Monday, August 24, 2009

Too good to be true on CraigsList

Have you heard? We might be moved to Springfield in a few weeks' time!

So I'm looking around for possible apartments / houses to rent there... among other places, I try CraigsList. Here's one of the postings I responded to - way too good to be true, and more than we actually need, but hey, can't hurt to shoot an email, right?

Located in a working professional neighborhood, we're available to service your needs 7 days a week with 24 hour on-call facilities services.

Community perks include indoor fitness suite, fitness classes (like Pilates and yoga), pool and jacuzzi, fitness center, business center with hi-speed Internet , pool table, coffee bar, gathering area with flat screen television, locker rooms,, walking path, gazebo with flower garden, and attractive landscaping and waterfalls.

Apartments feature private entrances, laundry machine available, oversize garden bath tubs, walk-in closets, French doors, large windows with venetian, media, wired for high-speed Internet connection, built-in bookshelves and TV/media shelf, electric fireplace, ceiling fan hook-ups, arched doorways, ice-makers, dishwashers, screened-in porches or balconies, and ten foot and vaulted ceilings.


But now I am SO pissed... almost immediately, I received a reply:
ya i got some pics they're on my profile .. well i'm 5'7, long brunette hair, tight body and good sense of humor .. yaaa perfect :-) so tell me a little sumthin about you

ps: there's one little important thing i didnt mention in my ad .. umm hit me back and i'll tell you :-)


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Luella Mason
My Homepage <--- this was a link to a cliqmeet site
"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same."


take a closer look at the first line of the ad:
- working professional
- service your needs
... ummmm... okay, I was wondering about some choice of words, now I know....

I've already forwarded the reply to abuse@craigslist.org. I also pointed them to another similar posting (same words, different image) that is most probably another false post.

Let's hope the other two postings I responded to are genuine!

And in the meantime, I'll look at other more legitimate sites.

:p

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2 comments:

  1. Yeah, but what about the apartment??! :) Weird. Hope you find something good without the whore!

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  2. Found the EXACT same add for a place in Charlottesville,but my reply wasn't as crazy. Same name though, and looked up the cliqmeet address that the email came from. Thanks for the heads up...

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Dear legitimate commenters: all comments are welcome! My sincere apologies for making you go through the word verification hurdle, tho.

Dear spammers: please don't bother... I'm just gonna delete any spam that squeaks through word verification anyway, so why not save us both the trouble, eh?

Thanks!
*lynne*

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