All, beware there is a scammer lurking about on FW. yesterday, I received a text message form a mobile number, saying he'd seen my post on FW asking for a sounder. he asked if I wanted to buy a HDS9 gen 3, with nav card, for $450. firkin good deal I thought. I agreed to the sale, and only after that did he mentioned he is located in Bunbury. I asked if he comes to Perth, to which he said he doesn't, and we then agreed to transfer money and he would post it. I then asked him to send some photos of the unit, of which he did. a few minutes later, I did a quick google, to see what a HDS9 gen 3 looked like, and BANG, up pops the same pictures off a eBay ad! the cunt was trying to scam me... I hit him up straight away, saying his photos are off ebay, and to send more photos, etc, and then..... SILENCE. no response. GONE COLD. I now see he is trying to flog off a HOOK9 on Fishwrecked this morning. his user name is Davidgham, he has only been a member for 1 day, and his phone number is 0411 260 445. he is now saying he lives in Albany (not Bunbury). I also have his bank account number, and he is getting reported to the cops. beware peeps. save the number in your phone. these cunts do exist.

Image Upload: 

Posts: 13

Date Joined: 25/10/12

 Seems like he has a lot of

Mon, 2018-02-12 08:25

 Seems like he has a lot of gear considering he has posted on most the WTB ads in the for sale section aswell

Darren253's picture

Posts: 368

Date Joined: 23/07/16


Mon, 2018-02-12 08:27

8 posts in the for sale section, mostly offering items in response to WTB adverts 

must have quite the range of fishing gear, or a large photo range anyway!

scotto's picture

Posts: 2185

Date Joined: 21/04/08


Mon, 2018-02-12 08:32

absolute fuckin scumbag. very nearly got me too, as he was brazen enough to approach with a mobile phone number, name, and bank account number.

Posts: 584

Date Joined: 30/12/09

 Good pick up scotto. Lucky

Mon, 2018-02-12 08:45

 Good pick up scotto. Lucky you didn’t get stung. 


 Get busy living, or get busy dying!

big john's picture

Posts: 7953

Date Joined: 20/07/06

Good job

Mon, 2018-02-12 09:06

Good pickup Scotto, glad you didn't get stung.


WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs and saltwater soft plastic jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup or online in my web store!

Travis p's picture

Posts: 708

Date Joined: 28/07/16


Mon, 2018-02-12 09:07

 Now trying to flog a 4k stella in buy swap n trade


Smooth Seas Never Made A Good Skipper!

Helen's picture

Posts: 569

Date Joined: 06/02/10

Wow that is terrible. Thanks

Mon, 2018-02-12 09:18

Wow that is terrible. Thanks for the heads up. Lucky i only buy my stuff from the stores we have as sponsors on here.


Helen's picture

Posts: 569

Date Joined: 06/02/10

Scotto, could he be selling

Mon, 2018-02-12 09:20

Scotto, could he be selling stolen stuff rather than being a scammer? Maybe everyone needs to watch their stuff.


z00m's picture

Posts: 1064

Date Joined: 10/05/14

Price was first sign

Mon, 2018-02-12 09:23

Price was the first sign it was either a scam or stolen.  

z00m's picture

Posts: 1064

Date Joined: 10/05/14

Hook 9

Mon, 2018-02-12 09:32

The hook 9 he has advertised is also listed for sale on ebay from a NSW seller. 

Posts: 236

Date Joined: 08/06/15

Good pick up! I did think it

Mon, 2018-02-12 10:04

Good pick up! I did think it was a bit strange that someone had so much gear that people were looking for. I wonder if it is the same guy that scammed sea-kem with those rigs??? Lucky you were switched on scotto. The cops will probably do f@$k all anyway.

quest's picture

Posts: 240

Date Joined: 03/08/15

 Well done Scott. Bloody good

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:28

 Well done Scott. Bloody good you had a bit of a look around. 

If sounds too good to be true it probably is.

sea-kem's picture

Posts: 11307

Date Joined: 30/11/09

 Seems to be a few of them

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:53

 Seems to be a few of them around at the moment :/ Well done for fronting him Scotto.


Love the West!

Posts: 40

Date Joined: 10/02/13

Surely saved others on scamgham"

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:57

 Good to see you caught him out Scott and others now warned.

After you showed trust in myself as a Fishwrecked member ( offered to let me drive off on my own in his car for a test drive that he was selling when at work ) and showed similar trust throughout the sale it's a shame that another fellow that signed on to the site behaves like this.

I'm always uncomfortable doing deals where you can't meet the person face to face. I did buy a transducer in the not too distant past from a guy in Darwin and that turned out fine but knew I was taking a risk.

Hope this "Davidgham" is tracked down soon by someone he has scammed and gets what is coming to him!



Francis's picture

Posts: 209

Date Joined: 17/06/08

 Good pickup, hopefully this

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:03

 Good pickup, hopefully this is resolved by the police. 

Posts: 5015

Date Joined: 17/06/10

Great post

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:48

What a low life, thanks for posting up this guys con artist ways. This gives a heads up to all members and is much appreciated I'm sure as people could be scammed or buying doggy gear without knowing it.
I very much appreciate what you have done.

Posts: 251

Date Joined: 21/11/16

 Yeah good pickup. Don’t

Mon, 2018-02-12 14:59

 Yeah good pickup. Don’t think I’d ever transfer money to someone’s bank and trust them to post unless I knew them. Fucking dog

sea-kem's picture

Posts: 11307

Date Joined: 30/11/09

 Yep as you know I made that

Mon, 2018-02-12 18:46

 Yep as you know I made that mistake recently, never again.


Love the West!

grantarctic1's picture

Posts: 2540

Date Joined: 03/03/11

Great work

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:20

 Great work Scotto , can you pm me his bank details, might be able to get some details to report him with . 

scotto's picture

Posts: 2185

Date Joined: 21/04/08


Mon, 2018-02-12 16:30

 his bsb is 086288, acc 435082121

Travis p's picture

Posts: 708

Date Joined: 28/07/16

This guy

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:28

 Will go silent for a while delete hes account change number etc but he will be back on here with new name details etc and new tatics pretty soon so id keep an eye out and only buy shit face to face anyway


Smooth Seas Never Made A Good Skipper!

rob90's picture

Posts: 874

Date Joined: 06/02/13

 Cheers for shedding light on

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:32

 Cheers for shedding light on this oxygen theifs ways. People work hard to earn money to pay bills and buy toys, scumbags like this want all the fruits without lifting their arse off the couch. Davidgham your probs reading this so hopefully you choke on your next bong that was most probably paid for by another hard working person.


 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

Simo_'s picture

Posts: 1377

Date Joined: 13/11/06

 Fuckin dog, hopefully

Mon, 2018-02-12 17:03

 Fuckin dog, hopefully someone kicks his teeth in.


Bring on April

Posts: 393

Date Joined: 20/02/11

 Adam should be able to pass

Mon, 2018-02-12 17:45

 Adam should be able to pass on his IP address which the police may be able to use to get a physical address (if he doesn't live where his phone is registered to).



little johnny's picture

Posts: 3292

Date Joined: 04/12/11


Mon, 2018-02-12 18:30

Unfortunately happens all the time. Dickwads . Top stuff hopefully he gets done

surge's picture

Posts: 171

Date Joined: 17/08/09

 cheers bud keep eye out 

Mon, 2018-02-12 18:57

 cheers bud keep eye out


Adam Gallash's picture

Posts: 15062

Date Joined: 29/11/05


Mon, 2018-02-12 18:59

 Cheers Scotto.  Have blocked him and removed the multiple posts so no one else gets caught out.


will keep an eye open for other suspect accounts.

Have kept this one if you wish to pursue with authorities.

Thread locked.



Site Admin - Just ask if you need assistance