This complaint was posted on NAS on 11th Sep, 2019 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/iain-5YCRS/paypal-scam-id5ydfr .
PayPal.com is totally genuine
PayPal.co.uk is a total scam
I sold a Canon EOS 650D Digital SLR Camera on Gumtree and was taken to the cleaners by a scammer. I foolishly sent the camera to an address in London (the scammer hounded me regarding the tracking number. I now learned a ploy these scum use). He fooled me into sending him money via Western Union to:
Account Name:Daniel Tennant
Bank Name:Halifax Bank
I got emails from him/they using the addresses:
Sandra Jones: [email protected]
Other names I had via Gumtree mail include: Wayne and Angus. These scammers all used numbers in the address and Wayne and Angus used nearly all numbers.
I contacted Gumtree, foolishly thinking I might get some combination, but instead got nice words. I also reported it to Action Fraud.
Two names to watch out for: John Williams and Sandra Jones. Probably one sado bloke who enjoys stealing and causing misery.
I enjoyed photography, but a silly accident has left me severely disabled, so had to sell my camera and assessories. My camera is now in the hands of a low-live scammed who probably sold it on at a large profit. He scammed me out of managed to steal thousands of pounds from me). I cannot afford to lose that sum of money to a selfish scammer. I doubt I will ever see that camera, lens and all the other assessories I sent. I have the ad and pictures of the camera and assessories if anyone can help so I can sell it to someone genuine and appreciative of a good camera and lens.
Email: [email protected]