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Craigslist - flagging system is corrupt

Posted: 2015-04-10 by    bethannay007
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
I've been advertising on craigslist for 5 years. We have a vacation home we rent from time to time and we follow all the rules of craigslist, even though there are multiple ads in the vacation section from rental companies and real estate companies. We've never really had any issue until we placed an ad in Jan 2015. From Jan 2015-Mar 2015, EVERY SINGLE AD WAS FLAGGED EVERY SINGLE DAY THE FIRST 30 MINUTES IT WAS ON THE SITE. We had 22 ads in a row that were flagged until ad #23 somehow escaped the flagging. There is something really wrong here! It takes me 45 mins to create an ad since...

Craigslist - Discrimination against BBW in Personals

Posted: 2015-02-12 by    Discriminated BBW
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes

I'm a BBW trying to post on CL for a guy who wouldn't mind dating someone like myself:

All my posts were flagged for removal within minutes of posting.

All I did was post honestly about myself and the type of guy I was looking for....

Craigslist - Flagging/removing legitimate ads

Posted: 2014-11-08 by    woodie1964
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
I'm a musician and posted an ad looking for a band in my area. A few days ago, I noticed it had been flagged for removal. To the best of my knowledge, I am not violating any terms of service. There is nothing inappropriate in the ad. I have tried a couple times to re-word the ad and re-post it, and it still gets flagged. I'm wondering if someone from Craigslist is doing this or if it is another person browsing the website. I've tried unsuccessfully to contact the site by phone, but they claim they're unable to answer questions over the phone. According to them, you have to refer...

Craigslist - Lorismel Matos Mendez

Posted: 2014-06-23 by    mexrealty
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
This was a classic CraigsList scam. I should have known better but after speaking with Lorismel Matos Mendez over the phone I felt like he was honest, i was very wrong. The moment I deposited a portion of the funds needed for him to ship me the item, he stopped taking my calls and likely shut down his account. I have copies of Lorismel Matos Mendez passport and permanent resident card for the USA. If anyone knows how to prosecute him or has more information about please let me know. I have a singed contract with him that he is not honoring and I don't mind spending money to bring this criminal...

Craigslist - Fake ad entered with my address

Posted: 2014-01-02 by    craigslist sucks
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
I answered an ad on Craigslist for a handy man to build a wall. He gave me an estimate and had a small child with him, saying his son was on winter break and he would use the opportunity to teach him a craft. I paid half of the money in a check with the date post dated to the day of work. I was in contact with him up to the morning. He cashed my check and ran. Wouldn't answer phone, text or email. I did a thorough background check( yes, a little to late) and discovered he has an AKA and his wife has 7 alias'. I posted an ad on Craigslist warning others which was promptly flagged. A man...

Craigslist - new site

Posted: 2013-06-24 by    confused and concerned
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
The new advertisements and setup are terrible, I don't like it at all to the point me and a lot of co-workers and friends have went to other sites to buy, sell, and trade on due to the aggravation of the advertisements and the whole setup of the new and unapproved craigslist . Thanks for ruining a good website like most sites think they have to improve even though its the original site that got they started and popular. Stop listening to your media groups or the people who don't use your site and get rid of the advertisements and stop letting people post the same item multiple times. By...

Craigslist - abuse

Posted: 2013-05-16 by    Mikev72
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
I was stalked, threatened, harassed. I had reported it to Craigslist and IC3 and nothing was ever done, the same men who preformed this are still active, destroying another countries culture, promoting prostitution and pre-marital sex, when i tried to defend against them, they used flagging software to block my posts and committed the acts above....

Craigslist - fraud

Posted: 2013-02-24 by    gina maxe
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
I answered an ad from craigslist for a personal assistant after 1 email response I was told I had the job however I dont even know the name of the supposed employer as well I was told tat I would be receiving a check in the mail and to keep 10percent and to send the rest forward by way of western union smells awful fishy, just wondering if there are any others out there that have had the same experience...

Craigslist - Missouri, Saint Louis - Discrimination

Posted: 2012-03-16 by    wildbill
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 1 votes
Security Jobs posted on Craigslist in Saint Louis are 99% Scams. Using words like "acquaintance".
"finding" security officers.
These are words used by scammers in Lagos, South Africa sitting in the coffee shops. You send them your info thinking you are applying for a security job, when what you are doing is setting yourself up for e-mails about Viagra, Cialis, Penis enlargement, Russian Brides, etc.
I used to post warnings about the SCAM security ads but Craigslist has since then refused to post any of my "warning ads"
This is because they are getting something out of...

Craigslist - Florida - Job Postings

Posted: 2012-03-09 by    lostsite
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 1 votes
I am a recruiter for a top marketing company. I had thought that I would try craigslist to post an ad for recruitment into my company. What I have discovered is the people who did respond to the ad were less then desirable (calling when intoxicated, not showing up for a scheduled interview, lazy etc). I decided to look at other postings to see if there were any other reputable companies posting on craigslist. Unfortunately what I found was about 70% of the posting looked like scams. About a week into the ad being posted, it got flagged and removed. This made me question craigslist further. I had...

Craigslist - Florida - Scam car on craigslist

Posted: 2012-02-14 by    Hubert Lexehomme
Complaint Rating:  38 % with 8 votes
I found a car on craigslist Nissan Pa-finder 2007 for $2, 200. I contacted him by email. Someone else asked me to open Google checkout account. They asked me to sent the money to that third party to hold it until I receive the car. I figured out that they scammed me. I need to know why many people complaint and craigslist keep the same Sgt John Duggan online making business with Craigslist. I need help from FBI and others Federal agents to help me get my money back....

Craigslist - Texas - Ghosting ads

Posted: 2011-12-01 by    claudia222
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 2 votes
I am about as desperate as it gets, not to mention frustrated with this website and very very upset that it has gotten so big and annoying.
I am a single mother of 2, one of them being a 5 month old. I work from home to avoid taking him to day care, and as many people in this country, I am obligated to use craigslist for my business.
I dont sell cars, but do referrals to the dealerships in town, I work very hard all day, get calls late at night and cant afford to not take them, the economy is terrible and one missed call could mean one missed sale. The income is not great, but does...

Craigslist - Craigslist aids criminals willingly

Posted: 2011-09-10 by    Victimofcraigslist
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
We responded to a personals ad on craigslist; which now in retrospect we now we should have not done.
This person came to our house and threatened to use violence if we did not give him money. We gave him money and he left.
We informed Craigslist immediately and asked to remove the personal ad of this person immediately.
The irresponsible staff at Craigslist left the ad active and took no measure.

Also regularly I see erotic massages ads in the personal section of craigslist and despite flagging them; craigslist does not remove them....

Craigslist - California, San Francisco - Craigslist Questionable or Fraudulent Business Practicess

Posted: 2011-08-14 by    johnjustice
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
Craigslist: is a for profit business that is also partially owned by another for profit business (Ebay). However, Craigslist uses a .org domain.
Although this is legal and admissible under ICANN rules; it appears to
me that it is misleading to the public.

in addition from making money from job ads, Craigslist still makes money off illegal sex and prostitution; craigslist/ebay charges for "therapeutic services" ads that are at times a decoy for prostitution ads.

discriminates against people who post legitimate ads and abuse people with no recourse and shady...

Craigslist - California, San Francisco - Monopoly scam

Posted: 2011-08-11 by    johnjustice
Complaint Rating:  30 % with 20 votes
Craigslist is a monopoly and a scam throughout the United States. The government needs to force this company to be broken up.

They make money off sex; they call them "therapeutic services" ads and discriminate against people who post legitimate ads and abuse people with no recourse.

Monopolies in the United States hurt consumers.

The fact that Ebay owns a stake in Craigslist makes it even worst and more of a monopoly.

Craigslist is a for profit business so they do not qualify as a .org but they are a .com.

In short craigslist...

Craigslist - Posting an apt for a share

Posted: 2011-08-05 by    DoctorOnInternet
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
I posted an ad for sharing an apt (my own, where I live). I kept getting bounced for the most ridiculous reasons, like not being able to put in the # of bedrooms or that a person would have his/her own br. I've read the regulations a # of times, I am a professor, so understand language quite well. I would have a reply, then get flagged -- maybe by the person who answered and who would then want no competition??? There is no one to help at CL. I strongly recommend boycotting this site, and finding alternatives....

Craigslist - Montana, Billings - Craigslist job posting usa

Posted: 2011-06-09 by    winds
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 2 votes
206-333-0528 is a seattle based number claiming to be from the http://www.aicpa.org/About/Contact/Pages/Contact.aspx claiming to be from the American Institute of CPA's. looking for bookkeepers to process foreign companies monies.

Do not give out details to these people. Contact the AICPA to post warnings on their site. Thank you.

Properties: http://co109w.col109.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?FolderID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-
Tom Chris
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:09:54 +0100
From: aicpa_resume@blumail.org

Craigslist - New York - illicit business practices

Posted: 2011-06-05 by    jasonallengruetzner
Complaint Rating:  50 % with 2 votes
I tried to sell a vehicle on craigslist and was personally flagged by them.How is it a "craigslist killer" can post contact info., sell a house, garage sell, etc w/ contact info. but not me???Anyways I let the FCC and SEC do the talkin' for me.I emailed them (co and ceo) a copy of the "open internet" policy filed last year w/ the FCC.What they are doing is UNFAIR and ILLEGAL!Here is the proof of ad w/ identifying tracking numbers... 2412422703 May 31 11 08:26:41 AM bgm cars & trucks - by owner 1996 ford explorer xlt awd....

Craigslist - Craigslist Buyer

Posted: 2011-05-18 by    smile, you're alive!
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 14 votes
I was selling a couch on craigslist when Cartiar Moore contacted me to purchase the item for full price. As soon as they started talking about a paypal id, shipping company and Western Union bank transfer my instinct told me to not do business with them. Sure enough when I googled the name your many complaints appeared. I truly am thankful for people that take the time to share scam experiences with others to avoid it happening again. How do we stop them from continuing? I find it mind boggling that they are able to keep the same name and scam over and over again. What is craigslist doing about...

Craigslist - California, BAY AREA - fraud!

Posted: 2011-05-03 by    emz3251
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 3 votes
Just got this from an anthonywilson92@gmail.com



Hope you're having a pleasant day today
You contacted me applying for the position which I advertised on
*****slist. Do take time to go through this introductory mail and feel
free to pass any questions on.

My profile briefly:
I'm Marc Donalds, 54, and a father of 2 wonderful kids, a successful
entrepreneur and investor, a member of the Angel Investment Network.

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