Even though we are all fully aware that Craigslist is full of slimy characters, it is still a good way to sell stuff as long as you use common sense. However, even I was tricked, although hopefully I caught it in time. I ended up changing passwords, user names, phone numbers and email addresses.
The lesson learned here is beware of text messages. And listen to your gut. If somebody pushes you to "hurry up," that's a red flag. The next guy I was onto. Simply told him I could not help him with his quest, and he had a whole different way to scam. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Who Texted a Google Verification Code From Craigslist?
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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