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Charlotte County Sheriff give tips on how to avoid Craigslist scams

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 10:33:20-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY,Fla. — The Charlotte County, Economic Crimes Unit, has seen a rise in Craigslist scams.

Many of the victims sent money to a person without verifying; they were not a scammer.

They used PayPal when sending a payment electronically.

The Sheriffs Office Offers tips on how to avoid these scams:

  • Deal with the person face to face
  • Do not provide payment until you have met the person
  • Never wire funds

To read more on how to stay safe during these transactions, visit Charlotte Counties Blog.