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Craigslist a anchorage for crooks: badge and bloggers

Craigslist, the Web’s a lot of accepted classifieds, is getting bombarded by crooks, say badge and a Vancouver woman who monitors the scams.

“I’ve been watching Craigslist for years and appropriate now, it’s just insane,” said Meg, whose blog, www.chicaneryconsscams.blogspot.com, highlights rental scams on Craigslist.

Meg, who didn’t wish her endure name used, said she gets 50 to 80 letters of crimes every day.

Underage sex workers accept allegedly acclimated Craigslist to advertise themselves.

She estimates that from 20% to 40% of all Vancouver rental ads on Craigslist are bogus, advancing from apish landlords who aggregate deposits on suites they don’t own.

Const. Tim Fanning said badge accept complaints every day about baseborn appurtenances getting awash on Craigslist or from anyone accident hire money to con men.

Craigslist’s arch operational officer, Jim Buckmaster, wouldn’t accede to an interview. He said in e-mails the percentages “aren’t accurate” but didn’t accommodate numbers.

“The accident of actionable ads on Craigslist is in fact absolutely low, abnormally if compared to the cutting aggregate of accepted ads, of which there are added than 30 actor anniversary month,” he wrote.

He said it’s client beware, and acclaimed assurance tips are acquaint online.

Buckmaster said agents awning inappropriate erotic-services ads but won’t ban them as the abate sites ChosenList.com and flugpo.com do.

He said Craigslist prides itself on co-operating with police.

Craigscrimelist.org, a blog by Trench Reynolds of New Jersey, lists hundreds of crimes, including one area two Florida men met the agent of an X-Box and beggared him.

Craigscrimelist aswell listed the acquaintance of a Maine ancestor of four who placed an ad commercial his handyman casework so he could augment his kids and was e-mailed by anyone alms to pay him to sexually corruption one of his children.

Comments

  1. Marie
    September 16th, 2008 | 6:20 pm

    This post is to warn all eBayers about Thomas Gilmore and his fraudulent companies GF Clothing and Neo Clothing. He will supposedly drop ship lots of Polo shirts which you can sell on eBay. He is a complete fraud!! I have paid him $790.00 and not one shirt has been received by my customers. He gives you a Bank of America account number to make deposits for orders that are never filled. Now that he has my money he won’t even return my emails. If you value your eBay reputation steer clear of this one. If you have been cheated like I have I encourage you to contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and file a complaint. I have found someone else who was about to get scammed and warned her away from it. If we all come together maybe this guy will get what he deserves and not be able top prey on those who are to broke to smell a rat.

  2. chris
    September 22nd, 2008 | 1:38 pm

    I am sick and tired of all the scam artist who contact you the SECOND you post ANYTHING for sale on Craigslist!!!
    They jam your mailbox with bull s…t!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE of anyone who will not come and buy anything face to FACE. All of those who say they can only pay by sending you a money order are full of crap! They want you to send them the change and then their check (which is a forgery) bounces and you are out of luck!

  3. chrisf
    November 8th, 2008 | 3:53 am

    chris you sound like it happened to you that alone makes you look like a sucker!!!!! SUCKER

  4. marina
    February 7th, 2010 | 2:17 am

    beware of buying used cars from private sellers on craigslist, insist on having them checked out by a certified mechanic, if your gut tells you to walk away, do it!, we bought a car from a buyer in belleville michigan. the used car was in such bad shape that the mechanic told us to immediately sell it or get rid of it. now this seller has my money, and i still need another CERTIFIED, used car. She has given the entire city of belleville a bad reputation.

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