Download Festival Fraud—be careful!
Written on Thu 24 May 2012
We saw this posting on Gumtree. Unfortunately the scammers have been using Scarlet Mist too.
Please be warned.
This is my 3rd post and I’ve got more information from you lovely Honest Gumtree users.
What annoys me is Gumtree were quick to remove my ad warning people of this scam, yet left thescammers ads live for 5 days!! In that time they’ve used these accounts to fraudulently scam us out of thousands.
I feel we should place a civil action against Gumtree for poor management.
Please be warned:
John May, Darren ‘PJ’ Lowdon and a Laura from Liverpool are all using these details to sell download tickets.
Mike Quest who is actually Mike Sneldon Cornwall is a new addition to the scam-clan. One gumtree user has told Lloyd TSB
A Liam from Hampshire is also reported as scamming with one of the mobile numbers
Gumtree need to contact the banks and the police and stop the accounts as this is the process, as I learnt via the police.
sort code: 11 04 66 A/C: 10263960
sort code: 20-68-72 A/C: 40551481
sort code: 876885 A/C: 80720668
07970154469 - Mike Quest/Sneldon
PLEASE REPORT TO POLICE and cc in lawenforcement[at]gumtree.com
My crime ref number is: 6011291-12
Live scams now (see link below) so thank you Gumtree reporters! You’ve helped remove the scam Only took 5 days, but we’ve done it!.
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/1-x-adult-ticket-for-download-weekend-arena-3-nights-camping/102924855 - Mike Sneldon - Cornwall
Scarletlist and Craiglist immediately removed the posts - Gumtree are poor.
But keep reporting to me and I’ll do my best to protect the innocent buyers!!
WE WILL ROCK DOWNLOAD AND MAY WE SHOVE THESE FRAUDSTERS TO THE JAILHOUSE ROCK!
Please remember that Scarlet Mist tries to protect you against fraud by witholding the name/number of the seller until you agree to buy from them. And please read our advice at http://www.scarletmist.com/index.php/info/#FAQ26
We do not recommend that you send money by bank transfer to a stranger.
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