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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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Furniture

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Other

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....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Other

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Scam & Fake Checks

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Missouri, Saint Louis Complaint category Other

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Florida Complaint category Employers

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....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Florida Complaint category Cars, Parts & Vehicles

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Texas Complaint category Cars, Parts & Vehicles

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....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Internet Services

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, California, San Francisco Complaint category Online Scams

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...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, California, San Francisco Complaint category Internet Services

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....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Apartments Rental

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....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, New York Complaint category Online Scams

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

BEWARE!!!
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ofc/2344912003.html


Hello,

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.
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, California, BAY AREA Complaint category Job & Career

Craigslist - Blacklisted my phone number for no reason

Posted: 2011-04-22 by    Tomon
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
I used to sell all kinds of items that I had around the house or that I obtained elsewhere on my local Craigslist. Well, about a month ago I went on there too and one listing and repost it again and I could not access my account. I tried the password numerous times and it would not let me in. After a while I sent an e-mail to Craigslist asking why my account wouldn’t function or if there was something wrong with it. They would not and never did respond to the e-mail.

So I took a friend of mine device and tried to start another account. It said that I couldn’t because that...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Internet Services

Craigslist - Craigslist is being swamped with tons of fake employment ads offering unusually high pay

Posted: 2011-04-20 by    Borinele
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 4 votes
Craigslist is being swamped with tons of fake employment ads offering unusually high pay. Most of these ads are posted by someone with a gmail, gmx, live, in or even yahoo addresses, but now they get smarter by just using craigslist auto response addresses. The jobs sound very generic, usually Receptionist, Administrative Assistants. By responding you will notice you get almost an instant response where they prompt you to fill out an application – DO NOT DO THIS – IT IS BOGUS. I am unsure of what the scam is and how they profit, I can only imagine they fish for information, hence you...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Job & Career

Craigslist - Colorado - Cancels accounts with no notice!

Posted: 2011-03-29 by    thekent
Complaint Rating:  0 % with 0 votes
CRAIGSLIST continues to delete my accounts with NO option of knowing WHY or any email responses???
Their customer NO SERVICE is the WORST ever experienced! They will NEVER respond to any questions or service requests.
If they can push a keyboard button to delete an ad, you'd think they could also push a button as to WHY?...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Colorado Complaint category Internet Services

Craigslist - Buyers Scam

Posted: 2011-03-17 by    Ina J
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
There is someone out there using my name to scam people on Craigslist. They contact people that are selling stuff and telling them they want to buy their stuff. They send them Money Orders, Cashier Checks or bank checks to buy the stuff but it is always way more than the asking price. They tell them to cash the checks and take their part out and send the rest to Ina Johnson, which is my name but it is not me. They have stolen my Idenity. So I need people to know if this happens to them, not to cash the checks, money orders or bank checks, otherwise they will bounced back in their face and they will...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Online Scams

Craigslist - Found some car in 2 different towns AFTER sending my money

Posted: 2011-03-15 by    B-BoyHD
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
I found a Nissan 350Z on Craigslist, placed the order and the seller told me a story about the car.
The seller all of a sudden changed the purchase from craigslist to eBay. After sending the money to an eBay representative, my friend then found the same car in a different town; emailed the seller and the seller gave him a different story and attempted to sell the car to him. Ever since i asked for a refund, "eBay" and the seller stopped contacting me....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

Craigslist - Rental scam

Posted: 2011-02-23 by    Dorm
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 2 votes
Fraudsters operating at Craigslist are trying to con those who are seeking a dwelling on rent. In a recent incident, a lady seeking rented accommodation in Juneau, Alaska was almost duped by scammers who pretended to be owners of a property there.
When she responded to an ad on Craigslist, fraudsters asked her to make a deposit and for some personal information to be sent via email. Keys to the home, they promised, would be sent to her as soon as she did as told.
The lady was saved from being conned when she decided to physically verify the offer made by the fraudsters. She was surprised...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

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