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Someone I know buying things on gumtree with fake money

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Dontspeaktome Thu 12-Oct-17 12:46:22

I was one of his victims
I actually know this guy he was a friend of a friend
He is using fake 20 pound notes to buy things like play stations and iphones
I reported to police but they are not interested. I only became aware of his scam after he scammed me and he admitted everything to the mutual friend.

What can I do about this? Police said gumtree are unhelpful so they can't do anything.

thegirlupnorth Thu 12-Oct-17 12:48:24

I think you've done what you can.

KC225 Thu 12-Oct-17 12:50:05

Why did they say they were not interested? Surely, it's fraud and theft as the seller would be out if pocket

kaytee87 Thu 12-Oct-17 12:51:57

Gumtree don't need to help the police though if you know who the guy is surely?

confusedlittleone Thu 12-Oct-17 13:09:52

@KC225 I'm not sure about gumtree but if you buy something over Facebook there's no protection for either party and it's a civil matter if anything goes wrong so I suspect gumtree follows a similar idea

kaytee87 Thu 12-Oct-17 14:33:43

The use of fake bank notes is not a civil matter, its criminal

confusedlittleone Thu 12-Oct-17 14:39:26

Yes but I think Because it hasn't been used in shop it's treated differently.

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