Question: Is Craigslist sketchy?

Craigslist, where you can find a car or a human being to live with, has the reputation of being sketchy. They found about 29,000 fraudulent listings in 20 major American cities — of which only 47 percent of which were flagged as “suspicious” by Craigslist.

Can Craigslist be trusted?

As a website, Craigslist is generally safe when it comes to threats such as viruses and identity theft. The online classified ad site uses standard security protocols, has a strict privacy policy and limits the types of files users can post to the site.

Why is my number on Craigslist?

Having your number on Craigslist is not safe. Anyone can see it and call you. The worst thing about it is that some users may use your phone number to track you and get your personal information. They may impersonate you and try to steal from you.

How do I hide my phone number on Craigslist?

Ask prospective buyers to provide their phone number in emails to the anonymous address Craigslist creates for you. When you call the buyer, use caller ID blocking by appending *67 before dialing the number.

Is Craigslist legit for apartments?

Craigslist may be a popular choice for searching for apartments, but it can be risky. Craigslist may be a popular choice for searching for apartments, but it can be risky. Prospective renters can reduce their risks by verifying the owners and avoiding giving out personal information right away.

Is Roomster legitimate?

Roomster has a consumer rating of 3.62 stars from 3,410 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Consumers satisfied with Roomster most frequently mention new place, good experience and short term. Roomster ranks 1st among Roommate sites.

Should I put my number on Craigslist?

Case in point, when youre placing an ad or responding to an ad, avoid using your personal phone number to communicate with buyers or sellers. Otherwise youre asking to be bombarded by a number of unwanted spam and scam calls.

Can people see my phone number on Craigslist?

But you should also be cautious of sharing your phone number on Craigslist! That person can now use your phone number to harass you, and if your number is a landline, they can even locate you.

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