Craiglist scam: criminals posing as police detectives "confiscate/sieze" goods

Another unusual scam, is when someone advertised tools for sale on Craigslist on behalf of someone else.

A couple of people call and set an appointment to see the tools. They then claim that they are detectives and that they have to sieze the tools.

The victim is perplexed and does not ask for an I.D., and even helps loading the tools in the van. They then try to take some other tools from his garage, but he says this is his.

So, the less is to ask for an I.D. if this happens to you.

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