• Anonymous
    October 16, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam - Contact via email only wanted to buy car for his son's graduation offering more than what we had listed. Then received an email from a dodgy paypal email address From: Service @ PayPal.com.au <Fund_Verified @ mail2australia.com>. Apparently he is in the navy email adress was kelvinbrad5501 @ gmail.com. I'd already give my bank details to transfer his payment just as well there is only $9 in it.
  • Anonymous
    April 5, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam. Story about eldest son, top of class, wants to buy my car advertised on gumtree.
  • Anonymous
    January 12, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same got an email from Bobby Coombes, fake name of course, saying they wanted to buy a car as a present for their son as a surprise and that they would not be able to deal with the transaction themselves and it had to go through an agent. They then sent an email saying they had deposited the money in my account but that in order for me to access the funds I had to transfer money to their agent first. Total scam, hope people google this before falling for their scams. the email address they used for Paypal was Fund_Verified @ mail2Australia.com
  • Anonymous
    July 2, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    HELLO, BOBBY WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF YOUR CAR IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE. IF YES, KINDLY EMAIL BOBBY NOW ON (BLESSEDME11122 @ GMAIL.COM) WITH YOUR FINAL PRICE FOR THE CAR. PLS EMAIL BOBBY ONLY. Reply "YES" to continue receiving updates.

    This was a text message I received only minutes after posting an add for my vehicle on Gumtree - I googled the email address and found all these complaints - so glad I did. I am so over these scammers - something serious needs to be done to them!!!!
  • Anonymous
    June 8, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Scam sms

    Luckily I googled this name before anything. I posted an add on Gumtree and a couple minutes later I receive an sms from +1 (571) 206-8776 saying HELLO, BOBBY WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF YOUR CAR IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE. IF YES, KINDLY EMAIL BOBBY NOW ON (BLESSEDME11122 @ GMAIL.COM) WITH YOUR FINAL PRICE FOR THE CAR. PLS EMAIL BOBBY ONLY.
    Reply "YES" to continue receiving updates.

    Then I emailed that mail and a story of working offshore with oil and gas… anyway, didn’t fall for it.
  • Anonymous
    July 24, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    im selling a item on gumtree and had a text kelvinbrad5501 @ gmail.com scammer i think
  • Kylie
    January 2, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    Appointment confirmation
  • Anonymous
    July 21, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    its happening to me right now hes suss as f*ck i type in a search of hes name and find this lol now im gonna hack him he will think im sending him a receipt for the payment to hews courier lol i told him not to pay for a courier i will drop it off
  • Anonymous
    July 20, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    From Bobby Coombes:

    Glad to hear back from you, sincerely calling you would have helped a lot but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to the phone at the moment, which is why I only contact you via email. I work with Australia Oil and Gas and we are presently offshore in Gippsland Basin V18-5, Central Deep till September 2021.

    I am buying it for my first son as a birthday gift, I want it to be the perfect 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 it if you don't mind my asking. I'll contact the freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery as i won't be able to come please understand my situation. 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, we're presently on the sea, 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 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 NSW for my son. Await your reply
  • Anonymous
    July 19, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: HOLYSON11122 @ gmail.com

    Listed a car on Gumtree, received an email from HOLYSON11122 @ gmail.com. Bobby Coombes trying the "at sea on oil rig, buying for my son". His first email he sends is a copy paste, listing his "story".
  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam!!
    I had posted my car on gumtree and someone by the name of bobby coombes offered to send me money and a freight company was going to pick it up , I was immediately suspicious and did a google search
  • Anonymous
    July 8, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Bobby Coombes

    HELLO, BOBBY WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF YOUR CAR IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE. IF YES, KINDLY EMAIL BOBBY NOW ON (BLESSEDME11122 @ GMAIL.COM) WITH YOUR FINAL PRICE FOR THE CAR. PLS EMAIL BOBBY ONLY. Reply "YES" to continue receiving updates.

    This was a text message I received only minutes after posting an add for my vehicle on Gumtree - I googled the email address and found all these complaints - so glad I did. I am so over these scammers - something serious needs to be done to them!!!!
  • Anonymous
    July 6, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Bobby Coombes

    Got a text message saying exactly the same as listed above saying he wanted to buy my car paying by PayPal or bank transfer
  • Anonymous
    June 26, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Received a text from 'Bobby' regarding a car we had advertised on Gumtree. Clearly a scam.
  • John Campbell Wilson
    June 2, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Bobby Coombes

    He's apparently back at it again. Received a text and follow up e-mail. Stopped after I told him I only deal in person and cash only.
  • Anonymous
    April 21, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Wish I had seen this prior - I also got scammed by this guy. Thanks for posting this so I could see it before I transferred any more money!
  • Anonymous
    April 13, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    The exact same person has contacted me regarding my gumtree ad about my car. Said he has transferred the money but it wont be released until i pay the freight amount! He said he has transferred the freight and car money! Dodgy
  • Anonymous
    March 11, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    Hairdresser appointment confirmation number.
  • Anonymous
    January 4, 2019
    SMS
    Australia
    hairdresser from Aldinga SA
  • Glen
    December 5, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    Offer of a massage/ facial combo offer for Day Spa. Details were for a business in Tasmania but SMS came from this number.

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