Scam alert

Scam alert

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Well, craigslist is big enough to attract a number of scammers, and I figure a another brief warning
can't hurt.

We have a variety of scams being run from the US, Nigeria, Romania, and Ukraine.

For example, if anyone wants to send you a cashier's check much bigger than the purchase amount of
an item you have for sale… that's the MO of at least one scam gang from Nigeria, and also, the US.
They often want the "change" send to them via Western Union.

We also have scammers operating from Romania and Ukraine, trying to sell electronics that they don't have.
In such cases, they tell you that you can release the funds when you've received the item… but Western Union
doesn't work that way.

Also, watch out for apartments that sound good, but the agent is pressuring you for a deposit fast.
Make sure that agent is real. There's an old scam where agents take big deposits for places that don't exist,
or that they have no real connection with. This has happened in SF and NYC.

Finally, there's a guy selling tickets from the midwest that really has none to sell. If you're in doubt,
email me. I think he requests payment from Western Union.

Generally speaking… pay by credit card, they have protections built in.

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