Practicing caution when meeting someone from Craigslist is only the start of the safety checklist when using the site.

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.

He also said" I will take exact measurements( the measurements were in the a) and take "pictures" when I come.

I thought, this is weird as the ad has several great photos of the items.

Enlist a Friend Whenever Possible "There is strength in numbers," says Siciliano. By paring up, you reduce the chances of being attacked." Look Street Smart Leave expensive-looking clothing and accessories at home, and wear shoes that you can run and kick in.

Not Knowing Creates Risk Siciliano notes, "Unfortunately, there is risk in meeting someone you don’t know.

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.

“Whether you're selling a couch or meeting a mate, reading between the lines is crucial to determining ahead of time if someone might be a bit iffy. He warns against using Craigslist as a dating site as thousands of people do every day.

He suggests that there’s more criminal activity on Craigslist, including sex trades, stalking, and pedophiles, that any other social site, and that many users are deviants.

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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I told him i would call him the next day, to set an appointment after , as I had other people coming to look at it around a.m.