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The red flags were there, and despite the fact that I have written about these sorts of scams, I got drawn into the web of a Craigslist scam artist.

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In the end, I knew enough not to fall for it, but the experience was interesting-and I figured if I got this close to it, maybe others are at risk. I posted an ad to sell a Kindle because I got another one for Christmas.

I got a text asking me to additional photos of the item, which I did.

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All this seemed pretty normal, although I do have to admit that this is only my third time selling anything on Craigslist. The correspondence came from a person using the name Tony Bruce. His style and punctuation were odd, and what he was asking seemed strange.

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He went on to say that he would send me a check for more than he owed me for the Kindle and asked me to use MoneyGram to send the rest of the money to a person named Felix Johnson in Baltimore. But it was already in motion. I just waited to see what would happen. Even though I was sure it was a scam, the large amount made it Craigslist of chatt obvious. The envelope the check came in had been mailed from the University of Texas at Dallas, according to the postage label.

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I often get press releases about scams from the consumer affairs portion of that department. I gave him all the information so he could log it, and he said his office would pass that information along to the Federal Trade Commission.

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The check is fraudulent, and if I had attempted to cash it, I would be responsible for it and lose money. My co-worker Sean Phipps found this articlewhich detailed a similar scam. An employee there said that they have been getting calls since last Friday. She said that because they are a title and settlement company, they do mail out a lot of checks and Craigslist of chatt could see one, even a voided one, and get the information to use. I searched my own and found a news release from the Tennessee Department of Treasury that warned of a similar scam.

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Of course I read this after my situation. Thankfully, I knew enough to avoid a problem in the end. I hope this helps other people do the same. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga. Read our full Editorial Ethics Policy here. The 5-minute read Craigslist of chatt will give you the inside scoop into what's happening in your city. Delivered viadaily. Authored By chloe. Then things started getting weird. More red flags. This is when I knew it was definitely a scam.

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I almost fell for a Craigslist scam