Craigslist buyer actually a scammer

An East Grand Rapids woman avoided a con just in the nick of time. Joanne Nicola and her daughters were trying to sell a Lenox spice rack online on Craigslist . Full Story
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just in the nick of time

United States

#1 Mar 27, 2009
ha ha ha
Sporty

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2009
Let this be a warning people!!! Don't buy or sell anything at anytime, anywhere - ever! It's just too dangerous these days.

Since: Jan 09

Ypsilanti, MI

#3 Mar 27, 2009
People are SO stupid. If you're selling something on craigslist, it's very unlikely that someone from outside the area you are selling it are going to buy it.

(Unless it's a rare item. I search the country looking for parts for my 40 year old car.)
Wallstreetisahug escam

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Mar 27, 2009
Face it people, Craigslist is turning into a scammer's paradise!! These "scammers" are going to find tons of prey in this economy...

Since: Feb 09

nowhere

#5 Mar 27, 2009
it tells you right on the site to buy face to face and dont accept money orders or checks because they could be fake!!
that thing

Grand Blanc, MI

#6 Mar 27, 2009
is a piece of crap. We stopped selling it like six months ago.

“friends are forever”

Since: Dec 08

Sparta

#7 Mar 27, 2009
Wallstreetisahugescam wrote:
Face it people, Craigslist is turning into a scammer's paradise!! These "scammers" are going to find tons of prey in this economy...
Apparently some people don't watch court TV because they would know how terrible Craigslist has become. People are always suing someone for something they did or didn't get off Craigslist! Cash or moneygram only? Not sure as I've never seen it. And don't intend to.
Another Opinion

Spring Lake, MI

#8 Mar 28, 2009
Personaly, I have had great experiences with Craiglist. Never had a problem. The nature of it is buyer beware, and cash only.
Nubya

Syracuse, NY

#9 Mar 28, 2009
neetermema wrote:
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Apparently some people don't watch court TV because they would know how terrible Craigslist has become. People are always suing someone for something they did or didn't get off Craigslist! Cash or moneygram only? Not sure as I've never seen it. And don't intend to.
Here's a thought - turn off the computers and go out and buy a newspaper for your classifieds.
officer on scene

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Mar 28, 2009
Pay-pal Dumbo
Been there

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Mar 28, 2009
You are all right! We got scamed on craigs list over a dog. It has turned into alot more and the State Police are digging into ours. SCAMS SCAMS SCAMS!!!!( I am sure that there are some good people out there too but more scams than good ones! Watch out when using it)
wizzer40

Macomb, MI

#12 Mar 28, 2009
CASH ONLY!!
Billy

Macomb, MI

#13 Mar 28, 2009
This isn't news....this happens all the time.

I placed an ad on craigslist to sell a car, I had several people send me bad checks.

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#14 Mar 28, 2009
officer on scene wrote:
Pay-pal Dumbo
Absolutely right. I only buy online from Ebay sellers, Etsy, or stores that accept Paypal. I've never had a problem with them.
Cassie

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Mar 28, 2009
You know we had that issue also, the scammer said he was going to buy our trailer and he sent a check from out of state and we think that he's from Jackson Michigan. We tried calling the detective in Grand Rapids, but they dont call us back. So yes watch out this guy is scamming alot of people. Our trailer was only 450 and he send a check of 2600 houndered. He wanted us to cash it, take our money and to send the rest to WEstern Union, but the funny thing was that he never said when he was going to pick up the trailer.
Lakeshore

Grand Haven, MI

#16 Mar 28, 2009
I sold a sofa and tables on Craig's List. The people drove 150 miles to look at it. They did buy them, but is was kind of weird. I don't think I'd do it again.
Thankful citizen

Southfield, MI

#17 Mar 28, 2009
I was contacted several times by someone from out of state that offered more than what I was asking for an entertainment center, if I'd accept a "bank check". As the previous posters have said, only accept cash and local buyers!
Kevin

Canton, OH

#18 Mar 28, 2009
Many checks are printed in Florida and come up missing. It used to be pretty regular that check based scames came from their.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#19 Mar 28, 2009
Why even post this story...it's not news and it's so poorly written that a 3rd grader would be left asking for details.

“Pig-O-Riffic!”

Since: Nov 08

Rockford, MI

#20 Mar 28, 2009
Paypal is helpful when selling things online. If you don't trust Craigslist, Ebay is a proven good site that tries to stop scammers as best they can.

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