Craigslist is great. Really, I love it for buying and selling, finding services, and even posting jobs. That's a sad reality of life, and of Craigslist, but if you know what to look out for you can avoid the pitfalls craigslisr an otherwise awesome service. See also: How Safe Is Craigslist? This is a green bay craigslist free stuff nasty scam, and we could all fall for it quite easily. It's also known as "robbery by appointment.
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Back in I wrote a detailed post on this scam, and it appears it is still going on.
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When you contact the seller, they will reply that they want to use an escrow service for their protection and yours, and send you to a site. However, unlike escrow. Perhaps something like Craigslisy.
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Green bay craigslist free stuff scammer is often one of these, who will be helping himself to bigger items and blending in with the crowd. The people who take the stuff, black Male ISO 420 are usually innocent themselves, can be prosecuted. The victim will rarely be able to get back any of the missing items. And the scammer gets away free and clear. If it's inviting you to just walk into the home and take whatever you like, it's bogus.
Have you encountered another Craigslist scam not covered here?
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