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scam on craig list
February 19, 2013 at 8:29 AM

has anyone heard about the scam on craig list? they show a nice car for cheap then say they want you to pay by google checkout. i seen a nice nissan for way to cheap. i researched and its a scam!!! just wanted all my cafe moms to be aware this is going on!!


  • diaperstodating
    February 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM
  • hopealways4019
    February 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM
    I wouldn't pay first. I have too physically see the car, maybe test drive it, before I hand over any money. I'm not buying a car over internet from a unfamiliar source.
  • Jadegirl1819
    February 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Yep, you should never wire money.  The people should get the money when they give you the keys and title.  You would think it's a common sense type thing but no.

    My parents lost 2k on a Craigslist scam like this with a boat.  I told them don't do it it, it's a scam.  My brother said it's a good deal and go for it.  They listened to him.  I have no sympathy for them.

  • grneyedormom
    February 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM
    There are lots of scams on CL, probably more scams than true listings. Do your research first, as always. :)
  • lalasmama2007
    February 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM


  • MJP76
    by MJP76
    February 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Haven't heard of that one.. But it was on the news here in Ohio, how these two guys were running a Craigslist scam, of "selling a car" they would meet up with the potential buyer, beat and rob them. They did this for about a year before they got caught.

  • wifeynmommie80
    February 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    We have purchased stuff on craigslist with no problems,  however we never pay someone unless it was cash.

  • mommybug77
    February 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM
    I don't go to Craig's list at all.
  • krise
    by krise
    February 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    No but it is always good to double check something like that... so sad how someone tries to scam another for their money. sick.

  • gilbertgrl627
    February 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Yeah, there are tons of scams on CL (never heard of that one, though). My sister was almost scammed. She listed an antique clock for $500. Someone responded (from another state) and said they'd send her a check for a little bit more because they'd have to hire movers to move the clock (a cashier's check). I told her that was a bad idea. My mom said it should be fine if it was a cashier's check. I told her it wouldn't be, because they'd send it, she'd deposit it, and after a few weeks it would come back as fake and then she'd be on the hook (even if she just cashed it, they'd need to see her DL and would come after her). I also asked why they would need movers since it was a smaller clock.

    She texted them back, never got a response, and then a couple of weeks ago she got a cashier's check in the mail for $2600. lol. I told her to call the police, see if they could maybe set up a sting or something, but I guess they said they couldn't or wouldn't.

    I only ever deal in cash, and would never buy something off of CL without physically inspecting it first. How much were they trying to sell it for?

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