So are you saying that it is highly unlikely the police will investigate?
You say I am storing their information without their consent but surely I must have their consent if they freely sent me their CV in the first place of their own free will?
I agree with you regarding avoiding any further contact.
No, Gumtree haven't contacted me as yet, but then again I did deactivate my account after this sorry incident but I realize I can still be traced through my credit card details when I paid to have the job advertisement published.
Thank you AJ.
This has certainly put my mind at rest.
Regarding the fake email account, I should note that these people would not have any knowledge of this as all correspondence is exchanged through gumtree's server and not direct.
If I receive such a request to 'forget them in essence', then I will of course politely reply by destroying their CV's held in my possession.
However, its very much doubtful this will happen as they will now have no way of contacting me through Gumtree now I have deactivated my account.