Neurocandid
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Ive been using gumtree for over 6 years. I am not a regular seller or buyer but whenever I'm upgrading any gadgets I post my old ones there

Recently, I posted a camera DSLR and phone... the response I got was overwhelming. This seemed very unusual as mainly/ often I start to get responses after a number of hours or days. Also, one thing that was much common was that they all wanted to pay via PayPal with others bidding a higher offer. Just as I was about to send 'Alice' -a potential buyer with the highest offer, something told me 'if it's too good to be true then...

I immediately flinched and came to realisation that I could have have been scammed in broad daylight. I was just wondering if anyone have come across these bots on gumtree?
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(Original post by Neurocandid)
Ive been using gumtree for over 6 years. I am not a regular seller or buyer but whenever I'm upgrading any gadgets I post my old ones there

Recently, I posted a camera DSLR and phone... the response I got was overwhelming. This seemed very unusual as mainly/ often I start to get responses after a number of hours or days. Also, one thing that was much common was that they all wanted to pay via PayPal with others bidding a higher offer. Just as I was about to send 'Alice' -a potential buyer with the highest offer, something told me 'if it's too good to be true then...

I immediately flinched and came to realisation that I could have have been scammed in broad daylight. I was just wondering if anyone have come across these bots on gumtree?
Ive heard of it before and think a quick google would reveal the same.
Maybe better to look on ebay and see what the going rate is.
I believe it would be something to do with paypals refunds, stolen accounts or stolen cards.
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Ive heard of it before and think a quick google would reveal the same.
Maybe better to look on ebay and see what the going rate is.
I believe it would be something to do with paypals refunds, stolen accounts or stolen cards.
Thank you! Very unapologetic these scammers are 🙆*♂️
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