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Scammers still trolling ads

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Gil Cramer, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Just listed a PY trailboat in various places including WCHA classifieds. Scammer used my name and email address to contact me with questions about the boat that seemed legit. After a couple emails, of course, the ole certified check with pickup by an agent routine. Had another scammer on Craigslist for the same boat. Maybe it's the pandemic, but scammers are still alive and well.
  2. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Gil, try putting a requirement for anyone corresponding about the add to add a specific piece of information (serial number, a word, whatever) in the email header or text.
    Scammers won't do that. You can spot scams immediately. Craigslist has been especially bad recently.

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