Originally Posted by Craigslist Hack
They probably exist, many of these companies sign up contractors in areas then tell their clients that they have coverage.
My son has been looking for a cheap fishing on Craigslist-anything that floats with a motor. He got all geeked up last week when he found a great deal. It was a 10 year old boat with 85 hp Mercry, trolling motor, 2 post seats, live well, fish finder, new tires on the trailer. $1500! The add said all the right things too...
Husband died 2 years ago...left me his boat
Single mother...need money
Have to sell soon before being deployed and moving overseas next month.
There was a picture of this really nice boat....and there was duct tape over the state registration numbers. If nothing else, it was a great teaching moment for Junior on how to spot a good scam.
Preservation adds may not be quite that obvious, but there are several key phrases to watch for.
We have been awarded a large contract
We have huge volume in your area
Make great money being your own boss
We offer direct deposit
We need you!
And my personal favorite, "We'll give you our pricing sheet after you send us your signed contract."
Like Mr Hack said, a lot of times these companies don't even have the work yet. They are only trying to build a network to show their client they have contractor coverage. Sometimes the work is there but they can't find any suckers to do it. Either way, most of the time it's going to end badly for you. It's just a question of how bad.