By StickyPickles - 17/09/2015 02:51 - United States - San Francisco
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Considering that the casual encounter section on Craigslist is for 'getting some,' as one might say, it is completely relevant to the conversation. PoF is a free site, where it is less likely the OP would enter their credit card information, that also has an option that one can select that he or she only wishes to hook up with someone instead of having an actual relationship. The entire FML could have been avoided, or some future schmuck could avoid the same situation with the information provided. Perhaps you would like to take your cretinous attitude elsewhere? It seems that no one appreciates the dickery you've unfolded.
I guess I'd be another PoF spokesperson talking about non-relevant information on FML because I met my wife through PoF as well. I do recommend it over Craigslist but its just as hard to talk to women on it. Hard for them to sort out the creepers trying to get laid from the good guys when they're getting messages every 2 minutes asking to meet up or see their dick. Going on a tangent here but long story short I'd still recommend PoF over Craigslist.
A couple things #7, you never met OP and if that's your definition of the dumbest man you've ever met you must not be even the least bit observant to the world around you. There is a reason entire companies are built on taking advantage of men looking for sex...you think all those "women" posting and replying on Craigslist are doing so without actually landing a few suckers everyday? I'm sure the number of men that give their credit card info out via craigslist is in the hundreds of thousands if not more. Maybe you should broaden your understanding of what constitutes dumb, a lapse of judgement caused by thinking with the wrong head isn't exactly a rarity.
Sure it could be identity theft. However anyone using Craigslist should practically expect that, and thus follow precautions: 1) Use throwaway e-mail 2) Don't provide personally identifiable information. Having never used a casual encounter before, I don't know what the protocol is, but I would be extremely hesitant before giving a responder my full name or address. I'd probably try to meet the person in a public place first. It is safe to assume that any information provided over Craigslist will be used for the worst possible purposes. If he did not provide any such information, then the identity theft should have nothing to do with Craigslist unless he got a virus over e-mail or something.
The "somehow" in the FML still makes me think he didn't give out any info. Maybe it's wishful thinking but I would like to think that even people stupid enough to give out info on a questionable place like craigslist would at least be able to realize that's why their money was taken. If I had to guess I would think it was from a website or email, still completely OP's fault, but certainly far from the stupidest thing a person can do.
I feel like, if you went out and asked out, I dunno, a coworker or something, you would have better luck. Or cats, cats help.
That's what you get for using craigslist