- 4 years ago
I have listed something on the Classifieds and just wanted to let others who post know that there are scammers out there just looking to take you. I’ve had 4 people contact me saying they are willing to pay me more than what I’m asking. If someone offers that, it’s a good sign that they are trying to get something for nothing. They always want to pay by a “Certified” Check and will always want to send someone to pick up the items being sold. Please, never accept either a certified check as those can be made on a computer and never let them pick up at your home. If you believe them, then meet them in a public place, a library or even the police station is good. I would only recommend you use Paypal too. That’s the only way you can protect yourself. If they can’t pay that way, then move on to the next person. These scammers try to prey on your good graces by saying stuff like their daughter is in the hospital, they are out to sea, are in the military or are surprising thier bride, daughter, sister, whatever. Please don’t fall for these inquiries.
It may take a while, but better to wait than be scammed or worse. Be safe Bees.