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Annoying Robocalls
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We have been receiving spoofing phone 07-06-2012 calls 415 366-0200 which we were informed it was Craig's list. The calls starts in them the middle of the night and the phone rings every 10 to 15 minutes. We were unable to get any sleep at night that we had to take the phone of the hook. We contacted Comcast, our carrier and they sent 2 emails twice to Craigslist to file a complaint and never heard from them. We even spoke to Comcast Legal Demand Center 866-947-8572 but they recommended for me to block the phone numbers (we are allowed 13) that are giving us a problem because we also are getting other calls but Craigslist is the worst. We blocked the numbers which was fine for a couple months but 415 366-0200 has started again at 5:45 am and every 20 minutes. Comcast, today suggested to delete the block number and try to add it again. I did delete and it is added again. Comcast suggested for me to contact the Federal Trade Commission and they will take care of the problem. The other problem numers are 509 499-4689. 610 495-7754, 610 495-7754, 732 567-7216.
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DebtorBasher on 11/12/2012:
It's not a good idea to post your phone number on your review, you might want to remove it.
trmn8r on 11/12/2012:
I'd tell you everything,
If you'd pick up that telephone.
Hey--how you feelin' Are you still the same
Don't you realize the things we did were all for real not a dream,
I just can't believe They've all faded out of view.

On a less personal note, to the OP, I can't imagine why Craigslist would robocall people.
Tezrien on 11/12/2012:
That number is NOT associated with Craigslist. However a search of it revealed the following. was created on 09/24/1997 and is registered to Craigslist, Inc. in San Francisco, CA, USA. was created on 12/10/2010 and is registered to "PRQ Inet KB" in Stockholm, Sweden. If verifycraigslist was a legit Craigslist website, it would be registered to Craigslist, Inc. as well and this is why I don't believe verifycraigslist is legit.
THIS IS A SCAM. A scammer is trying to use your phone number to set up a scamming Craigslist (CL) account or ad and this is how it works: The caller creates a CL account/ad using your phone number. To combat scammers setting up accounts/ads with fake phone numbers, CL uses a verification process explained here CL's computer calls the account/ad phone number, gives the person who really owns that number a verification code, and the person has to use the code to verify the CL account/ad that's being set up. This process works just fine for a person setting up a legit account/ad but a scammer who does not want to use his real phone number has to figure out a way to get a valid code. The methods scammers used to get a valid code include but are not limited to the following:
1. You receive a call to put you on the DoNotCall Registry telling you that you will receive a code and you have to give the code to the scammer who calls you in a few minutes.
2. You go to a fake website like and enter your code (the real CL says you will receive a phone call or text but not entering the code on a website).
tnchuck100 on 11/12/2012:
It's not Craigslist that is making the calls. I had the same thing happen to me when I placed an ad on their list. Spammers farm contact numbers from Craigslist ads and use them to make these robo-calls. In my case I was inundated with calls offering to sell my item for me.

Forget reporting the caller ID phone number. It is spoofed and virtually untraceable. Blocking those numbers is of little help as they constantly use different ones.
DebtorBasher on 11/12/2012:
8er,8er, my did you know that is one of my favorite songs??? ELO rules!!!
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CraigsList "Lies and Deceptions"
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Whistle Blower News: As recently as last Friday, a computer Tech working for CL (remain nameless) had discovered that CL is aware of several severe security leaks and severe flaws in Craigslist Main frame computer and hubs allowing all Hackers and scammers access to customer accounts including all passwords and personal banking information, however, (this is the scary part) allowing scammers total and free access to those customers posting to "personals" ads, mainly in the casual encounters section. What does this mean? Well, about 8-9 months ago Cl was notified by their IT techs and security staff that a severe security breach had been discovered and that hackers and scammers had access to those individuals posting photo's and offering web cam personal erotic encounters "full access" to the customers computer to watch and record the activity taking place on any one individuals personal computer they chose to watch, But from the Craigslist hub! This means that hackers now have full control over the Public computers Through the main frame of Cl using ghost surfing software even though CL executives are aware this is happening.

When asked if the problem should be fixed, executives at CL have put the matter on the "LOW" and excused this breech as a "Fix it later thing"! This Computer tech decided to "MONITOR" the activity themself and low and behold one of the network computers in the building leads to a private office securely locked and is rumored to be the new hangout for top company executives to stream LIVE sex on any one or multiple computers from any customer at any time and what's funny is the hacker is controlling it all without knowing he is also being watched...!

This Computer tech also stated that CL sells it's (what it calls "GARBAGE") to anyone with the right amount of CASH...(that would be all Personal information that is given to CL. This could only mean everything is being done under the eye of Government Internet Regulators without their Knowledge or are they in on it too.

Be careful with Cams and who you share your sexual fantasies with because it's also being watched by CL perverts sitting in an office allegedly protecting your personal information. I would say I expect to see a very large Lawsuit in the near future against Cl for this blatant disregard of a breech and Internet Laws.
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Anonymous on 10/25/2010:
Craigslist hosts webcams now? How is the government involved in this?

I would think if a person is going to stream sexual videos of themselves out on the worldwide web, they should be smart enough to realize that nothing is 100% safe.
Anonymous on 10/25/2010:
How can this literally kill you? And how did you come by this info from the computer tech that CL sells personal info to anyone with the right amount of cash? Nobody in their right mind buys porn these days anyway, when you can watch it free on many sites.
getoverit on 10/25/2010:
What corroboration of these claims do you have?

I would say that your advice to "Be careful with Cams and who you share your sexual fantasies with" is probably a good policy even if you're not posting stuff on Craigslist.

What kinds of account and banking information does Craigslist keep on people? I've posted stuff on Craigslist a lot but I don't think they even have my name?

As far as any lawsuit is concerned, when people post information (whether intimately personal or not), to something like the Craigslist "Casual Encounters" section, it's a free service. Common sense suggests that the efforts Craigslist would make to ensure the security of that information would be minimal (it's a public site after all).

In fact, their user agreement states the following:


I suspect they have their bases pretty well covered. And if there's an "Internet law" that prohibits Craiglist staff from watching the stuff people post to that public site, it would be a big surprise to me.
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Keyword Spammers on Craigs, ruining search!
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First of all, I love Cragslist. I have bought and sold many items in the true spirit of Craigslist. I have found some very good deals on things I need, and I have provided some very good deals on items that were just taking up my space.

My problem is that keyword spammers are really making it tough to use. I started to notice this in the automotive. I enter a search for a specific model. Let's say for example "Mustang". When I hit search, I found the results would have as many other models as actual Mustangs! In some cases, the invalid results outnumber the real results by a very large margin!

This is because too many people bury a list of "key words" or "similar to" in the text of their ad to fool the search function!

Recently, I was shopping for a motorcycle for my wife. We bought one 2 weeks ago. But again, the same problem. Enter KTM and you get a list of Kawasakis, Hondas, etc... Same for a Ducati!

Tried finding a cell phone to used to finish out my contract. This is where it is really bad. Enter "Samsung" or "Nokia" and there is no end to the variances you retrieve from the keyword spammers!

The problem is 2 sided; 1. Craigslist doesn't do enough to let people know that this offense should be flagged. 2. The posters need to realize that an effective ad does not need a list of keywords and including a description that isn't what you are selling (someone looking for a Challenger does not want to see a Honda Civic!) is annoying!

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Skye on 09/07/2010:
I totally agree about the keywords. I use Craigslist all the time, and now I find if I post more than 2 times in an hour, I cannot post again, without giving them my telephone number. I then just wait until the next day. I usually just post in the free section, giving away items. But then I have to remember, it's a free site I'm posting on, so I just have to deal with it. Keywords, spam, telephone authentification, and the list goes on and on. It used to be such a decent, free, friendly user site.
Anonymous on 09/07/2010:
Craigslist is spammer central. You cannot post anything on there without getting flooded by spammers I stopped using them cause of that.
Skye on 09/07/2010:
They are working on that Wally. No more unlimited posting. They are only allowing 2 posts every 24 hours. I just posted 2 things, and now they want my phone number for authentification. I'll just have to wait until tomorrow to post again. As for the spammers, yes, I've had them bother me a few times, but not anymore since Craigslists tightened things up, cause now they can't flood the site with garbage due to the 2 postings in 24 hours rule, unless they have millions of IP's they are posting from. I've been using Craigslist for years, and have only been bothered 2 times with spammers, spamming my annoymous Craigslist email account. I did get even with them.
MRM on 09/07/2010:
Something unfortunate has happened on Craigslists several days ago. They have removed the adult ads. SON OF A BISCUIT!
Anonymous on 09/07/2010:
Sorry MRM, by craigs should not be used for bootycalls I applaud them for that.
MRM on 09/07/2010:
I was looking for some fresh, new bootys. Now I have to recycle through my same old contacts.
Skye on 09/07/2010:
Oh MRM, don't worry, they are sneaking over and posting in these categories:



They censored the adult section because of the premed student who murdered that massage therapist, that he found off of Craigslist. You see, he murdered her, they left the category up, but he recently committed suicide, so they took the category down. I guess his death was more worthy then hers. NOTE SARCASM
ChuhBaca on 09/07/2010:
Yeah, I get some false responses too. What I'm speaking of, eBay actually refers to as "Keyword Spamming". Meaning that you put a bunch of keywords such as competing products so that people searching those items pull up the offending ad.

It makes it really hard to find specific products. It's as much the fault of (if not more) the people posting these ads as it is Craigslist.

See what I mean by searching your favorite car model and look at what comes up.
ted on 07/09/2013:
Totally agree with your post. If I do a search for "sailboats" I get powerboats and jetskis because there are posters here who use the same 200 keywords in every ad that have little to do with the ad. I've threatened to flag every ad.
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Craiglist now ripping off people
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I have dealt with Craigslist for sometime now and now they are asking for a phone # every time you place an AD. I only have 1 phone number, so every time I place an Ad where do I get these other numbers from. I am not rich. I have paid for an Ad Posting and in 3 hrs. anyone can get online, go to Craigslist and Flag the Ad. Why? they have no right to do this. Then am told I would get my $25.00 back and don't this is a scam. And they are so concerned about Scammers. PLEASE advise me someone
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redmx3racer on 11/05/2009:
Craigslist is charging for ads now? News to me. Was it for an apartment or something like that? I'll have to check that out-I sell stuff on CL once in a while-but it is not worth $25 to do so.
furnman on 11/05/2009:
I placed an ad under furniture here in the Mpls/St.Paul Craigslist about a month ago and there were no charges. It was the same as it was in the past. I have read that there are stricter guidelines under the personal ads.
ChuhBaca on 11/05/2009:
I have never been charged to place an ad either. I have noticed that a lot of ads are starting to be flagged for keyword violations. In fact, they have recently added a posting restriction that if you have the word "keywords" in your ad, you have to edit it or it won't post. So it seems they are cracking down on any attempt to fool specific searches.
Anonymous on 11/05/2009:
*BS alarm goes off*
I have never had to pay for an ad either.
Skye on 11/05/2009:
I just went to search Craigslist. This is what I found, regarding ad's that you must pay for:

online community
Jun 2nd 2009 09:35 PMabout > help > posting fees
All Craigslist postings are free, except for:
1. Job posts in the San Francisco Bay Area

The fee for posting a job in the SF Bay Area is $75. This fee pays for one job in one category.
(One job posted in two different categories would cost $150.)
2. Job posts in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, South Florida, and Washington DC

The fee for posting a job in these cities is $25. This fee pays for one job in one category.
(One job posted in two different categories would cost $50.)
3. Brokered apartment rental listings in New York

The fee for posting a brokered apartment rental in New York City is $10.
4. Posts in adult services and therapeutic services on Craigslist sites in the United States.

The fee for posting ads in these categories is $10. Live approved ads can be re-posted for $5.


There are two options for purchasing paid posts:
post ads individually and pay by credit card for each ad
buy a block of ads and pay for the block with a check

Still have questions? try our help desk discussion forum or send us a note.
redmx3racer on 11/05/2009:
Thanks Skye. I don't post in those categories so I had no idea!
karleebarlee on 11/05/2009:
why can't you give the same phone number every time?
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Beware Of Professional Scammers That Use This Web Site
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I advertised a car for sale and I got several responses one was a professional scammer. This my story I answered all the emails with the details on the car with the information where to contact us and mail payment and phone number plus address. The one I got that had a phone number for me was the scammer. I opened my email today and got a death treat against me and my family they demanded 3 grand then 5 grand after they gave us the tapes of who wanted us dead. The title of the email was Someone who you think is your friend wants you dead. It had a link you were supposed to lock on and send money which I did not I sent it to my local authorities. When I googled the phone number the guy had given me I found it to be a professional scammer according to Google and I am not the first one this person has threatened. The area code is 609-543-2286.

This individual goes under many names and addresses he claimed he was from Vancouver Washington but the phone number is from Burlington New Jersey. Be careful when you are on the Craiglist.
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Anonymous on 07/19/2008:
Welcome to My3Cents! I'll give you the tapes for 2 grand. :)
DebtorBasher on 07/19/2008:
This has been on the NEWS....many people have recevied this same Email. Even school kids. It isn't Craig's list, it is someone who used Craig's list to get peoples contact information. They are asking that people who receive these threats, to report it to their local police...they are working on tracking the people down who are doing this.
DebtorBasher on 07/19/2008: is a link to the informative I posted back in March about this scam....
Anonymous on 07/19/2008:
That's scary! Thanks for warning us!
madconsumer on 07/20/2008:
yes this is old, and not from craigs lists.

contact your local police, and forward the email to them. simply ignore the threat.
CrystalSword on 07/20/2008:
We're doing a lot of advertising on Craigslist and haven't had a problem! (Knock on wood!)
Hugh_Jorgen on 07/20/2008:
A friend just ran into another type of scam on CL. He advertised a washing machine for $200 - he got an email from an interested party, supposedly a businessman that was traveling in Europe. He was willing to pay $300 for the washer if my friend would pull it off CL and agree to the deal right away.

He proposed to send my friend a bank check for $300 and then a day or two later send some movers to pick up the washer. My friend thought something was amiss, so he called me. I told him to run from this deal. He sent the "businessman" an email telling him he was happy to sell him the washer for $200, but make sure the movers brought the cash with them. He never heard from the guy again.

There is a rash of these fake bank and cashiers checks out there - you can't tell them from a real one until its deposited and then bounces - usually a week or more later.

A popular twist on this scam is to send you more than you need for the item, with the provision that you send the excess funds to the scammer via Western Union. By the time the check bounces, the WU money is long gone.
cycolbur on 07/20/2008:
I know it is not the craiglist but scammers who use this website to do there dirty work. I am smarter than to give them money or the ones who responded to my ad and asked me to pay the delivery men with the extra funds they were to give me well I have told all if they are indterested they have to pay the delivery men themself. My comment was more informative then anything when I googled on I found out that this individual has sent threatening emails to others withthe same garbage. I just want all heads up.
gazelle on 08/03/2008:
unfortunately there are scammers everywhere ruining things for the rest of us; don't let them ruin craig's list too;
craig'slist is a victim like the rest of us...
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Watch out for SCAMS on CL
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Recently, we decided to upgrade from our 10 year old Ethan Allen couch to a nice leather sectional. The Ethan Allen is certainly nice, far too nice to toss or even to donate IMO. Deciding to sell the piece, I took out a free ad on CRAIGSLIST.COM. It's a free website for a variety postings - sell things, buy things, services and even personals all from ordinary folks in towns all across the country.

So I posted my ad, asking 450 and waited for the offers to trickle in. I had a few legitimate queries, and a number of SCAM offers - here's how they work. I get an offer from a person in a distant state telling me they "love" the piece, and have to have it, my asking price is fine. They tell me to pull down my "advert" then they want my home address, phone numbers etc., and they are off to send me a "certified check" of some kind. This price will include my asking price, as well as several hundred dollars "extra" for ME to PAY THE MOVERS when they arrive to take my couch.

As most of you have guessed by now, the hitch is that the check is FAKE, takes a couple of days to NOT clear - they take my couch, and the several hundred dollars I pay them (movers really only take cash) to "move" my couch to the far away state. So then, the check bounces, I'm out not only my Ethan Allen - but also the fee I've paid the "movers" to take my money and couch!

Needless to say, I didn't fall for this obvious sham, but evidently a number of people have been bitten by this and similar ones. I guess the point is take CASH only on any kind of deal and just because a check claims to be certified, you'd better be darn sure it clears your bank before you agree to any shady dealings.
- pwp

p.s. - the couch sold for a little under 200 - I guess nobody appreciates an "experienced" piece of furniture!
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Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Who would be dumb enough to go for a scam like that anyway, Sherlock? That $200.00 that you made was probably the biggest rip-off ever done on "CL!" Thanks!
Sail27 on 07/17/2007:
"Who would be dumb enough to go for a scam like that anyway"

Actually there are a lot of folks who just have never heard of this kind of thing (elderly, non 'computer nerds', etc) and are ripe fodder for these lowlife scammers. If everyone knew about it then the scammers would not keep up this illicit bahavior

Good post PWP...
heaven17 on 07/17/2007:
I know of what ye speak.
I sold some bedroom furniture on Craig's List and all of a sudden the scammers started coming out of the woodwork! The first response I got was from a guy SUPPOSEDLY in Europe who wanted to buy my furniture and have his 'associate' pick it up asap and his secretary would cut me a check and have it in the mail...
Somebody in Europe wants MY cheap ass furniture.
Step off lively, Jack.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Alley, I suspect any couch would be a step-up from the park bench you snooze on. Zork, your lack of common sense is showing - again. This site is about helping people, not just about headcheese and hotsauce recipes, emeril.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
My wife advertises on CL,I've been against it since day one.It seems like all the people that answer her ads are flakes.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
I think that depends on what part of the country you live.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
There are a lot of flakes out here....Ask Lidster
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
That's true steve there are a lot of flakes everywhere though. Like I know this one guy that goes on sties like CL for other reasons then writes reviews to cover it up.
Here read some and see if you can guess who.


personals - strictly platonic, women seeking women, women seeking men, men seeking men, men seeking women, misc. romance, casual encounters, missed connections and rants and raves.

I have looked around here on weekends when bored and found interesting postings. The missed connections are usually someone mentioning a specific person they saw at some club and did not get to exchange data, someone they spotted at the mall or someone they went to school with and want to reconnect.

The platonic area consist of postings looking for someone to walk pets with and hang at the park, go for coffee, talk on the phone, etc. Many have a photo posted and their listings have codes like m4m-27, w4w-22. Many are new to the area and want someone to hang out at the beach with or nighttime concerts.
Slimjim on 07/17/2007:
These scams have been going on for years and are everywhere, not just CL. We advertised a kid's dresser in our local paper a few years ago and had some freak who claimed to be from England send us a stolen money order with a twisted story on why we should cash the over inflated amount and give him the difference. We knew it was a scam and offered the MO to the FBI but they weren't interested and said they had all they needed.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Lid, I don't see what your trite posting has to do with the topic, SCAMS. If you have anything of value to offer, either post that or start your own "review" thread. Don't kill a legitimate helpful discussion with your wacko googles. Thanks.
Slimjim on 07/17/2007:
What!? You don't own this site nor dictate squat. The topic was CraigsList which he WAS talking about. BTW, have you considered putting the couch out on the curb where you found your new one so the next high octane family to come along can upgrade too?
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
The real "breaking news" here dimwit is that YOU don't own the site either. You're nothing but a simpleton troll, hellbent on proving you're the only one who knows how to set up a washing machine. Funny thing is - you're the one who whines about the shoddy appliances, ladders and such that you paid too much for that don't work or last very long. Guess that says a lot about you.
*Brenda* on 07/17/2007:
Gee golly, there's scams on the internet?
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
I am not a computer nerd S27, but I can smell a scam a mile away. After reading other peoples experiences, I will give pirate a "VH" vote just to show what kind of guy I am. Tip for the pirate: Don't except any wooden nickles and beware of the "pidgeon drop" scam.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Yeah, like your mom.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Yeah zork, to be classified as a computer nerd, I think you have to have a home pc connected TO the internet. 'nuff said.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Not only that Brenda, somebody just purchased a used piece of patio furniture for 200 bucks!
Mr. Pirate, I gave you a VH vote. What is with the tude? Anyway, I sold my COUCH on E-Bay and got much better results AND money without some 11 year old trying to scam me......
Slimjim on 07/17/2007:
I smell a lock down coming.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Me too. Our friend is steaming!
*Brenda* on 07/17/2007:
Selling that nasty couch to some poor soul for $200 bucks... now THAT is a scam.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
DebtorBasher on 07/17/2007:
Good Post Pirate! People can not be warned enough about these scams. Even if one person heard it a hundred times, there is a good chance another is hearing it for the first. All I can add is NEVER do business like this with people overseas...Deal with cash only and have the buyer pick up the item(s). I deal with Ebay, but not CL because I don't want strangers come knocking on my door. Especially those who advertise expensive items, jewelry or collectables...Once they find out where you live and what valuables you have in your might as well leave the front door open when you leave your house. With Ebay, I only deal through a PO Box.
DebtorBasher on 07/17/2007:
Pirate...I do believe this review will make it to the M3C newsletter!
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
DB, I have an old can of Spam. What do you think I could get on CL?
Slimjim on 07/17/2007:
Is it "experienced", ZZ *Jimi Hendrix agrees*
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Go away troll, your ladder isn't getting any lighter to lift.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Slim: Gotcha.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Pirate, your comment has nothing to do with this thread so I am going ask that addy locks this thread until you learn how to follow the rules!
DebtorBasher on 07/17/2007: can you tell an old can of Spam from a new can?
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
DB, Read the date dummy!
Pirate, just because I exposed you and the reason you were really on CL.COM doesn't mean you have to become a mad man and call everyone names because they don't agree. That's just wrong!
Starlord on 07/17/2007:
The new cans have a special label, celebrating the 70th anniversary of SPAM, It is predominantly light blue with a big 70 in the center. Happy Birthday, Spam!!!
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Steve, don't hold back!
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
I have to,or id say something stupid
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Well Steve, you don't have to say anything to offend people because that offends them. I know I do it all the time...LOL
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Are cuss words allowed on this site??????
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Sorry steve, join another site.
Nohandle on 07/17/2007:
Lordy Mercy, what started out I gathered was an informative by Pirate..even though he had to toss in the Ethan Allen name, which I by the way have a house full's overrated, and has turned into whatever. DB, you're correct many people don't know about CL or the other sites and need to be reminded of the scams out there if they are not familiar with them. People, call your local charity, put a price on your furniture..they will note your price and send you a receipt.. and you will receive far more in a tax deduction that you will receive in cash. Think about it.
DebtorBasher on 07/17/2007:
My point about the old and new Spam was the Taste...I'm sure if you ate a can of new Spam it would taste just like a 70 year old Spam.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Oh DB, you're so sensitive and that's not what you said, silly girl.

Nohandle good point on the tax thing.

Steve, it all depends on how you spell it.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
I don't want to join another site,I just want to be able to use my foul mouth.LOL

Anyway,I've always thought this Craigslist was shady,I caught my 14 year old nephew on CL looking at the listings for hookers,and stripers.
Pirate,I rated this Very helpful.


DebtorBasher on 07/17/2007:
Liddy...that is exactly what I said..."how can you tell an old can of Spam from a new can"
Slimjim on 07/17/2007:
Count the rings
Slimjim on 07/17/2007:
This might be a silly question, but actually to anyone in bizzness, it's common sense, why wouldn't you just wait for the check to clear before releasing this great couch? These scams are not done with personal checks, but forged money orders or bank checks. Personal checks once cleared, are golden and will not be returned. 10 days tops. Heck, it looks like you may have given up on a sweet sale.
Anonymous on 07/17/2007:
Count te rings * Crying hard *
FoggyOne on 07/18/2007:
For slimjimjohnson2000, the 'buyer' usually says he/she is under some kind of pressure and they must ship the item that day or give the conferderate the money 'right away', indicating there is urgency in the transaction. Which of course is just to have it all done before the check bounces. Also, stolen or counterfeit money orders or cashier checks can take up to a month to clear if from overseas, so the seller would not even know there is a problem for a long time.
Anonymous on 07/18/2007:
Thanks foggy, I'm not sure slim understands how things work in the real world.
Anonymous on 07/18/2007:
Another excellent informative Pirate! It's too bad a few bad apples have to troll behind you with their sophomoric childish comments. I guess jealousy takes many forms.
Anonymous on 07/18/2007:
But Stew if you are being biased toward your little bitty buddy Pirate and we know you are, then you are exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment. I therefore must conclude you are not fully recovered as of yet so go back to bed.
Anonymous on 07/18/2007:
shawnp80 on 07/18/2007:
My posts were deleted, are you kidding me... All I said was "I beat guys like Pirate up on the way to fights". What's wrong with that?
Anonymous on 07/18/2007:
shawnp80 on 07/18/2007:
Stew, You might want to wipe your nose off. It has Parrot poo all over it.
Skye on 08/11/2007:
Pirate, sorry I missed this review. I think it's well written and very helpful.

You should also post this in the: "Rants and Raves" section on Craigslist, for your area. I bet it would open the eyes of a lot of sellers on Craigslist. Especially the newbies.

Cash is best, and fits everyones pocket. Just make sure the cash is real, by having one of those handy pens available.
Anonymous on 08/11/2007:
Right Skye, despite all the juvenile comments by the usual trolls, I think most people get the message and the point gets across. Shame they have to wade through all the usual immature garbage though.
JANICKEL on 10/26/2010:
********** Ten stars for a man that can read and write and,,,Understand what exactly has been written and that's no sarcasm. Congrats
jktshff1 on 10/26/2010:
Nice thing about someone quoting on an old post is, scrolling down through the comments, brings back memories of past members.(some good, some bad:)
MRM on 10/26/2010:
All of them were good members to me.
Anonymous on 10/26/2010:
That WaxRash dude was one of the good ones.
DebtorBasher on 10/26/2010:
Man-O-Man, I sure miss ZZ!
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Craig's List Negative Review
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TAMPA, FLORIDA -- I put an ad on Craig's list to sell my home. I have received 42 requests for investing my money, to buy for less than 1/10 of the value by wholesale companies, job "opportunities", etc... Not ONE serious inquiry!! I have asked repeatedly to be taken OFF Craig's List and keep getting emails from them wanting more personal information (which I do NOT give out) How do I get away from all these spammers and OFF Craig's list.
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RestaurantGuy on 10/12/2010:
I believe all you have to do is delete your ad. Sign in to your account and hit delete post. That should do it
PepperElf on 10/12/2010:
might also want to try blocking emails from Craigslist too

and if you still want to sell, you may find it's more expensive to use a realtor, but you'll probably get more serious inquiries, not to mention they'll know the legal issues involved as well.
tnchuck100 on 10/12/2010:
If you are receiving these through your email address and not from Craig's List itself then Craig's list has sold your email address. It is now toast. The only way to stop them now is to delete that email account.

When using anything commercial that wants an email address you should create an email account for that specific purpose. One you can delete with little consequence.

Keep your personal email address just that - personal. Never use it for business/commercial purposes.
Anonymous on 10/12/2010:
Craigslist doesn't sell email addresses. The OP either needs to delete the ad, or just SPAM on the junk emails he/she gets. I have tried selling a few things on Craigslist and each time I get at least ONE scam or spam email. Its Craigslist. Con artists prey on people using Craigslist.
Lifemates on 10/12/2010:
Craigslist is filled with spam
Ytropious on 10/12/2010:
LOL that's pretty true. I have used Craigslist to sell a dryer, buy a dryer, sell an old car, buy a set of living room tables, and give away hamsters. Each time the transaction worked nicely. The guy who bought my car was kind of annoying and kept calling me after the fact to ask for money to "help" with registering the car in a new state. I was like hells no, that's why I sold it so cheap!
rockfishing on 10/12/2010:
It's a case of you get what you pay for. I'm surprised the real estate agents are non stop emailing you. Hopefully you set up a separate email box for your ad. If not you are in line for a lot more spam.
Skye on 10/12/2010:
OP, as mentioned, delete your ad. I know it's frustrating, and it has happened to me. I often post in the free section, giving away things, and I get spammed constantly. I then delete my ad, and it stops.

I also block the emails so they cannot continue to spam with with ridiculous and outrageous offers. But if you want to delete your Craigslist account permanently, due to the spamming, send an email to:
trmn8r on 10/12/2010:
I don't believe Craiglist sells email addresses. Therefore, I believe you only need to delete the ad. I have had the same problem on a smaller scale each time I use CL, as others reported above. With a house, you are a "big fish". Last time, I was selling a lawn mower (:
Anonymous on 10/12/2010:
They don't.
All the OP needs to do is delete their ad.
ChuhBaca on 10/12/2010:
I doubt it is Craigs selling your email address. It's a shame that these jerks are ruining Craigslist, even when you select "do not contact me..."
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