How many of these check fraud attempts would be stopped by a few flags. New user. Messages multiple sellers. "Talk to me here" etc.. I have no wish to expose Offerup safety features. Merely suggest. I know that the long con types will always be around in some form or another. Having everyone verify to be able to use Offerup is not the answer either. I already have that on my ebay account. Lets raise the cost of their scam little further thus increasing their time and skill investment requirements. Did I miss something? Feel free to criticize or correct.
Yes I have big and getting a lot of those what they’ll do is they won’t want to purchase it through OfferUp they want to send you a cashiers check or some kind a check and then some sad story or something because I happen to Meme she said her daughter was sick and she really wanted this purse I had but it just seemed kind of fishy so when they sent me the check they kept asking me if I deposited it yet and I wouldn’t answer them for a little bitBut then would tell them you know they’re still on hold and then they would ask me to just take out $100 then for the meantime or whatever amount and go get two gift cards phone gift cards or something so that was a huge red flag and then when I stopped answering him they had the audacity to actually be like are you trying to steal her money is that what type of person you are and when I emailed them back I said the check didn’t go through didn’t you get a notice and they didn’t even respond