Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

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Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by benhill1982 » 24 Nov 2017, 21:33

Fraudulently advertised a Strymon Big Sky on gumtree. Paid the money with post, he then went missing. Declined phone calls, not responding to messages. Contacted through another phone and replied, but would not respond to any of my attempts at communication. Escalated to ANZ and will be lodging a fraud file with the police tomorrow.

Edit: Police were zero help. Here's a copy of the post:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-detai ... _call=true
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by bassmaniac69 » 24 Nov 2017, 22:36

Bugger mate. Where is he located?

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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by benhill1982 » 25 Nov 2017, 05:10

Now in Avondale Heights in Melbourne from what I've gathered. Was Qld
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Post by Soong » 25 Nov 2017, 08:19

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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by benhill1982 » 25 Nov 2017, 10:03

Yep - lesson learned there.
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by BazzBass » 25 Nov 2017, 13:07

compare that to the trust we all share on this site :)

I specifically remember one pedal purchase where the seller posted my item a day before I could pay for it

THAT is trust :)
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by Lukaas3 » 25 Nov 2017, 20:30

So are we all spamming this guys mobile or what?

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Post by benhill1982 » 25 Nov 2017, 20:35

Please do. Pity I can't do anything with his bank details.
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by david1234 » 26 Nov 2017, 06:44

Send his bank account several hundred 1 cent transactions with "scammer" and "cheater" and "liar" as the message reference?
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by Rocksolid » 26 Nov 2017, 12:45

Are we spamming him?
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by BazzBass » 26 Nov 2017, 12:53

Rocksolid wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 12:45
Are we spamming him?
I'm up for it

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Block your number on a call by call basis. From a home phone, dial 1831 then the number you're calling. From a mobile phone, dial #31# then the number you're calling.

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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by benhill1982 » 28 Nov 2017, 10:30

If anyone gets any info on this bloke, please let me know.
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by Aussie Mark » 28 Nov 2017, 10:39

benhill1982 wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 10:30
If anyone gets any info on this bloke, please let me know.
Googling the phone number gives an interesting result. As well as your posts on forums it seems the number also belongs to a male escort - "Bad Boy Billy" .. who is "fit, hung, and versatile". Does being versatile mean he can slap as well as play finger style?

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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by BazzBass » 28 Nov 2017, 12:05

Aussie Mark wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 10:39
benhill1982 wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 10:30
If anyone gets any info on this bloke, please let me know.
Googling the phone number gives an interesting result. As well as your posts on forums it seems the number also belongs to a male escort - "Bad Boy Billy" .. who is "fit, hung, and versatile". Does being versatile mean he can slap as well as play finger style?

:popcorn:
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Re: Scam Alert - Gumtree - Geoff Forbes - 0450 738 006

Post by BassLine » 28 Nov 2017, 13:04

This thread should probably be locked right about now.....
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