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NSW
1574 Posts
Posted 28/2/2012, 2:45 pm        Report
I know that this has been mentioned before but it doesn't hurt to bring it up again. There is a scammer going around and he / she was using the email pearl.jackson.... I have even had texts from this person who is now using another email samuelolivia... So if you have something in the buy and sell, keep this in mind if you get an enquiry and it sounds suspect.
NSW
450 Posts
Posted 28/2/2012, 3:10 pm        Report
Yeah, I've had at least two responses about an add, no questions asked about it and the boat isn't even mentioned. The funny thing is that the last two have been different names asking basically the same thing and they're both using the same phone number. I can publish it here if anyone wants to have some fun or to name and shame
WA
572 Posts
Posted 29/2/2012, 9:41 am        Report
The only revenge we can get is to waste their time, so if you have time to play with tthem, take them for a spin. Get interested, start negotiations, get their hopes raised for as long as you can. ..but never provide your adress, or any personal details...
QLD
1255 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 8:25 am        Report
Just had a dealing with a Samuel Briggs, offered to buy my kit, he said he made a payment via paypal for the agreed price + $850, then wanted me to pay $850 to a Western Union account !!! No payment appears in my Paypal account offcourse
WA
805 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 9:17 am        Report
I had a similar experience some time ago, where the individual posted a link to paypal. I thought the link was suss, so I ignored thier link and logged in with paypal through the regular paypal accout, and no such invoice existed. The link would have given them my credit card details and my password. They're getting imaginative and it takes a great deal of trust out of a simple transaction, even to the point where my wife thinks I'm distrusting. I guess I'm a product of my environment.
NSW
37 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 9:47 am        Report
I have also reveived an offer from Samuel Briggs - tried to reply to his txt message, but no number came up....now he has requested paypal invoice as well.
NSW
37 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 1:35 pm        Report
here's his latest reply: I want you to know that i can only use paypal as my mode of payment due to the facts that i have explained you in my previous message. I want you to try and register an account with paypal as its very simple and easy and i promise you that you would not regret using there service because i have been using their service for the past 6 years now for so many transactions via the internet and i have not regret using it for once. I want you to logon to www.paypal.com and click on the sign up button, then you register your details there and you will see its free and fast and as soon as you are done with that, then get back to me with your paypal email and i will proceed with the payment immediately.
WA
805 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 2:55 pm        Report
That looks fairly similar, and the link that he provides is one that he has generated himself. NOT the actual website for paypal, otherwise why the link? And he can't spell, diction is atrocious.
SA
196 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 3:25 pm        Report
I had "Andrew Bond" txt me saying to reply to him via email only. So I did, heres his response: Alright Mate, I am very keen. How i wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently overseas(Malaysia) at the moment and i want it picked up before i get back, though i wont back in couple of weeks. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit,I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www.paypal.com if you dont have one. I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well and I am pleased with the price. Andrew Did a quick google "andrew bond" , took about 3 secs to find out hes a scammer. He operates by sending you a fake paypal receipt saying hes payed the money into your paypal account. Next he tells you to send part of this money hes given you back through western union, to pay for the "shipping" to malaysia. Quite easy to tell these guys are scammers. But makes you wonder how many people actually fall for these types of things
NSW
37 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 7:22 pm        Report
I have asked Samuel Briggs to come down to the beach to try my gear before he buys, as I want to make sure it's suitable for him.....no reply strangely!
QLD
1255 Posts
Posted 10/4/2012, 7:25 pm        Report
Darkplague said...
I had "Andrew Bond" txt me saying to reply to him via email only. So I did, heres his response: Alright Mate, I am very keen. How i wish i could come for viewing and inspection as am currently overseas(Malaysia) at the moment and i want it picked up before i get back, though i wont back in couple of weeks. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit,I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www.paypal.com if you dont have one. I will make a concrete pick up arrangement with my transport agent who will be coming over for pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account. Have a nice day. Few more photos will be appreciated as well and I am pleased with the price. Andrew Did a quick google "andrew bond" , took about 3 secs to find out hes a scammer. He operates by sending you a fake paypal receipt saying hes payed the money into your paypal account. Next he tells you to send part of this money hes given you back through western union, to pay for the "shipping" to malaysia. Quite easy to tell these guys are scammers. But makes you wonder how many people actually fall for these types of things
Yep, thats exactly what I got, just the different name and then ....... As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per the new PayPal Payment policy for international transactions involving huge amounts, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the shipper's pick up fees. In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account. We request that you first go to the nearest Western Union Office, and send the $850.00 AUD to the Shipping Agent and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of your Western Union Transaction Receipt (in .JPG Format).
QLD
1255 Posts
Posted 11/4/2012, 11:11 am        Report
It gets better, the scammer is now threatening legal action with an email purporting to be from Paypal, I have since cancelled the Paypal invoice that I had created ...........
WA
3162 Posts
Posted 11/4/2012, 11:24 am        Report
Any time someone wants you to pay using Western Union be very suspicious. They are the company that all the frauds use because they don't have the same checks / balances and / refunds that other companies such as Visa and paypal do.
NSW
818 Posts
Posted 11/4/2012, 1:16 pm        Report
i sold all my gear to samuel, great buyer easy to deal with and not fussy about the condition of the equipment. Just waiting for the cash i sent him for delievery to be returned to my account, it's been three weeks so should be there any time....
NSW
818 Posts
Posted 11/4/2012, 1:18 pm        Report
Just in case anyone believes what i wrote, it's not true don't sell to him. i have recieved 3 diffrent txt's for my latest add, fairly annoying.
WA
880 Posts
Posted 12/4/2012, 9:44 pm        Report
yea the best was when i went to sell my board for 1500 and said that the normal retail is 3000 and he said he would pay the 3000 for it aaahhhh ddddduuuuuuhhhh ass h0le
WA
1227 Posts
Posted 13/4/2012, 12:23 am        Report
I strung one of these along for nearly 4 weeks when selling a fridge on GumTree. I find it quite good sport on those days and nights which aren't suitable for much else.
 
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