Craigs list dating scams
Then the seller will arrange to have the car picked up by a middleman, or pick-up agent.By the time the seller realizes the check was a fake, they’ve lost the money they wired to the buyer as well as their car.It used to be that when you wanted to find an apartment for rent, buy a used car, or pick up used, secondhand items like furniture or a washer and dryer, you looked in the classified section of the newspaper.But like with most other things these days, the Internet has taken over and made things even easier.Avoid becoming a victim by understanding how they operate and what types of tactics they use.First, we’ll look at the various scams and then we’ll talk about how to avoid them.
After a renter pays the deposits and rent, the “friend” disappears and the renter is out the money and still has no place to live.
Of course, they’ll have dozens of people respond to the ad and most will want to snatch it up before it’s gone.
This landlord is all too willing to please everyone too.
What the landlord may not realize, however, is that the check or money order is no good.
Whatever money they wire the scammer will be their own money, never to be seen again.
The seller is out a car with no real way to trace the buyer’s identity or location.