You can find a lot of crazy stuff – and crazy trouble – online.It’s like the wild, wild, west out there – especially when you’re talking about Craigslist. Anyone can get on there. It’s up to you to figure out who’s legit - and who’s a whack job.Here are some tips on how to avoid getting killed when answering a Craigslist ad:
Run the seller’s name and email through social media – If the person you’re trying to find can’t be found, he or she is not someone you want to do business with.
Take someone with you or let someone know what you're doing – When you go into battle, it’s important that someone has your back.
Tell your friends what’s going down … and leave a note in your own home so the cops know where to search if – or when – you’re reported missing.
Too good to be true – If the offer is too good to be true, it probably is. You’ll live a long, wonderful life if you just use common sense.
Don’t answer a Craigslist ad involving sex – There’s never a good reason to go into the back alleys of the Internet to find a little lovin’. (Guyism)