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- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA • Feb 09, 2024

Scammer advertise a free piano on Craigslist,(Hilton Head Island,SC). on Feb. 8, 2024. I reply to the offer. Received a email the next day,(Feb. 9, 2024) indicating the piano was available. He had previously used a moving company called "Fast Movers". They would move the piano from there storage facility to my address, which I provided. The owner of the piano identified himself as Mr. Chad. He lost his wife, she played the piano and it was very sad to see the piano in the house. He did say he moved to a smaller apartment. The piano was in storage from the same company Fast Movers, they were storing the piano till he found someone to give it to for free. In the first contact there was no indication of a charge for the delivery, he indicated he would take care of the delivery. Mr. Chad provided me with the contact information: Fast Movers cell number: 903-686-9653 and 726-207-4359. Mr. Chad's cell number is: 972-493-4691. Fast Movers would not give me his first or last name. He stated that I needed to send him money upfront before he would deliver the piano. We exchange text messages between Mr. Chad, Fast Movers and me. The requests seem like a scam. When I question them about this they said this is how they run the moving, they called it a "Validation fee".

We left it at, deliver the piano then once I have the piano I'll pay you. They insisted on a Validation fee. I also said I would get my own moving company to pick up the piano and deliver to my address. I got no response.

- Streamwood, IL, USA • Dec 15, 2023

The scam was with rehoming a dog.

Add was on craigslist.

• Oct 24, 2023

The internet is a scam.

• Sep 20, 2023

This person said they worked with JB Hunt and was offering a OTR driving position. They requested front/back of DL and once approved, asked for SSN and to log into IRS.gov and set up an account. Posted a fake ad on Craigslist

- Rochester, NY, USA • Jun 12, 2023

Contacted via phone because of a craigslist property I was interested in renting for $1600. I was asked a few "screening questions" then asked to fill out a "soft pull" credit report to see if I was eligible for a tour. This included sensitive information such as my birthday, security questions, SSN, credit card, etc. Once I sent her a screenshot of the "soft pull" she emailed me back a number to call to schedule a showing. This number was a fake number. I called the original number back and a man answered this time. I asked for more information about the business and he hung up. Called back on another phone and they hung up again.

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Hijacked my email address to use in a Craigslist ad for an apartment for rent in San Francisco. I keep getting responses to the ad in my email generally asking for more details about the apartment. These have all been deleted without responding.

I have “flagged” the ad in Craigslist as a scam, but I keep getting these inquiries. The scammers have not requested any money from me or, as near as I can tell, from the responders.

i purchased a concert ticket but never received it. paid the seller $1300 as promised. seller blocked me about an hour after purchase. he also never responded again. he used a different name and contact number for the payment. contacted my bank about this as well hoping i could get my money back.

Advertise a condo on the address . George Mark Then asked for 100 vía sellé for application fee. Then reported the prices 1350. Then reported that the monthly payment would be sent via zelle. It sounded to good to be true . I stop communication and he was persistent via email

Someone sent me an ad for a rental property on craigslist - when I clicked on the contact, they replied via text and they then asked me to email them. I went to a property website to check on the address and I got a call from the owner of the property and he said the person used the right info including his name, however, he had never spoken to me about the property.

- Eden, ID, USA

A scammer is using Craigslist in the Twin Falls, ID area to try to rent out my recently purchased home. It is not for rent. He copied the listing from Zillow. Two different people have stopped by saying they wanted to or had rented our home.

- Plano, TX, USA

I posted some chairs on Craigslist. Within 4 hours I received 4 scams to my cell phone. See scam phone texts below:

737-404-1735 SCAM Text: i got your post, but if you don't mind, can i send you 6 digits number to make sure you are real? then i will call you." (I received the same text another time I posted and this was the same phone number used by the scammer)

704-247-1911 SCAM Text: Please can you accept payment with a cashiers check? We are not in town. Moving company will pick up when check clears."

804-390-5666 SCAM Text: "i'm interested in buying the furniture but we're just moving in , but if you won't mind i cam make the payment through cashier's check and once the check is cleared I will have movers pick it up." (notice they say "it" and not the chairs, plural."

210-503-9006 SCAM Text: Can i pay with certified check and have movers pic up after check clears? Willing to add extra $50 for you to keep for me." (notice that this text is very non-specific. Real buyers want to see the furniture first.

These texts all came to me within the firs 4 hours of when I posted on Craigslist. I know these people must scam successfully some people. Please investigate these scammers. Thanks, ****** Also, could you suggest to Craig's list post on their search engine website in bold letters to look out for these types of scams and say, "Report these scams immediately and we will have an investigation."

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I am a 52 year old single mother with 1 daughter who is type 1 diabetic, at the same time my soon to be ex husband abandoned us last year during Covid. So l filed a divorce in January 2021, after a few weeks my landlord put his house on the market for sale. I was given til the end of March 2021 to vacate. I was looking for a home. And March 14, 21 my daughter primary pediatrician had called me to take my daughter to emergency hospital at Phoenix children’s hospital. We had to stay because it was confirmed the she has T1D.,so l had to put off looking for a home, to learn how to management. For about a week just to learn how to manage my daughters T1D because it can be fatal. When we were discharged, I was so consumed with management, viewing, other children packing stores labeled , pareading and so much more. I have been so exhausted and consumed to find a home. That l was told to look on Craigslist for a home and l did. Stress, overwhelmed and very exhausted.I to suffer from Disabilities. So l met a realtor who responded to a email that was sent! And he said the 2 homes I inquired were rented, but he had another one. He gave me address and security code to the home and ask if l was interested. Be mindful lm at the end of March just about! So l viewed l accepted, he sent application $100 fee. And a holding deposit $ 1000. And because he had everything as a realtor l Zelle over $1100 dollars after l submitted the paperwork. He keeled on asking for my searching paperwork l also have become I’m on a housing choice voucher of for a 3 bedroom at the time. That being said l did not because l contacted him after l sent money, he did not respond and l kept on and on. No answer. He has my social security number and my children, knew where lived and everything on the application. I’m know at family promise shelter to because l did not meet the deadline and the rental l lived in is sold. . And he has all my personal information and identity along with my 3 children . I have been getting emails constantly from a scammer, he uses the same teqiniques and statements, and l reported it to section 8 l reported to police they gave me the Attorny general number nothing. I need my identity protection and my children’s. I had to buy LifeLock for myself just to find out my information identity has been getting hacked since 2008. This person or persons need to get caught. I’m in a homeless shelter because he took mine and my children’s money for a home!!! It makes me so angry that nothing is being done , by invitation homes, police, Quadel housing authorities , or the Attorny general, Zelle, or Az Federal Credit union!! He’s out robbing a lot of people like myself that are really trying to survive especially in this crisis that Covid hit. ******* *******

Posted listing to sell a Cavapoo dog on craigslist. Location showed as Greenlake Seattle. Listing said there were 3 dogs left. They claimed they did not know how to use the location function and when asked if we could meet the dogs they told us they are in sacramento. There was also no mention of multiple dogs in our exchanges... Just 1 and a round about story about their wife having a new baby and their reason for rehoming this puppy.

- Columbus, OH, USA

Let me start from the beginning. I placed a Craig’s List ad about one week ago selling a patient lift. The next day I received an email saying they would like to purchase the lift. They agreed to the price and asked to take the listing down and said they would send a certified check in the next few days. I tried to send a reply back but the email would not go through. I tried again but it still would not go through. I decided to repost the ad and figured they changed their mind re the purchase. Two days ago I received an email that I would be receiving a fed ex delivery from Smithco meats. Today I received the fedex envelope. Inside was a smaller brown envelope with my name printed on it. When I opened the brown envelope there was a check made out to me from Trystar LLC. I telephoned each of these companies to ask them about this. Smithco Meats was unaware of any of this and when I phoned Trystar LLC they informed me that fake checks were being sent out all over the country for some time. I did not put it together at first but when I thought about the Craig’s List posting it all came together for me. Please be aware. The Craig’s list add I placed for the sale of the patient lift was $275, the check made out to me was for $2,7500

- The Colony, TX, USA

I BASICALLY MET THIS MAN FROM CRAIGSLIST ROOMMATED WITH HIM FOR A FEW MONTHS ALL TO FIND OUT HE WAS TRYING TO ATTEMPT TO TAKE MY MONEY BY HACKING INTO ALL OF MY BANK ACCOUNTS HE TEXTS ME FROM FAKE #S FAKE EMAILS PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE HARRASSING & BULLYING ME SOMETHING IN MY MIND SAID GO ON CLASSIC KIA WHERE THIS MAN WORKED AT TO SEE IF HE SCAMMED HIS CLIENTS & SURE ENOUGH BAM EVER MET SOMEONE THAT WAS JUST BAT [censored] CRAZY HE WAS THE FINANCE MANAGER IF YOU MEET HIM REPORT HIM TO POLICE HE IS A CYBER STALKER, CYBER BULLY, HACKER, SCAMMER ETC ...A CRAIGSLIST SCAMMER IF HE FINANCED YOUR CARS AT CLASSIC KIA IN CARROLLTON, TX OR AT IT'S A NEW CAR DEALERSHIP CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM IDK WHICH ONE IN TEXAS MAKE SURE YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS MONEY $, SS#, CREDIT HAS NOT BEEN STOLEN MAKE SURE YOUR CELL PHONES WERE NOT HACKED INTO REPORT HIM TO POLICE & FBI ASAP IMMEDIATELY HIS NAME IS ****** ******* ***** ** *** *** ***** ** ************* ***** ****** * ***** **** ***** ***** * *** **** ****** ** **** *** ** ** ********* ******* **** ******* ** *** **** *** ******* ** **** ********* ******* ******** * ***** * *** **** ** ** ***** **** * * ******* *** ** *** **** ******* ********* ** *** ***** **** **** ****

Posts fake ads on craigslist for a cargo trailer they do not have. These scammers use emails with domains ending in .live (which have no websites), also including [email protected]. The scammer will claim to be in the military about to be sent overseas, or working as a flight attendant. They will ask you to buy gift cards to pay for the trailer, something only a scammer would do.

- Cullman, AL, USA

I was contacted by email response on Craigslist about a truck I was selling. This person wrote a lot about how interested they were and wanted to know if there were any problems with the vehicle. Then they gave me a website for auto reports that they said is the ONLY site they trusted because they’ve been screwed over before (ironic, I know). They said they’re loan officer needed the report and that if they bought the vehicle they’d add on the $25 for the auto report. This site is run by them and when you put in your credit card information, it goes directly to them. Do not do this.

There are fraudulent postings on Craigslist site for homes in florissant and surrounding areas. I have found 5 today in less than an hour.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

here are some tips the next time you buy anything from anyone meaning add' website ask the seller to take a photo holding his or her drivers license! if she send you that info make shore you use photoshop to large the image i bet they wont respond because they know you going file police report or file www.ic3.gov enter all the info as much as possible we work very hard for our money. just to get a little puppy. real sad.

i hope this info will help you!

- Washington, MO, USA

We answered an ad on Craigslist for a house for rent. We replied back through Craigslist via their reply button to answer the ad. When the person replied, he asked me to send email via his personal email address, which I did. We are across the state, wanting to move, so we looked at the photos he sent and liked what we saw. We replied that we were interested so he sent us a rental agreement to sign before asking for funds. Once we signed the lease agreement, we wired the $600 for deposit with the agreement he would overnight the keys so we could go ahead and take possession to clean. Then he came back and said his lawyer advised him not to send the keys until he received the first month's rent. So on 8/28/2020 we wired the $500 for the rent payment. Now, at 6:25pm Central time, on 8/30/2020 he has stopped communicating. We researched the property and found out that it belongs to someone else who had bought it from an LLC about 5 weeks ago. We found out about the sale part from one of owners of the LLC who we found online and contacted today--***** ****** ** ******* **. The LLC contacted Craigslist after they sold the property to tell them this house was listed for rent and that the ad was not real, as their company had just sold the home but the ad was never flagged or removed. We also believe the name he gave us is bogus, as the name in the body of the lease says one thing, and the signature at the bottom belongs to ***** ******. All in all, the scammer used Craigslist, Cashapp, Gmail, and TextNow to carry out this scam.

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