I have seen people on Slick Deals do things that skirt the line of honesty and legality in order to get a great deal. I can even relate to getting caught up in the hype of certain deal or the possibility of free stuff. I have even contemplated doing something that I wouldn’t have regretted in the midst self created frugality hysteria. But when I read about a Craigslist hoax gone wrong, I couldn’t even believe it without reading the original article.
Robert Salisbury of Oregon came home one day to find 30 people rummaging through his house and filing there vehicles with his stuff. When he confronted the looters, they repeatedly dismissed him by referring to a printout of a Craigslist ad. Somehow a computer printout from a classified listing site gave people the right to take stuff that wasn’t theirs. By the time that the police arrived, many of his possessions were already gone. He was smart enough to grab some license plates, but the police will have to try and track down the rest and the person who initiated the hoax.
What started the whole outrageous situations was someone who made a craigslist post that said Mr. Salisbury had to leave town quickly and that he was giving away all his stuff for free.
Has anyone heard of anything so ridiculous in the name of saving a few bucks?