Originally Posted by Mike Magee
I am glad to see the scammers on Craigslist becoming more inventive with their ad titles. It helps us identify the scam ads. Like this one I saw yesterday:
"2+0+0+1 C+++++++asi+++++++++ta Spirit Deluxe
$2000 (P`R`E`F`E`R) pic [×]"
Anyone with an ounce of experience can smell the skunk who wrote that!
Also, some of the scammers are now superimposing their phone number on the picture of the RV, something the ordinary, honest CL seller would never take time to do.
These guys must be really stupid! They're making it easier to spot the crooks.
A CL scammer's ad is what got me to google search for the UHaul
trailer they had listed, (which was too good to be true,) and eventually brought me to this site.
Because of that scammer ad, (and their horrible red flag replies by email,) this site was glaringly obviously good. The scammer's emails were so canned and not in reply to my questions it was obvious. CL is full of scammers for selling and buying. Since I did a major downsizing purge I had items listed and am just amazed at the level of purchasing scammers out there! One even claimed the name, with the email avatar, of a Major General (Richardson,) of all things!
Now I am the proud owner of a trailer which I hope to pick up once I get my new-to-me-truck next weekend!!