The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has received several reports from the public regarding false advertisements posted on the Craigslist Web site. The ads list vehicles for sale and states that the VI Port Authority will ship these vehicles to the individuals once money has been received by the seller, according to a press release from the VIPA.
VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe said, “These advertisements are scams. The VI Port Authority is not a shipping company nor are we in the business of shipping vehicles or any other items.”
The public is advised not to send any money to persons selling items that lists VIPA as its shipping company. Individuals who suspect that an advertisement may be a scam should immediately report the ad to the VI Attorney General’s Investigations Office at 774-5666 ext. 351.