Sunday, July 1, 2007

Scams on Craigslist

Several weeks ago, I wrote about scams through Advertising on craigslist is the main way I find new students. I keep one to three different ads running almost at all times. Ads expire after about a week, so I have to keep on top of it and repost my ads when they expire.

So, within 24 hours after posting a new ad, I always receive at least one email from someone who wants their child to receive tutoring for about a month. They ask for information about my fees (which I have already posted in my ad) and they ask for my full name and address. (I've written the details about these emails in my previous post, which you can see under "scams" in the Article Topics listing on the right of this page.)

The point here is that the scammers are persistent and will probably continue to try to scam unsuspecting ESL tutors and other teachers. So please be on the lookout and if the contents of an inquiry to you are similar to what I've written about in my other "scams" post, be careful not to waste too much time figuring out if the inquiry is legit or not.


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