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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Pulsar » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:55 pm

Starwarsfan29 wrote:Just a note that I have just been scammed on Gumtree for over a grand by someone pretending to see UKG graded Vinyl Jawa.
I stupidly got suckered in and sent money direct...... he sent me a empty box!

Anyway it turns out that this Jawa was sold on eBay in late March so he obviously used the pics and put on gumtree.

Just wanted to warn people and have attached the pic with the UKG serial number.

The guy used the name Kris Killeen, he is called Shane on Gumtree . Postcode suggests Stanley in North West England. I would like to track the Jawa know as it adds proof I was scammed.

Thanks in advance 2C174C05-20E4-468D-9B16-B5D195AA5A6F.jpeg5E0C3661-EA9D-40CC-8377-84297536C978.jpeg


Stories like this make my blood boil.
Had this been a few months ago i would have instructed the mini bus (our mate) to detour to the blokes address.
We have a few handy lads on our regular football away days and i promise you we would have come away with something.
Maybe a well worded letter to the guys address from you promising a visit may shake him up enough?

Anyway good luck mate, don't let this go!
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby subzero » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm

Pulsar wrote:
Starwarsfan29 wrote:Just a note that I have just been scammed on Gumtree for over a grand by someone pretending to see UKG graded Vinyl Jawa.
I stupidly got suckered in and sent money direct...... he sent me a empty box!

Anyway it turns out that this Jawa was sold on eBay in late March so he obviously used the pics and put on gumtree.

Just wanted to warn people and have attached the pic with the UKG serial number.

The guy used the name Kris Killeen, he is called Shane on Gumtree . Postcode suggests Stanley in North West England. I would like to track the Jawa know as it adds proof I was scammed.

Thanks in advance 2C174C05-20E4-468D-9B16-B5D195AA5A6F.jpeg5E0C3661-EA9D-40CC-8377-84297536C978.jpeg


Stories like this make my blood boil.
Had this been a few months ago i would have instructed the mini bus (our mate) to detour to the blokes address.
We have a few handy lads on our regular football away days and i promise you we would have come away with something.
Maybe a well worded letter to the guys address from you promising a visit may shake him up enough?

Anyway good luck mate, don't let this go!


Sometimes that's exactly what these little dickheads need, a threat of sending the heavies around to scare them into paying up.

Maybe a bluff of doing that might actually work.
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Lindo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:48 pm

I live near Stanley and its full of scumbags
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Richard_H » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 pm

Stanley is Durham. I agree with Lindo it's largely full of twats.
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Postby Richard_H » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 pm

If you are on FB join this group and see if anyone will track him

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274217382698875/
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Pulsar » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Lindo wrote:I live near Stanley and its full of scumbags


Hi Lindo, i thought i detected the twang the other week :)
Was nice to meet you pal.
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Lindo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Pulsar wrote:
Lindo wrote:I live near Stanley and its full of scumbags


Hi Lindo, i thought i detected the twang the other week :)
Was nice to meet you pal.

likewise mate :) I would just like too add that thankfully im at least a 25 minute drive away from Stanley :)
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby gammoguard » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm

Surely Gumtree should have a say/something to do/deal with situations like this after all they are in effect introducing you to the seller - incidents like this actually tarnish THEIR name and drive customers away therefore they lose business and gain brand damaging s issues

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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Starwarsfan29 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm

So a little update...

I actually located the Jawa real owner and home and the attach proved it could not have been sold by the guy on gum tree, so I have him bang to rights!

Police directed me to Fraud website and I have logged it but they might not even have resources to investigate. Gumtree have locked his account but that’s it.

I wish I was closer than 8 hours away or I would look him up.

So dam frustrating.

Anyway name is defo Kris Winter Killeen but really need his address to take him to court. I only have a old address from 2013.
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby yoda » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:43 pm

Have you tried citizen's advice? Give them a ring also and explain what happened.
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby StarWarsFan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:39 am

Good Luck mate.

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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:48 am

yes good luck mate :wink:

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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby xbomber » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:46 am

Any updates on this one? Nasty business.
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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby Starwarsfan29 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:26 pm

No news on this yet, still waiting for Police to respond. If they do nothing I’m going to go to my MP with the evidence.

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Re: VINYL CAPED JAWA SCAM ON GUM TREE

Postby x-wingMark » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:50 pm

Hope you manage to get your money back mate.
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