Craigslist Scams

Craigslist scams have been running for years, but new iterations and new forms of scams on the world’s most popular classifieds board are emerging constantly. You need to be aware of what common scams exist.

One of the most common is the Craigslist cashier’s check scam, where the scammer sends a cashier’s check or money order for double the price of something and asking for the balance to be sent to them. Half the money doesn’t exist, leaving the recipient on the hook with the bank.

 

Craigslist Scams: List Below

Craigslist PayPal scams are also common, involving phishing sites made to look like PayPal, or scammers sending you someone else’s funds and you being left on the hook to repay them.

Craigslist rental scams of phony rental listings are also known to exist. Craigslist is a fantastic tool for buying and selling, but be aware of the dangers. See below:

How to Avoid Craigslist Scams

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Craigslist and OfferUp Paypal Scam

Craigslist, LetGo, and OfferUp Scams Are Using a New Twist While Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Oodle, or Facebook Marketplace contains many legitimate ads, they also bring out many scammers. These crooks use the sites to make a quick buck by taking advantage of their victims’ trusting nature. One such scam is currently circulating on the site: […]

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Online Store Blowout

Online Store Blowout Sale Scam: How It Works You might come across an online shop that is “closing down today” and has a final blowout sale, advertised on all the social networking sites. You could find this fake ad on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or even Craigslist. The promotion uses a stock photography and has […]

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