Since the popularity of the classifieds site has grown, hundreds of people get taken advantage of by fake listings everyday.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Buying or selling a used car on Craigslist can be tempting to anyone because it's easy to do. But, since the popularity of the classifieds site has grown, hundreds of people get taken advantage of by fake listings everyday.
Here are a few signs from CarHistory.us.org that a listing might be a scam.
If an ad states that it is guaranteed by Craigslist itself, this is straight up false. Craigslist does not affiliate itself with any particular ads, online sellers, or buying guarantees. If someone places this on a used car ad, it's not the truth.
Foreign buyers are also a big red flag. These generous buyers can offer to purchase a used car someone may be selling on the site and end up scamming them. Never accept a cashier's check as an online seller because they are easily faked.
If a buyer or seller wants to have money wired somewhere far away, the chances are it's a trick. Always try to meet up with someone in the local area rather than wiring strangers money.
Online escrow payments are another way to get scammed and Craigslist warns against them. People often set themselves up as the recipient of money then use a self-owned escrow service to collect money. The person will then accept the money from the buyer then never ship the item.
CarHistory.us.org also warns against sending or accepting partial payment for used cars. If a buyer or seller asks for a deposit or holding fee, it's best to find another listing. The best and safest way to buy or sell a used car is to meet up in person at a public venue.
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