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.

Click here to watch the full interview of Scambook’s Kase Chong featured on Fox News.

For more tips to stay safe and avoid being scammed on Craigslist, check out our previous posts:

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Miranda Perry is the staff writer for, where she blogs about consumer issues, fraud and cyber security. She hopes to inspire readers to think critically about the world around them and take action to improve their lives.

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