Question: How can I avoid getting scammed on Craigslist?

Is it easy to get scammed on Craigslist?

1.) Scammers often use fake sites to lure buyers into paying for items that dont exist. Always check the URL before finalizing a purchase. Craigslist does not back any transaction on its site. If you receive an email or text trying to sell you purchase protection, youre looking at a scam.

How do I protect myself on Craigslist?

Here are some ways to protect yourself.Use cash. Only deal with local people, in person. Meet your buyer or seller in a secure location. Sellers: Dont let a buyer overpay and dont agree to unusual payment scenarios. Buyers: If it sounds too good to be true, its probably a scam. Sellers: Watch out for eager beavers.More items •Nov 13, 2019

How do I get even with a scammer?

If you are determined to get revenge on a scammer, there are a few legal revenge tactics.Ignore: The most obvious way is simply to ignore the scammer. Scambaiting: You can try to engage the scammer, emailing them back and pretending to play along with whatever scam theyve concocted.More items •Jun 14, 2021

Is it safe to put your phone number on Craigslist?

But you should also be cautious of sharing your phone number on Craigslist! Automated phishing tools can easily collect your number, and scammers search specifically for this kind of information. That person can now use your phone number to harass you, and if your number is a landline, they can even locate you.

Why do people on Craigslist want your number?

They may want to register a new Criagslist account under YOUR phone number. Thats the latest scam on Craigslist. Scammers outside the country cannot register for CL, because they dont have a US number, so they dupe people into giving them their number and use it.

How do I block my phone number on Craigslist?

Ask prospective buyers to provide their phone number in emails to the anonymous address Craigslist creates for you. When you call the buyer, use caller ID blocking by appending *67 before dialing the number.

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