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During the times I've posted an advertisement looking for a roommate, I've never fallen victim to a scammer(knock on wood).  A reader, Nise from Georgia recently contacted me about rental agreements because her roommate was moving in rather soon.  I began to ask the reader questions and it resembled the likings of a scammer.  I [...]

This week, I’ve been trying to sell my old laptop on Craiglist and while I’m not new to posting advertisements on craiglist, I am new with posting items for sale.  With posting an item, it still involves the e-mail exchanges with the interested party inquiring about details about your post.  It still involves meeting face [...]

For the past few weeks now, I’ve been looking for a roommate to fill my vacant room, which has been empty for nearly 4 weeks.  With advertisements posted on craigslist and various other online mediums, I’ve been getting a fairly good number of e-mails from scammer posing and roommates.  By the looks of sender’s e-mail [...]

I wrote a post of typical scams running on roommates.com and Craigslist awhile back.  The other day, I received the follow e-mail: Compliments, I will start by introducing myself briefly; I am Gabriela Kann 30 years old, Am Originally from Ontario, Canada grew up in Northern Ireland, UK. I am a Pathologist by profession, presently [...]

As you may already know, I am currently looking for a new roommate.  I placed advertisements on craigslist and roommates.com.  Both of which I have used in the past.  These sources of find potential roommates have their differences, the biggest difference being the cost – craigslist is free.  Since roommates.com is not free, it doesn’t [...]

[updated 6/29/2015] I want to explain a common craigslist scam that targets people renting out property.  If you are not aware of this scam, you may fall victim to it.  I, myself, have been targeted by this scam but have never been a victim.  I unsuspectingly replied to these fraudulent e-mails thinking they were legitimate [...]