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Gumtree Property Scam – Dont Fall Victim

James Campbell Text Message

Over the years, although heard of, I have never fallen victim to a GumTree scam. I recently sold my home and before I move to my new home I need to go into rented accommodation for 3 months.  With 3 weeks before the big move, I placed a little advert on Gumtree to see if anyone had any short-term lets available. Amazingly on waking the next morning, I had received several text messages from different people.

A phone call with a scammer!

Nuisance Caller

No doubt you will have heard of spam, phishing, viruses and trojans by now. After all they are constantly a threat to our security and it is the main reason why we have firewalls and anti-viruses on our computers. Threats are not entirely computer based though you may be also subject to telephone calls from people pretending to be from your ISP or even from Microsoft themselves! Be aware of the scammer!