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How to report an ad on Gumtree

Wednesday 26 September 2012, by

We work around the clock to try and keep Gumtree as clean and safe as can be, but with over 2 million ads live at any one time, it can be a little tricky. You might occasionally see an ad that makes you think twice – perhaps the language doesn’t seem quite right? Maybe it looks a bit suspicious? Is the deal just too good to be true?

Well, you can be an extra pair of eyes and ears for us. Help us flag suspicious content by looking in the top right hand corner of an ad and clicking the link that says “Report”. Tell us what you think the problem is, and we’ll get to it as quickly as possible.


Similarly, if you ever receive an email through Gumtree that you’re not happy with, all you have to do is click on the “Report this reply” link to let us know if there’s something odd about it.

If you ever have any issues, check out our Stay Safe pages for advice, or you can email us anytime at


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