OfferUp Scams

OfferUp scams are very prevalent this time of the year, as the platform has merged with LetGo and became a tough contender for Craigslist’s market. The variety of OfferUp fraud is wide, but we have a list below that contains everything.

The most common schemes are represented by the OfferUp shipping scams, which have been perpetrated by criminals successfully on the website. But that’s not all.


Full List of OfferUp Scams Below

Before you browse through the articles below, we need to mention that another category that seems popular amongst crooks is the OfferUp car scams. Please read the materials below and protect yourself. Pay attention to third-party requests on behalf of the platform.

The OfferUp buyer scams have been increasing since the pandemic started, so stay safe purchasing your stuff online. Please analyze the full list of OfferUp scams below.


November 19, 2020
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Top 5 OfferUp Buyer Scams

Watch out for several OfferUp buyer scams that have been happening on the platform. Here is the Top 5 and how they work:
August 12, 2020

Puppies For Sale on OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist

Scammers sell non-existent puppies on websites like Craigslist, OfferUp, Kijiji, LetGo or Facebook Marketplace. Here is how they do it:
August 12, 2020

How You Can Lose Your Smartphone And Your Money At The Same Time

Smartphone Purchase Scam: How It Works There is a new epidemic going around these days in regards to smartphones that […]
August 12, 2020

Laptops For Sale: Parking Lot Traps

You might want to buy a laptop on OfferUp, Craigslist or LetGo. The seller invites you to a parking lot to do the deal. Then this happens:
August 12, 2020

Fake Jewelry For Sale

This scam could happen to you on random encounters or by using platforms like Craigslist, OfferUp, or LetGo.
August 12, 2020
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Craigslist and OfferUp Paypal Scam

Craigslist, LetGo, and OfferUp Scams Are Using a New Twist While Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Oodle, or Facebook Marketplace contains many […]
August 12, 2020

Cell Phones Sale Scam on Craigslist, OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace

Cell Phones Sale Scam alert. Fake ads go on Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace and LetGo. Beware of Craigslist cell phone scams!
August 12, 2020

Alarm System for Sale

Alarm System Scam: How It Works Cheap home security systems and fake products are flooding the market, both online and […]
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