We are having more and more Craigslist Scams reported, everything from scammers trying to rent or sell property that don’t belong to them to scammers trying to sell automobiles and concession trailers. Here are some precautions you can take.
1. Have them show you the home before you rent it, don’t rent sight unseen, make sure they actually have access to the home. Check the tax records online to see who the owner is and if its not the same person you are dealing with make sure to check for their business license and ask to see an ID.
2. Don’t buy a car that requires that it be shipped to you. Meet the people in person, make sure they have a title that has a name that matches their ID.
3. Use common sense, if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.