Text from a scammer?How do they do it?

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  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    Hi all, after putting my van up for sale on Gumtree I got a text message from a BILL WRIGHT -no number just the name -how do they do that ?Did not reply (don't do text) but a friend tried to text back saying please phone,it came back unable to send --Now we are both confused as to how they managed to send a name and no number ?
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    maybe not from a phone Terry.. you can text from a PC ..

    through email, Skype, or a number of other free online services
     
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    Would that send a name Jim ? if so i may try and email it :Smile:--iis it me that has scammers on my mind ? :Wink:
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    probably..:Laughing:

    but you can't be too careful.. :thumb:
     
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    Cheers Jim I will drop him a e mail :thumb: It does not help when he gives a gmail add on which to email him on:Wink: :Eek!::Eeek::BigGrin:
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    I use skype regularly to send sms texts and I have often wondered how the recipients know who sent the text. I have now conducted an experiment and a little research !!

    On skype sms settings it is possible to choose between your phone number or skype name being displayed to the recipient.
     
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    Thanks it looks like it is a scammer -just sent a email off telling him to ring me/will ring back and I suddenly get a email off gumtree telling me I have a message and asking me to log into gumtree --forwarding me to GT log in --the address was not Gts one :Wink: but I could see how very easy it was to get caught out ,it looked exactly the same as the log in page-:Eeek:
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