This brought both excitement and risk to the table. After all, there was no way to know if the person that you were meeting was legitimate or not. Remember the Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff? He used to meet girls in their hotel room and then rob them. One girl was even murdered. By , Craigslist had become a website used for sex trafficking.
There was pressure put on Craigslist to remove their Adult Services section, which they eventually did. But the possibility for sexual encounters was still possible because of the other categories in the personals section. People who wanted to sell sex or look for sex would make discrete posts in the Casual Encounters category. This became the new category for sex trafficking for almost the next 8 years.
Once the bill was passed, Craigslist immediately took down their personals section. Now people who want to have casual encounters and sexual hookups will need to use hookup apps. Hookup apps become the best alternative for Craigslist Personals. DO NOT ask if an offer you received is a scam.
This includes, but is not limited to: This rule includes scammers information. Do NOT try and sell an item you're selling on Craigslist here. The Things I need you to know - w4m - 50 North Dallas image 1 age: Guys responding to posts in this section should be aware of these realities: Now, you have to understand the value in these things, for these "people," scammers basically. They either want to hack into your email to send virus-related spam, or capture password information from you that they can possibly use to defraud you in many different ways.
Never click on the links they provide to you. I'll come to your place. And all over you. Hurry baby, I need it. This is probably always a scammer. Email troller, basically or will ultimately send you a link to click on, to generate a profile so they can feel "safe" about you?
How ironic, the scam is making you reveal yourself, so they can be safe, when really they are out to rob you of your most vital information. How unsafe does that make you feel? A phone number is increasingly useful in recreating a person's identity. Ok, im looking for a man. U need to have a place to host.
Im very beautiful and fun and sexy. Im safe and not looking for unsafe stuff. Plz dont text and ask for my pic. No sreenshots, no bs, im real. Im discreet and no trouble.
Let try this guys. These people are plying a trade and I guess these posts are from a mixed bag of people who are just what they say they are. You can normally spot these by their length and some level of detail about themselves and combined with specifics about what they are looking for.
This is helpful when they use different come-ons to attract response. Either of which are probably not what any guy is looking to engage with.
This is part and parcel of the scams here, the photos can be used to regenerate your identity or simply the person is collecting photos because that's their hobby. Again, engaging with them is not going to produce a positive result. Engaging with these people seems very counter productive at best and dangerous at the worse. Nice to look at, but overwhelmingly not actual photos of a woman you are going to engage with.
My advice to guys on this site is to guard your identity with every click. Every time you send a photo of yourself or your phone number or your real email address, think about this: Would you want that phone number used as tool to recreate your identity?
Do you want some hacker busting in to your email account?.