How to stay safe when buying and selling on Craigslist…

 How to stay safe when buying and selling on Craigslist…

Don’t give more info than is needed – Giving the minimum information necessary to the buyer or seller you are conversing with is a simple way to stay safe. If someone doesn’t need your address, don’t give it to them. If someone doesn’t need to know when you are at work or not, don’t give it to them.

Meet in Public Places – Most things being sold should be small enough to sell at a public meetup location. The local library, a coffee shop, or the mall are all public places that will work. The odds a buyer or seller will try to rob you in a public location is far smaller than in a private location such as your home. If you can bring someone with you, that is a bonus.

Trust your instincts – If you have a bad feeling about a transaction, end it!. In the story I described earlier in the post, my friend had a bad feeling about the deal. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut and wait for another buyer or seller.

Communicate via the Masked Email Thread – If you’ve used Craigslist you know that a masked email thread is created when you email someone or someone emails you. BTW: Craigslist has an internal communication engine that does not include the actual email addresses of the email participants.   https://www.wellsfargocommunity.com/message/8401#8401

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm