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Anonymous
West Linn, OR, United States
2016-02-15 19:58:01
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+8 David Robin at it Again!  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Robin
Telephone:
   617-453-3642
David Robin,

As reported here, If you look him up on this site or many others dealing with online scams, you'll see David Robin. He/they try to run a scam on anyone selling a motorcycle. Posted my bike for sale. Within 10 mins, I got a text asking if the motorcycle was still available and its condition. I responded and instantly got a "I'll take it, but I have to pay via PayPal and I'll have a mover pick it up" Its the same scam that's been documented here. They try to "buy" motorcycles via paypal, they don't try to bargain, they ask the bike's condition and then say I'll take it. They/He of course has to pay you via paypal and of course they are across the country from you. In my case he was at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, MA. As soon as I asked for an address and his air force specialist code(I was in the Air Force), they bailed out of the scam and never responded with another text. I never got him to send me the phony paypal email.

IF someone is willing to buy a motorcycle sight unseen from across the country at full price and can only pay via paypal. Its a scam!
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-02-16 12:07:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Robin David
Email Address:
   robindavid@gmail.com
I have my motorcycle for sale on Craigslist for sale. I received a text this morning asking for my paypal account information to send me money. The only questions he wanted to know was if I was the original owner. Never asked for photographs or anything, stated he stationed at an air force base.

Kacey   (Denton, TX, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-02-14 10:28:39
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Robin
Telephone:
   +17248032537
I was selling my wife's motorcycle and the conversation went exactly as described above.
"Wanna know the condition, are you the first or second owner? and how long have you had it?" "i'll take it. I'll have to pay you through PayPal because I'm currently in the Hanscom Air Force Base at Massachusetts. I have a Mover that will come for pickup once payment is cleared in your PayPal account" "I am David Robin and do you have a paypal account?"
I asked him for a physical ID through the Craigslist email and then found this site. I know not to deal with him at all anymore.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-02-07 15:12:39
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Robin
Email Address:
   robindavid582@gmail.com
Posted a motorcycle today and within about 20 minutes I received a text message from 'david robbin' with interest in the bike. He as well asked me if it was available and right after said "I'll take it". Said he could only pay via paypal because he was at an AFB and he would have a mover come pick it up. I also received numerous text messages in a row. Unfortunately I gave him my email address to transfer money, and it was then when I received an email asking me to transfer money to complete the transaction and realized it's a scam! I also am glad I saw this blog to confirm it. Thanks guys!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-02-06 11:57:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David robin
Email Address:
   robindavid583@gmail.com
Posted an ad on Craigslist for a motorcycle within minutes he contacted me about it. Gave me the air force bs and the mover will come get it. Didn't negotiate price and sent me his PayPal address to request payment. Looked up his PayPal and got this page. Thanks for the heads up everyone.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-01-25 10:48:43
 Scammer
  Information
Telephone:
   6172139088
They asked me if I still had my bike available, Then wanted to know the condition and whether I was the first or second owner and how long I had owned the bike. They then said they'd take it and were "currently in the Hanscom Air Force Base at Massachusetts". They sadi they had to pay with Pay Pal and would have a mover come get it once the payment cleared. I asked what his name, rank, and AFSC were, and no response, so I googled the number and here we are.

scott   (Crestview, FL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-01-18 18:50:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Robin David
texting me after I posted selling a windsurf board on the Florida Craigslist. He kept insisting I set up a paypal account for him to put the money into then he would have a his moving company come pick it up. He didn't even know where I lived. I let him know I'm reporting this, and also let him know I looked up his name and Robin David scammer came up.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-12-19 14:10:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Robbin David
Email Address:
   robindavid583@gmail.com
Telephone:
   617-213-9088
exactly what has already been reported on this site. He was easy to find. I googled Robin David scams and also call Hanscom Air Base and he is NOT employed there.

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-02-21 14:04:45
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Robin
Email Address:
   robindavid583@gmail.com
He tried buying my '08 Jeep Wrangler on 2/21/16 with the same exact thing huge scam please advise

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