Craigslist scam targets Baxter, central Iowa
According to reports from one Baxter woman, scammers may be using Craigslist to target residents in Central Iowa, specifically Baxter.
She reported using the popular online marketplace to place an ad for a $100 item for which she received a $3,000 check. The sender instructed her to keep $100 and to wire $2,900 to another bank account via Western Union after claiming to be leaving for Canada soon.
During the transaction, much of her personal information, including address and phone number, were disclosed to the fraudulent seller.
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