JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The online marketplace, Craigslist.org, can help shoppers find great deals, but it also has become a bedrock of consumer horror stories.
Two weeks ago, Tina Morris, of Jacksonville, was shopping Craigslist for a car for her daughter, but when she handed over her money and found herself trapped in a scam.
"It was for my daughter's graduation present," said Morris.
Morris found a 2007 Honda Accord listed for $2,900 on Craigslist. The seller claimed she was in Lake City, but the car was in a New Jersey shipping yard.
"It sounded logical to me," said Morris.
The seller, via e-mail, said the car was part of a divorce and the sale was being handled by eBay motors agent Gary Doyle.