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.



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