]]>“…an advert was placed on the Gumtree website advertising a car for sale privately at a very low price.

On contacting the seller, the victim would be told a discounted price would be available for cash, and then set up a meeting.

On arrival, the victim would be met by one man and then lured to a
secluded area, where they would be met by a group of between two and
nine other men who would rob the victim of cash and other property.

The gang used weapons including handguns, knives and a baseball bat during the robberies in January.”

Becareful with strangers you met on the internet. The World Wide Web has helped to distribute information, create more millionaires, provide entertainment and so much more. But it is also a place where scammers exploit your trust and scam you out of your money, and sometimes even your life.