more than one different email accounts asked me if the item is for still sale also asking about the condition of the item which I had already stated as brand new.
"Is your item available for sale and how is the conditions of your items???? your regards Devon........."
then the next step after my reply, it was to send me the following typical for this situation email:
Having heard about the Nigerian scams before, I was alerted by the high price of the postage he was prepared to pay and the fact that he wanted to send the item in Africa.
Similar situations before this one, the next step after I gave them my details to send the money in Paypal, I received a strange letter of confirmation form paypal for receiving the funds, but when I logged on in my paypal account, there was no money there.
Little bit after, the "buyer" send me an email, saying that he had send the money and I received a paypal email!!!
I just made the payment for your item and when you have received confirmation mail from PayPal and you have posted out the item get back to me and the shipping address for the item is below:
108 Akerele Street
Thanks for your support
Mr Davis Davon, you are a big piece of pig.
The bogus Paypal email I received, was surprisingly similar to original paypal emails, but was send by hotmail :)
firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of PayPal service (email@example.com)
You have an Instant Payment of £195.00 GBP From Davis Devon(firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Postage & Packing via Global priority (ROYAL MAIL SIGNED FOR):|
(includes any seller packing fees)
|Postage Compensation (not offered):||--|
The payment for Gumtree.com item has been verified and confirmed. But due to security reasons on both sides of the buyer and the seller the status of the payment is pending. Most sellers do not ship out the exact items as they have listed on Gumtree Ad and we are keen on securing the Gumtree Ad community.
You will be required to post out the item and email us its shipment reference number (email@example.com)
Should you have additional questions or need help with your PayPal account or these transaction,Please feel free to email or call our Customer Service Representatives at +4470 2408 3722 to provide the shipment reference number or for any questions contact us via: immediately with the shipment reference number so we can credit your account immediately without any delay.
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
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PayPal (Europe) Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United State as an institution.
PayPal FSA Register Number
the motherfuckers send me a second email confirming the authenticity of the first! Again from hotmail! firstname.lastname@example.org
This is to confirm payment in the amount of £195.00 received From Davis Devon(email@example.com). The payment was made today for your item and is thereby recorded in our Database.Due to the high rate of fraudsters on the Gumtree website, we have devised a means of protecting both the buyer and the seller should in case either parties do not want to send the items paid for or send money for the item bought. The buyer pays for the item through our secured website and the transaction is recorded but the sellers account cannot be credited until he/she has shipped out the item paid for and send the details from the post office to us for verification. You can take a look at the following websites as to type of fraud recorded on eBay:
You are in no way advised to send a copy of the shipping reference to the buyer once the item has been shipped out by you. The shipping reference is to be sent to us for further verification and thereby your account will be credited immediately as soon as the shipping reference has been confirmed.
We hope you do understand our plight as we at PayPal hope to serve you better in future. All emails and Enquiries to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
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Ashton Batty (email@example.com)
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firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of paypal service (email@example.com)