Scam Tip Report #96996 - Gumtree scam

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2019-09-10 10:32:25
Auction/eBay Scam
Gumtree Australia (
Gumtree scam 
Geoff Facer /John Hartland
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Country of Scam:
Australia (AU)
Agrees to purchase item from gumtree add posted, says all the right things, Requires courier payment through westpac bank secure payments to confirm goods are collected, Sends fake email from Westpac bank Australia ensuring payment will be credited to my account when courier has been paid, email states security of payment etc looks legit, after payment made buyer requests extra $ for other costs/insurance etc, is very abrupt giving instructions and time frame, hassles, says he works on oil rig , can’t come to see item in person, needs item urgently , sends emails 24/7 requesting update and payment . A complete pig ! I informed the Westpac Bank about it and they had no interest even though he is using a fraudulent copy of their logo and is posing as them ??? Surely this monster can be caught, he is nothing but a low life con man and should be in jail !

Example of emails received;
(The westpac bank logo is prominent )
Westpac Online Banking
Dear ///////////,
Geoff Facer has requested Westpac to send this email to you with details of a payment made through Westpac Online Banking. Westpac was provided this email address and it will be used in accordance with our privacy policy located at

Payment details
Scheduled payment date 09 September 2019
Payment ID: 8a0c7041-13ce-41f8-96dc-d90e179a1709
Amount: $850.00 AUD
Withdrawal receipt number: 1361346
Deposit receipt number: Not Applicable
Payer details ....

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