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Classified Ads Scam Scam Tips Received
SubmitterTitle/SubjectCategory
1       2015-01-31
Anonymous
Bristol UK
 
Gumtree
I am selling a motorbike on Gumtree. He text to what is my lowest price but to reply via email as he works abroad and trouble with his satalite server. He was happy with the price and wanted more picture as the bike was a present for his son!! He wanted to pay via paypal and arrange a courier collection. I checked his name on scams and he came up twice with similar stories.What is the gain in doing this?!!!... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
2       2015-01-31
Anonymous
 
Trying to buy our car. Asked for lowest price, work abroad, has a courier who can pick it up.
They emailed responding to the sale of our car. They asked what was the lowest price we would take. They said they were working abroad and it would be a gift for their son. They would have a personal courier who could pick it up. They used the "mate" word quite a lot in the email exchanges. They wanted an invoice using PayPal. So we are not overly sure how they would of scammed us. But we saw the same name in scamdex. Scammers 0 - actual moral people 1... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
3       2015-01-31
Debra Sturdy
 
Tim VidukaEmail Attached
said he wanted to buy my bbq today 31st jan 2015 but when checking his name it came up on an alert list as he says he is a sailor at sea and cant see the item but wants to buy and even paying more if i take the add down and wanted my paypal details to arrange payment and will get a courier to pick this up.... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
4       2015-01-30
Anonymous
 
via property sale on the netEmail Attached
Hope this email finds you well.I am contacting you because I have need for your urgent cooperation.I am representing a family that has given me the mandate to help find a reasonable and profitable investment structure. They have just inherited huge fund from their predecessor, and they have agreed to invest this money in the next 5 years for a good Return On Investment(ROI). I have been given authority to appoint a reliable international investor to invest this fund so I need to be sure that I c... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Other Classified Ads Site

Scammer Source was url
5       2015-01-29
Anonymous
 
GumtreeEmail Attached
Advertised some bike kit on Gumtree, got a text saying what is the lowest price you'll accept for your bike, Emailed back saying where did you see the advert (as I'm not selling a bike), Having read this site I won't be replying even if he does. ... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was url
6       2015-01-25
Anonymous
 
i was selling a lounge on ebay/gumtree. scammer asking for final price and details of lounge
Not sure if it was gumtree or ebay as I advertised on both. I GOT AN EMAIL ASKING IF FURNITURE IS STILL FOR SALE AND WHAT IS MY FINAL PRICE AND CONDITION OF THE LOUNGE. After I replied yes. Scammers emailed reply below which sounded like a scam and checked with this website and found same style. Scammers reply- Thanks for getting back,i would like you to get back to me with the list of the item you have with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert...i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was
7       2015-01-23
Anonymous
 
Gumtree AdvertEmail Attached
Placed an advert on Gumtree selling a wedding dress and received this response to my mobile number as listed on the advert..... "Please whats the final price of your wedding material? email me through staciegooding23@gmail.com email only" Stacie Gooding wrote: Thanks mate for your details,the asking price & conditions is ok l'm buying it for my daugther as a gift ,I won't be able to Inspect due to the nature of my work overseas, would 've love to call in person but satellite... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was url
8       2015-01-23
Caro
 
Wants you to open PayPal Account or give Bank Details & Address.Email Attached
Responded to boat sales advert on tradeboats.com.au using online SMS message asking to email kharm22@gmail.com to confirm price. Then received followup email reading: ""Thanks for the prompt response...I am ok with the price,due to the nature of my job and location...I will not be able to come for inspection am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it...As for the payment..i will be paying you via the fastest and secure way to pay onli... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Other Classified Ads Site

Scammer Source was email
9       2015-01-23
Anonymous
 
Another Gumtree scammer
I'm selling a sofa bed on Gumtree and this is the scammers reply to me: "What's the lowest price of ur Sofa ? plz email thru (brian.ro344@gmail.com) email only tnx. This idiot just wants my email address so he can take it from there i guess. ... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was url
10       2015-01-21
Anonymous
 
gumtree.com.auEmail Attached
Hi thanks for mailing back,am OK with the price and the condition,am buying it for my teenager son ,because I'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum project engineer on a rig offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but we have call restriction due to bad weather condition our satellite server has been down.i will be paying you through PayPal or transferring the money from my paypal wire bank transfer to your bank account,... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
11       2015-01-20
Anonymous
 
Text message re goods for sale
Text message requesting response to email address... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was url
12       2015-01-19
Anonymous
 
Autosms00
Trying to buy motorbike with out transfer papers... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Other Classified Ads Site

Scammer Source was
13       2015-01-18
No Name
 
Untitled Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree, #22305
Offered to buy something that I had not advertised for on gumtree!... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was
14       2015-01-17
Anonymous
 
James Curtis car purchase
Advertised a car for sale and receive text to purchase. But had to supply bank details and paypal details. I asked him to call me and he actually rang. Had a fake American accent and claims to be an Australian soldier based where phone does not work due to security. He asked no details aboutvthe car and when I asked him which car, he replied. How many am I selling. I said two, and offered to buy both without even knowing what kind of car it was. Red flag . Obviously a scam, but his initial contact looked li... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - carsGuide (carsguide.com.au)

Scammer Source was
15       2015-01-17
Anonymous
 
Gumtree scam! Email Attached
Selling my car on gumtree, and she sent an email willing to pay online. As she is working offshore in New Zealand. Asked for my paypal and bank details. ... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
16       2015-01-14
Anonymous
Edinburgh UK
 
Renting a RoomEmail Attached
Hello, Thanks for getting back to me. I am a simple, cool and non-smoker lady. I am willing to rent the unit as I am at sea at the moment as i am a Coastguard Agency employee in USA but i was Born and brought up in Moscow, Russia. I am coming to study and I will work part-time down there but due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted. I only squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding this. i am ready to rent it asap so tell me how mu... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Other Classified Ads Site

Scammer Source was url
17       2015-01-14
George LeFebre
 
Sale of BoatEmail Attached
We had just posted an ad on Gumtree Australia for sale of a wooden boat. At 6:11am 15/01/2015 we received a text message as follows: Hello, Mr Dale would like to know if your advart on gumtree is still for sale, if so kindly reply to him on (dalewilliams007@outlook.com We replied and received the email shown below. Googled kapo project and saw scam info. ... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
18       2015-01-14
Anonymous
 
Tried to buy a car
Tried to buy a car sight unseen wanting to make payment via PayPal.com offering full price asked and pay immediately.... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Paypal (paypal.com)

Scammer Source was
19       2015-01-14
Anonymous
 
Mark Jason mjgoody128@gmail.com
I first got a text message from this guy asking me to email him if we still had the product available because he could not receive text messages. I emailed him and the next message he said that he wanted the item and that he would post the money to my paypal account as long as I would send him $1500 to cover his moving fees and then he would reimburse me. Haha yeah right!! And posing as a soldier is another low because this guy sitting behind a computer trying to steal money from people does not even compar... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Craigslist (craiglist.com)

Scammer Source was email
20       2015-01-14
Anonymous
 
kat.kat001@rhelps.net
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,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment? I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i woul... ⇒ more ...
Classified Ads Scam - Gumtree

Scammer Source was email
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