“When I get hired to do a job that might be related to the Internet, I always check on my target's PC hard drive to find any Craigslist correspondence,” Bernstein says.“This is tricky, as these grifters know how to hide their identities — but they’re not smart enough for me to con them back and get them arrested.” ever wire or transmit funds online, and only buy items that you can pick up in person.
Craigslist is notorious for helping facilitate (not actively, but because it’s not a regulated community) scams that could result in identity theft and a compromise of your financial information.
To make these expert safety tips more digestible, author Robert Siciliano, Mc Afee Online Security Expert, breaks the basics into bullet points and provides even more valuable, practical information to stay safe when using Craigslist.
ID Pre-Meeting "Get their name and cell phone number ahead of time," says Siciliano. Tell them your brother, the cop, will be there so they shouldn’t be alarmed when they pull up and see a police cruiser." Never Meet in Private A public location with lots of people around is always best.
and apologized, saying that he " was trying to reach his accountant, he had told me he was off work that day the eve. Several days later, i got an email from a different person, for an ad that featured one item, but there was on epic that had more than just that item in the picture, and the other items were ones that sold.
This guy was the same, he immediately wanted to know, do you have other furniture for sale, are you a dealer, do you refinish furniture, etc.. i asked him if he needed furniture refinished and he said "No." I asked him I what he was looking for, and he said at first, a king sized bedroom furniture set, then he said a queen sized furniture set, then he said he needed to furnish 3 bedrooms with furniture.. I just told him straight up that the phone call was weird, and that I could not understand his inquiry.
Meet in a well-lit, public place, and take along a friend if possible.