Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 76,794, Level: 86
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Khorasan
    Posts
    5,111
    Points
    76,794
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    Local News | Man scammed by Craigslist ad | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Basically, someone posts a Craiglist ad which offers to give away all this guy's stuff. And, of course, because this is America, a bunch of low-lifes show up and steal his stuff, even waving printed out copies of his ad in his face when he shows up and tries to stop them.

    Sometimes, I want to form my own universe, where people aren't stupid and greedy.


    Man scammed by Craigslist ad

    The Associated Press



    Related
    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost an Oregon man much of what he owned.
    The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.
    But Robert Salisbury had no plans to leave. The independent contractor was at Emigrant Lake when he got a call from a woman who had stopped by his house to claim his horse.
    On his way home he stopped a truck loaded down with his work ladders, lawn mower and weed eater.
    "I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back," Salisbury said. "They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did."
    The driver sped away after rebuking Salisbury. On his way home he spotted other cars filled with his belongings.
    Once home he was greeted by close to 30 people rummaging through his barn and front porch.
    The trespassers, armed with printouts of the ad, tried to brush him off. "They honestly thought that because it appeared on the Internet it was true," Salisbury said. "It boggles the mind."
    Jacksonville police and Jackson County sheriff's deputies arrived but by then several cars packed with Salisbury's property had fled.
    He turned some license plate numbers over to police.
    Michelle Easley had seen the ad that claimed Salisbury's horse had been declared abandoned by the sheriff's department and was free to a good home.
    "I can't stand to see a horse suffer so I drove out there and got her," Easley said. "The horse didn't look abandoned. She is in good shape for being 32 years old."

    But it looked odd, so she left a note on Salisbury's door explaining the ad. She then decided to call to make sure the ad was legitimate when the second similar ad appeared.
    "I feel bad because I was a part of it," Easley said. "It felt right to call the police."
    Fagan praised Easley's honestly but said prosecution was likely for anybody caught with Salisbury's property.
    Items can be returned with no questions asked, Fagan said.
    Detectives have contacted Craigslist's legal team to try to trace the ad.
    Meanwhile, Salisbury could not even relax on his porch swing.
    Someone took it.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 118,243, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUAlum2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    15,564
    Points
    118,243
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 73
    Given: 90

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    I read about that last night and could not believe that people would be stupid enough to believe an ad like that. But hey, this is America, I guess.



  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 386,900, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,784
    Points
    386,900
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 557
    Given: 383

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    If the world was idiot free, alot of us would be out of jobs. Think of it that way. Its how I get through life peacefully.



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 80,890, Level: 88
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 1,060
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RyCy04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,343
    Points
    80,890
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 120
    Given: 13

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    And if that guy thinks he is getting his porch swing back he'll have to come get it from me himself.



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 65,055, Level: 79
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 1,395
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyclonesrule91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Waukee
    Posts
    4,932
    Points
    65,055
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 97

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    This was a hoax??????????? I was just checking CF on my smartphone on the way out to his pad to take his shingles and sheetrock. Who cares about a few nail holes......All that gas money for nothing.

    Guess I'll just go to work..............



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 398,312, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 67.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    58,733
    Points
    398,312
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 545
    Given: 345

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    Just one more new way to rob your neighbor - run an ad on the Internet. What will they think of next? Who would want a 32 year old horse anyway?


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 36,605, Level: 58
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 45
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    drmwevr08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    3,446
    Points
    36,605
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 5

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    I wonder what would have happened if he had just started shooting the morons. Assuming they hadn't already taken his bullets.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 85,495, Level: 90
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 55
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    superdorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    6,948
    Points
    85,495
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    I read this and felt really bad for the guy, but also was almost laughing uncontrollably.

    I love that he confronts the people on his property and they shove the Craigslist ad is his face:
    I have a right to be here... SEE!
    Better not put an ad on Craigslist that says murder is legal today.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 213,739, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    SplitIdentity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    8,063
    Points
    213,739
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 95
    Given: 13

    Re: Dude victim of Craiglist ad

    LOL, yeah.....

    You know, people are idiots.


    The artist formerly known as SouthernHawk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM