Back in February, Fox News invited Scambook’s director of marketing, Kase Chong, to share some helpful advice for consumers who may be buying or selling on Craigslist. Watch the clip online here. As Kase points out, around 60 million people use Craigslist every month, which means it’s a prime target for scammers.
To avoid being scammed on Craigslist, Kase shares several consumer tips including:
- Stay local. Don’t do business with a buyer or seller on Craigslist if they’re out of state.
- Inspect the goods in person before you buy anything.
- Avoid anyone who wants to conduct the transaction using money orders or wire transfers such as Western Union.
- Use a counterfeit detection pen to spot fake bills.
For more tips to stay safe and avoid being scammed on Craigslist, check out our previous posts:
- Don’t Get Scammed on Craigslist: 3 New Anti-Fraud Safety Tips
- 10 Tips to Avoid Being Scammed on Craigslist
- Scambook Featured in Forbes SportsMoney, Offers Ticket Buying Tips for Fans