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Offline joe

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Gumtree scam
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:46:03 AM »
Please be aware there is a person going by the name of Angela Campbell email angelamusic01@gmail.com who has tried to scam me out of money when trying to sell my bike via gumtree. She says that she will pay full asking price via PayPal and collect bike via courrier. The she says that she has sent a payment to your PayPal account plus an extra £850 for the courier and that I should pay the courier via a bank transferl before I have received any money from her. An obvious scam.

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Re: Gumtree scam
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 12:11:20 PM »
Good job you had the common sense not to fall for it, there is 1 girl (or says that) that says please message daddy with your best price on (can't remember email as I deleted it straight away) only deal with someone in person and get cash on collection, then you can't go wrong,  don't be tempted to fall for anything else, That applies to ebay too, paypal money can be returned to the buyer (or scam accounts with no come back) there is 1 born every minute is the old saying by scammers and crooks.

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Re: Gumtree scam
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 12:13:49 PM »
I did send a message back through gumtree saying, would you like me to bend over so you can **** me as well before deleting her message
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Re: Gumtree scam
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 02:03:30 PM »
some will try anything, I was selling a specialised artic trailer for transporting shellfish,on find a fishing boat , price was around £18000 , got a message from some rich oil sheik that he wanted to buy it as a birthday present for his son , but he was away on his boat at the moment , blah blah blah , needless to say I did not answerr and blocked said sheikh 
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Re: Gumtree scam
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 12:16:01 PM »
I have heard of people selling bikes and cars, receiving the full amount from PP and then when they get the item home, open a case with PP stating its not as advertised and guess what PP actually refund the buyer  WTF.
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Re: Gumtree scam
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 08:57:06 PM »
Yes but, luckily, you don't get buyer protection on Vehicles. Also, you're not required to take Paypal as a payment for vehicles. I always insist on cash but bank transfer would work, as it's non refundable.

Issues arise when people sell 'project' vehicles under the 'spares' heading, to save on the higher charges that apply to vehicles. Your best protection there is to sell everything as 'for parts or not working'. You can write in the listing that it's fully working but, as you can't guarantee an old part to continue working perfectly, it's being sold as above. If someone tries to get a refund, they'll find that any item sold as 'for parts or not working' is not covered by buyer protection.

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 09:31:23 PM »
Noted  ;)
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