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How to tell a craigslist scammer

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If you try to sell anything on Craigslist you are going to be bombarded with Craigslist scams. It's a fact of life that there are hundreds of Craigslist scams happening on an hourly basis. Scammers are continuously scanning the pages looking for some innocent person to scam. So how do you Spot a Craigslist scam? Smascherare una Truffa su Craigslist. Look for the broken English. The vast majority of Craigslist scams come from foreign countries.

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Watch for flowery language. Most Craigslist scams use a lot of apologies, religious references, rambling about family problems. Do they offer you more money? The classic Craigslist scam recipe is the bad check. Offer you more money and ask for some in return. Since the item's still up for sale, please email me your details full name, contact address, email and phone numberso that I can issue the payment via cashier's check.

I'll also arrange for the pick up. They then ask you to reimburse the additional amount but the cashier's check is a fake. Watch out for sweet talk. They can't meet with you, but are certain you How to tell a craigslist scammer a good person.

There is always some reason why the Craigslist scammer cannot meet with you. That is a big red flag. Be aware that they will always show a sense of urgency. The basis of any Craigslist scam is to get you to act without thinking about it.

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If an out-of-state buyer sends a check for over the amount, and asks you to wait until the check clears, then pay the shipper the excess amount, is this a scam? Not Helpful 5 Helpful They asked for less money then I was going to give. I was going to give first and last month's upfront, but they said first is okay.

Then I was unsure so I agreed to pay half first.

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Is this a scam? Having been scammed on Craigslist, make sure you are there, and able to see the apartment before you give them any money. Don't send money, whatever amount, and expect the apartment to even exist. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2. If a seller requests that a buyer email another address, could it be a scam? It might be, you can flag conversations where you use Craigslist's relay system, but you can't if you don't use their system.

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They might also be after your real email address. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. I am selling a pool table. A potential buyer wants to send a cashier's check and have me send the table, sight unseen. Paying full price without seeing it seems odd to me and he wants my information and phone number for sending the check.


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