I almost fell for a scammer’s ad for a ‘too good to be true’ low priced truck for my son. It was a ‘selling for my sister contact be Gmail’ ad. I got a sob story response about how their son had died and they were selling for cheap to get rid of the memories. They said eBay was handling the transaction so I would have a Buyer’s Warranty. I needed to send the owner three $500 gift cards and eBay would ship the truck. I went on eBay and saw no 2004 Toyota Tacoma trucks for $1500. So I Googled the information I had and found out about these scams. These ads are all over the Cars&Trucks section. They are now using fake military addresses, hijacking real profiles and accounts to post their stock auto photos, asking for your email or phone number, etc. I have been reporting these ads every day for a month in my area, South Carolina and Atlanta. These scammers are ruining the reputation and integrity of OfferUp. The ads must be working because there are tons of them! Can OfferUp not assign someone whose it is to immediately delete these ads and hopefully turn in to authorities to catch these crooks? I have become a one person vigilante because of what almost happened to me. But I can’t keep this up (unless OfferUp wants to hire me to do this!) I read where OfferUp is going to have a separate OfferUp Autos app. This will be a haven for scammers if you don’t get ahold of this situation.
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