Owensboro Woman Posts Facebook Alert About Possible Craigslist Scam
I'm not a fan of a knock on my door at strange hours. I'm not typically going to respond if I don't recognize who it is. (Unless they're wearing a police uniform, of course, and then I'm off on a whole NEW set of concerns.)
A friend of mine recently shared a post from a friend of his about a visit she received from a guy who was inquiring about a bike that was for sale on Craigslist.
He said that she had posted it.
She had not.
Here's the post:
Like SO many social media or sales sites, Craigslist can be both very beneficial and very detrimental.
And there have been scams perpetrated on the site as well.
I was the subject (not really a victim--too harsh a word in this instance) of a practical joke on Craigslist a couple of years ago.
Someone had posted that I was selling the Jeep that WBKR had just purchased as a company vehicle.
Whoever posted the ad gave our request line number as my contact number...and someone actually called!
I set the lady straight and, eventually, the ad disappeared.
When it comes to Craigslist, be careful.
Although sometimes you don't even KNOW you need to be careful.