Monday, September 14, 2009

Scams on Craigslist

I posted some items on Craigslist for my dad. The site informed me, in no uncertain terms, not to accept Cashier's Checks or money orders as they can be faked. I didn't realize this. Sure enough, the same day I posted, I received two emails from people saying a) they were too busy to pick the item up themselves, b) they would have their "shipper" do the pickup, and c) would send a cashier's check. In one case, the fellow said he would send more than the purchase price; we could then refund him the leftover. Was he from Nigeria?

One item, a trailer, did sell, and my dad was very happy to give it to a buyer who seemed like a perfect match.


Anonymous Ann said...

No matter what the venue, sadly, there is a possibility for fraud. I just read that people are taking money from those they meet on online dating sites. I'm glad your Dad got his money AND a good feeling about the buyer.

8:41 PM  

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