My experience with craigslist (as a seller) has had a pretty good
percentage of responses in the area of "I'll send you a cashiers
check for a whole bunch of money, you cash it, pay the shipper, and
refund the difference".
Point being, don't blame the venue for fraudulent behavior of
I agree with you in principle, but at the same time do believe that
the structure of the venue isn't very helpful. To take an extreme
analogy, a poorly lit street is a much more attractive venue for an
assault than a brightly lit mall.
I didn't give PayPal access to my bank account. They tried to get me to give
them my account number and bank, but I refused. I did however register my
Visa with them and have used it several times for purchase. However, I am
always nervous about PayPal when I hear the horror stories..
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