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  • Someone just hacked my craigslist account

    02/07/2011 8:26:40 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies · 1+ views | 07 September 2011
    Someone JUST hacked my craigslist account. I don't have a clue as to how they did it, but they posted four ads in the Westchester, NY area using my craigslist e-mail. Beats my four aces as to how they did it. I've deleted the cell phone ads, changed my password AND changed the receiving e-mail on the account. Does anyone have ANY idea as to how they hacked my craigslist account? Or, has craigslist suffered a major identity theft from its database?
  • Police: Woman Sells Stolen Walmart Items On Craigslist (Video)

    02/07/2011 8:06:31 PM PST · by greatdefender · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | February 7, 2011
    SANFORD, Fla. -- Surveillance video from a Sanford Walmart helped lead detectives to a suspect in the theft of more than $1,000 of computer hardware. The video shows a woman hanging out in the electronics section, and then placing external hard drives in a bag under her shirt, police said. Police said the woman then went into the bathroom, dumped the security chip in the packaging and left the store. Investigators went to Craigslist and found the same hard drives for sale. Undercover officers then set up a meeting with the woman and offered to purchase the hardware. Police said...
  • Wanted: A Lover I Can "Leak" With (Assange want-ad on Craigslist)

    01/01/2011 2:05:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 30, 2010 | Jason Mattera
    Well, well. I was scouring the Internet and came across something worthy of mention – none other than a Craigslist posting from Mr. Creeper himself, Julian Assange. Wikileaks dude! Seems like the type of chick he’s looking for is a woman who’s not afraid to get night-sticked on the street of Athens and who’s an avowed vegan. Now who would’ve guessed that, eh? Snort. See below! H/T goes to Brett Winterble of Covert Radio.
  • "An Angel in the Post Office" - *Tissues Alert!* - Dogs, Kids and God

    12/07/2010 10:21:14 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 38 replies
    AN ANGEL IN THE POST OFFICE Date: 2007-11-23, 10:55PM MST This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service. Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her...
  • FReepers needed (Craigslist Politics Forum)

    11/30/2010 6:13:10 PM PST · by wac3rd · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Craigslist ^ | 11-30-10 | wac3rd
    This is the politics forum at Craigslist, similar to DU with every vile Leftist known to man spewing garbage and hate towards Capitalism, Palin, Bush and anything Conservative. Many are paid Soros trolls and Sunstein government plants pushing the Obama agenda. It's comedy, I like to mix it up there sometimes, they are truly deranged. Give it a whirl, you need to register first, it makes me feel good to see that about 25% of us are on there, but the paid Marxists scream and insult you, I fight back.
  • Craig ('Craigslist') Newmark: NPR Will Be the Dominant News Force By 2020 (...hurl)

    09/30/2010 7:28:36 PM PDT · by Qbert · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/30/2010 | Marc Ambinder
    NPR will be one of the dominant forces in media in ten years because their membership-based funding model is finely tuned to the habits of millennial news consumers. That's the prophecy of Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and a new media philosopher.  "Only very recently have I been thinking about the successful news organizations, he said, responding to a question from James Fallows at the Washington Ideas Forum. "I have a feeling that membership models and philanthrophy models will be stronger than advertising-supported models, people will be willing to pay for news they can trust." And trust, he said, "is...
  • Craigslist Sex Trafficking Money in Democrats' Coffers

    09/22/2010 7:47:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 22nd 2010 | Emily Miller
    Craigslist has made tens of millions of dollars off sex ads, which have facilitated child sex trafficking, and part of that money is in Democratic campaign coffers. President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.) and Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) are among the politicians who have accepted the $83,800 in donations that Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donated to Democrats.
  • New Category on Craig's List: Spy

    09/19/2010 10:09:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Pilot ^ | September 19, 2010 | Dusty Rhoades
    In these tough economic times, many people are looking for a career change. Having been canned from jobs they’d previously found tedious and unfulfilling, they hunger for new challenges in different fields. If you’re one of those people, maybe you should consider a career in international espionage and counterterrorism! But how can I find a job in a field like that, you ask. I don’t have any military or CIA experience! How can I, an average Joe, even find out about jobs in the competitive, one might even say cutthroat, field of covert operations? Well, average Joe, these are the...
  • Man gets robbed after responding to Craigslist ad for iPad (Karma gets em in the end)

    09/17/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Domandred · 6 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 9/17/2010 | Idaho Statesman and Patrick Orr
    Read this story first: Boise Police: man gets robbed after responding to Craigslist ad for iPad Excerpt: Boise police are looking for a group of men who robbed another man at gunpoint outside an apartment building off West State Street Monday night. The victim told police he was responding to a Craigslist ad from someone who said he was selling an iPad — Apple’s popular tablet computer — and said he was robbed of several hundred dollars in cash.
  • California Sperm Donor Stalks Lesbian Mother

    09/13/2010 8:45:31 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 111 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Karen B., a Los Angeles writer in her 40s, found a sperm donor on Craigslist after she and her lesbian partner decided to have a baby. "I tried every male friend, gay, straight, married and single, but it was really difficult to find somebody," said Karen. "I was running out of options and my biological clock was ticking." After connecting on the Internet, she and the donor, Daniel C., signed a layman's agreement that the child would live with Karen and she would make all parenting decisions. He would have some visitation rights. "I always wanted the baby to know...
  • The Gay Hit Piece on Palin (WARNING: GRAPHIC!)

    09/06/2010 7:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 6, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post accuses Sarah Palin of offending homosexuals when she remarked that the author of a Vanity Fair hatchet job about her was “impotent and limp and gutless.” Marcus wrote, “The Vanity Fair writer, Michael Joseph Gross, is gay, which makes matters worse—conjuring the stereotype of ‘limp-wristed.’ But whatever the sexual orientation of the offending reporter, Palin should not have been questioning his manhood.” Palin had every right to question his manhood, since he is not a man in the traditional sense and wrote a cowardly piece. But her remarks were probably directed at his “journalism,”...
  • Craigslist Removes 'Adult Services' Section

    09/05/2010 3:25:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Craigslist appears to have surrendered in a legal fight over erotic ads posted on its website, shutting down its adult services section Saturday and replacing it with a black bar that simply says "censored." The move comes just over a week after a group of state attorneys general said there weren't enough protections against blocking potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution. It's not clear if the closure is permanent, and it appears to only affect ads in the United States. The listings came under new scrutiny after the jailhouse suicide last month of a former medical student who...
  • 'Craigslist Killer' Philip Markoff Died Amid His Fiancee's Photos

    08/17/2010 3:57:31 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies · 3+ views
    abc news ^ | MICHELE McPHEE
    Craigslist Killer" Phillip Markoff created a ghoulish shrine to his former fiancee before he died, spreading out photos of her on the small table in his cell and scrawling her name in his own blood over his cell door where guards would not easily see it, ABC News has learned.
  • Beckel Tracks Vegas Prostitution Unemployment Stats on Hannity's Great American Panel

    08/16/2010 8:38:18 PM PDT · by RoadKingSE · 46 replies
    Hannity Live | August 16, 2010
  • 15 Men Arrested In Polk Co. Undercover Sex Sting (Florida, skittles and condoms)

    08/16/2010 10:53:57 AM PDT · by inflorida · 24 replies ^ | August 16, 2010
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- Fifteen men were arrested in an undercover sex sting in Polk County that spanned four days and ended Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies said the men wanted to have sex with children. Deputies said the 15 men they arrested included an airline employee and a man who a sergeant recognized as his son's little league coach. "They're nasty individuals and they need to be exactly where we're putting them, in prison," Sheriff Grady Judd said.The arrests made by the Polk County Sheriff's Office were men who answered ads on Craigslist. During the investigation, from Thursday, August 12, through...
  • Report: 'Craigslist Killer' Commits Suicide in Jail Cell

    08/15/2010 10:37:29 AM PDT · by Dengar01 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/10 |
    Authorities say the former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist is dead from an apparent jailhouse suicide in Boston. Ed Geary, a spokesman for the Suffolk County sheriff's office, says Philip Markoff was declared dead by emergency medical workers at about 10:15 Sunday morning. The body was found in the Nashua Street Jail. "Sad to say, it's very true. It's shocking and very saddening," Markoff's defense attorney John Salsberg told the
  • Desperate Student Calls on Craigslist

    08/07/2010 4:42:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Sat, Aug 7, 2010 | GARVIN THOMAS
    Industrious student engineers a way to solicit help onlineConsidering what's going on these days at California colleges and universities -- budgets down and fees up -- financial aid is more important than ever for just about any student. But for one creative student in Northern California, financial aid doesn't always come from traditional sources. Giancarlo Santa Cruz is an aspiring civil engineer putting his mind to work figuring out how he'll pay for next semester at Santa Rosa Junior College before heading to Sacramento State. His parents are facing their own financial issues, so they can't help. He’s applied for...
  • How a 17-Year-Old Craigslist-Swapped An Old Phone For A Porsche

    07/22/2010 4:46:19 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | July 20, 2010 | Ben Wojdyla
    Starting with an old cell phone a friend gave him, 17-year-old Steven Ortiz of Glendora, CA, used Craigslist to trade up 14 times over two years and eventually end up with a Porsche Boxster. Here's how he did it. Although Oritz's story isn't the first time we've seen Craigslist-swapping writ large, it's the first one we've seen that doesn't include any outside help. You may remember Kyle MacDonald, who famously created a website to document his attempt to trade one red paperclip for a house. It worked. But MacDonald also had a built-in fanbase and publicity from his website. Ortiz,...
  • Brothers Carjacked on Craigslist By Teens

    06/28/2010 4:13:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | COURTENAY TUCKER
    3 teens accused of using AK-47s to rob Craigslist sellersRule #1 for Craigslist shoppers and sellers: Never show up unarmed, or worse, unaware - especially when you’re selling expensive merchandise. Apparently Craigslist salesmen Causey and Derrick Pomare didn’t get the memo. The two were robbed of an expensive motorcycle at gunpoint after negotiating the terms of sale on Police said the deal didn't include the AK-47 assault rifles. The Pomare brothers were told to come to an unspecified location to drop off the motorcycle and receive the cash for their 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle. But when the potential buyers showed...
  • Prosthetic leg washes ashore in Jacksonville Beach; Willie Nelson sticker included

    06/02/2010 7:49:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 45 replies · 802+ views
    Times-Union ^ | June 1, 2010 | Dan Scanlan
    Sgt. Thomas Bingham, the police spokesman, said a man brought the left leg in after it apparently washed ashore, also posting the missing limb on "There are no markings on it except for a Willie Nelson sticker," Bingham said. "It's kind of hard to forget." The sergeant said the prosthetic leg has a distinctive coloration and markings, so whoever lost it should be able to identify it if they come to the department at 101 S. Penman Road. The owner can also call the police department property room at (904) 247-6196 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
  • Moms Opts for Adbirds over Craigslist: Safe, Friendly, Fast & Green

    05/20/2010 7:19:07 AM PDT · by GWConservative · 10 replies · 347+ views ^ | 5.11.2010 | C. Hale a.k.a. "mommyq"
    It's hard to imagine the pre-Craigslist days. Can you even remember how you sold a slightly used bicycle or a stroller or a car? Nowadays you have some options when it comes to selling your old treasures online and if you haven't tried Adbirds yet, you need to give the site a test-drive. Adbirds is similar to Craigslist, but I'd say it's more safe, sophisticated and mommy-friendly. Sure, if you sell on Craigslist, you get in front of a lot of eyes instantly, but sometimes it's too many. Let’s say I’m trying to sell a baby stroller. By the time...
  • Dad shot dead after placing Craigslist ad

    It was just a simple sales transaction set up via Craigslist, the Internet classified ads site. The item being offered was valuable — a 1.07-carat diamond ring, with an asking price of $1,050 — but James Sanders, a trusting man, felt there was nothing to fear. “He’s sold different things on Craigslist,” Charlene Sanders told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Tuesday from Puyallup, Wash. Tragically, Charlene Sanders is a widow today and her husband, James, is dead. He died defending his family from four people who came to the house in response to his ad. They didn’t come to buy the ring;...
  • Times Square Vehicle Recently Sold On Craigslist for Cash ["Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking.]

    05/03/2010 1:54:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 3,282+ views
    Times Square Vehicle Recently Sold On Craigslist for Cash Sources tell CBS News the last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder - found in Times Square Saturday night - told authorities he recently sold the vehicle to a "Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking man for $1,300 cash in $100 bills on Craigslist. Authorities interviewed the Pathfinder's registered owner Sunday night, but say he is not a suspect in the case. The vehicle identification number on the Pathfinder had been removed from the dashboard, but it was stamped on the engine and axle. Its license plates came from a car...
  • Police: Bored teen placed child-selling ad

    04/29/2010 7:49:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 544+ views
    upi ^ | April 28, 2010
    SANDPOINT, Idaho, - A Craigslist ad ostensibly placed on the Internet site by a father offering a 4-year-old boy for sale was the work of a bored Idaho teenager, police said. The ad, which asked $5,000 for the boy, led to an investigation by police in Spokane, Wash. Craigslist took the ad down. Eventually, police traced the computer used to place the ad to northern Idaho, The Spokane Spokesman-Review reported. Lt. Corey Coon of the Sandpoint, Idaho, police department, found the author, a home-schooled 17-year-old. "He was home with nothing else to do," Coon said. "He thought it'd be funny."...
  • Fake Craigslist Ad Invites Strangers for 'Soccer Mom' Orgy

    04/26/2010 4:06:09 PM PDT · by feralcat · 43 replies · 1,723+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2010 | KI MAE HEUSSNER
    A Connecticut man, apparently in a spat with his neighbor, placed a Craigslist ad inviting strangers to her house to fulfill her "group sex" fantasies, police said. A Connecticut man's alleged Craigslist posting included his neighbor's address.Philip James Conran, 42, of West Hartford, Conn., was arrested in early April for allegedly creating a fraudulent Craigslist ad from a soccer mom "looking for fantasy to be filled." He entered no plea to charges of harassment, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, accessory to burglary, accessory to sexual assault, accessory to disorderly conduct, accessory to criminal trespass and risk of injury to child.
  • Pit Bull Purchased On Craigslist Attacks Kids

    04/25/2010 1:43:12 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 587+ views
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ― Police say a pit bull bought on Craigslist attacked two children in New Hampshire within 24 hours of its purchase. Police say the 80-pound dog attacked a 12-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy on Saturday in Manchester. The girl suffered bites to her arms while the boy was bitten on the face and needed 10 stitches.
  • Craigslist Wanted Ad: President of the United States Of America

    04/14/2010 7:42:58 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 576+ views
    Craigslist ^ | 14-April-2010
    We the People are currently looking for an honest leader to keep our Country afloat. They must be willing to clean up the mess that exists and then put the people first. In November we the people will also have several hundred openings in Congress as well. You need to be selfless, always on the job, transparent and never vote on any bill that you haven't read. Please send resumes.
  • B'klyn man busted for selling cocaine on Craiglist

    04/08/2010 10:52:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 537+ views
    The New York Post ^ | April 8, 2010 | LAURA ITALIANO
    A Brooklyn personal trainer with a long record of armed robberies may be heading back to prison after getting busted allegedly selling cocaine on Craiglist. Kinrod Priester, 37, was busted after an undercover investigator for the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor answered his alleged ad, met him Wednesday night at a crowded Starbucks on 23rd St. and Fifth Avenue, and purchased four grams of coke. The muscle-bound alleged dealer shook loose as two investigators tried to cuff him outside the store — only to be apprehended after quickly tripping on some wire tree fencing en route to his nearby Mercedes,...
  • Craigslist Founder: Comedy Central the Most Trusted Name in News

    04/06/2010 8:42:54 PM PDT · by kangpin · 89 replies · 593+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/06/10 | Anthony Kang
    Everyone knows Fox isn't "the most trusted name in news," so who is? You guessed it - and at least one media tycoon agrees. Speaking at the University of Missouri as a guest-lecture, Craig Newmark - Craigslist founder and informal Obama technology-advisor - argued that Comedy Central is the most trustworthy news source. Invited to discuss the future of journalism - where individuals virtually have an endless amount of resources in today's era of new media - Newark stressed how trust and credibility was paramount, emphasizing the exemplary dedication Comedy Central shows have for investigative reporting and fact-checking. "[R]ight now...
  • Comedy Central: The Most Trusted Name in News

    04/06/2010 4:47:48 PM PDT · by 198ml · 16 replies · 677+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/06/10 | Anthony Kang
    Everyone knows Fox isn't "the most trusted name in news," so who is? You guessed it - and at least one media tycoon agrees. Speaking at the University of Missouri as a guest-lecture, Craig Newmark - Craigslist founder and informal Obama technology-advisor - argued that Comedy Central is the most trustworthy news source. Invited to discuss the future of journalism - where individuals virtually have an endless amount of resources in today's era of new media - Newark stressed how trust and credibility was paramount, emphasizing the exemplary dedication Comedy Central shows have for investigative reporting and fact-checking. "[R]ight now...
  • Update: 6 indicted in Phoebe Prince bullying probe

    03/30/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 52 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Republican ^ | 3/30/10 | Sandra Constantine
    NORTHAMPTON – Six young people have been indicted on charges ranging from statutory rape to criminal harassment in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe N. Prince, who hanged herself in January after months of intense bullying at South Hadley High School.
  • Craigslist seller returns fire after being led into trap(OH)

    03/26/2010 4:06:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 1,839+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 4 March, 2010 | cbaus
    An Ohio man is recovering from a gunshot wound after being attacked in an ambush by people who told had lured him to Dayton on the promise of buying his car, which he had advertised on As it turns out, however, the car thieves weren't the only ones carrying guns. From Cincinnati's ABC affiliate, The victim named "Chris" – who didn't want to give his last name – traveled to Dayton, Ohio to sell his 1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 after listing the car for sale on craigslist. After meeting the buyer to pay for the car, someone ambushed...
  • Atlanta Braves pitcher arrested in Craigslist prostitution sting in Kissimmee

    03/26/2010 6:55:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 1,067+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2010 | Walter Pacheco
    Undercover police agents in Kissimmee arrested several people, including an Atlanta Braves pitcher, accused of using Craigslist and other popular classified websites to solicit prostitutes or sell their bodies for sex. Atlanta Braves baseball pitcher Deunte R. Heath, 24, of Georgia, is accused of agreeing to pay $75 for "a sex act" with a prostitute, said Kissimmee police spokeswoman Stacie Miller. The Braves are in Central Florida for spring training. Heath already posted the $2,000 bond and was released from the Osceola County Jail.
  • Cyber warriors gather as online battles rage

    03/01/2010 12:59:04 AM PST · by xtinct · 28 replies · 1,807+ views
    Space War ^ | 2/28/10 | Staff Writers
    US national security leaders and top cyber warriors from around the world are gathering here to plot defenses against criminals and spies that increasingly plague the Internet. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and White House Cyber Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt will take part in this week's RSA conference along with computer defense companies and technology icons such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Craigslist creator Craig Newmark. "We have before us more data moving into the cloud and more sophisticated cyber criminals," said Qualys chief executive Philippe Courtot, who is among the keynote speakers at the premier event that kicks...
  • MN family kidnapped, robbed after answering ad

    02/27/2010 5:32:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 88 replies · 2,161+ views ^ | 2/26/10 | Susanna Song and Becky Nahm
    A Twin Cities family thought they were meeting a man to buy a car, but they ended up trapped in their own vehicle, held at gunpoint and robbed. The family, who asked to remain anonymous, answered an ad for a Toyota Camry posted on Craigslist. The couple took their two-year-old and went to meet their contact at 8:30 p.m .Thursday on the 200 block of Birmingham Street on St. Paul's east side. The victim walked up to the man to make the transaction. He said, "He put a gun to my head and said you see what I'm working with."...
  • The Official Pace Car of the Blue State 500

    02/16/2010 11:48:59 AM PST · by KingOfVagabonds · 10 replies · 961+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | February 16, 2010 | Matt Hardigree
    The line between people sharing their sexual preferences and people selling their cars on Craigslist has been crossed in this ad for a heavily modified 1987 Toyota Cressida...
  • Internet hoax bedevils Ohio man - Craigslist Dirty Tricks

    02/10/2010 7:46:50 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 771+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 10, 2010
    RIVERSIDE, Ohio - A local official in Ohio was the target of an Internet hoax that sent a string of strangers to his house to cart away his belongings, authorities say. Riverside City Councilman Mike Denning and his wife were stunned to see trucks and trailers arrive Jan. 29, driven by people responding to an online ad, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Wednesday. The anonymous posting listed Denning's address and said the couple were leaving the country and giving away their things, the newspaper said. Police say they will ask a judge for a subpoena to serve on...
  • Help wanted: $24,000 to stop Glenn Beck, 'tea-baggers'

    01/26/2010 7:11:03 PM PST · by hope · 59 replies · 2,016+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/26/10 | Chelsea Schilling
    Help-wanted ads are appearing on Craigslist that offer to pay citizens $24,000 a year, plus health insurance, to "counter the hysteria and lies of Glenn Beck and other talking heads" and "stop the tea-baggers!" The ads are being posted by Grassroots Campaigns, a canvassing group that has performed services for the Democratic National Committee and Its postings can be found among Craiglist listings in Chicago, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Philadelphia, Penn. and Austin, Texas. "Whose agenda will win in 2010?" the ad asks. "You decide."
  • Serial Seattle Craigslist rapist captured?

    01/14/2010 10:51:39 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 4 replies · 623+ views
    KOMO ^ | 1/12/10 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- King County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 22-year-old Skyway man who allegedly raped a woman he contacted on Craigslist, and detectives believe there may be more victims. Sheriff spokesman John Urquhart said Jermaine L. Route was arrested Friday at his home after being identified by a fingerprint left in the victim's car. Urquhart said the 26-year-old victim was in the Skyway neighborhood on January 7, responding to an ad posted on the Web site seeking a nude model. When the woman pulled into a parking lot to use her cell phone, a man jumped into her car...
  • Beware the Nigerian Landlord Scam

    12/08/2009 3:48:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 848+ views
    AOL Real Estate ^ | December 8, 2009 | Liz Hawthorne
    Perpetuating his country's unfortunate association with internet scams, a Nigerian man has turned to a new source for ill-gotten money: home renters. No tall tales of fake Nigerian royalty or bogus inheritances this time; the latest scam simply solicits deposit and rent money from unsuspecting renters. The catch? The "landlord" doesn't own the home. Memphis, Tenn., resident Howard French found that out that hard way when he wired $1,200 to a man in Nigeria who had advertised a house for rent on Craigslist. The "owner" claimed to be in Africa on humanitarian work, and an unsuspecting French took him at...
  • How To Furnish Your Office for Cheap on Craigslist

    11/29/2009 8:48:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 991+ views
    PC World ^ | November 18, 2009 | Patrick Miller
    If you're starting a new business, hiring on a shoestring budget, or simply sprucing up your home office, you'll need some new office gear, and you probably won't want to spend much. Believe it or not, Craigslist isn't just for used couches and one-night stands; it's also exceptionally good for finding standard office furniture (cubicles, desks, chairs, and so on) at unusually low prices. However, Craigslisting is an art in itself, so we've got some tricks that will help you seal the deal on whatever used gear your new office needs. The Budget Buying a basic, no-frills office chair and...
  • Woman Arrested After Offering Sex for World Series Tix

    10/27/2009 4:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,828+ views
    Some fans will do anything to go to the World Series. Bensalem police said they arrested a Philadelphia woman Tuesday after she offered to perform various sex acts to an undercover officer in exchange for tickets. According to police, Susan Finkelstein, 43, posted an ad on Craigslist that read: "DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia) "Diehard Phillies fan—gorgeous tall buxom blonde— in desperate need of two World Series Tickets. Price negotiable--- I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!" An undercover officer responded to the ad, police said, and arrested Finkelstein after she made her offer. Finkelstein, of...
  • Female baseball fan booked for prostitution

    10/27/2009 4:08:48 PM PDT · by Saije · 18 replies · 1,145+ views
    NJ Star-Ledger ^ | 10/27/2009 | Alexander Zdan
    A self-described “desperate blonde” was arrested after she attempted to trade sex for World Series tickets, police said. Susan Finkelstein, a 43-year-old Philadelphia woman, took out an ad on the website Craigslist declaring her wish for seats at the "Fall Classic." “Desperate Blonde Needs WS Tix,” the title of the ad read, according to police. Police who viewed the ad apparently believed Finkelstein went into foul territory when she described what she’d be willing to do for the tickets. “Diehard Phillies fan – gorgeous tall buxom blonde – in desperate need of two World Series tickets,” the ad went on....
  • Police: Woman Offered Sex For Phillies World Series Tickets

    10/27/2009 11:22:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 62 replies · 3,031+ views
    Police in Bucks County say a woman faces prostitution charges after posting an online ad seeking World Series tickets. Bensalem Township police said they made contact with the female after viewing her add on The woman then allegedly solicited an undercover police officer to perform various sex acts in exchange for the tickets. Charged with soliciting prostitution and related offenses was 43-year-old Susan Finkelstein, of the 900 block of St. Bernard Street in Philadelphia. According to police, her online ad read: "DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia) Diehard Phillies fan--gorgeous tall buxom blonde-- in desperate need of two World...
  • Craigslist Prostitution Case Dismissed

    10/24/2009 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 541+ views
    AVVO.COM ^ | 24 OCTOBER 2009 | AVVO.COM
    The court case filed by an Illinois County Sheriff alleging the Craigslist website abets prostitution was thrown out by a federal judge this week. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart contended that the erotic services portion of the website constituted a "horrific" breach of U.S. law, alleging that the site had facilitated the largest source of prostitution in the country. He also said Craigslist aids underage pimping and human trafficking, ABC News reports. Federal Judge John Grady, however, ruled that the intermediary website cannot be held liable for assisting customers who misuse their service to break the law. "If users routinely...
  • 7 charged in Genesee County prostitution sting

    10/16/2009 2:11:29 AM PDT · by GWConservative · 15 replies · 1,406+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 15, 2009 | AP
    FLINT, Mich. - Authorities say ads on Craigslist from women looking for "fun" have led to prostitution charges against seven mid-Michigan residents. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced charges Thursday against the six women and one man arrested over the summer. He says they face a variety of felonies and misdemeanors, but all are charged with prostitution -- punishable by up to five years in prison and a $500 fine. Leyton and Sheriff Robert Pickell say that in most cases, the women quoted fees for sex as soon as police posing as customers called phone numbers on Craigslist. A 33-year-old...
  • Teens Arrested In Violent Craigslist Robberies

    10/05/2009 7:04:51 PM PDT · by GWConservative · 8 replies · 571+ views
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ^ | Oct 5, 2009 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3)
    Philadelphia Police arrested two teens in connections to a rash of robberies involving the popular classified Web site Craigslist. Theodore Graham and Anthony Owens, both 16, are facing numerous charges following three armed robberies. According to investigators, Graham and Owners allegedly lured three separate individuals to locations in Philadelphia under the premises that the victims would be purchasing items such as computers and television. Upon arrival, each victim was robbed at gunpoint and had cash as well as cell phones taken from them. Investigators said none of the victims were seriously injured. Both Graham and Owens were taken into custody...
  • Florida sweep nets 28 women for CRAIGSLIST prostitution ads...
  • 34 charged in Craigslist prostitution sting

    09/15/2009 7:31:44 AM PDT · by floridaguy81 · 36 replies · 1,441+ views
    ABC Action News ^ | 09/15/2009 | FloridaGuy81
    34 men and women have been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting called "Operation Hot Date." Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says undercover detectives talked to women who advertised themselves on Craigslist from Thursday through Saturday, September 10-12.

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...