If a Craigslist buyer or seller insists on using their recommended escrow site to complete the transaction, beware. They could be trying to steal your information.
It's all too common to buy a fake ticket on Craigslist. If you absolutely must buy a ticket from a Craigslist seller, be aware of the red flags.
Buying tickets via sites like Craigslist and Facebook may be the cheaper option, but you also risk buying a fake ticket that won't get you anywhere.
Beating this scam is simple—don't pay for anything using gift cards and don't give anyone you don't know or trust your gift card information.
If you ever need to check your Facebook account, always log in directly from the app or by typing in the URL. Don't trust every link you receive in your email.
Beware of buyers on Craigslist who only want to pay for your item with a cashier's check, then overpay you for your items—they're trying to steal money from you.
Escrow services are supposed to keep your money safe, but in this Craigslist scam, these escrow sites will do more damage than good.
Keep your money safe by only paying for your new pet once you have the pet in your possession and avoid using Cash App.
Don't trust anyone who asks for payment via eBay gift cards, even if they claim they are from a legitimate company or government agency.