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I’ve just been “hit-on” by a Gumtree Buyer!
So, do I just ignore his emails ( and hope he gets the message) or reply & advise him I am married with kids!
Keep in mind he knows where I live!

Posted anonymously, 13th January 2015

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  • Gumtree has no safety measures that I am aware of. I had a badvexperienceband nothing was done about it. In this instance with you, I suggest you do not ignore this person, report to police immediately. You can’t take chances with your safety. Get all of your details removed from Gumtree.

  • I would ignore him and hope he gives up, if not tell him you want him to back off and that your husband is not happy. If he does not stop or gets abusive I would contact the police, I would also be contacting gumtree to let them know so they can ban him as this is not right.

  • Does Gumtree show your address to people?

  • wow that’s scary, does gumtree show your address? Is there a contact for gumtree you can speak with to maybe have him banned from it?

  • Yeah I would ignore to start with and if it becomes persistant… I would send an email back saying that you are married. He’ll get the hint.

  • That’s dodgy! If it were me, I’d ignore it initially and hope that he gets the hint. If he persists then I’d straight out tell him to stop contacting you. If he gets aggressive then don’t hesitate in contacting the police.

  • Thats just not okay! The thing that I hate about Gumtree is there is no security. I have had fishy emails, bad phone calls and bad experiences too. I no longer feel safe with this site.

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