she then told us to send the phone to Texas, so we did, quite confidently. Then they will ask you to transfer the excess to a bank account which you will never get your money back. Your telco will only block the SIM card from further misuse until you transfer the number out to another SIM card. These people are adept at preying on your vulnerabilities. On Gumtree, this means being polite and observant when buying or selling. You don't use the same paypal method in person as you would for an online transactions and you don't use the same method for personal and consumer transactions either. Like you have never even used what you are talking about and are basing all your information on third party information from the people who got scammed. Yes in this instance it was a facepalm easy scam due to him not checking, but even if he had the money there are multiple ways he could have lost out. what they can't do is use buyers protection. Basically you need to prove online delivery for paypal protection on a collection item you dont get … Nothing you can do. I was really, really close to being scammed yesterday on Gumtree, which makes me sound like a huge moron. Excited, I emailed sallyjenese@gmail.com right away, to let her know that the phone was still available. That use to buy a first car at 17 years of age. Someone on /r/Melbourne was scammed on Gumtree with counterfeit cash last week. A buyer from US - US seller phone cheaper than Australia even with the secondhand phone, why would someone from US want to pay more + shipping from AU? It can appear quite legitimate! ive been to so many places trying to find out how i could try get my hard earned cash back but no one can help, what do you think i can do. Paypals entire business is transactions. I am already in talks with the courier that will handle the pick-up and delivery. It's cash without having to carry cash and you get a receipt. So back to my point, why would someone from the US buy a phone from Australia? I’d prepare for your pending interview next week...’ She replied back ‘ I don’t know what your talking about? @HarrisonA: In my opinion I would just avoid selling anything interstate and keep it local. With the issue of my details, transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the freight agent so you don't have to worry about that. You seem awfully naive, I suggest before telling people how safe something is you go educate yourself. Paypal or the credit provider can reverse the transaction if it is claimed as fraud or using a stolen account. The proof needed needs to just as strong if not stronger than claiming for everything else. But yes, there are ways to block the phones via software. You don't even need to worry about IMEI blocking as the thief will be carrying a brick once they attempt to re-setup the device. Scammed on gumtree, any chance finding seller? Ruthless. Makes it a lot less valuable to sell it onwards. 😂😂’ I replied ‘ you know what I am talking about.’ I would not bother with gumtree. ii) I don't get to keep physical stolen property that I receive so why should devs expect to keep stolen cash? eBay Support Non Existent for eBay Plus Members, Not sure how efficiently my solar is running. Honestly, if this is all true then no, there's nothing you can do. Apple takes a cut of every sale in the app store. Hi, last week my elderly mother in her 70s who lives in Scotland got gumtree/paypal scammed into express mailing a video camera and accessories to a London address thinking buyer had paid on paypal and PayPal were 'holding' the money until she sent proof of postage. Paypal is instant trasfer and always shows in your own account instantly. If lost or stolen, you'll need to have Find My iPhone enabled on your device at the time it went missing in order to have Apple honor a replacement. Got scammed on Gumtree. @funnysht: yes, very easy to dispute and win, cash only for gumtree. Yes he could of lost $10k. It's their entire business model, and they deal in all forms of transactions for individual consumers and large corporations. I sell many unwanted goods online, as it's a great way to convert unwanted items into cash. Like every other place on earth that people buy or sell. If you are using websites like Gumtree, cash is best. We tried buying an iPhone from these 2 and they scammed us. We are a community marketplace, so we always encourage members to buy and sell locally. https://www.apple.com/au/support/products/iphone/, Gumtree is for face to face cash transactions only. Even if the cancellation was limited to 5 days after gift card redemption, I still reckon it would dramatically hinder the scam. thanks for your help. @SBOB: Third party doesn't cost 1k though, @Jackson: It can if you're 18 and bought a stupid car, Wow, so this kind if scam still works. Find a scam on Gumtree , the #1 site for classifieds ads in the UK. Please share this video or tell people about this scam. PayPal chargebacks are rife and a seller's worst enemy. People seem to be completely unaware of the fact that in person to person Paypal transactions, most of the time you are doing a straight transfer without buyer/seller protection which is the same as using cash. btw If you are under 18 how do you have a Paypal account? Scammed on Gumtree? If you are the seller, you are at the mercy of the buyer disputing the transaction (whether paid through bank or card). If you know the phone's imei, get it blocked in as many countries as possible. While most community members have a positive experience, on occasion bad seeds do target Gumtree users. Who exactly have I scammed ?! Gumtree warns users to look out for the following signs: Messages that ask you to log in or make a payment quickly before your ad is deleted or … This scam has been around for years and still people fall for it. if we have proof could you get the uspis to pursue the case? There are multiple points that you should see that there is an issue. A concert ticket scammer who netted about $10,000 selling counterfeit concert tickets on Facebook and Gumtree avoids jail after being sentenced to … It's easy to read all the stories of the people saying they got scammed but people don't tell their stories when things go fine, yet that is the overwhelming vast majority of all transactions. @asun88: I always wonder if they do things like that (transferring car to another state), why can't cops just manufacture stint like that and catch the crooks on the spot? ). Common sense is important too – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Claire Cobbledick, GM of Gumtree South Africa says that while prevention is better than cure, victims who find themselves out of pocket due to an online scam should report the incident immediately. the money was not sent to my parents account, but the fake receipt has been sent to fool us. Paypal payment - it should be instant except it is a cheque. i suppose its can be a lesson for all of us that scammers are willing to do anything to get your money. I'm finding it hard to believe it's true as there are just so many basic things that don't make any sense. The one time I had a return, I filmed myself opening the package. At this time i was feeling like i had a good deal and stupid me didn't want to think it was a scam. i saw everyone as a buyer/customer and i didn't take into account that it just could be a scammer. gromit on 22/07/2020 - 17:38. it is a problem, but incredibly rare compared to the much more common paypal scams. People seem to be completely unaware of the fact that in person to person Paypal transactions, most of the time you are doing a straight transfer without buyer/seller protection which is the same as using cash. @gromit: Nothing is ever 100% safe in that regard as you can get robbed carrying cash, bank transfers and credit card payments can all be disputed too. Police in Belfast are warning locals about scammers targeting locals through Gumtree and PayPal. In this case, the OP was incredibly stupid. If you have a SIM only plan, then good luck getting the IMEI blocked by any provider here once you find your device stolen. @DoctorCalculon: That's not an IMEI block though. I buy and sell online and in person all the time for personal transactions and an online business and have for many years. And you didn't catch any STDs, which with 1'000 spend in other ways, could be quite easy. I know this can happen but very rare, this itself enough to raise an alarming bell. Plus baby boom during covid, so many people needing a life lesson in a couple of years, great opportunities! I always withdraw money from paypal straight away for this reason. When my suspicions were aroused, that’s what I did. Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 15 Thread: WARNING: I was Scammed on Gumtree. and through this Covid scammers have more time on there hands to scam others in many other ways First idea it was a con was them offering full price. If it's as a sale transaction though, yes. The payment happened through PayPal but not within GumTree's website. Yet for some reason, the OP just believed the scammer even though no money had arrived in their Paypal and posted the item to the other side of the world thinking they had been paid double what the phone is worth. Can be disputed but no idea what the success rate was. And that's direct to BSB and account number, as Payee ID (mobile number) can still be reversed (if within 24 hours). it is a problem, but incredibly rare compared to the much more common paypal scams. Hopefully you will be more suspicious of person-to-person online transactions in future. I have never heard good news (after) from people I know who were similarly scammed. No it's not. As soon as it was received a refund would automatically be issued and seller would be out of pocket. Not the cost of the postage. What’s stopping these scammers? If you have an iOS device (which supports activation lock), then you are in luck as long you didn't forget to setup "Find My iPhone" correctly. Most scammers would not want to deal with Counterfeit cash as that is something the police really will follow up. i) In most of these scams the scammers buy their own apps so the scammer and developer are the same entity. I currently have my mountain bike on gumtree, this morning I got a txt from 07 (edited) asking me to email sharonshayluv “at” (edited).com ( wouldn’t let me post the email address properly) about my bike so I did. Australia Post won't do a thing. We also suggest taking someone with you to meet your buyer/seller. No credit card transactions. Opinions/advice needed. If you never fall for a scam like this again then it's been a tough but good learning for you. The listing itself was simple. Campaigners call for UK and EU bans on plastic 'sample' sachets. It's a fair point brokenglish, I think the worst are the Apple gift card scams. Even cash can be counterfeit and the person turning can be fake. That Paypal is somehow the only one that could be hacked or stolen? Looking for Recommendations on a Free Podcast App for iOS/Windows. Lisa Du is director of ReadyTechGo, a service that helps people gain the confidence and skills to embrace modern technology. thought you can only block it in Australia? by the time we found out she was a scammer, and we had just posted the phone. An officer from East Belfast says his colleague has been dealing with a … Try before you buy. yes i fully agree, now i can see the offer was a bit to good to be true so much so that its a little funny and humiliating, now i can see the offer was a bit to good to be true. And in a way I was a huge moron. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an enquiry within an hour of listing the iPhone 8. Do you know how many people get robbed of their cash on gumtree and Facebook market etc? This is completely FALSE. The fact is, scams are everywhere and in every method from both the buyers and sellers sides. What was the phone/model? What if many people got scammed and asked for this? Banks and Credit card companies can't just reverse something unless the other person has more proof than you. Do you have AppleCare - you can say it was lost and get a new one? Hello we told her that we had no money to give, but there was no answer to that question. Like sending money to family/friends. But still, the scheme was actually pretty advanced and interesting in hindsight. Nothing is scam proof, but when you use your brains and do things the way they are meant to be done, you are protected from them. Don't feel bad, almost everyone on earth has been conned before. You may find further information if you can contact them somehow but at the end of the day, I don't like your chances but you can try. Got scammed on Gumtree. @wozz: Yeah, there are variants of every type of scam that have always been around which grow and change as technology develops. we warned the Usps about what was happening and it still went straight through there fingers. Another scam to be wary of. Did it affect your credit ratings ? People need to educate themselves. It's 100% safe even for idiots as it is an instant transfer, but for the last time, there was never any paypal transaction involved. Show Printable Version; 29th April 2017, 05:31 PM #1. 06/10/2020. Its safest to have the money in your hand. Not to say how much to ship it to us with insurance. a claim of a fraudulent transaction will still result in a chargeback/reversal and requires far less proof than a bank. I was tempted to throw a "chargeback" card but that's another story to tell. The scammer sends a message to the Seller, asking the seller to email them. It's not the devs they're looking after. Return on investment can be … There are no reversals or chargebacks. When a scammer claims their account got stolen, they need to prove it and it's very difficult. I agree with your statement. Obviously wrong. You can always dispute it and things will always fall in your favour. Get the latest Over60 news, offers and articles. I messaged the guy he was keen to sell so he gave me his number. People can blame companies like Paypal, but at the end of the day if you didn't cover yourself and fell for known scams then the blame is on you, like it is with the OP and hopefully the lesson is learned. We previously moved to restrict the sale of items that were in high demand such as hand sanitisers and PPE, and will move to do the same if required. Someone can only gift the money back. sallyjenese@gmail.com Email her directly Thx". Not 100% as they can say to the credit card provider it was fraudulent transaction (or use a stolen credit card). It's digital and even logging in from a different phone or PC sets off triggers. Almost half the people I've deal with on Gumtree and Facebook market use P2P paypal. It also means not exploiting the current situation for commercial gain. Why people jump on Paypal like it's some unsafe method is just such an old mentality and usually due to ignorance of how it works and what it's different uses are. He flies to the US and someone shoots him? The ony way is if someone got their password and then associated email and password to verify it and this can only happen if someone is stupid enough to fall for phishing tactics. if it is true, then you have learned a basic lesson. Scammed on Gumtree -- what to do. I thought they only do repairs, that too for extra charge. We placed an add on Gum-tree, and this person named Charlotte Oliver wanted to buy my phone for $1,000. (that's when it got strange) we couldn't find any trace of the money, she then said that it was because we had to pay her back $1,000 for us to receive our payment of $1,000. When in fact the cars are often missing parts or in bad condition. On Gumtree’s scam help page, they said: “An SMS message from a potential buyer asking you to respond on email could be a scam. Hey guys, not sure if I'm posting in the right place for this but any advice is appreciated. Most of time the people that claim this happened to them have done something stupid and have altered their story like leaving their keys in an unlocked parked car but leaving that part out when telling the story. Thread Tools. straight away and told them about the incident and what we wanted to happen, they then told us that they were going to let it reach Chicago and then turn it around then, from one thing after the other it got closer to it destination and then it said it was delivered. posted … You can't just hack or steal a paypal account. People really need to get out of this 2005 digital payment mentality. The client contacted ReadyTechGo for our thoughts, and we played along with "Zanco", asking Zanco to send us his ID so that we can get things rolling. (probably not), Finally - walk into apple with your old devices receipt / IMEI / serial # etc and see if they can block it so no one can use it regardless of country Online trade and interactions are growing exponentially – as are reports and speculation about scams perpetrated on free platforms. You do however have the receivers address as that is where you posted it to. You can report it to https://www.scamwatch.gov.au. straight away and told them about the incident and what we wanted to happen, they then told us that they were going to let it reach Chicago and then turn it around then, from one thing after the other it got closer to it destination and then it said it was delivered. Then always keep proof for yourself. o'well at least i have something to help me remember the big loss to prevent me doing it again. You literally fell for every obvious trick in the book while also avoiding all common sense. Long story short, I was selling a macbook air and this scammer contacted me and told me 'she' had sent payment through. It’s a good idea if you’re going to use Gumtree to first have a quick look through its articles on operating safely. How much do you think manual intervention costs in a systematized delivery process like this? PayPal Friends & Family is direct debit with bank account only. (afaik? Archive View Return to standard view. But…. @gromit: The ADF even. Gumtree is face to face in the public place cash only, yes, but i think Charlotte actually lives in Australia somewhere and was selling my phone to her customer in Texas so that the address she gave me would have only lead to her customer. I have a brand-new iPhone 8 to sell, and was going to list it on eBay. The client sent an email advising that the caravan was available, and received this email response: Thanks for getting back, I'm fine with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert, exactly what am looking for, I work with Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory, Australia and the reception is terrible. ", "We also encourage anyone who thinks they have come across anything suspicious or concerning to report it to us using the ‘report ad’ function or 24/7 live chat. but what if the phone isn't in her possession anymore to give to me. but now this has happened if i ever sell on Gumtree again ill only do cash on pickup, and if its out of state ill make sure the cash has come through Pay-pal before i post anything. Ask your parents if they have home contents insurance that covers lost mobiles? The transaction occurs via email, where the scammer says they will pay via PayPal. Anyone Here Used Hostmate for Web/Email Hosting? So about 2 weeks ago I saw a used cpu on gumtree, fairly good price too. yes, i have found many scammers out before but for some reason this time it didn't click. Get all the latest Over60 news, offers and articles. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last. Zanco sent through an image of a Female US Passport, in which my client replied stating "perhaps an incorrect ID was attached?" Perhaps you can forward this to the australian cyber crime department- they are getting tough i heard, and also advise 'Charlotte'- they may be worried enough to do something. Gumtree is filled to the brim with scammers looking for people to rip off, PayPal is one of their favourite mechanisms to enable this. It doesn't cost $100 to send a phone from Melbourne with Australia Post. Gumtree, paying via paypal, money not received and shipping overseas!? What happened to debt collector? Nine times out of ten, when someone get scammed, they then turn around and blame something else and everyone mobs together with the same stories as they have all fallen for the most common scam tactics. They got scammed and almost always via known and obvious methods too. Sorry for your loss buddy, you rather lose 1k now rather than 10k later trying to sell your car to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan and need your car to be transferred to another state (yes another common scam). @Freezies: If you think PayPal is 100% safe (or even 95% safe), you are waiting in the queue to be scammed. It is at least equal to bank transfers, credit cards and cash as it can do the same as all three yet is instant and has better scam protection. The end.. @Freezies: There was a paypal/evmbay scam going around a while back was scammer buying something expensive on ebay with paylal, claiming it was faulty when they received it, then returning it. This is just the beginning.”. They will not help you with IMEI blocking as you did not buy the device from them. The man had sold a television before sharing a picture of … ... trying to scam people all day every day, must erode your humanity. Even today, I always take a photo before and after opening any parcel. OMG How many alarm bells do you need? I believe it is fairly safe. I got done by this as well. Like with a debit card, credit card, Apple Pay/Google pay or any other form of payment or an ebay account or Amazon account or any other online account. Worth $550 max as new. Many people do. Fewer than half (46%) of online marketplace users check to see whether an item … she then imitated pay-pal again and said that she was overcharged an additional $1,000 (in total "$2,000 out of her bank account into ours"). Guess this is how these scammers keep going there is always someone out there to con, Sorry Op i have a 17 year old, you didn't have a parent to give you advice before? For any Gumtree transaction, we encourage our community to follow our safety guidelines. Its a version of the paypal on collection one . Welcome to the Gumtree scam. Whirlpool Forums Addict reference: whrl.pl/ReKJzm. If you sell on eBay, you have to be prepared to potentially lose your item. @HarrisonA: Greed overcome you. Here is the response from Sue's partner Sally: I was a little confused when I read Sally's email and decided not to reply just yet. 4. A Gumtree spokesperson said, "The safety of our community is our number one priority. Gumtree scam. Once the account was reported as hacked by the actual owner the payment was promptly reversed by PayPal who immediately set debt collectors on me! last updated – posted 2016-Nov-10, 4:47 pm AEST posted 2016-Nov-10, 4:47 pm AEST User #99958 2243 posts. Could he not have just done a PayPal invoice and opted in for buyer protection? Chlorinated Pesticide for Termite Barrier in 1970's to 1980's Concerns (Aldrin/Dieldrin). Close. means it could have been 'worse' as in they could have lost more than $1k….. @JimmyF: "means it could have been 'worse' as in they could have lost more than $1k…..". What's your point? personally if I sold a car on gumtree yes I would. It's a fact of life which is why buyers and sellers should always protect themselves just incase. The people behind this one are not your average cyber criminals. Paypal isn't a credit card company and It's not a bank account. No one pays full price off gumtree unless it's listed as a bargain price of the century. Please do tell. There are no reversals or chargebacks. Counterfeit cash is a real problem. If I bought a car on Gumtree did you want me to bring you a bucket of cash? I sure do! Is Signed Credit Quote with Clawback Clause Legally Enforceable by The Broker? And in my case when I did, the buyer claimed they were hacked and paypal put my account in negative as though it was my fault. Working professional with 3 kids looking for long-term rental in Ellenbrook prefer 5x2 or large 4x2 with a theatre room,shutters, air-conditioning,pool an absolute plus. At least you have a good attitude about it. Also, I didn't realise at the time, but when I re-read the original Text Message, the sender says "sue" (instead of a mobile phone number). It's like your head is frozen in time many years ago with very simple understanding of how it works. @Freezies: It is NOT 100% safe at all. Like all things, you have to stay within the protection guidelines and use your brains and judgement. we rang AusPost Might get a cheap car, then pay almost $1000 again for rego and a heap more for insurance. They make "payment", sending the seller a fake PayPal transaction summary. Hi in the last week I listed 4 things on Gumtree, with 2 mins of listing a new item each time I get pestered by people, usually foreign, claimimng to be from insurance claims companies offering me compensation. Gumtree car scams This scam involves rogue car dealers posing as an individual user of Gumtree and posting ads for fully working or good condition second-hand cars. Zanco replied a second time with a Queensland Driver’s License of a young man named Zanco. got scammed a month's rent in advance from a Gumtree apartment rental listing for an address that wasn't actually an apartment building It happens to international students quite a lot. It is considered a gift and is a one time instant transaction that can't be disputed or charged back. Only an idiot would pay/be paid with buyers protection for a face to face transactions that can be reversed. Take it as a life lesson. This is one of the most sophisticated phishing scams I have ever seen. Either cash or a bank cheque that we go to the bank together to deposit or alternatively you can transfer the money while we are at the branch together. she said she had paid $1000 (with proof of a fake Pay-Pal notice, but the payment never came through and never will). This scam was a little complicated but by letting them pay via paypal you left yourself open to this simplest of scams. People need to take some precautions and responsibility for themselves too rather than relying on third party companies to step in and solve everything. All these things can be prevented yet there are people who still fall victim to the common tactics then cry foul and blame paypal. It's not so simple to simple reverse a transaction and practically impossible when you haven't done something stupid or naive. Their term and condition would have covered them, they are doing goodwill to intercept the parcel but it may not always successful. It's 2020. They have much better protection against this stuff than banks do. I've had people initiate chargebacks and also trying to scam me in other ways They can be very clever but when you stick to the methods and way of doing things, they can't succeed. so if all went well for her she would have a phone and an additional $1,000 to go with it. PayPal just reverses it then. After working out that it would cost me over $100 in fees, I decided to give Gumtree a go, as it is free to list and there are no fees involved. Its an expensive mistake and lesson to learn but you'll never make it again. Copyright © 2006-2021 OzBargain ABN: 26 144 073 772. Mobile car wash business for sale.# Due to scams and time wasters I do not respond on Gumtree mail Please pick up the phone and contact me if you are interested #The opportunities are endless and we build to your requirements. please check this out because I almost lost £1000 camera and possibly money from my PayPal account. we did our research and found out other people had been done by the same trick. That's what they specialise in, and they know all the scams and have the regulations in place. Most of you may already know but there is a major scam the people are doing after seeing an item on gumtree that you are selling. PayPal is dodgy as shit. As regards the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit (EFT), using paypal instant bank wire transfer service, linked up with my ANZ bank account, I will need your bank details and I will make the payment through paypal facility to your bank account, all I will need is your acct number, BSB number and acct name. https://mashable.com/article/applecare-plus-theft-and-loss-c... Read This before Buying an Engagement Ring! Different story, same trick in the end. @hypie: Correct. Plus baby boom during covid, so many people needing a life lesson in a couple of years, great opportunities! How exactly is the OP going to go about blocking the IMEI in the US? I'm not trying to make you feel bad, but sending a $1000 item overseas before your parents paypal account even showed money was received is just insane. 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