Harmari Search adds Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is now a significant player in the crowded free online marketplace space. It is now competing against Craigslist, LetGo, OfferUp, AutoTrader, and many other classifieds websites, but it has the leverage of over 2 billion regular Facebook users. Facebook started the marketplace initiative as a primitive bulletin-board style Groups page. That list of…mm

Western state takes a bite out of curbstoning

This western statehas had a most significant impact with combating curbstoning.  Harmari Curbfinder report has helped state enforcement of unlicensed motor vehicle dealers (curbstoners) with 60 cases where more than 6 vehicles were advertised for sale on free classified websites within 12 months.  The average fines imposed on each case were $8,000.  In one instance,…mm

Auto Theft and Curbstoning

Auto Theft Professional criminals have many different ways of cashing in on their stolen cars, motorcycles, trailers, RVs or even heavy equipment.  Whether it is cloning the vehicle’s VIN, retagging, chop shops, financing fraud, or otherwise, the Craigslist Power Search can open up the investigation.  It allows you to search by keyword, phone number, or…mm