Never send money orders
to someone you don't know.
A guy from the The New York Times got scammed when he tried to find a place to stay in London. How was he deceived?
He used Craigslist to find an apartment and was told to yeah go ahead and wire money by bank transfer.
And neither that money - nor a place to stay - was found.
His basic advise? Scrutinize so-called bargains, avoid Craigslist, use a credit card, do a bit of research and watch for spelling and grammar errors.
Burned! A London Vacation Rental Scam, Frugal Traveler, The New York Times>>