Craigslist rental scams -


Craigslist rental scams

Craigslist receives more than 100 million new posts every month and that means billions in merchandise is bought and sold online, most times with no direct contact between the buyer and seller.

Fraudsters have found it's the perfect place to take advantage of customers.

The Department of Consumer Affairs cautions anyone responding to an online ad, especially ads that look to gain your trust, using emails like

Harris recommends a face-to-face meeting with anyone you rent or buy from.

The Department of Consumer Affairs recommends asking for references, get a contract in writing before handing over any money, and pay using a credit card, never a wire transfer.

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