Here is a posting that came out on Craiglist.com this morning (see highlighted area in photo above).
Imagine selling your car to someone and demanding a Cashiers Check and getting a fake one? Imagine getting counterfeit bills? Imagine people coming to your home with several thousand dollars late at night, after your bank is closed and giving that person your car and the title. You are a “sitting duck”! These people know you are home and know you have a lot of money (exactly how much) – you are at risk. For $100 they can sell this information to a gang that can raid your house and rob you of the cash you demanded for your vehicle. Does it make any sense to take these risks? Craigslist.com suggest it is a great idea, only you have to deal with local people and meet them in a public place and transact at the bank so your money can be deposited immediately. For what? How much more do you think you are getting by selling your vehicle to a private buyer? Folks, let me help you out here…people on Craigslist are looking for a deal, not to pay Kelley Blue Book – that’s why they use Craigslist! They don’t pay KBB, they don’t pay NADA, they sometimes don’t even pay. It’s not safe, convenient or cheap – unless you are unemployed and your time is worth nothing.
If you think you can get more than we will pay you for your car, take your life in your own hands and list your car on Craigslist.com. As you can see above, they know its a hotbed for scammers so be advised.