• 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
  • Kiara
    May 15, 2021
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Jess Russell

    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.
  • Maureen
    April 14, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    PAUL MATTHER COKER;
    I received numerous emails from Paul same as Katrina received above begging me to pay monies to him for freight, custom fees etc. Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to realise that all this was a SCAM. Please be careful of this person.
  • Robert
    April 12, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Paul Matthew Coker

    Responded to Gumtree

    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.

    Paul.

    A Scam using Paul Matthew Coker <paulmatt.coker76 @ outlook.com> and 'paulmatt.coker76 @ gmail.com'
  • Anonymous
    April 12, 2021
    SMS
    Australia
    Received SMS from Brian saying he is interested in my car re: my carsales ad asking me to email him on barchibald308 @ gmail.com.
    I sent email. He asked me the below :
    Where is it located at the moment? What's your final price? Why are you selling it? Does it need anything to be replaced or repaired? I'm cool with the condition as described on the advert. I work for Fly In Fly Out (FIFO)Mining, Oil and Gas and we are presently in a remote area. We do not have access to a phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with an internet messaging facility. 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.au and 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 account. With the issue of my details, transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pickup agent. If you are not comfortable with that, you can cancel the registration and I will buy Unregistered.

    Await your reply
  • Anonymous
    April 12, 2021
    SMS
    Australia
    Received SMS from Walter Turnbull reg: carsales saying that he is interested. He asked me to email him. That was a scam.
  • Anonymous
    April 9, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Paul Matthew Coker

    Received a message 5 minutes after I posed an add on Gumtree. Email was paulmatt.coker76 @ outlook.com and his message was:

    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.

    After a few messages, he said that he is on the sea and his 'private courier'can only be paid via a $100 steam gift card so he can convert it to cash.

    BIG RED FLAG. I advise not to interact with this person.
  • Anonymous
    April 7, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Paul Matthew coker

    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.

    Paul.
  • Kay
    April 7, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Paul Matthew coker

    I have just had the same experience with an ad on gumtree. Thanks for posting your experience so I could check first.
  • Michael
    March 29, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Allegedly Paul matthew Coker

    Same as Rebeccas. Offering to buy Double bed from Gumtree ad. Gave him bank details but contacted Comm Bank as it all sounded suspicious. Name given happens to be a manager of an electrical company. Also said to buy Steam Wallets to pay pick up carrier. Alarms sounded and I rang my bank after having given out my BSB and a/c number. Comm bank reassured me.
  • Anonymous
    March 20, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: 0432 538 029

    Just keep asking then questions about the make, model, etc they seek. Then ask about the region they are from weather , geography , they cant answer because they are in some rubbish dump in Nigeria , I sit in front of tv with ipad and WASTE THEIR TIME by leading them on and watch them humiliate their retarded selves . Very funny if you think about it . By wasting their time you are saving a victim elsewhere . I then report it to gumtree and get on with my life .
  • Andy
    March 8, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same as all who have reported here, where the address of the scammer at this time is juessru28 @ gmail.com
  • Anonymous
    February 27, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Moron scammer

    Same as above and I replied it’s a bit hard to buy a bike via email. Stupid idiot wrote this:
    Gd day mate, my father is keen to buy your bike on gumtree, kindly email him on seths19734 @ gmail.com for further correspondence. Cheers
  • Anonymous
    February 25, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Scammer!

    Message about a couch advertised on gumtree today! Gave email kBurgess570 @ gmail.com
    Desperate to transfer money via bank or PayPal. Said job location and hours were too difficult so would send agent to pick up after money transfer. I said no thank you.

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