Beware of this EMail/SMS scam as responses to any ads on classifieds/forums. I just got this scam email in response to an ad on the Gumtree.
This reply all but confirmed my suspicions. A quick google answered in affirmative.
Thanks for the swift response and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for Dad and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection,am a very busy type as i work long hours everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it. As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here. I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included and With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the courier services company agent so you don't have to worry about that. You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to[www.paypal.com.au](http://www.paypal.com.au/) and sign up its very easy... i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, that was why i sent you a text, i even wonder how my message deliver to your phone but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply asap.
Still I gave the benefit of doubt and replied as follows.
Hi Ejit, > > Which item were you referring to? > > > > Computer Table or Rinnai Panel Heater ?-- Cheers Kishore > >
First SMS I got in the morning. __I suspected it was a scam. Two reasons. 1. No reply NO. 2. Grammatical mistake “If still on Ad…“
Hello mate, i saw your listing on gumtree and can you let me know if still on Ad...firstname.lastname@example.org
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