You can find a lot of crazy stuff â€“ and crazy trouble â€“ online.Itâ€™s like the wild, wild, west out there â€“ especially when youâ€™re talking about Craigslist. Anyone can get on there. Itâ€™s up to you to figure out whoâ€™s legit - and whoâ€™s a whack job.Here are some tips on how to avoid getting killed when answering a Craigslist ad:
Run the sellerâ€™s name and email through social media â€“ If the person youâ€™re trying to find canâ€™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 â€“ When you go into battle, itâ€™s important that someone has your back.
Tell your friends whatâ€™s going down â€¦ and leave a note in your own home so the cops know where to search if â€“ or when â€“ youâ€™re reported missing.
Too good to be true â€“ If the offer is too good to be true, it probably is. Youâ€™ll live a long, wonderful life if you just use common sense.
Donâ€™t answer a Craigslist ad involving sex â€“ Thereâ€™s never a good reason to go into the back alleys of the Internet to find a little lovinâ€™. (Guyism)