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Clackamas, OR, United States
Classified Ads Scam
|+15 David Robin at it Again! 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!
Most recent is listed first.
Follow Ups/Extra Information.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-05-21 14:06:03|
I posted an ad for my car and received the same response as noted above, asked if it was available and then asked if I was the first owner and how long I had it, then he did the same thing, through Paypal, currently at Hanscome Air Force Base, a mysterious mover. Tried calling him and he responded that calling is restricted and wouldn't be able to call until "next month 25th". I asked for further information (hadn't said his name yet) and need more support, he completely ignored that and asked about the details of where the car is to set up where he should send the mover to, I again asked for his name and then he responded "David H Robin" (nice touch with the H). I then searched his name and found this on 5/21/18. Thanks for the internet and haven't heard anything from him now!
|B Sterling ( Portland, OR, United States) Added the following extra information on :2018-02-17 10:29:41|
He reached out about a flatbed trailer I was selling on Craigslist in Portland, OR in February 2018. Same story:
* He's interested, but wants to know the condition and how long I've owned it.
* After my response, he wants to buy it, but needs to use PayPal because he's at Hanscom Air Force Base. A mover will come pick it up after payment clears.
* I asked him to send the mover with cash
* He insisted on PayPal because it protects buyers and sellers
* I asked for his name, email, the mover's name/company, mover's number, and to work out a pickup time
* He said he was David H Robin, 267 Concord Rd, Bedford, MA 01730. The mover is Howard Jerry.
At this point, I found this website and ended the transaction.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-12-12 15:09:46|
the guy changed a bit his name, but is still doing the same shit...he wanted to buy my car without seeing it or bargain the price...all he wanted was my paypal acount to transfer the money asap...that´s how the conversation went
"I'm okay with the price and condition of the item and i'm ready to purchase it, kindly get back to me with the pick up address and your paypal email for the payment,i will be arranging the pick up myself through my shipping company."
after i confronted him with that page here, he never answered...
just by the way...i´m located in Germany, so the guy is now trying is SCAM also over here...
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-08-30 10:03:31|
Wants to use PayPal to pay for equipment. Is at Hanscom Air Force Base and lives at 267 Concord Rd. Bedford, MA 01730. (But the house is currently up from sale - 8/30/17)
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-06-22 12:06:13|
Looks like he's at it again...same exact story!! I'm selling my car and I've posted it on Craigslist and Facebook and I received a text asking if it was still available, I said yes, he asked the condition, and then said he'll take it. He didn't negotiate or anything. He said it'd have to be through paypal because he's at the hanscom Air Force base in MA....my naïve self believed him, and gave him my paypal link, email and home address, THANKFULLY I called my dad to tell him the "good" news and he warned me to check it out and within a minute of googling his name I found this site! I've since removed all cards and banking information off of my paypal and closed my paypal account. (*note: this all just happened within the last 2 hours) my only hope is that he didn't somehow access my banking information off PayPal before I had a chance to delete it.
There's a special place in hell for these type of people.
..and this is why we can't have nice things.
My name is Richard Wilson. I'm a PayPal representative in charge of your transaction with Mr David Robin(email@example.com).
Kindly reply to this message if you have any question regarding this transaction and I will be happy to help you. This email was chosen to monitor the transaction between the buyer and the seller, so we will greatly appreciate if you could get back to us here so that we can process and credit your account fully.
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|Dale ( Endicott, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-05-10 09:24:56|
Same thing about being in the service. I advised a 30 day hold on all checks etc. Never texted back. Gov't should hang these types for the scam and using the Military as part of the scam. I have sent many of these scammers to the Federal Trade Commision.
|Dawn michele ( Milwaukee, WI, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-05-05 11:00:36|
I have a refrigerated trailer for sale. Only online for an hour or so. Got a text message asking if it was still available. I said yes. He asked what the condition was and how many owners. Said it Sounded good, he would take it, but would have to arrange done through PayPal as he is at Hanscom AFB Bedford MA. As soon as the payment cleared, he would be having a hauler come and get it. I googled the phone number, and here we are. He's not very bright, doesn't even change his name or information. What a jerk
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-04-15 19:49:41|
Pretty much same thing that has been said every time! Husband had his bike for sale on Craigslist and this person texted wanting to know if bike was still available and if my husband was sole owner. This bike came with a salvage title and this guy still wanted it for asking price with out seeing it. He claimed he was at air force base in Bedford Massachusetts and that when payment clears his shipper will pick it up! Wow! I thank God for finding this list! Btw we gave them our email address and was sent things from "PayPal" not sure if it was legit or not but deleted them right away. I did open the emails and there was a payment for 600 more than the asking price. Thank you!
|Hogan7070 ( Oak Lawn, IL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-03-24 16:37:45|
same as the rest. posted my csr on craigslist and rec'd text asking about how many owners and condition. said he would take it but was in the air force based in Massachusetts and would have a mover pick it up. went as far as to give my wife his # to set up payment thru paypal. asked for his name and contact info and he gave me the name David Robin. googled the phone # and name and found this. thanks
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-02-16 12:07:08|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2016-02-21 14:04:45|
He tried buying my '08 Jeep Wrangler on 2/21/16 with the same exact thing huge scam please advise
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