fyi....becareful of criagslist!!!!!!

@bjc66bjc (6745)
United States
January 26, 2012 5:28pm CST
Hi all just a note for your information...I just saw on the news that 2 women were arrested for publishing apartments available and jobs available on Criagslist... Once people responds they get their persoal imformantion and open up credit cards in their names...They were busted, thank God...but just a reminder be careful where you enter your personal information.... Who would think that a person looking for a job or an apartment would have to worry about something like this... They racked up thousands of dollars in credit cards with names and information of others....WOW.... BE VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES...IT PAYS IN THE FUTURE.....
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@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
28 Jan 12
I have heard of other crimes committed by Craig's list posters. It is scary. I do not use Craig's list.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
27 Jan 12
Hi Bjc, I just read about that last week in the paper. One of the ladies that helped bust them was local. She had just bought her home legitimately and one of her neighbors said that the house was involved in some Craigs list scam. Well, quickly discovered it to be true when she started having people stop by and calling her. I guess one lady had even put money down...sight unseen!! Really some of this is just common sense. I can't imagine forking over all my info and putting money down on a place over the internet and without seeing it. Good Grief! But I guess that is how these scammers continue to thrive...there seems to be plenty of people that fall prey to this sort of thing. I'm pretty much thought of as a "sucker" for a good story but I guess i hear so much of this stuff, I just would never bite. Anyway, I'm glad they got caught. Hope they are made to pay restitution but sadly, these people usually have no means of paying back their victims and if they takes forever.
@celticeagle (119847)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 12
It is sad that Craigslist has become such a mecca for the fraudulent and scammer types. It was a good site many moons ago and now it has a very bad reputation. I guess to really be safe a person needs to go elsewhere to find a job. That would be the only way to really be sure.