Typical Scams

How can I tell if someone is scamming me on Craigslist?


 

Craigslist is the number one thing I get asked about but there are many other scams to watch for, more on that at the end!

I sell a lot of stuff on Craigslist and have received many attempts at defrauding money from me, and it is so common, and I get asked about it so much, I thought I would give you a short example of the most common one I see when selling items online, especially on Craigslist.

The first response is usually a text or an email, responding to the ad, saying they are interested in the item, but are out of the country, so they need to get your PayPal email address to send payment.

If you fall for their scam, you might then receive an email that looks like this:Typical-Scam Looks pretty legit right? You will find that if you login to your PayPal account, there will be no deposit. The problem is some people have fallen victim by believing this email and shipping the item to the scammer without ever getting payment!

I have found that for some reason this scam is very often from Nigeria of all places but could come from anywhere.

Craigslist keeps a pretty good eye on this type of fraud, problem is some people don’t take proper precautions. If you would like to know more about protecting yourself, they have a lot of suggestions here http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

This is a great video a fellow YouTube user did in 2014 that is still pretty relevant, and its to the point.

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Jibo Robot

The Jibo Robot

Not really a full “Robot”, but more like having an iPad that interacts with you, the Jibo Robot campaign is already sold out on many pre-orders and is set to start shipping in early 2016.

This thing looks really cool, and it is pretty affordable too.

 

Zus Smart Car Charger

Zus Smart Car Charger

This an amazing smart charger device that puts 4 very useful features in one very well designed and useful product, and at a price less than most retail chargers alone!

  1. It’s a nicely designed car charger with 2 charging ports
  2. It’s an elegant light
  3. It’s a car locator
  4. It even has a parking time alert built-in!

Car Finder and Charger in One!

Even on their fundraising page this device is $34.95 Plus shipping but these guys put together a deal for $29.99 that includes free shipping!

Kula 3d Camera

Kula 3D Camera Accessory

This is a cool and simple gadget that allows you to capture instantly 3D photos and videos with virtually any smartphone and start enjoying 3d content on many devices.

Capture the moment in 3D – kula3d.com from KÚLA on Vimeo.

How can I view the 3D Images?

There are so many ways you can view these that you are sure to have hours of fun with them. Here are some:

STEREOSCOPE
was invented in the 18th century and gives a splendid 3D experience. Print a side-by-side Kúla image and enjoy with this old school method.

VR
Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard are an example of virtual reality (VR) devices which can be used to watch 3D content captured with Kúla’s lenses.

3D TV
Our software Kúlacode can convert your Kúla pictures and videos to a format the 3D TVs love and adore.

STEREOVIEWER
is used to view side-by-side images and videos. Kúla’s stereoviewer comes with Kúla Deeper for viewing the 3D images directly on the camera display.

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CINEMABOX
Kúla’s CinemaBox comes with Kúla Bebe. You can watch your 3D pictures directly by inserting your phone with your Kúla pictures into the cinemabox. You can also use it to watch 3D videos on YouTube.

WIGGLEGRAM
The left and the right perspectives are displayed after eachother, at a relatively high frequency, giving you a sense of depth

VIEW-MASTER
is a classic. You can either make your own disc or use a service company to make one from Kúla’s 3D pictures

CROSS-EYED
gives a splendid 3D experience! Click here to master the method

ANAGLYPGH
Kúlacode can process your images and export to the red/cyan  anaglyph format. Anaglyph glasses come with Kúla’s products.

3D devices included with kúla deeper:

Kúla’s stereo viewer for viewing images at a close distance (~10cm) intended for the camera display
Anaglyph glasses

3D devices included with kúla bebe:

Kúla’s CinemaBox which fits for most common smartphones. Watch the Kúla pictures or videos in 3D while you record them or whenever you like
Anaglyph glasses

Plane Finder

Ever wondered where that flight is?

Plane Finder is an app for the iPhone or Android device that lets you see in real-time exactly where a flight is in the sky, along with a ton of information about that flight!

Not only educational, but very useful in tracking where a flight is that you are interested in or waiting for. Check out the video and website for more information.

Plane Finder

FlightAware Flight Tracker

Another one that looks good is called FlightAware and can be found here. There are many more but these 2 stood out on my recent search in the app store and on Google. I have not had time to do my own review and the current reviews for this one did not look good, more on this after I investigate.