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    Gumtree/Ukash Scam or not?
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    • 4th Feb 11, 4:01 PM
    Gumtree/Ukash Scam or not? 4th Feb 11 at 4:01 PM
    Hi guys, i'm after some advice about something i'm looking to buy off Gumtree.

    I'm very dubious to this having never payed for something in this manner before.

    The seller has agreed with me the price etc and i said i can collect asap, cash on collection as they are local but i got this response:

    Hi sorry 4 the late reply.. been tied up with a lot of work commitments outside of town so i've put the treadmill in UPS custody this afternoon at my cost incl shipping fees. If u agree with delivery I'll wait ur shipping address & phone no as they will call u before hand.
    The treadmill will get to u in approx 1 day. You'll have 30 mins to inspect the pkge's content n void the shipment if something's wrong and the UPS agents will take it back, but everything is like I described so there shouldn't be any problems. For payment you'll need cash in hand.
    Msg soon if u have any questions. Thx, Jen

    I have now also got a couple of emails from UPS one being this one below

    We wish to inform you that in order to release the package and establish an tracking number for your shipment the insured amount for the goods must be backed by a valid payment deposit. Your shipment is currently in pending status and will go in transit after you deposit the above insured amount value in our Package Insurance Program. In this regard we must inform you that we will be making the payment verification in around 1 to 12 hours. Once your payment is confirmed the package will enter transit and will arrive to you in 24 hours depending upon your location in United Kingdom. We will inform the sender that the payment was sent and the package was shipped as soon as we get the payment confirmation.

    You need to deposit the insured amount in value of 125 GBP using UKASH voucher. You can purchase a UKASH voucher from any local shop that has the epay, PayPoint or Payzone sign sticker using cash. You can read more at Once the voucher is purchased please get back to us with the 19 digit voucher number so we can verify it. After payment is confirmed we will approve the package entrance into transit. When replying with the 19 digit voucher number also confirm that the above delivery address is correct to help avoid delay.

    Please note that our Privacy Policy restricts us from receiving or implicitly handing over your personal financial details over the phone therefore payments via phone, credit credit or PayPal are not accepted.

    If you have any questions or concerns please reply to this email for better correspondence.

    UPS Package Inspection Finance Department.

    UPS Email ID - [UK67966792SDE21A]

    Any ideas??
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