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3 new Craigslist scams spreading now

3 new Craigslist scams spreading now
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If you use Craigslist to buy or sell locally, you know that you have to be careful. Three new scams are hitting Craigslist. Here’s what you need to know so you don’t become the next victim.

1. Hiring movers

You call around different moving companies and find one is more outrageously priced than the next. Not to mention those fuel charges! Naturally, you turn to Craigslist for a bargain.

Watch out! Scammers are using these ads to find just the right family to rip off all of their stuff.

That's what happened to one family in Douglas County, Georgia. The moving team consisted of two men and a U-Haul. The family had planned to follow the movers to their new home. Once they got to the freeway, things took a terrible turn. The moving truck took off with all of their belongings inside.

Hours later, after arriving at their new house, there were still no sign of the movers. The family called the police. Once police started investigating, they found the U-Haul abandoned and empty. These thieves managed to steal an entire family's belongings in a stolen truck.

Two days after the theft, a box was found on the side of the road that belonged to the family. It had very important documents inside, but the iPads and phones packed in that same box were gone. The estimated amount in losses is about $75,000.

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