Before you begin using Craigslist, keep in mind that there are some evil people in the world.
Even if they’re rare, it’s always a good idea to take measures if you’re not sure how safe you’ll be in a given setting.
Make careful to follow some of these fundamental instructions while posting or buying on Craigslist:
Do not include your address in your message.
You may send your address to the person who will be completing the final purchase, but do not include it in the listing itself because this will draw too many people to your area.
Make contact with someone before meeting a stranger.
When you're making a purchase or selling something on Craigslist by yourself, make sure someone knows where you are. Maintaining touch will keep you safe.
Do not invite the person who is buying your laptop over if you are a gorgeous woman who is alone at home.
Meet him at Walmart or a nearby park that is open to the public.
Place yourself in a secluded setting with someone you don’t know. If a situation appears to be dangerous, get out of it straight away.
If you can't meet in a public place, be alert.
Many people are apprehensive about visiting someone’s home.
As a result, you may convene the meeting in a public location for the benefit of both parties.
However, there are times when you must call someone at your residence.
If you’re selling a large item like a couch or a washing machine and the buyer wants to see it in person.
Please follow these tips to avoid any unpleasant situations:
- At the time of sale, do not close the door. This will ensure that you are heard in the event of a problem.
- Arrange for someone (a friend or relative) to accompany you to the sale.
- If you must be alone, attempt to talk on the phone with somebody else.
- If you live in an apartment, do not reveal your apartment number at first. Simply give your address and meet the person outside first. If you reside in a house, the meeting should be held outside. Remember that your safety and security are more essential than a few hundred dollars in earnings.
Switch your phone number with Google Voice.
For Craigslist, the best approach is to use a Google voice number.
An auto router will be set up to your current mobile number on the number provided to you.
If you begin to receive nuisance calls, you can choose to block them.
It’s the simplest approach to protect your privacy while maintaining the convenience of sharing your phone number.