I recently ran an ad on craigslist to sell a router table & this is a copy of a reply I got. I bolded some things to be cautious about if you use craigslist.
I stumbled across your craigslist posting for the Router table.
A few weeks ago I had a rough time and was forced to sell some of my things on craigslist to pay the bills. One person came over to buy my mitre saw and router and gave me twice what I was asking for. When I asked him why, he explained that he wanted to help me out as long as when I got the chance I helped someone else out too.
I can’t buy your stuff the way he did me, but a few days ago I did stumble across these Home Depot gift cards. I’m passing on the link, but if it works for you, I’d like you to do the same thing I did and pass it on to someone else.
I received another offering more than my price because his”brother” needed the item, but would I click the link to see a photo of it to confirm that it was the right one.
While there’s always a chance that these might be legit, they are most likely fraud at the least & dangerous at worst. Here’s why. The links can be anything from irritating spyware to viruses to RATs (random access trojans) that may be able to track your keystrokes. (Very useful in getting your account #s and passwords…and your complete identity as well.
I work in the identity theft field. No, I don’t steal them, I’m involved in their protection & restoration. It’s way more than credit card fraud. It’s criminal, Social Security, medical, driver’s license, and financial ID theft. If you saw some of the stats I’ve seen, you wouldn’t be sleeping well at night.
I don’t want to get preachy, but since lots of us use craigslist, please be very careful. -SST
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