A scammer on Gumtree......Surely not!!

30 replies
Found 8th Nov 2009
Ok, I am currently trying to sell a necklace on gumtree. It is worth £650 and I have it listed as £350. It is not brand new. Just received this email....

"Hello There,Thanks for the fast response..i am actually buying the item for myhusband abroad and i will pay you 700GBP for the cost of the item andthe postage abroad through Royal Mail..so pls kindly take the item offgumtree and send me your name and paypal e-mail for fast payment..i look forward to your fast response..thanks"

Now, scammer straight away? I e-mailed back and said that if she paid me by paypal 'gift' then I would think about sending it.

My question is, can they reverse a paypal gift payment for any reason?

29 Comments

Delete and move on.

I think they can probably still do a chargeback thing even if it's sent as a gift?

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Goonieman;6816120

Delete and move on.



Yeah I think thats the best thing, thanks :thumbsup:

Scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer...just in case you weren't sure...Scammer!

Dont consider dealing with them

Original Poster

ChipSticks;6816123

I think they can probably still do a chargeback thing even if it's sent … I think they can probably still do a chargeback thing even if it's sent as a gift?



That's what I was thinking, god I hate scammers :x

Tell her to send you it through Western Union.

Original Poster

cbryanp;6816141

Scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, … Scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer, scammer...just in case you weren't sure...Scammer!Dont consider dealing with them



:lol: Thanks

Might have a bit fun playing along for a bit :giggle:

Original Poster

This is 'part' of the address she sent, where the hell is this :?

abeokutaogun state

Original Poster

AshleyRFC;6816143

Tell her to send you it through Western Union.



I might just get her to send me the money threw paypal anyways and never send the cross, see how scammers like it :lol:

munnski;6816151

This is 'part' of the address she sent, where the hell is this … This is 'part' of the address she sent, where the hell is this :?abeokutaogun state



Nigeria.

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Whats the time frame on the charge back thing?

Have you considered taking it into a jewellers to see how much they would offer for it?

Or like cash converters etc?

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AshleyRFC;6816166

Whats the time frame on the charge back thing?



I think it is 45 days but I am unsure if they say credit card fraud or anything

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AshleyRFC;6816169

Have you considered taking it into a jewellers to see how much they would … Have you considered taking it into a jewellers to see how much they would offer for it?Or like cash converters etc?



Cash convertors are total rip offs hun, I was thinking of a jewellers but I have never sold any expensive jewellery before and I don't really know what jewellers to take it into or what to do if you know what I mean, the only jewellers I know around my way are H.Samuel and Beaverbrooks :lol:

munnski;6816156

I might just get her to send me the money threw paypal anyways and never … I might just get her to send me the money threw paypal anyways and never send the cross, see how scammers like it :lol:



They don't care, and you'll be left clearing it all up.

munnski;6816185

Cash convertors are total rip offs hun, I was thinking of a jewellers but … Cash convertors are total rip offs hun, I was thinking of a jewellers but I have never sold any expensive jewellery before and I don't really know what jewellers to take it into or what to do if you know what I mean, the only jewellers I know around my way are H.Samuel and Beaverbrooks :lol:



I'd imagine there are little independant ones, google it and see, you could always phone them and ask if they are interested in buying some jewellery before you go into the shop, that way saves embarrassment, if they say aye and dont offer you what your wanting as you obviously have a figure in mind then you can just say you'll think about it.

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thesaint;6816187

They don't care, and you'll be left clearing it all up.



Thanks

AshleyRFC;6816194

I'd imagine there are little independant ones, google it and see, you … I'd imagine there are little independant ones, google it and see, you could always phone them and ask if they are interested in buying some jewellery before you go into the shop, that way saves embarrassment, if they say aye and dont offer you what your wanting as you obviously have a figure in mind then you can just say you'll think about it.




Thanks, might give that a try :thumbsup:

Hi Munnski, I took some broken jewellery to a local jewellers and was very pleased with the amount of cash I got given, if you feel embarassed just walk in ask if they buy gold, then ask what they are paying at the moment, you just need to say ok, I shall come back-up to you then, the jeweller I used said he was happly to look at things and will advise if its better to scrap or try and sell it 2nd hand.

Original Poster

kt21;6816224

Hi Munnski, I took some broken jewellery to a local jewellers and was … Hi Munnski, I took some broken jewellery to a local jewellers and was very pleased with the amount of cash I got given, if you feel embarassed just walk in ask if they buy gold, then ask what they are paying at the moment, you just need to say ok, I shall come back-up to you then, the jeweller I used said he was happly to look at things and will advise if its better to scrap or try and sell it 2nd hand.



Thanks for the advice hun, might try and find some local jewellers to take it into :thumbsup:

AshleyRFC;6816162

Nigeria. … Nigeria. ]http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hs=mik&resnum=0&q=abeokuta+ogun+state&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Abeokuta,+Nigeria&gl=uk&ei=Apz2SoufDIOC4QbWwpHcAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ8gEwAA



it looks nice and warm there, offer to deliver it in return for air fare:)

kt21;6816224

Hi Munnski, I took some broken jewellery to a local jewellers and was … Hi Munnski, I took some broken jewellery to a local jewellers and was very pleased with the amount of cash I got given, if you feel embarassed just walk in ask if they buy gold, then ask what they are paying at the moment, you just need to say ok, I shall come back-up to you then, the jeweller I used said he was happly to look at things and will advise if its better to scrap or try and sell it 2nd hand.



+1

Original Poster

chezz2;6816262

it looks nice and warm there, offer to deliver it in return for air fare:)



:giggle:

has robbing ******* all over it :lol:
or they will use your paypal email to try and hack or send a load of crap too.

Listen you will never receive any money from them. You will get a great email to your email address saying you have been paid by paypal it will all look good until you look in your paypal account and nothing there its a scam thats been around for a long time. Dont even bother contacting them back just delete and move on.

chezz2;6816262

it looks nice and warm there, offer to deliver it in return for air fare:)


:-D

tara1082;6816374

Listen you will never receive any money from them. You will get a great … Listen you will never receive any money from them. You will get a great email to your email address saying you have been paid by paypal it will all look good until you look in your paypal account and nothing there its a scam thats been around for a long time. Dont even bother contacting them back just delete and move on.


+1 defo true

10,000 posts on here and you have taken the time to type all that??????????

munnski;6816156

I might just get her to send me the money threw paypal anyways and never … I might just get her to send me the money threw paypal anyways and never send the cross, see how scammers like it :lol:



Go on then. Just don't hold your breath while you wait.

From Nigeria

The instant way to tell a scam lol
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