One of the most important Craigslist precautions is to be wary of scammers. In almost all cases, you are best off accepting cash for a Craigslist sale. If the transaction is for an expensive item, such as a car, meet the seller at the bank, and have them draw and deliver the cashiers check right then and there.
Can a seller get scammed on Craigslist?
Scammers often use fake sites to lure buyers into paying for items that dont exist. Always check the URL before finalizing a purchase. Craigslist does not back any transaction on its site. If you receive an email or text trying to sell you purchase protection, youre looking at a scam.
Is it safe to use Craigslist?
How do I sell something online safely?
Before buying and selling anything online, take these precautions to keep you, and your wallet, from being assaulted.Stay safe when meeting in person. Accepting checks. Dont give out personal contact info. Ensuring the item is received. Insurance — and guarding against swap-out scams.16 Jan 2014