Subject: A reply to your ad AD DETAILS REMOVED"
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:54:49 +1000
From: [email protected]
Someone has replied to your ad!
A Gumtree user has an inquiry about your classified ad AD DETAILS REMOVED.
Please be warned, we can not tolerate this, you are competing with the bikes that me and my mates are selling, Don't ever bother to make it look better than our bikes, take it down, or I will make more test accounts in my forum to ask members to reports, gumtree will get so many reports and your ad will be taken down anyway, it's your choice, we believe in choices.
Bicycle Network Australia
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This email was not by me - rather it was from a scammer who was purchasing bikes from Kmart, removing the stickers and then selling them on Gumtree for higher prices. The problem being false information is provided about the bike and thus misleading potential buyers. This scam was reporting in these forums and the seller logged in and started participating.
It is obvious from the style of writing that the forum user ausbike (Jenny or Jennay) has written the report to the original seller - this is not the way that I write.
If you have received one of these fraudulent reports, please let me know and forward me the emails as I need to collect these to take action.