Online Scam Involving Gumtree, PayPal and Western Union

Action Fraud warns that a woman was nearly defrauded when she put her bed up for sale on Gumtree.

The scammer asked to pay via PayPal and then sent a fake PayPal email, asking the woman to pay a shipping fee via Western Union.  Further emails followed threatening legal action if she did not pay up.

Read the full story on Action Fraud’s website, together with advice from Gumtree for how to sell safely.