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Help us fight fraud on KSL Classifieds!

Help us fight fraud on KSL Classifieds!

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Fighting fraud is a constant battle that is combating with both software fixes and personnel. We attach fraud warning to both the website and on every e-mail notice that originates from KSL Classifieds. Scammers keep posting on our site because people keep falling for their scams.

Help us win against the scammers. Do not believe that you will get that Yorkie puppy or bulldog for under $200.00 or FREE. You aren't going to get that motor home, car, tractor, ATV for way below its value. These are scammers that post deals "to good to be true" giving stories as to why they are out of our region, or out of the country.

A few tips:

  • Always print the ad. For items you are posting and for items you are going to buy off of Once an ad has expired or been deleted, we are unable to retrieve the ad information.
  • If the price is too low, don't contact the seller, report it as fraud to us.
  • If they offer to send you more money for your item for more than it is worth or more then you are asking for, do not correspond with the buyer. If you receive a money order, do not act on the demands. (Do not send this information to - you may report them to the authorities via the links on this page.)
  • When you see a ad that is "too good to be true" and the account the is under 0 - 10 days old, it is almost always a scammer coming back with a new account trying to fraud the users of
  • Do not post warning ads about scammers or fraud on This only slows us down from getting to the fraud ad. The comment or message ads are not allowed on our site and they get reported as abuse as well.

We receive emails every week about how people have lost money form scammers. Be aware. has a lot to offer. Many people enjoy the hunt for a bargain. We want to keep the site safe and we need your help. Thanks for using and making it a place to find and sell your things.

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Marie Smith


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