I had items on gumtree Australia when i was contacted by someone calling themselves Mrs Rose Adkins. The email they used was firstname.lastname@example.org. She said she was a serious buyer & maintained constant emails contact. She was asking me to use paypal only & when i suggested Western Union she declined (obvious why now )I was wondering why they would pay so much & pay the taxes when they could get it cheaper there. I got everything ready for sending until the guy there told me of some people who had been scammed recently.I went away thinking maybe i had been too I then received an email from paypal that didnt look right & have since found out it wasnt from them. I didnt ship the goods thanks god but if you get this kind of request beware!!!!Tis is the fake email they sent so keep a look out & notice the email address
Reports from database records shows that you have received a payment of $1,216.35.00 AUD, Verification of shipment tracking number is required to complete the pending transaction. Therefore, you are mandated to ship the package within 12-24 Hours and supply the Shipment Reference (Tracking Number/Bar Code, as appears on the shipment receipt). Your account is being monitored and the funds will be accessible in your account when the reference(s) are received.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The pending funds has been debited from the buyer's account for security measures.
Forward the Tracking Number directly to Verification Department (servicefundpaypaI@consultant.com). NOT A VALID PAYPAL ADDRESS Be advised that this is a security measure to protect both parties involved in this transaction.
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