SCAM ALERT: Passion Digital is NOT selling any products
Unfortunately, our website name and address are being used fraudulently to scam people using platforms like Gumtree. This is a scam, please do not fall for it.
If you are contacted by anyone supposedly working for Passion Digital to offer the products that you are looking for, please, please ignore and do not give him/her any information; not personal, not financial, not of any kind.
Please note that we don’t sell any products on our website or through any other platforms. Email addresses from anyone at Passion should end on @passiondigital.co.uk.
We have now reported this issue to Action Fraud, the relevant police department and Gumtree, but there is nothing else we can do at this very moment.
Please do use the internet safely and always use the below Gumtree Guidelines for safely buying and selling:
- Know the Market
It’s important to know what the average cost of the item you’re looking for is in comparison to the ad you’re viewing. If it’s drastically less than similar items, be careful. Fraudsters often post a once-in-a-lifetime deal to pull in as many people as possible. The common saying stands: if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
- Do Your Research
If you’re buying an item, get to know what normally comes with it and make sure that all the parts you’ll need are there. For high-valued items, it’s also important to know what replicas look like and how to tell if it’s genuine.
- If you’re looking into a service, job, or anything offered by a business, look up the company online. Make sure that their address and phone number check out. If available, look up some online reviews.
- Don’t Give Out Personal Information
When speaking to individuals online, it’s important to be cautious when giving out information. Never give out your identification or banking details unless you are 100% sure that you’re speaking with the real company. Note: Gumtree’s customer service team will never ask for your identification, passwords, or banking details.
- Meet in Person Before Paying
A Fraudster’s greatest tool is that online translations are anonymous. Don’t provide any money until after you’ve met them in person and had a chance to inspect the item. We recommend that you meet during the day in a busy, public location like a coffee shop.
- Choose Safe Payment Methods
Many forms of money transfer can be faked or are hard to reverse should anything go wrong. If you can’t use cash, use safer methods such as PayPal and make sure that the payment has been processed before trading the item.
- Trust Your Gut
Sometimes a sale just seems off. If anything isn’t sitting right with you, don’t be afraid to walk away. You are not obligated to follow through with a transaction even if you’ve already agreed to a price.