In the wake of several tragic deaths, and other crimes across the country involving transactions initiated through Craigslist, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is advising consumers’ to practice caution when using the online service, and others like it.
“There are certainly deals to be found online, but it’s good for both buyers and sellers to remember they’re usually dealing with people unfamiliar to them,” said Kim States, BBB President. “There are risks involved and we feel it’s very important that people take the time to pause and consider both their personal and financial security.”
Here are some basic tips from BBB in regard to using sites like Craigslist:
- Try to deal with local buyers and sellers.
- Never wire funds.
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