• Katrina
    February 28, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Paul Matthew Coker

    Received text 5 mins after I posted add asking me to email him ASAP.
    Message as per below...
    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 my cousin 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 every day, i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.

    I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment has been made...

    Regarding the payment, i will be paying you through PayPal please get back to me with your PayPal details so i can process the payment, OR you can alternatively send your bsb and account number if you have no PayPal account.

    DEFINITELY A SCAM.
  • Anonymous
    January 27, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Sent text after I advertised on Gumtree saying to email their mother with my best price. They provided the email
    shieldsd330 @ gmail.com
  • Anonymous
    January 6, 2021
    SMS
    Australia
    Text due to an ad I placed on Gumtree - did not use my name, called their mother 'mom', poor use of English. Asked to respond via email: brycerose0147 @ gmail.com. Definite scammer.
  • Anonymous
    November 12, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    This phone text us on 10/11/2020 after we advertise our car on gumtree . He said Adrian will like to know if your car still on for sale ? Pls email him on (dennadrian1993 @ gmail.com) Email Only.
    In the email , he said he is very busy and is on the road and cannot be contacted . He is buying a car as a gift for his cousin as a Christmas present .He would like our bank details or even better our PayPal account . He has booked courier and will pay extra $200 if we close our advertisement.
    Sounds to good to be true ! Big scammer . Be aware and do not give out your bank details or any personal information .
  • Rebecca
    January 13, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Supposedly Jess Russell

    Scam related to a bed advertisement on Gumtree 5 mins after upload. Wanted bank details for payment and address for courier as offshore. Also wanted to engage Steam Wallets.
    Irritating.
  • lazerface mcfisthands
    January 3, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: gumtree scammer

    Definite scammer. Gotta admire his commitment tho 🤷‍♀️
  • Tassie man
    January 4, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: I don’t know

    Selling a CCTV system on gumtree got a text message saying Hello Seller, David will like to know if your listed item is still for sale? please kindly get back to him via email (davidcroftletua @ gmail.com) Email only. so I responded saying this item is available then I did a quick search on his email address and found this website the below is the response I got back from him

    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 $300.00 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
  • Zane
    December 18, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: James R

    Same as everyone else: was sent a text from this number after I placed an ad on Gumtree. Seemed very suspicious right from the start. Very likely a scam. Glad I checked. Don't respond. Be cautious.
  • Anonymous
    November 10, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Email from barryjohns5400 @ gmail.com

    Scam scum
  • Deb
    October 21, 2021
    Unknown
    Czech Republic
    Caller: Paul Matthew Croker and Peter Leonard

    mattbeen33 @ gmail.com for Peter Leonard and matthpaul07 @ outlook.com for Matt Croker. See email below from Matt:

    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 my cousin 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 every day, I have gone through your advertisement and I am satisfied with it.
    I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment has been made...
    Regarding the payment, I will be paying you through PayPal. Please get back to me with your PayPal details so I can process the payment, OR you can alternatively send your bsb and account number if you have no PayPal account.
    Thanks.
    Matts

    See email from Peter Leonard:
    Thanks for getting back to me,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 at work where i have been stationed with the Covid-19 frontline staff,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility
    Does it have any faults I should be aware of?
    Why are you selling it?
    I am organizing a courier now,
    I will be paying you through PayPal now or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and i will contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in QLD for me and also get back to me with your finally price once again for confirmation .Await your reply.
    **** Does anyone know what the scammers are doing? Is it identity theft?
  • Rod
    October 19, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: A scammer

    I've been leading this scammer on for over a week now. Been good fun him trying to get me to get steam gaming cards to pay for transport and sending me false paypal emails. All started from an ad on gumtree. Defiantly not in Australia. Got the same email as you have. Disturbing thing is he sent a scan through to me of a drivers licence from WA. Police will be notified tomorrow.
  • Anonymous
    September 28, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Ditto I got a text from 0480 022 206 right after posting an advert on Gumtree saying cant come and view the item please send me an email and a courier will come collect the item. I can pay via Paypal or Bank account. Watch out the email address is cokermatthew37 @ outlook.com. This guy is looking to grab your Mobile number, full name address and bank account details so that he can try and take over your identity. Very sophisticated scam for the unsuspecting.

    I have a bot now registering the scammers email address to penis enlargement and hair loss medication services, a little dish called revenge served cold :P
  • Anonymous
    August 22, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Exactly what I was sent from him word for word!
  • Juliet
    August 22, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Email cokermatthew

    The same as above word for word email immediately after I posted gumtree ad
  • Cathy
    August 19, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Matthew Croker- emailed me

    Message exactly as one listed above.
    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 my cousin 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 every day, i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.

    I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment has been made...

    Regarding the payment, i will be paying you through PayPal please get back to me with your PayPal details so i can process the payment, OR you can alternatively send your bsb and account number if you have no PayPal account.

    So glad I checked this site first!
  • Kim Smith
    June 10, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same as so many others here - 5 minutes after posting a Gumtree car sales advert, I get a message from this pond-scum. This time he is masquerading as a bloke called Barry, with a request to communicate directly with barryjohns5400 @ gmail.com (email only of course!).

    This persistent crook is definitely Scammy McScamface.
  • Anonymous
    June 10, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Matt Coker via Gumtree

    Sounds like these people are still at it, I got 2 different spam sms within 1 hour of posting my Gumtree ad, asking if my 'item' was still for sale. I replied via a separate email as I was suspicious and I got this response
    The email had the same name as the posts above but the number was 0434 118 846, different than here but a number that has other posts on this site

    cokermatt19 @ outlook.com

    Thanks for your swift response, I mistakenly deleted the advert on my laptop, please how many items do you have for sales on gumtree? Can you please list them out with all their prices?

    The scammers just keep on scamming
  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Same busy scammer

    Hi, Just viewed your Motorcycles on Gumtree still available for sale kindly please get back to me via my private email address moni5andersen @ gmail.com Email only please (Typed as texted. Poor grammar, irregular use of capitals, and doesn't seem to know what commas and full stops are for.) Obviously a very busy scammer.
  • Anonymous
    June 8, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Scammer from gumtree

    Total scammer he sent text about gumtree ad.......Hi, Just viewed your furniture on Gumtree still available for sale kindly please get back to me via my private email address (Alfredcollier77 @ gmail.com) Email only Please
  • Anonymous
    June 1, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same here, just tonight. And I feel dumb as I gave my bank details.

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