Post # 1
Okay, so I posted a wedding dress that I bought, but never ended up wearing on craigslist to try to sell and get some of my money back. This morning I received a call from NO CALLER ID. I didn’t answer at first, but I received two more calls right in a row, so finally I answered. I wasn’t sure who it could be, but maybe it was an emergency, most of my family lives across the country from me. Anyway, I finally answered. It was a guy who said his wife saw my post on craigslist and was interested in my dress. Well it didn’t seem to strange (aside from the fact the guy was calling instead of his wife) He was asking questions about the dress, and I answered his questions, but then he started asking the same questions over again. He then asked how tall I was and what I weighed, which seemed very strange. He said he was asking because he wanted to know how I compared to his wife to know if the dress would fit her. Then he said Well, she’s got really big boobs, and thats when I hung up. I wasn’t about to answer a question about how big my boobs were. Anyway after I hung up, I started thinking maybe its one of those scams that charges you by the minute for however long you stay on the phone. But I don’t know if thats only if you call the number, or if they can charge you by calling you. Any one else have this happen or know anything about any scams that sound like this?
Post # 2
busybride215: There are a bunch of scams and weirdos on craiglist – but i have never come across one that charges you by the minute – be sure to call your phone provider to make sure.
This one honestly just sounds like a creeper. I have received calls from private numbers or numbers with strange area codes to places across the country (because anyone can get a number on skype or google) and they would ask me about the iphones im selling. They always had really weird stories like oh im buying it for my kid in boarding school and need to send it to some other country. I will wire you the money through paypal just send me your acct. We would always just mess with them on the phone by raising the price, asking to skype video chat, keep making other deals, telling them we already sent it etc. – it was pretty funny and pretty clear that they were either trying to get our acct number to steal our info or using other peoples accounts to pay for it.
Post # 3
busybride215: he sounds very creepy and possibly like a sexual predator. I’ve had great luck selling things on craigslist in the past and have never had any problems, but of course it can also be dangerous and you hear some horror stories. I would suggest if you do find someone to sell it to, bring someone with you to do the transaction and meet in a very public place, ie in front of a police station, very busy shopping center, hospital parking lot, etc. Do the exchange in daylight, and on your terms. If you get a bad feeling back out. I also never put my phone number in an ad. I prefer to communicate anonymously via email first. I find it’s often pretty easy to weed out the weirdos quickly.
Post # 4
busybride215: BUNCH of scams on Craigslist.