Contacting people via gumtree

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Contacting people via gumtree

Post by ozrider » 02 Aug 2018, 23:39

Hi all,

I just got a somewhat strange email after posting an advert for a bass from someone suggesting they were looking for their partner, but that their partner had no gumtree account, and to reply to an email instead... I'm wondering if it a bit dodgy and I should ignore it.

Any advice?

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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by ozrider » 02 Aug 2018, 23:42

ps. I also got the contacts in minutes of the ad going live, so it makes me think it is a bit too good to be true...

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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by ooda » 03 Aug 2018, 00:32

Seems suspicious. I use Gumtree a bit but there are plenty of scams on it. I'd ignore it
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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by ozrider » 03 Aug 2018, 00:44

ooda wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 00:32
Seems suspicious. I use Gumtree a bit but there are plenty of scams on it. I'd ignore it
Yeah, I think so too... like its too fast, how hard is it to get a gumtree account anyway?

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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by ozrider » 03 Aug 2018, 00:47

The person that did contact me has a 2018 membership of gumtree with no buy and sell history... dodge - E

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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by packrat » 03 Aug 2018, 00:58

While it's curious to wonder what the scam is, run!

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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by BassLine » 03 Aug 2018, 10:47

Scammer. I got three scam messages when selling my car... "a guy from NZ working on an oil rig" wanted to buy it.

It's the low ballers that annoy me. I just reply it already sold at asking price.
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Re: Contacting people via gumtree

Post by ozrider » 03 Aug 2018, 10:56

Yeah, I have left it alone, there are some details about this type of thing in the gumtree information pages on scams

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