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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received (Trevor)
Happy Valley, South Australia, Australia
2012-03-17 18:04:49
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (
+1 Buyer scam on Gumtree 
Robert Warner (obviously fake)
Email Address:
SMS Message from +16786617688:

Is the car still available for sale and whats your final price email me my battery is flat so we can talk better – Sent from iPhone4

So sent the reply via email

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM, name_removed wrote:

Hi Robert, just organising some pics for you


From: Robert Warner [] Sent: Thursday, 15 March 2012 3:58 PM To: Name_Removed Subject: Re: ford focus

May i know your asking price please?


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM, name_removed wrote:

As advertised at $7000 , if you wish to negotiate would like it to be done in person

and recieved

From: Robert Warner []
Sent: Thursday, 15 March 2012 4:14 PM
To: name_removed
Subject:Re: ford focus
Thank you for the message, i will take it for that amount since i am interested in the purchase for my daughter who just moved to Malaysia where this is needed and due to my inability to walk i will be making use of a shipping company to have this picked up from you and have it delivered to her. Further arrangements will be made with you in regards to the pick up once i have paid you.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won’t be be able to see this in person, what’s the Paypal email to send funds to in order for me to pay you.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anne   (Corio, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-03-19 07:22:05
Robert Warner
Email Address:
Contact by Robert Warner wishing to purchase our car via Gumtree site happy to pay full price no need to negotiate as was wishing to buy for his daughter who has recently moved to Malaysia. He is unable to come and view the vehicle in person due to incapacitation, he would be going to make necessary arrangements to have the vehicle collected by his elected freight company. Robert requested more photos to be sent as wanted one more look at the interior of the car. He wanted to pay via Paypal or direct deposit into our bank account. I was not feeling confident that this was genuine enquiry so I did some research only to come across this same story for another vehile only a few days earlier word for word. Sent email off to dear Robert saying if can not meet face to face then our business would not be going forward. Do not expect to hear anything from him now. 18th March 2012.

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