B&C 180 Class
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Ladies and Gentlemen-
PLEASE be careful using craigslist when selling anything of substantial value or size. I have been trying to sell a 2002 Dodge Durango for about 2 months now. I cannot tell you how many times I've been contacted by supposed "military" wanting to buy it using paypal and how they can't come themselves to get it b/c they are on active duty but they want to buy it anyways without seeing it and they are going to send a driver to pick it up. This is a SCAM. DO NOT accept paypal as an option. What alot of people don't know is that on paypal you (the SELLER) select the option to pay using their service. The scammers want your paypal email or user name. Somehow they are trying to get that information from you and then going to try to hack your password.
ONLY accept cash. ONLY accept CASH! I also have put in big bold letters on my ad that I will be requiring a signature from the buyer for "receipt" purposes and I also state that my bank wants that. I have gotten less emails about the Durango after doing this, but at least the people that inquire now are legitimate.
ALSO- the other thing I noticed is that when these "scumbags" email you, their first email will be from one name and then after your reply their second email will be from a completely different name.
Just a heads up, PLEASE learn from this and DO NOT accept checks, money orders, paypal or ANY type of wire transfers. YOU WILL GET SCAMMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!