craiglist scams

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many ways that scams go on on craigslist

they send a check that is over the amount of the item
they go after high dollar items so they can make a bigger haul

you list your lathe for 4000 and they purposely send you a check for

they say ooops i sent too much can you send me the 1000 back
or maybe even say send me 950 since i caused this problem

of course their check is no good

best way to handle this is only take cash
or if the check is written on a bank nearby take the check to that

the bank will tell you right away if it is real

some sellers will actually accept a check and give the buyer the
lathe and pay them the over amount

losing a lathe and cash

if i am offered a check in person i say sure
i will drive us both to that bank right now and we can cash it together

Re: craiglist scams
On 2018-05-05 10:06 AM, Electric Comet wrote:
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My son saw an ad for some hi-tech equipment that was worth a 4000km  
round trip to collect in person. The "seller" told him he would ship it  
- just send me the money by Western Union. Yeah, right!

Re: craiglist scams
On Sat, 5 May 2018 12:20:53 -0600 wrote:

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yes scammers on both sides

sellers scamming buyers and vice versa

most are not sophisticated at all and the online sites do little to nothing
to stop them

in case of craigslist local sheriff or police might get involved if a local

scams on ebay and amazon and paypal are taken to next level

all three are publicly traded so if it helps their bottom line it is ok
to look the other way

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