If you have posted an advert for a car or probably any other fairly high value item on gumtree.co.uk, gumtree.com or craigslist.com recently you are very likely to be contacted by someone calling themselves Carl England with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org pretending to be interested in your item and asking for your “best price”. If you answer he will then ask for your paypal details and if you give those you will then be sent a fake Paypal notice of funds being deposited in your account etc. All nonsense of course but people do fall for it.
If anyone else has been contacted by this low life scum bag please do get in touch and we wlll add details to the site.
Here is an example of how he works:
Hi,I am very keen. How i wish i could come and view what am buying from you in person but am currently overseas at the moment and i want it picked up before i get back, though i will be back in couple of weeks. Due to my inability to make a bank deposit, I would be paying via PayPal which is safer for me. Kindly send me a paypal payment invoice or create an account at www.paypal.co.uk if you don’t have one.I will also make a concrete pick up arrangement with a transport agent who will be coming over for the pick up once you receive full payment into your PayPal account. Have a nice day. P.S Few more photos will be appreciated as well..