Online dating security id scams on ebay
Launched way back in 1995, Craigslist took the Internet world by storm with its innovative cross of classified ads with the web. She has left the Thermomix with her brother-in-law who can bring it around whenever I’m free. That or pay him in cash and he can wire it to the seller. But no, she tells me Western Union has this password protection set up.
But as with all Internet-based transactions, some users prefer to game the system... You invest so much time into selling a product or researching the perfect item, complete the transaction, and then… I nominate a password and when I’ve seen the goods I tell her brother in law what it is (or email her with it). I even chatted to my husband about it and we agreed that Western Union sounded like they had a good system in place. They have posts about consumer protection and how you should never send money to someone who you don’t know in real life.
Don’t add your name to the growing list of Craigslist fraud victims.
Be smart, be aware and if in doubt ask your friends or someone with internet savvy what they think if things sound fishy.
In the offer I mentioned earlier both Oregon and California were misspelled and English was obviously not their native language.
If they can’t trust their agents worldwide to implement the password system effectively, it should be abolished. It dawned on me that I didn’t have any of their details, other than a Facebook profile and an email address.
But what I will re-iterate is this: Don’t send large amounts of money via the Internet to people you don’t know, even if there’s a supposed password system in place.
Also, just because a Facebook account looks legitimate is no reason to believe it’s not a scam.
This page details a few common Craigslist scams but no list is ever complete because new versions of old scams appear all the time.
Once you know the common themes these criminals use you can usually spot them a mile away and they become little more than a subject of amusement.