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is this a scam?

h4x3r Avatar
banned9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Trying to sell a phone via gumtree
got an email reply saying following

"Hi Dear,thanks for your mail,i'm currently out of town,i will buy this and i want it posted to my husband who is working currently in Nigeria with fedex,i will pay 40 for the postage,this is the postage:


Greg Samuel Wilmot
c/o Fedex (Redstar) Express
No 66 Igbe Road,
Auchi,
Edo-State,
Nigeria.
Phone: 08057823335

Pls mail me as soon as possible so i would know how to pay for the item;paypal or bank transfer is Ok for me,thanks!

Paulina Wilmot"


Do you think its a scam if so how?
h4x3r Avatar
banned9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
yes it probably is, its very common, not sure what they get from it tho tbh, maybe someone will shed some light on that
#2
Its defo a scam

dont post to Nigeria, sorry for all the legit people there
#3
Anything to do with Ni - bloomin - geria is FAKE, SCAM and trouble !!


Ban gumtree !!!!
#4
100% sure this is a scam.
banned#5
Say i get the money in full via paypal and transferd into my bank account. How will it be a scam?
#6
h4x3r
Say i get the money in full via paypal and transferd into my bank account. How will it be a scam?

The money will not be paid into your Paypal account or you will be sent a scam email from 'Paypal'.
I could go into depth how this scam works but I'm in the middle of something.
Trust me, if you fall for this you WILL lose the money and item. I know this for a fact.
banned#7
dinosteveus
The money will not be paid into your Paypal account or you will be sent a scam email from 'Paypal'.
I could go into depth how this scam works but I'm in the middle of something.
Trust me, if you fall for this you WILL lose the money and item. I know this for a fact.


But if i log into my paypal account and it shows the ££ is there how can they scam?

I trust u im not gonna do it thanks ;)
#8
BACS can't be reversed can it? So if money goes in and clears surely no risk as long as you dont send until you physically have the cash (in cleared available funds not ledger balance)
#9
yep, deffo a scam.
#10
yes they can do what some person did to me in Lithuania, they go for a chargeback and you end up sending the phone and Paypal charge back the money and your in negative balance that your due your paypal account.

thats good your not doing it and listening to our advice
#11
They normally refuse paypal and use weston union or money transfer and is 100% a scam
#12
seancampbell
BACS can't be reversed can it? So if money goes in and clears surely no risk as long as you dont send until you physically have the cash (in cleared available funds not ledger balance)
BACS is very safe but the scammers will not use it.
#13
well BACS is safe, but those 'nigerians' steal bank account details. most likely the money you would receive would be fraudulant and most likely removed from your bank account by the bank after the persons money who it really belonged to complained!
things also like too much being put into your account and being offered to keep some extra in for transferring money to a 'relatives' account or something like that. So your account is being used to launder.
but in all cases you will lose out. sooner or later.
#14
You would be well advised to stay clear and take the good peoples advice from this forum....

They have nothing to gain giving you advice, but you have everything to lose...:thumbsup:
#15
stay away and dont give your bank details to anybody.:thumbsup:
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h4x3r
Trying to sell a phone via gumtree
got an email reply saying following

"Hi Dear,thanks for your mail,i'm currently out of town,i will buy this and i want it posted to my husband who is working currently in Nigeria with fedex,i will pay 40 for the postage,this is the postage:


Greg Samuel Wilmot
c/o Fedex (Redstar) Express
No 66 Igbe Road,
Auchi,
Edo-State,
Nigeria.
Phone: 08057823335

Pls mail me as soon as possible so i would know how to pay for the item;paypal or bank transfer is Ok for me,thanks!

Paulina Wilmot"


Do you think its a scam if so how?


Here's how this scam works, there are two ways it could go but the first one is the most common that I've seen:-

The scammer has got you very interested by offering you more than the item is worth and offering you more for the postage than it will cost.

He mentioned Paypal, this could go two ways. He could have a Stolen credit card linked to Paypal, if that is the case when Paypal have to repay that credit card company, and they will, Paypal will take it from your account. This could put your account in arrears and if you don't add funds the debt will be passed on to NCA (?)who are the debt collecting company for Paypal.
Or they could send you a very authentic looking email from 'Paypal' informing you the funds will be released to your Paypal account as soon as you post the item and click on the link and input the tracking number. Paypal never ever send this kind of email and they do not operate like this.

The 'other' scam could be sending you a fake Western Union email informing you that the funds will be ready for collection or transferred to your Bank as soon as you post the item and click on the fake Western Union link and input the tracking number.

Once the item has been posted that's it. You will not see it again.
Because of the Nigerian scams the Royal Mail will only 'insure' a Mobile for a maximum of £32.00 if it gets lost or stolen.
That is because the sellers had been claiming from the R/M when they find out it was a scam and expecting the R/M to refund them because it's nearly impossible to prove delivery.

Large sums of money clouds some peoples judgement and they don't think rationally.
#17
So you are prepared to sell something to someone in Nigeria who you have never met or dealt with before, paying you via an insecure payment method, and you are willing to post it to an address which is c/o a Fedex depot i.e. they will collect it from there, and you are asking if this is a scam?????
I think you SHOULD sell this to the them. If you play this properly you will only lose the phone, and it will teach you a valuable lesson which will stay with you for the rest of your life. Well worth the cost I would say.
#18
biglugs1
So you are prepared to sell something to someone in Nigeria who you have never met or dealt with before, paying you via an insecure payment method, and you are willing to post it to an address which is c/o a Fedex depot i.e. they will collect it from there, and you are asking if this is a scam?????
I think you SHOULD sell this to the them. If you play this properly you will only lose the phone, and it will teach you a valuable lesson which will stay with you for the rest of your life. Well worth the cost I would say.

He did come on here and ask. :thumbsup:
Maybe all the good advise from the Members will
stay with you for the rest of your life.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
We all learn something new everyday.
#19
deffo listen to dino - talking sense
#20
As others have said, at least you came on here and asked. Thousands have just seen the extra cash and been scammed. I think you have already learned a valuable lesson.

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