Craigslist - They're no help if you're being scammed

Before I was positive I was dealing with a scammer who was buying some furniture, I tried everything to contact Craigslist for help. It's impossible to contact them in any way. I've filled out two forms but never received a response. Today when I received the bogus check I did my own investigating and confirmed that it was all a scam. Why would anybody use Craigslist if they're not there when we need help.

User's recommendation: Know that Craigslist is full of scammer.

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#2359030 Review #2359030 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Preferred solution
Craigslist needs to have an active department for customer service.

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I am located in Albany, New York. I am a single mother who makes a profit and who has regularly made a profit off of craigslist for the past eight years selling things. Now all of a sudden all of my ads keep being removed for no reason. Every single time I post an ad,...
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#2333967 Review #2333967 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Pros
  • Its free to use
  • Is great place and easy to sell stuff
Cons
  • Inability to reach customer service
  • No customer service or at least a phone numbers
  • Being flagged and cant figure out why
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

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Craigslist - Harrasment posting

Craigslist - Harrasment posting
Craigslist - Harrasment posting
Craigslist - Harrasment posting
Craigslist - Harrasment posting
Craigslist - Harrasment posting
Craigslist - Harrasment posting
I have unwanted sexual harassment emails and now getting nude text messages from a user named Mark Halston and Cindi Olson
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#2321563 Review #2321563 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Preferred solution
Please ban this persons IP address and report him to police .

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Craigslist - Selective Flagging

CL is a horrendous platform. Anyone can flag your posts and get them removed, and it seems even CL mods can judge users and remove their posts without any warning or explanation. It's basically the Twitter of online classifieds.

User's recommendation: Use marketplace on Facebook or nextdoor.com.

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#2320107 Review #2320107 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Pros
  • Everyone uses it
Cons
  • Zero explaination why they keep removing ads
  • Ad removal by mods without explanation
  • Rampant flagging
Preferred solution
Exoplain why innocuous posts get removed almost immediately.

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Craigslist - Why my 2 post were flagged for removal

Craigslist - Why my 2 post were flagged for removal
It's ridiculous did every time I post a picture of my ball python to have it rehomed someone flags it! The value of the animal and the enclosure that I'm offering to go with it values over 6 to $700 and I'm asking $300 for the animal and everything because someone would not spend that kind of money on something they could not take care of. I see dogs listed for 800 to $1,200 and that's okay... I'm sorry but if you have five puppies and you're trying to get a $1,200 rehoming fee for each of them that is a small business and you are selling animals not rehoming them.

User's recommendation: Don't use Craigslist.

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#2190794 Review #2190794 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Cons
  • It appears anyone can flag a listing
Preferred solution
Apology

Craigslist - Would like to speak to someone for help with paid pist

Hi I have not received any emails back and was wondering if there is a problem? My friend sent an email and it didnt go thru I would also like advise on perhaps a different way to proceed with my paid for post thanks
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#2188793 Review #2188793 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Wilmington, Delaware
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Pros
  • I have had response in the past
Cons
  • I cant call to talk to anyone
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Craigslist - Why do you charge to sell a car by owner

I want to know why you are charging to sell a car by owner. And is it a one time fee
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#1822807 Review #1822807 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Preferred solution
Why are you charging to sell a car by owner and is it a one time fee

Craigslist - Someone reported me as a scammer

Someone reported me as a scammer and I have a legit posting..they were asking me about a secret code but I didnt trust them.
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#1794865 Review #1794865 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Pros
  • Seliing stuff easily
Preferred solution
Get my ad back on

Craigslist - Report a possible scam

People email saying they want to buy my merchandise but they want to send a check and they will make arrangements to pick the merchandise up but they won't email or text me back or they won't answer the phone but they want my mailing address I have the phone #s
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#1783013 Review #1783013 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Cons
  • That humans do not respond to queries
Reason of review
I'm a victim of a scam
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

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Craigslist - Dispute

I bought tickets off someone on ur sight, and I never got them! I want to report him and have him flagged!!!! Please get back to me ASAP
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#1778984 Review #1778984 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Pros
  • Sounds like a great deal
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$200
Preferred solution
Full refund

Craigslist - Keep trying to contact someone at CL.

Everytime I try to respond to a listing and hit the info button for the phone number I get an error message. It went away a couple of times but now it is constant.Is there anyone or anyway I can fix this issue?
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#1732259 Review #1732259 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace

Craigslist - Scammed - No action by Company

Craigslist is allowing Scammers to continue with multiple postings and re posting of Fraudulent material even after knowing of the issue. They are playing right into the hands of these criminals by refusing to take down the posts. BEWARE purchasing anything from any Craigslist sight as they do not monitor the fraudulent activity taking place. I have placed complaints now with numerous Government Consumer Rights agency's and will call out Craigslist on every review board. This company is a scam in of itself.
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#1688141 Review #1688141 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Cons
  • Poor service refusing to take action on known fraud scams
Reason of review
Problem with delivery
Loss
$800
Preferred solution
Full refund

Craigslist - Craglist posts

Every time i post my ad it keep kicking me out it gets flag why???]⁰
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#1688106 Review #1688106 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Milpitas, California
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Pros
  • No help
Cons
  • Being personally targeted by cl
Reason of review
Bad quality

Craigslist - Email problem

I want to get in touch with a for sale post on a car..the reply was a craigslist email.. I tried 10 plus times but no response
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#1648142 Review #1648142 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Meriden, Connecticut
Product
Craigslist Marketplace

Craigslist - I was trying to report a fraudulent post on your ny site

I got frustrated because no real person was answering so I just gave it up
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#1520792 Review #1520792 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Manteo, North Carolina
Product
Craigslist Marketplace
Reason of review
Poor customer service