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Morales said meeting in a public place and being vigilant can increase the safety of a transaction process. Morales also recommended users check reviews about the buyer or seller to make sure they are legitimate.
He also said to use a credit card if the purchase will be first made online because those funds are easier to dispute if fraud occurs. But if the transaction is done in person, whether it is buying or selling, he recommends the use of cash because checks have the potential to be fraudulent.
Junior Taline Aghoian followed these similar words of advice last summer when she made a safe Craigslist transaction. She was selling an air purifying system and went to meet up with the buyer with her parents. But regardless of their hesitation, they met the buyer at a public place, Aghoian said.
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So [it was at] the mall parking lot, but it was a parking lot that was right next to the entrance, so there were multiple people walking in and out. During this transaction, Aghoian had one worry.
She did not know what the buyer looked like or what car the buyer drove. She said users should make a concrete agreement on price, location and what the other party is getting out of the transaction to make sure there are no disagreements or arguments upon arrival.
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Despite any bad news tied to Craigslist, senior Alex Bonelli said he prefers to use Craigslist because he gets to meet the buyer or seller face-to-face. He has bought and sold over items using Craigslist and is not too concerned with the bad that might happen. One method of safety he always uses is meeting at a public place.
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But before the meeting, she said her parents were hesitant about it. Another word of advice Morales gave, which Aghoian put into practice, is to bring a friend.
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Moreover, she said there are some red flags she watches for during a transaction. She said the conversation should be limited to talk about the transaction. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Search for:.
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