Gumtree doesnt offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs. Any emails you receive that talk about such systems are scams, even if they may have the Gumtree logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please report it to us.
How do I protect myself when selling on Gumtree?
These are Gumtrees general safety tips to protect yourself from scams:Protect your computer with the latest version of your web browser and use an anti-virus program.Never let your email address or passwords be visible on any website.Always check contact numbers and websites independently.Hang up on suspicious callers.More items •25 Apr 2018
What can I do if I get scammed on Gumtree?
If youre looking at an ad that looks suspicious or fraudulent, you can report the ad right then and there using Gumtrees online tool. Just click the “Report” button under the sellers name to flag the ad as suspicious. Gumtree will get your notification and take it from there.
Will PayPal refund me if I get scammed?
If you paid for something via PayPal, but the item never arrived, or you suspect fraud, you can cancel the payment on your own. In case the payment is pending for more than 30 days, the amount will be automatically refunded to your account.
What is PayPal buyer Protection fee?
You dont pay for buyer or seller protection, it is offered by paypal for all sales that are paid using the send money tab OR via a money request or invoice. Sellers pay to receive all online payments for sales via paypal, buyers do not ever pay a fee and should not be asked to pay it.
Can I report a scammer on Gumtree?
If youve been scammed, think someone is trying to scam you, or have been the victim of a cybercrime, you can make a report online. If the scam originates: in NSW and you know the name of the business or trader, you can report to NSW Fair Trading online by lodging a complaint, or call 13 32 20.
What is not covered by PayPal buyer Protection?
Whats not Covered? Intangible items like services, real estate, motorized vehicles (of any kind), custom made items, travel tickets, industrial machinery (for manufacturing), prepaid or gift cards, anything you buy in person, or items that violate PayPals policies or eBays policies.
What is a safe way to pay on Gumtree?
To use PayPal to pay for your purchases on Gumtree:Link your PayPal account to your Gumtree account. Chat with your seller in the Gumtree app about the listing that you are interested in. Meet up with your seller and confirm the sale in person.More items