“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 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.Trust Your Gut If something seems wrong, it probably is wrong.If that's the case, it's generally better to be safe and cancel.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.
I thought, this is weird as the ad has several great photos of the items.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.Then he said his girlfriend like this type furniture, but worked until , so he would be coming to look at the furniture, first, and then they would make an appointment together later.
I was really caught off guard by all of the questions about me, and none about the actual furniture.
But given these well-publicised incidents, I decided to ask a few experts their take on Craigslist, how they feel about its overall safety, and their tips and tricks for helping to prevent unfortunate incidents.