Scam Alert: ‘Prove to Me You Are a Human and Not a Bot’ – Bev O’Shea

Journalist Kelly Rissman of New York City had advertised some furniture online with not so much as a nibble when “Jaree” sent a message via the OfferUp resale app asking if it was still available. Jaree asked for Rissman’s phone number, then texted to say she would send a code that Rissman could text back…

Bev O’Shea writes for NerdWallet. Email: boshea@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @BeverlyOShea.

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