Craigslist Scam Alert
Due to the concerns over the scams that are happening on Craigslist, NARPM® has compiled the following items to help you deal with this issue.
- How to spot and report a scam to Craigslist
- If you suspect that an item posted for sale on Craigslist may be part of a scam, please e-mail the details to email@example.com. Be sure to include the URL (or 10-digit post ID number) in your message.
- Please use the "spam" flag link in the top right corner of a spam posting.
- Watch this video on how to report a SCAM to the FTC
- File a complaint with IC3, a partnership between the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, whose mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints related to cyber crime.
To have the listings removed from Craigslist:
- #1 Pull up the listing on Craigslist and select the "Prohibited" tab to have Craigslist investigate it. One NARPM® member had their scam listing removed in about 48 hours. If there is more than one listing for the same property, you can select "spam/over post" and have the second listing with the same address removed also.
- #2 Go to the Craigslist home page and select the "avoid scams & fraud" tab on the left to report the scam listings to the FTC and IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) or go to http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.