Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I had put a post on Craigslist about me wanting to get a job. I have been looking for a job for awhile but, I haven't been able to get one yet so, before I went to bed on Saturday I thought that I should make a post on Craigslist about me wanting to get a job. I had put my cell phone number so, that they could call me. On Sunday morning when I picked up my cell phone I noticed that I had a text message saying that this guy will pay my $550 dollars biweekly. I thought wow that's a good deal! So, I responded and he told me to get on Yahoo instant messanger so, that he could train me to put ads on Craigslist. He told me to pick a city and to copy and paste something that he wrote on to the post so, I did that and I clicked the post button and I hit continue. Right after I hit continue it said that I needed to pay before I could post it since I was trying to post a ad in Houston which costs $25. So, I thought about it for a minute since I didn't like the idea of paying for something when I didn't really know the guy but, since I was naive and I thought maybe this guy was telling the truth I decided to put my credit card in to try to pay for the ad. After I had filled out all the information I needed to fill out I clicked continue and it said error. So, I tried it a couple more times and it kept saying error. After that I said it's not going in what do I do? He said just give me your credit card number and I'll do it for you. By then I was already suspicous and I wasn't going to give him my credit card number. No way! I went to google and I looked up Craiglist ad scams and I had found tout that alot of people were scammed the same way as I was. So, I asked him if this was a scam and he started to give me alot of misinformation about his company. He gave me the address to a fashion design website and told me that he wanted me to post ads for cleanlers. This was starting to look weird and I wasn't feeling to good about it so, I told him that I wasn't interested in the job anymore. He asked me why and I told him that I just didn't want to do it anymore. Then I left Yahoo. I was really upset that I had just wasted two hours of my Sundday talking to a scammer and I think so, was he. When I logged on to my gmail account a message popped up from him saying hey. I was really annoyed so, I didn't answer him at first. Then after a couple of minutes I said hey and I told him that I didn't want the job. Then I deleted him from my contact list. I hope he didn't get any information from me. I changed all my passwords and deleted all of the personal information in my email just in case. I haven't heard from him again so, I think i'm safe. Thanks to Google who probably found him and stopped him from hacking into my account. I just thought I should tell yall this so, they you don't try to post a job wanted ad on Craigslist because all your going to get is just a bunch of scams. I think this is the longest post that have I made! I hope you enjoyed reading it because I enjoyed writing it. I try not to make the next post this long.
Posted by JosephAlsarraf at 11:20 PM