Kijiji and Craigslist Scams

I read recently about a rental scam on Kijiji. Some disgruntled tenants advertised the fixtures in the home they were renting. The renters said that the house was being demolished and people could freely take what they needed before it was torn down. No one seemed to think it sounded too good to be true, so people came and stripped everything in the house. Sure, the renters were arrested, but imagine the damage that had to be repaired.

Also in our area,  a local couple were taken for thousands when they bought a car sight unseen that was advertised on Craigslist . They were told that the car wasn’t availabe for viewing right away, but they were given all the particulars, including pictures and documents, so the couple thought it was a legitimate sale.  They were even shown an eBay listing for the car. And since it was such a fabulous buy, the couple didn’t want to miss out, so they paid first and found out later that it was a scam.

I know, crooks seem to get smarter all the time and many of us seem to forget our brains as soon as we think we can save money. Repeat after me: if it sounds too good ………

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