I told him what items I had left, but he seemed uninterested in that, and just kept the conversations scrambled.Finally he called me "hostile", 3x and hung up, I thought it was so odd, I wrote him back an email explaining that was unclear as to what he really wanted, and that insulting me and calling me hostile was because he wanted information that was not provided to him.(See also: The 25 Best Things to Buy on Craigslist) However, many of us have also heard stories about scams that take place on the site, or about dangerous people like the infamous Craigslist Killer who robbed and murdered at least one woman who posted her massage services on the site.I'm not trying to use scare tactics; the vast majority of the time, Craigslist is a great, safe way to exchange goods and services, meet new people, or land a job.“When I get hired to do a job that might be related to the Internet, I always check on my target's PC hard drive to find any Craigslist correspondence,” Bernstein says.“This is tricky, as these grifters know how to hide their identities — but they’re not smart enough for me to con them back and get them arrested.” ever wire or transmit funds online, and only buy items that you can pick up in person.
“Being smart about things is absolutely important, she says. And when selling or buying something off Craigslist, always have an extra support buddy with you as back up for anyone weird showing up.” Scott Bernstein, CEO of Falcon Investigations, a private investigation company, completely disagrees with Mary Jo.But given these well-publicised incidents, I decided to ask a few experts their take on Craigslist, how they feel about its overall safety, and their tips and tricks for helping to prevent unfortunate incidents.Mary Jo Fay is the author of "The Seven Secrets of Love," and she’s used Craigslist to find dates.I just emailed this article to a person who struck me as very odd, and literally insulted me and had contacted me about furniture items for sale on Craigslist. The first person who contacted me asked me many questions, but none had to do with the furniture.This was the second "Odd' Inquiry I received this week, and the approach was very similar. He asked me "are you a dealer,where is the furniture located, Is this a hobby, or a business?