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Worcester, Massachusetts: man charged with fraud in Craigslist scam

As reported by a Worcester man was charged by police with larceny over $250 after allegedly running a Craigslist scam. On March 20, police responded to a report of fraud and met with the alleged victim. Read Article

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Craigslist scam: Man arrested in Florida for buying concert tickets with counterfeit bills

As reported by police arrested a man Friday accused of using $1,800 in counterfeit bills to buy two tickets to Ultra Music Festival. Police charged Vincent Riddle with possession of forged notes, uttering forged bills, and tampering with evidence. Read Article

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Pennsylvania: Bethlehem teen uses counterfeit bills to buy phone off Craigslist

As reported by, a Bethlehem teen tried to buy a cellphone off of Craigslist with photocopied currency, according to court records.Police say Jandre C. Kellum, 19, of the 100 block of Freedom Court, arranged to buy a cellphone from Mayra Darine Collazo-Figueroa on Wednesday night at the KNBT Bank, 2515 Easton Ave. Read Article

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Craigslist job scam victims robbed in Mexico

As reported by, a college student from La Costa almost became a victim of a Craigslist scam after applying for a job and then being told he had to go to Tijuana to complete the process. Nate Dirkmaat, 18, who is on a semester break from Brigham Young University Idaho, answered an ad purporting [...]

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Kansas: Wichita man loses $13,000 to Craigslist scam reported that a seventy-seven-year-old Floyd Smith found the deal on Craigslist. “I was going to restore it, put it back together again,” said Smith. Read Article

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Craigslist scam: man and woman arrested in home-repair scam near Rowlett, Texas

According to Rowlett police have arrested a man and a woman suspected of scamming Craigslist users in the area since 2011. Justin Denson, 30, and Annie May Korpob, 30, were taken into custody Monday at an Irving hotel. Each was charged with felony theft and jailed on $100,000 bail. Read Article

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Dayton, Ohio: Craigslist scammer indicted in car theft and other serious felonies

As reported by a Dayton man is indicted on theft and assault charges after a police chase earlier this month. Authorities say a Trevon Broomfield had been running a scam through Craigslist. Read Article

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New Mexico AG Warns of Restaurant Scam

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King’s office has issued a warning to restaurants across the state of a new scam called “Health Inspector.” A spokeswoman for King says scammers pose as restaurant health inspectors from the State Health Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They call restaurants statewide stating they have a complaint and [...]

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Craigslist claims another victim in Louisville

A Knoxville couple say they were scammed out of a $400 deposit they put down on a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe — and authorities have indicated that the suspect in the case could be the same person wanted in three other similar thefts. Read Article

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