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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
BLACKLIST GUMTREE - SCAMMER ALERT!
Firstly, let me start off by thanking the readers once again whom
read my previous post on SCAMMER ALERT which I posted few months ago.
I'm really happy that my post is able to help people stay safe online.
Secondly, I just came back from my BKK trip and
I will update about it soon, promised!
Now back on topic.. recently, theboys' impulse buy was put up for sale on
my Carousell & Gumtree.
I'm attempting to sell his Nitendo 3DS XL (Red) away.
Very soon, I got interested parties.
This time round on Whatsapp, displaying overseas number (+234 9099028255).
So what happened was same same but different from my past experience.
1. Same old grandmother story (Wanna buy for his Son in Nigeria.)
2. Same thing, saying he's located at this place but
need to send the item that place.
3. Keep asking you to send asap.
4. Doesn't seems to understand English.
(We literally had communication breakdown.)
5. Instead of Citibank, it's Lloyds Bank this time round.
6. That person knows the existence of SingPost even though I offered other courier services.
7. Acted like he cares about the expensive shipping fees but afterall don't really care about total charges.
(He probably wanna mislead me in feeling that he's serious about buying.)
I was really too busy to entertain and go through the nonsense with him.
I told him I'm not interested to deal with him but he insisted.
So, I GAVE HIM A NON-EXISTING ACCOUNT NUMBER.
If you log on to Lloyds Bank, the website looks weird and not much details.
8. As usual, I received the email, claimed to be from the bank as below:-
Christine Tan, as a payment for (item) and it has been successfully processed and has consequently been APPROVED .The financial details of the transaction are stated below:
Seller Account Information
Thank you for using the Online Banking System (Wire Transfer) as a payment. We look ahead to attending your online with better services in the future. Your bank account will be Activated with the money immediately we receive the shipping details and has been verified. This measure is required in parliamentary procedure to protect both seller and buyer interests and to reduce fraudulent activities. Please kindly check the above info if they are correct as entered by our numerous customer.
Note: Your account will be credited immediately upon confirmation of the details required by us, moreover, our customer cannot abort the transfer after you might have sent the tracking number to us.
THANK YOU FOR USING LlOYDS BANK®ONLINE TRANSFER.
#1 HOW CAN PAYMENT BE APPROVED WHEN ACCOUNT NUMBER IS WRONG?!#2 I wasn't as lucky this time round.. when I google the bank contact number (+447031968797), it's an invalid number.
So I called the number found on Llyods Bank website to the customer
service officer to check on this transaction.
I was told they won't reveal their customer particular/existence,
So I went on to ask if they have any staff by the name of
James Richardson (stated as the sender of the email.)
The person told me "yes.".
Still in doubt, I sent an email to Llyods Bank.
Here's the reply from Lloyds Bank.
The truth is now out and clear.
That person didn't follow up on the item even though I didn't reply him.
Guys.. I urge you to be really careful when you're selling your stuff on Gumtree.
Double confirm and triple confirm before you lost both item and money.
I find the need to post this because Google don't have any relevant result
when you try to search for more information
It is something a new way to scam away I guess.
Personally, I am going to blacklist Gumtree, seems like both Ads
which I posted before, I encounter such nonsense,
Feel free to ask me any question.
Let's stay safe.