Exactly the same... I got a text from "Samantha Holmes" asking for only email contact after I posted an ad in GUMTREE!! to sell my camper trailer. Claimed she lived in Darwin, is a Squadron Leader in RAAF and is on deployment ATM hence limited phone contact. Also said that her courier would come to pick up from Perth. Too good to be true! Received a message requesting for me to email her about my vehicle i posted on Gumtree.
Email address is Samantha Holmes - s14holmes @ gmail.com - phone number is 0436 597 002 & 0439 760 635
Says shes a squadron leader at royal australian air force and has been recently deployed.
Said her courier would pick up.
this is a scam, do not give her your bank details or paypal.
I also received a txt message lastnight from a person asking about an ad I had posted, asking to email at s14holmes @ gmail.com and no txts please. I emailed back and have had no reply. I am so happy I accidentally found this complaint page or I wouldn't have known it was a scam- not that I'm silly enough to give out my details though! Why do people do thing like this????!!!! I had my car advertised for sale on Gumtree. I got the following message:
Is your Vehicle listed still available?Contact me to my email (samanholme9 @ gmail.com) if you still have it for sale.Email only.No text pls
received a text from this no about buying our caravan unsited from a soldier about to go on deployment????.......it went quiet after refusing to give our bank details. Caller: 0436 597 001
While at home and having never been to a Telstra Store I recieved the following.
Telstra: Hi there! Thanks for waiting. A member of the Telstra Store team will be ready to serve you shortly. Please see us in store at your earliest convenience .
Caller: Samantha Holmes
Send me a sms at 3 am about my gumtree ad, asking for just email contact. I was suspicious right away but still gave it a go. Could be someone working on nightshift after all...
Then she replied with the same questions and airforce story like mentioned before. I answered her questions and next reply from her was that she wanted to buy unseen.
That was it for me
Caller: Samantha Holmes
I received a message today from 0436 597 011...
Is your vehicle listed still available? Contact me to my email (cravsamanth @ gmail.com) if you still have it for sale.Email only.No text pls
Where is it located at the moment?what's your final price?Why are you selling it?does it need anything to be replace or repair?I'm a Squadron leader at Royal Australian Air Force and i have been currently deployed .I have limited phone access and that's why i prefer the sales through email.Regarding the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit (EFT),using PayPal instant bank wire transfer service.I will need your Account name,BSB and Account number. If you are not comfortable with that, you can set up a PayPal account properly at www.PayPal.com.auand I will make the payment through PayPal,this way, all I will need is your PayPal email address.
I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to my place in Darwin after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent and i can also buy it unregistered .
Await your reply
Caller: 0436 597 003
As soon as I listed a car in Gumtree, I received this: "I'm Samantha, Is your vehicle listed still available? Contact me to my email cravsamanth @ gmail.com if you still have it for sale. Email only, No text pls.
I googled the email address and I found many complaints about it.
What do you want my email for???
Caller: 0436 597 001
Same issue here, claiming to be Samantha Holmes in Darwin wanting to buy car unseen and get a courier to pick it up. Email has changed to samanthboat @ gmail.com
I received a message today from 0436 597 002...
Is your vehicle listed still available? Contact me to my email (samanthaholmesfez @ gmail.com) if you still have it for sale.Email only.No text pls
Caller: 0436 597 000
Same as all above after posting car for sale on gumtree samanthboat @gmail.com Claimed to be sqd ldr on deployment and that her agent would pick the car up and take to Darwin. Asking questions that are all answered in the ad if you look at it. Ask for paypal email address. Also language in text appears to be broken english
Exactly the same message re a car ad on Gumtree, the entire bull**** story of being in Darwin etc.
Don't go giving her any bank account details
Is your vehicle listed still available?Contact me to my email (cravsamanth @ gmail.com) if you still have it for sale.Email only.No text pls I also had a car ad on gumtree and had the same response, email me only and that she is a solider in Darwin. The email requested my bank details and claims she has a courier who will come and collect it. Does anyone know how the scam works ? Are they after my identity? Response from Car Ad on Gumtree:
Is your Vehicle still available? Contact me to my email
(samanthaholmesfez @ gmail.com) if you still have it for sale. Email only. No text pls.
Phone number for text message was 0436 597 000
I thought is bogus just by the wording of the text and searched her name, scammer.
same here on gumtree i receivced a text about my caravan ad stating all of the above asking for bank details or paypal email seems to good to be true lucky I found this and the number that texted me was 0436 597 000 Rec'd text, asking to reply by email only same as other comments about ad on Gumtree, but the email is samanthahomesfez @ gmail.com Another number connected to this so called s14holmes, Samantha Homles is 0428 847 112
17 complaints this year
27 total complaints
Seve on (07) 3027 0000
legit telstra service call.
Anonymous on (02) 8016 3121
No one answered the other end, this is likely a robot caller to detect when you pick up.
Anonymous on 0411 211 624
Unsolicited marketing call. Blocked.
I Called Back on (02) 8311 8610
I called back number (02) 8311 8610 rang once then gets disconnected automatically.
Anonymous on (03) 5652 5412
Called and didn't speak for ages then computer said goodbye and hung up