Classified Scam : Richard Doakes


PseudonymRichard Doakes
Scam contentsThis person offered to pay for an ipad I advertised on Gumtree. He sent several spoof emails supposedly from paypal. Asking fir evidence of postage before releasing funds into my paypal account, with false statements. Paypal confirmed they are spoof emails. He received the ipad I had sold, but never sent any payment.
Your comments / analysisAwaiting Richard Doakes response to several emails sent requesting the return of the ipad. Police, paypal and action fraud notified of this persons scam.
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  • Jamie 10/04/2019 at 03:53 PM

    Had the same guy try to do this to me. I didn't send the item, but I can see why people would fall for it.

  • D 10/15/2019 at 11:37 PM

    This same thing happened with me yesterday. The money was for my children’s Christmas presents. £300!! iPhone 7 Plus

  • 7ony 10/20/2019 at 10:18 PM

    Glad i googled this email and came across this site. Something didnt feel right. Withing minutes of posting and ad i had a message from this email ( They were wanting to purchase an Iphone X i was selling. Started off with do you still have this and how much? Next message was you ok with Paypal? I said yes but you will need to cover postage to Coventry. Next mesage was. Fine. 10 for postage. Send money request to

    Not once did they ask any questions about the phone. Just seemed off.

  • Kirsten 10/30/2019 at 04:27 PM

    My 16 has also been scammed with her iPhone - £200. Shame on this man.

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