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Being guarded can keep you from getting into a vulnerable situation." Stay in Communication Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back, and make sure to keep your cell phone with you.

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“In my book, I specifically talk about Craigslist in terms of a possible dating site, although without the screening that sites like have it tends to be pretty vulgar, yet there are still some great folks you can meet out there and I never felt unsafe with any of them,” she says.I told him what items I had left, but he seemed uninterested in that, and just kept the conversations scrambled.Finally he called me "hostile", 3x and hung up, I thought it was so odd, I wrote him back an email explaining that was unclear as to what he really wanted, and that insulting me and calling me hostile was because he wanted information that was not provided to him.Meet in a well-lit, public place, and take along a friend if possible.Never agree to go to someone's home — and if you're a seller, never disclose your home address.“In fact, I generally can get tons more replies on Craigslist without even posting a photo if I just write a unique and appealing ad as opposed to the typical cookie cutter template of many dating sites, where everyone looks alike.” The most important aspect of staying safe, May Jo says, is to never let your guard down.

“Being smart about things is absolutely important, she says. And when selling or buying something off Craigslist, always have an extra support buddy with you as back up for anyone weird showing up.” Scott Bernstein, CEO of Falcon Investigations, a private investigation company, completely disagrees with Mary Jo.

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.

“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.

I just emailed this article to a person who struck me as very odd, and literally insulted me and had contacted me about furniture items for sale on Craigslist. The first person who contacted me asked me many questions, but none had to do with the furniture.