Here are some other tips, from the BBB:
- Don’t accept checks or money orders: When selling to someone you don’t know, it is safer to accept cash or credit card payments.
- Do not accept overpayments: When selling on Craigslist, eBay or similar sites, don’t take payments for more than the sales price, no matter what convincing story the buyer tells you.
- Always confirm the buyer has paid before handing over the item.Don’t take the buyer’s word for it.
- Be wary of individuals claiming to be overseas. In many different types of scams, con artists claim to be living abroad to avoid in-person contact. Consider this a red flag.