Gumtree Scam - Oil Rig/PayPal
Last edited 13/12/2017 - 12:11 by 1 other user
My brother has a bike for sale on Gumtree and received an email reply which I am 99.9% sure is the usual oil rig scam email. I've included the email below but my one question is if you provide your email address for Paypal, then where is the scam/what do they get out of it? I'm assuming that it's in a forthcoming email that they will then want you to provide money in some shape/form? My brother wants to know is there a risk to provide someone with your email/paypal details.
Anyway, here is the email reply:
"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 daughter 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 everyday,i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.
As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal) here.
I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made…
You can now send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one…log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up its very easy… i would have loved to talk to you on phone but i work mainly offshore, our phone is down on the rig right now due to bad weather, that was why i sent you a text, i even wonder how my message deliver to your phone but for now we can only communicate through the same mailing channel.await your reply.