Scam Tip Report #86850 - Gumtree houseshare scammer


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
2017-08-14 15:52:36
Rental Scam
1
+3 Gumtree houseshare scammer 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Catherine Miller
Email Address:
cathymill707@gmail.com
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Received a text, from Cathy, indicating an interested in renting a room in my home, asking me to reply via email.

Email as follows:
Thanks for responding so quickly,my name is Catherine.I am an American citizen and 28 years old non smoker lady coming to Australia. I work as chef on a cruise ship in China at the moment and i have limited time to surf the internet and also phone calls is also strictly limited due to nature of my work.I will like you to calculate the total cost covering my first six months rent together with bond. I will also like you to get back to me with your home address for me to forward it to my mover to calculate the total cost of moving my stuffs from China to Australia.I will be waiting to read back from you.

Regards,
Cathy.

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Had put an add on Gumtree for townhouse share and got contacted by SMS by a number that you can't respond to. The person respond was named 'Catherine Millers' and used the email ID cathymiller707@gmail.com. When I sent an email to the mentioned email address, I received exactly the same email body as others specified on this website.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Regarding room availability
From: Catherine Miller date: Thu, 24 May 2018, 2:13 pm

My name is Catherine. I am an American citizen and 29 years old non smoker lady coming to Australia. I work as chef on a cruise ship in Philippines at the moment and i have limited time to surf the internet, Skype, Facebook and also phone calls is also strictly limited due to nature of my work. I will like you to calculate the total cost covering my first six months rent together with bond. I will also like you to get back to me with your home address for me to forward it to my mover to calculate the total cost of moving my stuffs from Philippines to Australia. I will be waiting to read back from you. Regards, Cathy.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-05-23 21:55:53
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Catherine Miller
Email Address:
cathymill707@gmail.com
5/2/2018 placed an add on gumtree offering a room to rent in a houseshare in Batemans Bay. Cathy contacted me via txt msg but not via a mobile number and you are only able to reply to her via the email address of cathymill707@gmail.com she left in the msg body. as per other reports i didn't bother contacting.

adaptation   (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2018-02-05 02:56:39
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Cathy Mills
Email Address:
cathymill707@gmail.com
This is a scam, contacted for accommodation via Gumtree in Australia. SMS with header name Cathy no reply number likely using Skype messaging to block true number. Looking for accommodation in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst.

Scam Email
cathymill707@gmail.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-11-07 20:28:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Catherine Miller
Email Address:
cathymill707@gmail.com

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