Comment on Buying or Selling? An Investigation into Craigslist Scams by Eric Vanderburg.
Sergio, They will try all kinds of tricks to get your money. We just have to stay informed and be skeptical when something looks too good to be true. Search for sentences used in the emails sent from sellers to see if anyone else has reported the incident. Also, be cautious of those who only use email and who want to buy or sell remotely when using Craigslist.
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I’m sorry to hear that. You can report Internet crimes here:
Internet Crime Complaint Center (FBI, NW3C and BJA partnership)
FTC online complaint form
Ohio Attorney General Consumer Complaints
Unfortunately, in many of these cases the money is not recovered.
Unfortunately, Craigslist and Western Union do not offer any recourse.
Buying or Selling? An Investigation into Craigslist Scams
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