If you don’t want a photo of yourself out there for all to see, post the photo of your favorite park or restaurant.This will increase the reach of your ad while also protecting your privacy.
Also avoid giving out other details like your full name, your credit card number, your cell phone number and especially home phone number at the very beginning.
There are ways by which a home phone number can be used to find out where you live, work, and your property details while a credit card number can be used to extract your financial information.
As a fall out of its popularity, Craigslist in the recent past became a favourite resource for listing of ads offering ‘erotic services’.
But you may be out of luck if go looking on Craigslist for the same now.
This is because following the barrage of erotic services postings on the site, there was a huge outcry from users and social commentators.
As a result in May 2009, Craigslist announced that it was shutting down the ‘erotic services’ section, replacing it with an ‘adult services’ section to be reviewed by Craigslist employees.
One of the popular ways to meet new people online is through Craigslist.
When it was founded by Craig Newmark in 1995, Craigslist began as an email distribution list for friends in the San Francisco Bay area.
Finally remember that being a free classifieds service and not requiring user registration, Craigslist is a favorite with scammers of all sorts.
Beware of anyone who asks for your credit card number or wishes you to send them money by coming up with excuses like meeting transport costs or for an emergency expense.
Also take a closer look at a person’s email address; search for real names and numbers and avoid email addresses with famous names.