WILLOUGHBY, Ohio - Willoughby police are warning residents to use caution when conducting business on craigslist.com after reports of another scam.
Officers posted to the department’s Facebook page that on September 14, a female resident reported being targeted by scammers on the website.
According to police, the woman was selling a table for $745 dollars on the site when she received a payment in the form of a check for $2,200. Under the impression the check cleared, the woman then wired $1,500 back to the buyer.
It was only after all $2,200 were removed from her account by her bank that she learned the check was fraudulent.
Willoughby police encourage anyone who thinks they may have encountered a craigslist scam to contact the police department at (440) 953-4212 and also follow these suggestions when using classifieds site.
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