If you use Craigslist regularly, you may come across suspicious posts that you suspect to be scams. Reporting these scams is crucial to keeping Craigslist a safe and reliable marketplace for everyone. In this post, we will guide you through the steps of reporting a scam on Craigslist.
There are two ways to report a scam on Craigslist:
1. Flagging the Posting: When you come across a suspicious post, click on the flag icon above the post. Posts that are flagged by the community are taken off the site. Craigslist staff or the website’s automated system will take down the suspicious listing.
2. Sending a Form to Craigslist: Go to Craigslist.org and click on the “About Craigslist” option on the bottom left. From there, choose the “Contact Form” option and select “Scams, Spam, and Flagging.” Choose the option, “I encountered a fraudulent posting or a scam on Craigslist.” Fill out the form with accurate information, including the post ID of the fraudulent post. To find the post ID, go back to the post and scroll down to the bottom left, where you will see the post ID. Copy and paste it into the form. Click “Send Message” to submit your report.
Reporting scams on Craigslist is crucial to maintaining a safe and reliable marketplace for everyone. We hope this guide has been helpful in reporting any scams you may come across.