Police say computer scam involves Cra...

Police say computer scam involves Craigslist

There are 35 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Aug 28, 2007, titled Police say computer scam involves Craigslist. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

" Police are investigating a computer crime scam were victims are asked about a rental home through an independent broker on Craigslist.

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Peace and Love

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2007
Stupid, stupid people. I LOVE stories like this!!!

“Blondes, really are more fun!”

Since: Aug 07

Westminster

#3 Aug 29, 2007
Can you really trust anyone these days?
That is messed up. LOL
Mike

San Francisco, CA

#4 Aug 29, 2007
People are so stupid and gullible it's amazing that people can still get away with this crap.

By the way, if you send me $10,000, I'll make sure you get the $6M I have stored in Nigeria.
RetiredGuy

Castle Rock, CO

#5 Aug 29, 2007
People in general tend to be easy going and trusting or others. Bad decisions on their part - definitely too trusting, but I doubt most of these people are 'stupid'. Go a bit easier on them. These are the same types who will pull over and offer assistance when they see you and your family standing by the roadside next to your broken down car.
Denverguy

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2007
RetiredGuy wrote:
People in general tend to be easy going and trusting or others. Bad decisions on their part - definitely too trusting, but I doubt most of these people are 'stupid'. Go a bit easier on them. These are the same types who will pull over and offer assistance when they see you and your family standing by the roadside next to your broken down car.
An excellent point. I don't think stupid is the word either, but you SIMPLY cannot be that naive in this day and age and expect sympathy.
Blueberry Pie

United States

#7 Aug 29, 2007
No folks, you are wrong. Those people ARE stupid - at least when it comes to money. That's how these scams work - they count on people being stupid.

Just like the stupid, stupid, stupid people who fall victim to phishing schemes, and send their most personal info to some guy over the web.

These dummies will always be with us, and there will always be smarter people who will teach them a good, old-fashioned lesson.
John M

Louisville, CO

#8 Aug 29, 2007
Sweeeet!

and they say crime doesn't pay. HAH!
Away from the Rat Rrace

Denver, CO

#9 Aug 29, 2007
Blueberry Pie wrote:
No folks, you are wrong. Those people ARE stupid - at least when it comes to money. That's how these scams work - they count on people being stupid.
Just like the stupid, stupid, stupid people who fall victim to phishing schemes, and send their most personal info to some guy over the web.
These dummies will always be with us, and there will always be smarter people who will teach them a good, old-fashioned lesson.
Sounds like YOU are one of these scam artists that rip people off. Shame on U! Life has a way of getting back at you....It's called Karma!
nowwhat

United States

#10 Aug 29, 2007
Stupid is as stupid does
Cheech

Brisbane, Australia

#11 Aug 29, 2007
Hey Blueberry Pie,
Have you seen Redberry? Did she get hooked up with that lawyer dood or something? I haven't seen her here anymore.
works to buy gas

Breckenridge, CO

#12 Aug 29, 2007
Wow! There REALLY is one born every minute!

Since: Mar 07

Littleton, CO

#14 Aug 29, 2007
RetiredGuy wrote:
People in general tend to be easy going and trusting or others. Bad decisions on their part - definitely too trusting, but I doubt most of these people are 'stupid'. Go a bit easier on them. These are the same types who will pull over and offer assistance when they see you and your family standing by the roadside next to your broken down car.
You are exactly right. The so-called "smarter people" Pie talks about are jail-bound. Now that's stupid.
evil me

Denver, CO

#15 Aug 29, 2007
RetiredGuy wrote:
People in general tend to be easy going and trusting or others. Bad decisions on their part - definitely too trusting, but I doubt most of these people are 'stupid'. Go a bit easier on them. These are the same types who will pull over and offer assistance when they see you and your family standing by the roadside next to your broken down car.
good point!
evil me

Denver, CO

#16 Aug 29, 2007
Blueberry Pie wrote:
No folks, you are wrong. Those people ARE stupid - at least when it comes to money. That's how these scams work - they count on people being stupid.
Just like the stupid, stupid, stupid people who fall victim to phishing schemes, and send their most personal info to some guy over the web.
These dummies will always be with us, and there will always be smarter people who will teach them a good, old-fashioned lesson.
I'll keep that in mind when your mother or father invests thousands of dollars to these scams. I bet that kind of stuff won't happen in your family.
GSXR Chick

United States

#17 Aug 29, 2007
RetiredGuy wrote:
People in general tend to be easy going and trusting or others. Bad decisions on their part - definitely too trusting, but I doubt most of these people are 'stupid'. Go a bit easier on them. These are the same types who will pull over and offer assistance when they see you and your family standing by the roadside next to your broken down car.
Where were these people 15 years ago when I was pushing my Mustang out of rush hour traffic, almost daily, wishing someone would help me?

This just goes to prove that there are still a lot of trusting people out there, they should do some research before giving up their hard earned money.
9news equals morons

Denver, CO

#18 Aug 29, 2007
GREENWOOD VILLAGE – Police are investigating a computer crime scam were victims are asked about a rental home through an independent broker on Craigslist.
Would this sentence fly in literature class? Ah, NO. morons.

Since: Mar 07

Littleton, CO

#19 Aug 29, 2007
9news equals morons wrote:
Would this sentence fly in literature class? Ah, NO. morons.
Lighten up Francis...It was not intended for a literature class.
bettyfromroxboro ugh

New York, NY

#20 Aug 29, 2007
scott wrote:
Police are investigating a computer crime scam were victims are asked about a rental home through an independent broker on Craigslist.
9News writer uses "were" instead of "where" in first line of story. I may be nitpicking, but I see this kind of thing way too much.
that's because they in such a rush to beat all the other news sites to the story...they don't proof read. hey 9news, hire me to proof read your stories! i'll make sure you make sure you don't repeat you'reselves or use the wrong words!:)
bettyfromroxboro ugh

New York, NY

#21 Aug 29, 2007
oops...looks like i was in a rush as well. :)
Corky

El Segundo, CA

#22 Aug 29, 2007
phineas T wrote:
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Lighten up Francis...It was not intended for a literature class.
You're right -- 9News should exhibit professional journalism standards, above that of a literature classroom. After all, they are supposed to be professionals.

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