How can I report a craigslist scam?

A simple guide for solving this common Craigslist problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Hi there, you can report internet fraud here: Internet Crime Complaint Center
Here is some information on how to spot a scam:
Most scams attempts involve one or more of the following
Email or text from someone that is not local to your area.
Vague initial inquiry, e.g. asking about "the item." Poor grammar/spelling.
Western Union, Money Gram, cashier check, money order, paypal, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee."
Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.
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Author:GetHuman-emily33 years ago

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Craigslist customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How can I report a craigslist scam?; Why is my ad being flagged for removal without talking to me about it first.; My old account email is inaccessible to me and I've already posted an ad on my account.; Were is the listing for "creative" under the jobs section. South Florida; I am trying to place ads in the skilled services. I can only place * ads and it says my ad is bl...; Hi I paid for an ad and it is not posting... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 1 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 106 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Craigslist. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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