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Beware of the Craigslist Hacks!

Beware of the Craigslist Hacks!


When someone becomes a victim of a Craigslist scam, whether it's through purchasing a product, falling for a fake job opportunity of hiring what appears to be a professional service provider, they are hit hard and the experience is not soon forgotten.

The staff of Craigslist doesn't try to cover up this problem and posts multiple warnings and tips about ways to determine if an ad or an offer on Craigslist is in fact a scam. One of the cardinal rules of Craigslist is to do business face to face. If a service provider or seller on Craigslist responds to your query regarding their service or product and claims to be out of town, makes his offer sound irresistible, and then asks you to wire money, these are huge red flags and instant give-aways that you're dealing with a hack.

Regardless of whether you use Craigslist as a buyer or a seller, the possibility exists for you to become the victim of "phishing". Phishing is when someone contacts you disguised as a legitimate representative of Craigslist and asks you for your personal information. Phishing also includes asking you to click on a link to an external website that then downloads malware to your computer which can access your sensitive financial data.

Phishing usually occurs via email. So if you have contacted a seller or service provider who then emails you with a link, never click on the link and immediately delete the email. You may even want to take it a step further and report the event to Craigslist.

A reputable company like Gator Clean will never ask you to provide sensitive information over the phone, via email or even through our website. Our representatives and professional service providers are licensed and bonded and provide only the utmost professional service you deserve.

When it comes to allowing anyone into your home to provide a service, be sure you go with a reputable company and a name you can trust. Contact Gator Clean today and avoid those "too good to be true" Craigslist hacks.

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

Daniele & kelly are PHENOMENAL! In this expert reviewers opinion you can't beat the price or the service. These girls work very very hard and they're fun to talk to! They made my home healthier and safer! I recommend them to anyone seeking the duct cleaning or floor work that they offer. Bravo ladies, the boys couldn't have done it any better!

Magnum Research
November 20, 2020

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I called Gator Clean and immediately got and appointment scheduled. Danielle and Kelly showed up on time, where very professionals, friendly, easy to talk to, knew what they were doing, answered all my questions, did an amazing job! I first contacted them to serviced my dryer vent and I was so pleased that I ask them to do my air ducts and carpets too. They did an amazing job. I will definitely use their service again.

Lizette L Hernandez Velazquez
November 18, 2020

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Review from Google

Gator serviced my dryer vent and I am very pleased will use them again. Try them you will like them.

Antonia Johnson
October 23, 2020

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my air ducts in my house. They did a fantastic job. I had originally called a Port Orange company called Lucky Ducts. The owner of Lucky Ducts told me that since I lived off Big Tree in South Daytona that I was closer to his competitor, Jerry Brittingham, he recommended that I call him instead. When I called Jerry Brittingham, they gave me a quote on the phone of $25 per vent. Then, when they got there, they said that they don't do vent cleaning and gave me a price of $2300 for blowing some plastic stuff through my vent system to seal possible small holes. CRAZY! Gator Clean was wonderful! They honored the quoted price and they came all the way from Eustis /Mt Dora area to South Daytona for no extra fees. Great service, great people!!! THANK YOU!!

Beth Stephenson
October 12, 2020

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Review from Google

From the moment that I spoke to them on the phone about making the appointment to get the dryer a gas dryer vent cleaned out I was very impressed I called back to ask a question and it was after hours and Danielle very nicely called me right back and gave me the answer overall I was very very impressed they did a wonderful job there was a slight complication on my part from when the house was built to where the duck was put in for the dryer she told me Danielle told me how to correct it and get it fixed and told me what time I should get it done and that what I needed to do afterwards which I found very helpful and informative I give them five stars for the job that they did and I've never had a company that was local that would get up on the roof and suck out the lint the roof part of the vent also come in the house and suck out that part of it on it was very nice to have people that you could trust. I look forward to rehiring them every time I need my dryer cleaned out they do a wonderful job and they're very clean. Thank you Danielle for a wonderful experience. Good company to work with easy going and hard workers. Mary Seabury of Mount Dora

Mary Seabury
October 9, 2020

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