Five Money Scams to Watch out for on Craigslist Pueblo

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Craigslist is an online site that is used for placing classified advertisements. The site offers great exposure of the items listed to hundreds of thousands of viewers. Users list a variety of items for sale and trade on the site. Some common items are appliances, electronics, cars, trucks, furniture and even homes for rent or for sale. While most users have had positive experiences in both buying and selling on Craigslist, there has been an upswing in scam activity. Crooks are finding new and sophisticated ways to trick people out of their hard earned cash. Here are five money scams to watch out for on Craigslist Pueblo.

1. Craigslist home rental scam in Pueblo

This is a scam that advertises a lovely updated four bedroom home for rent with 2 living rooms and a 1 car garage. They’re asking for a $500 deposit to hold the home. A savvy Craigslist user discovered that this ad is a total scam. The home being advertised is on Lynnwood Lane in Pueblo, but the warning has been issued that its a cam and if you do give the poster the money for a deposit, you’re going to lose every cent plus not have a home to move into.

2. Another fake rental ad on Craigslist Pueblo

Here is yet another rental scam. A warning has been issued to avoid calling or texting the poster about a house being offered at 1629 Horseshoe Drive in Pueblo. Although this ad is offering it for rent, it is actually listed on another site for sale. The person offering it for rent stole the pictures and information. When you inquire, they’ll have you complete an application to get your personal information for identity theft, and then they’ll make up an excuse why they can’t meet with you and tell you to wire the deposit and monthly rent money to them. It’s actually being offered for sale by ReMax.

3. Five families scammed of $4K in another housing scam

In a two month period of time five families were scammed out of $4,000 in a housing scam. A home was advertised for $500 per month on E. 13th Street. Five families put down a deposit on the home but not one of them was successful in moving into the home. Another woman stepped forward and after paying, she was able to move in but the poster tried to lock her out and he threatened to light her on fire and kill her if she didn’t leave. The poster was caught and arrested after threatening the police officers with a gun.

4. Sellers beware of fake check scam on Craigslist

A woman posted some exercise equipment she had for sale on Craigslist. A buyer contacted her and made arrangements to send a certified check to buy the equipment. She agreed but when the check came it was made out for far more than the agreed upon amount. He told her to deposit the check in her bank and send the rest of the money to a shipper. This is a common scam and luckily the woman checked it out to discover that the check was in fact a fake. Had she deposited it she would have had to pay back the entire amount plus bank fees on top of that.

5. Craigslist seller besieged with fake checks

Here is yet another seller who was harassed by con artists on Craigslist. He placed an ad to sell a piece of artwork for $800. He was contacted by a few interested buyers and soon, he received three different checks for the piece that were all made out for $100 over the asking price. He knew that something was fishy so he checked them out only to discover that all three of the checks were from real accounts, but the bank teller discovered that none of the accounts had any money in them. Three different scam operations had targeted the one seller.


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