The Manlius Police Department is issuing a warning for locals regarding Craigslist scams.
Police say they received several complaints in the past two months about the scams, so they issued a warning on Facebook.
These scams consist of a person contacting someone who has posted an item for sale on Craiglist.
The “buyer” then offers to pay extra money for the item for one of the following reasons: Storage of the item until they can get it, paying someone else money to come and get it, paying the seller extra for the running around they have to do to accomplish the sale, etc.
The “buyer” then sends a check for the new higher amount and asks the buyer to deposit said check.
They then request the seller to take out the money owed someone else and send it to them via MoneyGram.
These checks end up being forged checks and are no good, causing the depositor to be out that money.
The police department advises exercising caution when using Craigslist.
For more information on Craigslist scams and what to avoid becoming a victim, click here.