Craigslist is notorious for helping facilitate (not actively, but because it’s not a regulated community) scams that could result in identity theft and a compromise of your financial information.
To make these expert safety tips more digestible, author Robert Siciliano, Mc Afee Online Security Expert, breaks the basics into bullet points and provides even more valuable, practical information to stay safe when using Craigslist.
Not Knowing Creates Risk Siciliano notes, "Unfortunately, there is risk in meeting someone you don’t know.
Being guarded can keep you from getting into a vulnerable situation." Stay in Communication Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back, and make sure to keep your cell phone with you.
He also said" I will take exact measurements( the measurements were in the a) and take "pictures" when I come.I thought, this is weird as the ad has several great photos of the items.