Craigslist Deal Gets Woman Robbed
MLive.com reports that a 42 year old woman from the Albion area woman had cash on her - with the intention of buying a car - when she met up with two men in Albion Saturday night. When she showed up at the designated meeting place, she was told that the car was in a different location. While walking with the two men to the other location, one of the men pulled a gun on her and took her cash.
Another thing to watch for when selling something on Craigslist, is when you receive an email like the one below. If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS!
Date: November 15, 2015 at 9:24:19 PM EST
Subject: Re: Air conditioner
Thanks for the swift response to my email... I am currently on a tight
working schedule so I may not be able to come over to you..I will be
buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from so as not have
people disturbing over the item and I will be giving you an additional $50
for keeping the item for me... Please due my very busy working schedule , I
will be paying with a Us Certified Check OR Cashiers Check from my
Bank..I will need the
following details to mail the payment as soon as possible...
Name to be on the payment Check---------
Cell phone #______
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money.. I
am completely satisfied with the Item as posted in the advert and the
payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days. I am an Hard of Hearing
so I only take calls on an hearing impaired device or text messages ** N.B
UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks