Craigslist is an excellent online resource for people who have a car or other item they wish to sell privately. Many successful deals have been made through the site for both buyers and sellers, but as with any good thing, scammers have realized the opportunities to use Craigslist as a means of tricking innocent victims out of their money.
Here are five money scams to watch out for on Craigslist Springfield, MO. A couple listed an antique cabinet for sale on Craigslist in Springfield, MO. When someone responded to the ad and wanted to send a check for the cabinet, they thought that they had a sale. As promised by the supposed buyer, the check arrived, but when it did the couple was in for a surprise.
This is an old scam that is still in operation. Had they cashed the check and wired the balance back, they would have been responsible to pay back the entire amount when the check was refused at a bank.
Marlin Kroenke was looking for a rental for himself and his family. He responded to a Craigslist ad for a rental. The alleged owner ed him back about a three-bedroom home in northwest Springfield.
The address was listed on the site, so he wanted to drive by and take a look at the house. When Kroenke became suspicious, he did some research and discovered that the names of the property owners did not match with the contact name given in the ad. He contacted the owner, Kyla Knight, who owns the home.
Real estate scams have become so bad on Craigslist Springfield that a local real estate company is warning people to be wary. They state that they post legitimate on Craigslist Springfield, MO but there are scammers who are duplicating the original ad and changing the rental amounts and the contact information with phony including pictures and information about the homes.
This is happening more and more. Scammers also use listings of homes that are for sale, and they change the terms and often offer them for a rate that is lower than the average rental amount so people think they are getting a good deal.
The Better Business Bureau sends a warning to consumers interested in buying a vehicle on the internet. Scammers are using Craigslist to advertise used vehicles for sale and ask for the payment to be wired to them. The companies running the are fraudulent. When researched it was found that the addresses that are listed on the site do not exist or they are the addresses of unrelated businesses.
A year-old girl tried to buy a car that she found advertised on Craigslist. She was interested in a Honda Accord advertised and responded through .
She was informed that the owner of the car was deceased and that the car was being kept in a shipping container. The so-called seller gave her a phone from California and she was instructed to send a Money Gram to Springfield Missouri to buy the car. It took her two years to work and save up her money for the car, only to have it stolen from her.
Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.
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