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Fake listing on "Craigslist"

 
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Pixiepower



Joined: 21 Oct 2015
Posts: 13
Location: St Ives

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Fake listing on "Craigslist" Reply with quote

Not an email scam but I was surprised to the see the photos and details for my property and several others in St Ives on the Craigslist Cardiff website.
They don't seem very sophisticated scammers as they have all the properties on a google map as being located in Cardiff rather than St Ives.
I've obviously asked the website to remove the listing and have informed the other owners.
It has made me decide to do regular web searches for my property details to see if anything odd crops up.
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e-richard



Joined: 17 Oct 2004
Posts: 4944
Location: Algarve, Portugal

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Fake listing on "Craigslist" Reply with quote

Pixiepower wrote:
It has made me decide to do regular web searches for my property details to see if anything odd crops up.

Its a good idea to also do Google Image searches where you search for similar photos.
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casasantoestevo



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
Posts: 3960
Location: O Saviñao, Galicia

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aslo have a Google news alert set up. Anything that appears in say Youtube etc will show up.
Found our property added via "associates" of Booking.com. So Spammed the responses by stating the guest could reserve directly via our website and added a link.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AktMJO_sKfs

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