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29-01-2008, 12:22   #1
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Hi,
I was taking a look on gumtree.ie (like buy and sell) and spotted something I was interested in. I sent an email to the guy and got a reply asking me to send the money for the item through paypal and that he would send the item?
I am a bit nervous about this. If I send the money and he does not send the item will paypal refund my money?
I don't think Gumtree have any protection on their side..
Need some advice.
Thanks
Sham
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29-01-2008, 12:34   #2
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Gumtree have no protection on their side and paypal probably wouldn't do much for you

http://www.gumtree.ie/help/stay_safe
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so, even though I would be using paypal and the other guy would be using paypal aswell I would not be covered in case of fraud?
I tried emailing paypal but its quite difficult as you need a transaction ID etc.
I think I will leave it so.
Thanks for the reply.
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08-02-2008, 10:02   #4
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Scam

The majority of ads on Gumtree are Scammers ..
Be Warned...

Dont even give it a second thought Sham !!!!
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08-02-2008, 13:15   #5
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The majority of ads on Gumtree are Scammers ..
Be Warned...

Dont even give it a second thought Sham !!!!
In every section....
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10-02-2008, 20:53   #6
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Sham, this is more than likely a scam (good rhyming there ), avoid like the plague
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