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I am writing on behalf of my 18 year old son, he has been very gullable he sold a x box on gumtree in good faith did everything he should have assuming he was going through paypal as that is what the scammer wanted him to think. He followed all the instructions got proof of postage etc told money would go into his account once they got proof of postage but this was not the case he lost £80 and his x box feeling very foolish he was very worried also he was getting very threatening E Mails about the police coming to our house which was very worrying.My son doesnt earn very much money as an apprentice and he was going to use the money to pay for a passport for a holiday which he has been saving for.I dont think this sort of thing should be happening it is not very good publicity for ebbay or paypal as somebody found it very easey to scam a honest young boy who works hard to earn his money and cannot afford to loose £80.

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  • Si
    sin_way May 31, 2013
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    I also was trying to get a galaxy S4, the seller even use assistant to act as customer that had bought before. their gumtree ad will also be deleted is a sign that gumtree deleted it.
    they will make u pay half the amount and tell u they shipped the item and need u to moneygram/western union the balance. and then said the delivery cannot make it if the full payment is not made. or that the seller's cousin are having an operation. I even tested her understanding of Chinese, but she use machine translator to type Chinese.
    beware of their emails are [email protected]>, fake customer <[email protected]>
    and a fake USPS COURIER SERVICES <[email protected]>
    their accounts are to Malaysia, Penang and USA, Texas. attached is from the fake USPS delivery email, but the name is blurry. I bought a HPhone, the image is a letter rather than a box. there's a fake Tracking Number: 8169******JH that is not full. even the links of the USPS in the emails are fake.

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    maureen allen Jul 01, 2011

    My son and his friend bought a car yesterday on this site, and it broke down 20 klms away. They rang the sellers, and they said they would get back to them, but after an hour sitting on the side of the road just out of Bredbo, they rang the sellers again and were told that they had just been into Cooma RTA, and changed the rego over, laughed and said "bad luck" you own it. The car belonged to Gerald Wilfred Haywood, but had been advertised by his daughter and son-in-law (Graham) of 366 Scotts Rd, Cooma North. Graham stated that the car was in perfect working order. We are taking the matter to Fair Trading, but if no luck there, the motor will be removed from the car and taken to an engine specialist to see if it was faulty at the time of sale

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    adhamsterss Jun 21, 2011

    No wonder I stopped using this site after hearing so much scam! Now I use smaller sites like Bonsoni.com where my goods and money are secured!

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  • TwinkleTwinkle Jun 15, 2011
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    If it was done via paypal then you can contact paypal and you might get your money back and they will look into it for you. But really you shouldnt send any sold items before you get the money, hard lesson to learn im afraid.

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