Company" Fee Scam - Motorbike 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Damien Demolder
Email Address:
ddrider@btinternet.com
Person used email to offer full price on my motorbike which I had advertised on Gumtree, and then said he had "already sent" an extra $950 to my Paypal account to cover payment to his "private shipping company" but that Paypal was holding the funds until I... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2013-02-22 02:12:57
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+1 Seliing item on gumtree.co.uk, message to mobile 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Declan Brouder
Email Address:
brouder.declan@yahoo.com
I am selling an iPod on gumtree and I recieved a message to my phone saying "U still have the ipod for sale What's your best price? contact me on brouder.declan@yahoo.com" So I sent an e-mail to this address saying what I am selling and how much etc ... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Somewhere in Australia
2013-01-08 01:31:26
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Gumtree iPad scam 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Mariam Bryan
Email Address:
mariambyran22@hotmail.com
Received an email from mariambryan22@hotmail.com with enquiry as to firm price for iPad listed on Gumtree. Replied saying they would pay the listed price (even after I had offered to sell for lower price), and to forward PayPal details and additional pho... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Singapore, Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
2012-10-21 02:58:32
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Interested Buyer Scam 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Name Unknown
Email Address:
josedlhp@gmail.com
Scammer would act as a perspective buyer upon seeing your ad and would send a text asking for a email response to which he replied, Thanks for the response,am ready to buy it and pay $5,200 by paypal,i am interested in the immediate purchase for m... ⇒ more
Anonymous
Rosetta, Tasmania, Australia
2012-10-16 02:18:05
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Untitled Overpayment Scam on Gumtree, ref:5824 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Dave Edmond
Email Address:
daved1516@gmail.com
He sent a paypal payment confirmation for the purcase of my vehicle plus an extra $1000. I had to pay International Logistics Centre through Western Union bank, the exta money to pay for transportation of my vehicle. His first contact with me was an sms a... ⇒ more
No Name
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2012-09-19 08:42:05
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
David Edmond 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
David Edmond
Email Address:
daved 1516@gmmail.com.au
Scam Website:
I just put post up on gum tree selling my motorbike I got respond a day later, email saying thank u for the mail I am okay with the condition likewise your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately ill have i... ⇒ more
Zoe White
Dingley, Victoria, Australia
2012-09-12 20:09:50
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Final and IMPORTANT part of the unsuccessful effort to grab money from a car selling 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Solex Jay
Email Address:
jaycool1970@gmail.com
------------------------------------------- THE AMOUNT WE REQUIRED WAS AUD 6000 ------------------------------------------- Hello xxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com, This email confirms that you have received an Instant payment of $9,050.00 AUD from Solex Jay(jaycool... ⇒ more
Zoe White
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
2012-09-12 10:04:28
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+1 We were selling a car 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Solex Jay
Email Address:
sylviacott@btinternet.com, jaycool1970@gmail.com
Scam Website:
Fax:
not provided
We live in Melbourne and were trying to sell a car through Gumtree. We first received a txt, then the following mails from sylviacott@btinternet.com and jaycool1970@gmail.com in which he said he had sent a payment far higher than the one agreed: Thanks fo... ⇒ more
Jorge Sanz Ribera
Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland
2012-06-08 08:21:47
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
+1 They want buy an item paying with Paypal 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Jennifer Reece and Sarah Watson
Email Address:
jenifereece@gmail.com, sarahnwatson1@gmail.com,
Telephone:
+18032361107
I have an item for sell and they have write me from theses two address, and also Sarah Watson give me this paypal address: alannwatson@gmail.com.... ⇒ more
No Name
Somewhere in Australia
2012-03-29 22:58:24
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
texting and emailing after I listed my car on Gumtree and Carsales.com 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Dave Edmond
Email Address:
daved1516@gmail.com
Like others, responded my ads on Gumtree. Email content word to word saying sending agent pick up the car. Then followed with wanting my paypal account details. I agreed to provide bank account details for him to send money, then he emailed me that he pai... ⇒ more
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