Just had someone want to buy a microwave on Gumtree but contacted me on Whatsapp. This scam's been on the media!
I was a bit suspicious when she started with "Great, I want to buy, …" no one says it like that.
Initially she wanted it australia posted or Gumtree door to door delivery. "Would it be easier for you to get it through the post?" Lies. Knew full well how much it would be to send a microwave by post to Muswellbrook (I would reveal phone number and whatever name, if I could). It was part of the strategy to narrow it down to a fake Gumtree delivery service.
So I said it was too much to send the microwave there, why don't you buy a new from Kmart for less than this cost?
Reply: "Don't worry (haha) shipping with Gumtree will only cost $14"
So I scambaited her from then on, pretending I was going along with it, right to the end when there was a link for my card details. I shut it down then and sent a screenshot of nine news report on this very scam in reply. No answer.
I have reported to Gumtree, but whatever….
It's either cash or bank deposit to an account normally not used, that has very little money in it to begin with