I received a suspicious sms from this number asking about a vehicle I had listed on Gumtree. I typed the email into Google and web pages came up with similar scams which included the same SMS I received. Caller: Scam email
It seems the same person but they edited there message a little it's now kimben.au @ gmail.com
Am Glad to read back from you because I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contact only contact you via email. I work with as an onshore nurse here in Australia and provides around-the-clock medical and emergency care for illnesses and injuries sustained by members of the oil rig crew. Most rigs do not have doctors on board. So, we nurses perform with significant autonomy, and make medical decisions when necessary
I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for my daughter and am making it a surprise package as well for her, Are you the real first owner? and why are you selling it if you don't mind my asking. I don't mind adding an extra $300.00 for you just to take down the posting..I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info
Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy woman working all day, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my National Australia bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in Australia Capital Territory for my Daughter.
Absolutely a scammer ! tells you via email he's buying yr car off gumtree for his son blaa blaa blaa and needs all your bank account or paypal details. Top bloke probably living in Africa ready to drain yr bank account when possible. He has poor grasp of the English language and doesn't answer any of yr questions if you decide to chat with him further. String him along with fake bank acc details and false paypal accounts its so much fun ! ! Same deal. I have a car for sale on Gumtree and this number txt messaged me and provided me with his “partners” e- mail who is apparently interested in purchasing my vehicle. I’m supposed to e-mail his partner Falz.
falzdavido @ gmail.com
When I tried calling the mobile no. it states the no. is disconnected.
I received a suspicious sms from this number asking about a vehicle I had listed on Gumtree. It alerted me that they were asking me to send the price by email to helenascleni @ gmail.com. I replied by text saying they were welcome to inspect the car on the weekend and discuss price then. I received new sms saying, email replies only to a different email gavinwilliams212 @ gmail.com. This is when I realised it's a scam. I hope no one falls for it. He's at it again - exactly the same MO - I received a text in reply to a car I have for sale on Gumtree asking for my best price to be sent to a gmail account (anthonypratt222 @ gmail.com)
I sent him an email with words rhymed with Duck Toff Punt!
Strangely he didn't reply :)
This number texted me literally 1 minute after I posted my add on gumtree for a lap top. he said:
"I'm interested in your Laptop posted on Gumtree, kindly get back to my personal email xuanchan87 @ gmail.com your firm price Email Only"
HE IS A SCAMMER. please be careful! luckily i gave nothing away as i read this site.
Scammer text message asking you to contact a person via email regarding furniture for sale on Gumtree. Beware. Also be wary of a Shane Albert. You'd think they'd get their stories straight as I also got a similar email from Kim Bentley. Pricks!!! Caller: Kim Bentley
I had a car for sale on Gumtree. Received the same message as previously stated here, offering more and asking for bank details, or PayPal and for me to remove the ad. My response was if you are genuine I will link my PayPal to my ad.
Caller: same scammer, kim bentley
still doing same scam - only email contact - can not call you bla bla... daughter in towoomba now. wants me to pay 2k for transport by cash deposit.
23 jan 2020
Similar story here ,car advertised on gumtree, immediatly got a txt asking me to email them back at kimben.au @ gmail.com
Same here guys, same text.
Same same same.
It’s funny I got suspicious and google their name and scam and found this!
Caller: kim bentley kimben.au @ gmail.com
wanted to buy car, "onshore" so communication difficult. her email: kimben.au @ gmail.com, says she is a doctor but not on AHPRA. alarm went to very high when some crap about "communication with shipping agent in china".
Exactly the same email from Kim Bentley on the oil rig. Contacted me within an hour of posting ad for car. Poor daughter, hasn't received that car yet! I received the same message. Starting with an sms from 0419 956 226 "From GUMTREE: Kim emailed us regarding your listed vehicle, is it still for sale? kindly email her directly via (kimben.au @ gmail.com) including your price. When I emailed, I has the same reply as above. Just had the same bogus request from car we advertised on gumtree. Scum!! Caller: Scammer
Beware of texts with the emails anthonypratt222 @ gmail.com and frankdonald5501 @ gmail.com . They tryed to scam me with my car ad on gumtree.
Following advertising car on Gumtree, I received a text from 0407 506 724 "Hi their (sic) I will (sic) like to know if your car is still safe? pls get back to me via email (markfish353 @ gmail.com) Email Only". Within 2 hours of ad going live.
Stupidly emailed and said "Yes its still for sale".
2 email responses:
1 i want to buy you car what is the present condition of the car and why are you selling it
2 Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility.
I am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Charles Darwin University in NT ,He studied Building Design & Architecture. I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking. I don't mind adding an extra $150.00 for you just to take down the posting..I am already in talks with freigh that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info
Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,am a sailor am presently on-board, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me witth your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and delive it in NT for my son .Await your reply .
I have now blocked email address and number.
3 msgs from this number with 3 email accounts all asking for bank details
8 complaints this year
61 total complaints
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