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.Trust Your Gut If something seems wrong, it probably is wrong.
In the past two years that I’ve written for Wise Bread, I’ve suggested Craigslist as an excellent means of finding a quick side gig to make extra cash, renting out extra space in your home to tourists, promoting your local business, and selling used furniture and electronics, among other things.
I’ve used the site for all of the above and then some, and I maintain that it’s a very helpful resource.
The next morning, he called my phone number, right before a.m. He started in, with unrelated questions, and I stopped him, informing him that I wanted to stay focused on the sale of the furniture. He did email me and asked me to keep in mind if i found another set of this type furniture.
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.
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.