Scam Tip Report #97154 - gumtree scammer

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Torquay, Torbay, United Kingdom
2019-09-30 14:53:11
Auction/eBay Scam
gumtree scammer 
Simone Ragni
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Country of Scam:
United Kingdom (GB)
SImone Ragni replied to my advert for selling a item on Gumtree. Asked me to contact her on own e-mail if item still available. Agree to buy item at said asking price and pay via Paypal and would arrange a courier to collect. Next day asks me to purchase £225 Amazon card to pay courier (buyer unable to do this due to disabilities), we received e-mail from Paypal saying the payment was pending and as soon as Amazon card purchase verified we would be paid. This seemed so we went ahead but still no payment. We were then asked to get a further £375 Amazon card as Simone Ragnis buisness account can only payout £1000 minimum. We refused as now becoming suspicious and requested to cancel sale and were informed that we were legally bound to complete transaction - failure to do so would result in closure of our Paypal account and Bank account. We then rang Paypal to find the previous e-mails were fakes and we had lost our £225.

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