GUMTREE SCAM


i sold my phone on gumtree the next day i received a sms from a "buyer" he asked me no questions about the phone, he just wanted it, he never even cared about the price or anything like that. he "deposited" the money into my account the same day using a nedbank account. i was thrilled that i was able to sell my phone. however me being a 17 year old and oblivious to these fake scams i sent the phone via courier because i though the money was in my account. i called this man earlier and there was no response. is there any possible way for me to get my phone or my money?:(

Report ID: 3798
Crime Category: Other
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Pinetown
Suburb: N/A
Address: highrise place end street doornfontein johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 12 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3798
Reported Date: 15 May 2013, 23:05 PM
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  • Nameless 9 Jul 2013, 09:01 AM

    Hello, I am not 100% sure if this is a scam, but a similar thing happened to me, a guy with the number 078 683 8252, he said he will do an EFT to my account and I must courier the device to him.

  • craig9 27 May 2013, 10:53 AM

    Same thing happened to me in Cape Town with a Z10 cellphone, was the culprits name Lucas Bartley perhaps?

  • Tough Luck 16 May 2013, 10:52 AM

    nope , its gone , next time dont send anything until the money has cleared , they tried this with me , i never posted the item

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