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Alleged Fake Money #863722
10th Mar 2014 9:14pm
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I brought a phone for my son from Gumtree last week. I paid 350 for it as it was a bargain for a gold 5s 32gb.
When I brought the phone I gave the guy the money and he checked it and said it was ok he also got it checked by the taxi driver he had with him who said it was ok.

And all of a sudden he rings me today (6 days later) saying he went to put the money in the bank and they said 60 of it was fake? There is no chance that could have happened as it was the money from my wages.

I said to him that's not possible and he checked the money saying it was ok but he argued I was lying and threatened to 'smash my head in' and kidnap my son who was with me at the time of Sale.

I've reported it to the police but they said they cannot do anything right now as it's not priority.

I was just wondering where do I stand on this.

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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863725
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sounds like a scam to me i would seriousley get the police involved

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863727
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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863737
10th Mar 2014 11:12pm
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Did the bank take the fake money from him? As far as I know, if anyone tries to deposit fake notes, the bank has by law to take them from the person to prevent them being circulated further.
It may be a scam I don't know, but if it was me in your shoes especially faced with these threats I'd be tempted to say give me back the money (minus the 60 fake which likely he doesn't have now) and give him back the phone. I'd be very pissed off about the whole thing and being down 60, but I'd rather get this person off my back and sleep soundly.

Also, you say it was paid for with money from your wages, so I'm assuming you get paid in cash ? You could ask whoever pays you where the money was from, although you still probably won't get any satisfaction. Unfortunately with fake notes, someone is always going to be a loser frown

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863738
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Tell him if he thinks your money is fake to report it to the police, the sound of the word police will probably give him the shivers and he will back off. Stand your ground and don't be scared by his idle threats.

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863740
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Dilly is right, i would also tell him that you have also reported his threats to the police and explained everything to them. You shouldn't hear back from him.

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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863745
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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863748
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A 'death threat' is always a priority and a threat to smash your head in and kidnap , should be taken very seriously by the police.
If you do involve them don't be happy with Mr.Plodd coming to take your statement, insist on a Sergeant visiting you. You are entitled too, and that is advice given by a solicitor.


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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863783
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Get police involved.

Also, be careful he doesn't have the phone blocked.
If he originally had it on contract, there's a good chance he'd have insurance on it so nothing to stop him reporting it stolen to claim a new phone.

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: danjaylai] #863792
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Does he know your address, hope you didn't give it to him. Wouldn't worry if he doesn't know.

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863806
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When you report it to the police they must follow up with a home visit. If not then you can go back and ask why?

I reported a incident which went in the log book, at wallasey police station. Then I had to report it again this situation and they asked did an officer follow up your log? I told them no and then i was informed they should have done frown

It may only be community police / local bobby but they should follow up any complaints made.

My advice

* Put his number on block and save any text messages.
* At the least notify gumtree as this may have happened previously.

Horrible situation to be in I hope it all turns out ok.


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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863812
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I've reported it to the police but haven't heard anything from them
Luckily he doesn't know my address but now he's threatening to block the phone if I don't pay him

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: StevesmithTRFC] #863817
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Check the emei number to see if the phone is stolen anyway, if it is you could get into trouble yourself.

buying second hand phones is a no go these days unless you know the person and trust them.

you have been scammed, he is trying to scare you into handing more money over.

You pay him now and next week he will do it again.

type his phone number into google to see what else comes up, i bet he has more stuff for Sale like that.


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Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: _Ste_] #863839
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Originally Posted by _Ste_
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Thats not very nice thing to say.

Re: Alleged Fake Money [Re: Santos] #863862
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Originally Posted by Santos
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Thats not very nice thing to say.
no its not nice, we are not all the same ste.

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