Craigslist scammers will place an ad for something like a car, high-end electronics, or anoter product of significant value.
You'll arrange to meet the seller (with a nice wad of cash in your pocket), and that's when you'll be jumped and the money taken from you.
Perhaps something like Escrow Protection or Escrow Payment Guardian.net, and ask you to set up an account.
But this is a fraudulent site set up by the seller, and as soon as you deposit the money, you've lost it.
The only way out, when you spot it, is to cancel your credit card. Another cell phone swindle is to provide you with a call back number that appears to be an answering service, but is in fact a pay-per-call number.
Although you won't be out thousands of dollars like some warnings of these numbers claim (specifically the 809 code scam), you could be charged - to make the call.
They gain access to the home through various means, including getting the keys legitimately from a home that's on the market, and then renting it out to dozens of people in a single day.
Watch out for this one, and if you receive an email that references leaving the country and low rent because money is needed , add it to your spam filter.
And be wary of bills bigger than ; you can easily be handed a fake 0 bill, give the buyer the item and change, and be out of pocket twice.
It's bad enough that scalpers use Craigslist, buying tickets for and when the concert is sold out, selling them to you for 0. These scams won't just leave you paying a steep markup, but also without the tickets you thought you were buying.
Sophisticated scammers have found ways to replicate tickets to major events that look and feel legit. But these tickets are worthless, and when you buy them, you'll lose out twice.
It's just not worth the risk to buy tickets off Craigslist.
You see an ad on Craigslist for something like a car, boat, expensive electronics, that kind of thing.