AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). "If someone's quite pushy in trying to collect the item as soon as possible after providing a transfer receipt, that's another tell-tale sign.". Here is an example I have also received today with having an ad on Gumtree for my wedding dress of which I posted for $999, he is offering more for no reason. Company name he used was falcon oil and gas in beetaloo basin Northern Territory. I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up and deliver it to Darwin after the whole funds has been cleared into your acct. he says to pay buy bank transfer and they will be sent recorded post, also another person says i can pay buy paypal but it just seems dodgy to me check these links out and tell me what you think, thaaanking you . John (not his real name) from the Sunshine Coast handed over a diagnostic mechanics tool that retails for about $13,000, but did not receive the money for the sale. "However, the onus is on consumers to keep a watchful eye out for scams and never give away their login passwords to anyone - even if the person is claiming to be from your bank.". Most rigs do not have doctors on board. He said members of the community should also be very careful to whom they sent copies of their identification, as this was regularly ending up in the hands of fraudsters. I am I got the same type of scam wen I put my old beat up junker car for sale. What happened in your case in the end? We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Pleased to say I felt uneasy and did not fall for it. Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, i will be responsible for all the paypal charges on this transaction and if you do not have an account with paypal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one. The guy said it was a surprise for his son in Melb and would pay over price for it to have delivered. Selling a ute and the offer to purchase came from onboard a Navy vessel so direct contact could not be made however a courier car transporter would pick up the vehicle and money would be transferred to my bank. They make "payment", sending the seller a fake PayPal transaction summary. and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking. Luckily it really wasnât a huge amount of money. "Am Glad to read back from you because I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contact only contact you via email. If you've sold something online, the buyer should not be able to access your funds with those details. The scammer messaging me today is named Rob O Martin. "Giving your BSB and account number to a third-party to receive or send funds is generally safe, but you should only give out banking details to organisations or people who you know have a genuine need to know this information," says Peter Marshall, Mozo's product data manager. "We also encourage anyone who thinks they have come across anything suspicious or concerning to report it to us using the 'report ad' function.". A Real Girl's Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins. How on earth do they use this to scam? Regarding the payment, I can pay you through direct bank deposit (EFT),using PayPal instant bank wire transfer service. If I give someone my account number on my card can they hack my paypal account or do they need more info? Gullible me eagerly started typing a reply, but then I thought, hold up, stop rushing, their story just doesn't sound right. Oh no! This is designed to reduce the risk of mistaken payments. Any way to get scammed on GumTree via bank transfer? Use our online banking to transfer funds between your accounts. If you're still concerned about giving out details, Mozo suggests opening an extra account (with no monthly fees) and keeping it separate from your main account. Subsequently found this blog. I bought the laptop back after â¦ Never EVER give out your bank account/BSB number is my advice. In the news article from ABC News, scammers were contacting people who were trying to sell their cars. I strictly rejected the offer. Thanks for the response,am ready to buy the it and pay $4,700 by paypal and including PayPal surcharges since i am interested in the immediate purchase for my In-Law as a surprise gift he just moved to the Darwin where this is needed and i will be making use of a shipping company to have this picked up from you and have it delivered to him .Further arrangements will be made with you in regards to the pick up once i have paid you,advice soon i am an oceanographer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an SMS regarding it. I just gave Kim Phillips my bank details via email, so now s/he has my name, email address, approximate location and bank details. The likelihood of you losing money in some way is about 0.1%, and consider this, if you write a cheque to someone, guess what it has your account and BSB number on it! Technically, if somebody has your account details, they could set up a direct debit and have their insurance or gym membership paid courtesy of your bank account. Thanks Mick! This lovely car will be as a surprise! But in fact the cheque is forged, the bank transfer hasnât happened at all or the payment receipt youâve received to your email is fake. Something was off so I google and found this page and cancelled the sale. Chargeback also applies to credit card transactions but will be particularly useful where goods cost less than £100 and so section 75 doesnât apply. You should also make sure your internet banking is secure with a strong password, and monitor your accounts for suspicious activity. what, they chose you, helpless internet user, you're about to ride the millennium falcon for the simple fee of selling an old spare tyre to make some beer money for yourself. to me. I cannot take calls or make one during this mission because it is prohibited, we are allowed to use internet facility only and I squeezed out time to search for the advert because I want the courier agent to deliver it to my new house in Riverton, South Australia before my arrival. He was wrong. The answer is a big fat NO. (Or they have people whose job is to just watch gumtree all day? Acting Detective Sergeant Russ Connor warned users of Gumtree and other trading sites not to hand over items until a payment had been fully verified. To answer Renata's question I think if a person has your full name, your email address, your phone number, and your bank bsb and account number, they can steal your identity or set up an account pretending that they are you and then make withdrawals from your own bank account into the fraudulent thank account- If gumtree is taking no action I suggest reporting it to the police and maybe that they can trace the email addresses back to the source- if I have the energy and financial resources to do so . "I never thought I'd get scammed and believe it or not, after 12 years in the investigation game, I got scammed myself," he said. Queensland police said the scam originated in Brisbane but had become increasingly prevalent across south-east Queensland. I too just received an e-mail from our friend Daniel Jonothan with pretty much the exact story ($300 to take the add down etc), claimed he was a medical doctor. Just log on to www.paypal.com. But here's the kicker - even my bank strongly urged me NEVER to attach a bank account to PayPal under any circumstances for exactly this reason. What do i do know . Kept saying he had put money into my PayPal and nothing showed up so I blocked him quick smart, Thanks for the swift response am 100% keen to buy this Vehicle, Am buying it for my lovely Son who just graduated on top of his class in Australia national university (ANU) ,he studied Business Law and Professional Ethics Minor and am so proud of him . I don't mind adding an extra $300.00 for you just to take down the posting..I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info. If you are not comfortable with that, you can cancel the registration and i will buy Unregistered. "If you're selling the item online and someone wants to buy the item sight unseen then that should be a bit of an alarm bell. COVID could spark a shift, They built their own town when no-one else wanted them. Scam victim John said he spoke to the supposed buyer, who had clear mechanical knowledge of the product, a number of times. Only after threatening to report a flippant and dismissive PayPal to certain financial authorities, did they do an instant 360 degree turnaround and couldn't help me fast enough, even going to far as to refund every dollar that had been stolen almost instantly. Enjoyed reading that. The rest played out like a typical scam. But, there are no guarantees your bank will be able to recover the money through chargeback. I then emailed and got a reply approx. Which leads me back to the question, is it safe to give out your bank account numbers? He believed he had engaged in a legitimate transaction on the trading website Gumtree. Why have you already talked to freighters for pick up nd delivery so quickly before you have even contacted me for more info??? Thanks for sharing your story, Jonathan, glad you dodged a bullet! The article is accurate - BSB and account numbers aren't a risk for withdrawals against you. But by then I had given out bank details to one of the scammers. "What I found out since is the driver's licence and the details were of a gentleman that he actually scammed the same day.". But he had letters from Westpac, but I called Westpac and it was NOT from there. Scammers can't access funds in your account without a PIN, ID or online banking information. What if BSB, account number AND the name of your account was given? Scammers then insist on immediately transferring money by electronic bank transfer, before sending a photograph of a fake receipt and a copy of a fraudulently obtained driver's licence. Also not sure if this is correct - the scammer sends you an automated text message to contact them via email, purportedly from Gumtree. I got suspicious very quickly as well. Thanks so much everyone for sharing these messages from Gumtree scammers! I got scammed $175 off gumtree by someone called Dinesh Kumar Chennamaneni (he scammed a lot of other people too, watchout!). Also contact Gumtree and let them know what has happened or, if you are suspicious of any ad or buyer/seller then double check with Gumtree before committing to buying or selling an item. This is very late to the party, but this would only then mean you need to swipe a statement from the bank if the target still uses paper bills.. the "reference numbers" are 2 sub 5c amounts deposited into your account. Due to my inability to make a cash deposit, I would be paying through PayPal which is safer for me or bank transfer as well safe. Just got one to, literally 30mins after putting the post up. "Many Australian banks are working to ensure payments using NPP will be protected by their own fraud and security initiatives," says Marshall. That can't be right - or it can just very uncommon). As the story says, scammers won't be able to access funds in your account without a PIN, ID or online banking information. I'm very pleased this site is following this. Regarding the payment, I will be paying you through PayPal linked with my bank account, if you have a paypal account, all I will need will be your paypal email address, you can alternatively send your bsb acct name and number if you have no PayPal acct. Every other payment system including paypal is vulnerable to scams. I don't mind adding an extra $100.00 for you just to take down the posting..I am already in talks with freighters that will handle the pickup and delivery .I will really appreciate if you can email more info, Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day, am a (Operating officer) am presently on-board, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through Account to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply. At that point I realized it's fraud, because the agent sits in Malaysia. Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy woman working all day, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my National Australia bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it for my Daughter. The name and address of the agent is Tegan Wosley, 12 Jalan Yap Kwan, Bukuit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Malaysia. In total I receive 3 bad checks. I've just been through this while selling a car. Each one said working offshore/OVERSEAS could I post it to them. Commonwealth Bank says that providing account details to a third party to receive or debit funds occurs daily and while this is OK it does advise that "any personal information, including banking details, should only be given if there is genuine need for a third party to know the details, ie, to receive funds or to set up a regular direct debit". PayPal only authorises the process when you log into your account and match the reference number from a deposit they have made into your account to prove that you are the owner. True. So what, if any, are the risks? The fraudster will suggest sending you a cheque, pay via bank transfer or send you money online, but âby mistakeâ overpay you. 20mins after stating the below. If you are still concerned, we recommend you contact your bank. "In fact, they had to prove that they were capable of detecting fraud in real time before gaining access to the NPP infrastructure. i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it, I work on North West Shelf in the Rowley Sub-basin in Perth and the reception here is terrible. i am buying this for my first son who just graduated on top of his class at Aviation University ,I want it to be the perfect graduation gift for him and am making it a surprise package ,Does it have any history I should be aware of? what's your final price? Where is it located at the moment? Out of curiosity I emailed her. Tel: 312-621-1200 (Ext 255-252-212) Why aren't you writing in coherent sentences?????! We do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. (Of course it is, I just posted my ad?) Am Glad to read back from you because I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contact only contact you via email. But when I was asked for my bank account details by a potential buyer, I hesitated. However, I was lucky in that respect because most people just lay down and swallow whatever bullshit PayPal dishes out without realizing they DO have the legal right to fight back. Almost immediately after posting my bed set I got a text asking if the 'furniture' was still available, and could I reply to this email email@example.com. So I played the waiting game, nothing happened so reported as scam. Here's why. HI Nicole, Paypal will protect you to an additional layer by not leaving your credit card details in systems for years that are subject to security breaches. Nobody. Free Member. If you don't feel cold hard cash in your hands, you do not give your goods to anyone. i was looking to buy some sunglasses on gumtree and yes i know they are fake. Is it OK to give out BSB and bank account number for a deposit? Bank account by using your Bank account details and you can easily set up I suspect that after one or two withdrawals you would have picked it up but it is a possibility. I received same messages as 2 of above within minutes of posting my car on gumtree for sale. ING Direct says it is safe to give out your details but it recommends you monitor your account for unauthorised transactions. If you are interested in selling it please provide me Once you transfer the money TO a seller, there is no gurantee the seller will send the item. Other than notifying my bank how do I avoid identity theft and fraud? I just cant believe that Gumtree is not putting up a warning on their site. Lucas - you and your friend are quite right to be alarmed over PayPal's self-serving and frankly, downright illegal interests. The platform also has a payee confirmation step, where you'll be shown the name of the person linked to the PayID you're about to pay. Same thing happend to me, selling my car. Total nightmare. With the issue of my details, transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent. I listed a car for sale on Carsales and after a few hours received the email below from a Kim Phillips. Live: Brisbane locals await decision on lifting three-day lockdown, Will the Greater Brisbane lockdown be lifted today? ie Direct debit agreement where payment goes to a merchant, as per the Clarkson example provided. Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy woman working all day, we're presently on the sea, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son. The BSB and account number are on every cheque you write...so no the Victorian gentleman didn't escape that exposure anyway. Why would you pay $300 for me to take down the listing? After all, I've given my bank details to just about everyone and anyone who wanted money from me or owed me money and I've had no problems whatsoever. If you are still concerned, you may want to contact your bank. A spokeswoman for Gumtree said user safety and security was their main priority. They said they planned to pay by bank transfer into his account (took his sortcode and account number) and then stated that after payment had been made they would call him and get a "friend" to collect from our local train station. Thank goodness my instinct knew this was a bit 'phishy' and I did a if research and discovered Effie's article. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. I had an account hacked earlier this year and the cause was solely because my bank account had been linked to the PayPal account. Does it have any history I should be aware of? Thought it was safe considering the private information that he provided. I felt it was dodgy so I found this page where you confirmed my suspicions... Jane Broock is still at it as just today I received an SMS followed by emails in regards to gym equipment I was selling. They owe me a total of 1215. But the issue is i am an oceanographer and i have a contract now so am presently on sea. Chris at Launceston Tas I work with as an onshore doctor here in Australia and provides around-the-clock medical and emergency care for illnesses and injuries sustained by members of the oil rig crew. I suspect I will receive no further contact from Kim Phillips! firstname.lastname@example.org has just written to me, wanting me to take down my add for a camera lens and send it to his kid in Tasmania. They in turn open up a paypal account - in your name, which is possible because Paypal do not do a 100 point check. According to ING's David Breen, "In the unlikely event that an unauthorised transaction takes place on an ING Direct account, the customer will not be liable for the unauthorised transaction, provided they have complied with the terms and conditions of the account.". We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Someone contacted me offering to pay the price I have requested. They then link your bank account to the Paypal account they set up using nothing more than an email address (i.e. account with PayPal on their website it takes less than 2 minutes and I Thanks for your write up on the possible scenarios of online scammers. Further she wanted to buy it and I disclosed my E-Mail address I'm using for PayPal and also my BSB and account number. The scammers operate by contacting sellers and asking to buy items such as cars, machinery and mechanical parts, valued between $1,000 and $25,000, sight unseen. Thanks for the response,I would have loved to call you directly but due to the nature of my work we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contact only contact you via email. I said it's too dodgy for me to do so. HAH! and why are you selling it if you don't mind my asking. A quick search on her "employer's" website revealed this scam warning: "New Zealand Oil & Gas does not directly employ staff on offshore platforms. Youâll then be asked to pay them back the extra. It is one phone call: hi I want this thing picked up from here and delivered here. Here is an interesting link on how they use it in a scam. Am i being scammed on gumtree? Call 0300 123 2040 or use their online cybercrime reporting form. When something is too good to be true, it isn't true. Hello Sarah. My wife is selling an item (around £300) and has advertised it in several places including Gumtree. Further, the Paypal authorisation is likely to expire in the time it takes you to steal the person's paper bill (which would be very very conspicuous). This email@example.com has been doing this for over years and is still doing it today using the exact same email address. The transaction occurs via email, where the scammer says they will pay via PayPal. If possibly so, what can you do to prevent or stop this? Rates are subject to change at any time at bankâs discretion. We had a couple of back and forth emails but no real challenges to the price but loads of reference to giving my PayPal or bank details so she could send payment. Scam Message I just received from edwardbrandonlee89 @ gmail.com in response to an ad I posted in Gumtree: Thanks a lot for the email. and why are you selling if you don't mind my asking. Again this check was bad saying that it is a closed account. "While unauthorised direct debits from accounts can and do occur, the possibility is relatively small given banks in Australia are generally required to verify signatures. I am trying to sell my car on Gumtree and Car Sales. Sure it requires a bit more set up but would then allow a correctly set up scammer to be totally 100% untraceable (you could then make purchases to another household address, track and intercept, or you could order items delivered to an empty house etc..) from there you could monetize the asset or just revel in your new, and free 70 inch flat screen, or whatever. Pity what the world has come to. I just put an add on Gumtree last night and within 12 minutes I got a SMS on my phone asking to communicate via email. Thank you". Due to the nature of my work i am a very busy man working all day,am a Marine official, i don't have access to my bank account online as am not with my credit card details here but i have my ANZ bank account link up with my PayPal account so I will be paying you through PayPal to your nominated bank account or better still is if you have a PayPal account ,please get back to me with your BSB and account details or PayPal account so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in NT for my son .Await your reply .Best regards. Why are you providing so much information about your situation?? seriously if u had 1000$ to spend on something would u buy it over price from gumtree in another country and have it sent to another city where u aren't without so much as inspecting the item? Where is it located at the moment? What would impeachment mean for US President Donald Trump? we do not have access to phone at the moment,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. The above responses are invaluable to me. The first message he sent me (which I've found elsewhere online) was: "Is there anything I need to know about it? The good news about PayPal scams is that there are several actionable steps merchants can take to prevent or avoid them. Assume he will have to change his email address from now on to further scam people. US House members potentially exposed to COVID-19 during Capitol riot, Scammers clone myGov website, lure victims in with fake Medicare email, Insurance scammers kept calling our ABC office, so we answered and recorded it, For some MPs, the tyranny of distance is taking a heavy toll at home. In that second email he said he was happy to pay what I was asking. My dad is selling a laptop on gumtree and someone phoned him tonight and offered him the asking price. 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