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If you happen to see something on Craigslist that looks scammy, you should send an email to “[email protected]” and give them as much detail as you can about the listing.
Make sure you include URL (or 8 digit post ID number) in your email.
If you’re selling something and you think a con artist has expressed interest, forward it to “[email protected]” There some sites out there that attempt to capitalize on Craigslist’s success.
Just make sure that you haven’t ended up at some other common misspelling of the Craigslist domain.Emails from Nigeria offering you more than your selling price if you accept their check or money order are typical.The fact that this is a scam may seem obvious but there are lots of variations on this theme that fool people every day.Read more about Online Rental Scams Craigslist Apartment Rental Scams Rental Scams – How to detect and avoid them Buying and selling cars on Craigslist cab be a huge money-saver for both parties.Both can expect to make or save more than if they had gone to a dealership.In the offer I mentioned earlier both Oregon and California were misspelled and English was obviously not their native language.That doesn’t necessarily mean the inquiry is coming from abroad but it’s certainly a red flag.If there’s any doubt, go back and re-type the URL or do a search for “Craigslist” to be sure.Fraud in New York City’s Craigslist classifieds has become so pervasive that Craigslist has considered charging a fee for its ads.Most these scams follow the same pattern you see on e Bay and other online auction sites.Try posting that you have a piece of jewelry or some other easily-mailed valuable item for sale and the first response you get will probably be someone trying scam you.