Gumtree/Paypal Scammer Carlos Janet

I was contacted by Carlos Janet regarding my adverts for some second hand evening gowns. He/She expressed interest and eventually sent the following message which is identical to the one in the link.
"i will like to inform you that am buying the items for my Family in Thornton Heath,so i will be the one responsible for the pickup and delivery stuff.kindly get back to me with your full name and address so that i can forward it to the pick up agent to calculate the pick up fees for me."
The scammer then asks you to pay the fee for the pick up agent before the funds can be released into your Paypal account.
Basically, never ever pay anyone anything when you are selling an item.

Report ID: 30088
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Address: Online
Crime Date/Time: 7 Aug 2018, 15:08 PM
Reported By: ErinN
Reported Date: 7 Aug 2018, 15:08 PM
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