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Craigslist scammers will place an ad for something like a car, high-end electronics, or anoter product of significant value.

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Really, I love it for buying and selling, finding services, and even posting jobs.

But for the 99% of ads that are completely legit, you'll find postings designed to con you.

In this scam, someone will respond to your for sale ad saying they are interested, but cannot talk right then. However, instead of giving an email address or phone number, they'll ask to put your cell phone number into a website that "stores" information for them.

In reality, it's a site that is signing you up for a monthly charge of $10 or more per month, and there is no way to cancel the service.

They gain access to the home through various means, including getting the keys legitimately from a home that's on the market, and then renting it out to dozens of people in a single day.

Watch out for this one, and if you receive an email that references leaving the country and low rent because money is needed , add it to your spam filter.

You then are told to fill out a background check (which gives ID thieves a ton of personal info) and wire them money for one month's rent and deposit. However, if you think "well, I'd never send money to someone I'd never met" you should also know there is a variant of the scam that involves people actually showing homes to you and collecting the money there and then.

They'll even give you a set of keys (not that they'll work) and a signed agreement.

Never wire funds, always deal with people locally, and beware of anything other than cash. It doesn't hurt to have a counterfeit detector pen on hand (they're less than ) for larger transactions.

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