Does Gumtree work with law enforcement?

Gumtree works with local and international law enforcement agencies to help keep the site free from scams and other illegal activities. We're committed to keeping Gumtree a safe place, and will always assist in a criminal investigation. In accordance with our privacy policy and data protection legislation, we'll provide evidence to law enforcement and give evidence in court where necessary.


If you're a member of the police, Trading Standards or any other law enforcement agency, contact us here with your request by creating a ticket;

Report > Law enforcement inquiry


While most individuals who use Gumtree have success with buying, selling, renting or connecting with others, from time to time we do receive reports of people attempting to scam or defraud our users. We have found that one of the best ways to address this problem is to ensure that all transactions take place locally and in-person. Remember that Gumtree is a local classifieds web site and Ads are not reviewed before they go live on the site.


So if you have been in contact with a potentially fraudulent ad please contact us using the "Contact Gumtree" link below and if you haven't already done so advise the police to log a ticket or email us as per above and we will provide all the information about the ad directly to them.


For further safety tips check out here

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