Hoax Ad on Craigslist Costs An Oregon...

Hoax Ad on Craigslist Costs An Oregon Man His Belongings

There are 56 comments on the digitaljournal.com story from Mar 25, 2008, titled Hoax Ad on Craigslist Costs An Oregon Man His Belongings. In it, digitaljournal.com reports that:

A hoax ad appeared on Craigslist.com on Saturday that stated everything at one Oregon man's home was free for the taking, including his horse.

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Since: Feb 07

Lansdale, PA

#1 Mar 25, 2008
That's just plain scary. Time to buy a security system
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#2 Mar 25, 2008
Yobyag wrote:
That's just plain scary. Time to buy a security system
The scary part is now millions of other people have an idea of how to get retribution against others.

Some "news" should just never be published.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#3 Mar 25, 2008
Who did he piss off? Was it random? Hmmm will be interesting to see who did this. Sheer Craziness.

“Just tryin' to keep it real!”

Since: Mar 08

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 25, 2008
It's amazing to me how everyone took this to be true just because it was on the internet. I mean, how gullible can some people be? I highly doubt that someone would really do that. If I read something like that, I would definitely think it was too good to be true.

Since: Feb 08

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#5 Mar 25, 2008
Bama Yankee wrote:
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The scary part is now millions of other people have an idea of how to get retribution against others.
Some "news" should just never be published.
AGREED!
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#6 Mar 25, 2008
Anne N wrote:
It's amazing to me how everyone took this to be true just because it was on the internet. I mean, how gullible can some people be? I highly doubt that someone would really do that. If I read something like that, I would definitely think it was too good to be true.
I worked with a 40+ year old man in Central Illinois that believed everything he saw on TV... talk about gullible!

Since: Feb 08

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#7 Mar 25, 2008
Bama Yankee wrote:
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I worked with a 40+ year old man in Central Illinois that believed everything he saw on TV... talk about gullible!
If it's on TV it has to be true, right? LOL
Good Old Days

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Mar 25, 2008
The people taking his possesions should be prosicuted to the full extent of the law .

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#9 Mar 25, 2008
Good Old Days wrote:
The people taking his possesions should be prosicuted to the full extent of the law .
Ignorance is not an excuse. I think though if they just bring back his stuff that should be it. Now if they don't, then they should face theft charges. The person who posted the ad, well he/she is in big big trouble and should be.
Church Slave

Seattle, WA

#10 Mar 25, 2008
I love these feel good stories. They brighten my day. So much news seems to be bad these days.
Psyche

Miami, FL

#11 Mar 25, 2008
What's to bet that an angry ex is responsible?

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Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#12 Mar 25, 2008
Church Slave wrote:
I love these feel good stories. They brighten my day. So much news seems to be bad these days.
I've been reading your comments all over the Offbeat forum and I think your only happy when others are suffering. What a miserable existance. I pity you.
Church Slave

Seattle, WA

#13 Mar 25, 2008
The Iggy wrote:
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I've been reading your comments all over the Offbeat forum and I think your only happy when others are suffering. What a miserable existance. I pity you.
This story has happened time and again. It is rediculous that people believe that anything is free. It is too bad that you are having a bad day Iggy, it is about to turn around for you. Fear not. I will pray that you have a good day and therefor you will.

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#14 Mar 25, 2008
Craigslist.org should be taken down... Between kids selling their bodes and posting crap like this...Come on!

Since: Feb 08

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#15 Mar 25, 2008
Miss_Lakeey wrote:
Craigslist.org should be taken down... Between kids selling their bodes and posting crap like this...Come on!
Wait, I sold my motorcycle there in less than an hour with no problem....it's like anything else, it needs to be monitored and used correctly.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#16 Mar 25, 2008
Church Slave wrote:
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This story has happened time and again. It is rediculous that people believe that anything is free. It is too bad that you are having a bad day Iggy, it is about to turn around for you. Fear not. I will pray that you have a good day and therefor you will.
Actually I am having a fabulous day, now last Friday wasn't so hot, am I allowed to back & wake up on a better side of the bed?

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#17 Mar 25, 2008
Cheeka-Weeka wrote:
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Wait, I sold my motorcycle there in less than an hour with no problem....it's like anything else, it needs to be monitored and used correctly.
Exactly, in fact EBay was viewed the same way in the beginning. It still has it's problems, but for the most part they have it dialed in.:)

“Just tryin' to keep it real!”

Since: Mar 08

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Mar 25, 2008
Cheeka-Weeka wrote:
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Wait, I sold my motorcycle there in less than an hour with no problem....it's like anything else, it needs to be monitored and used correctly.
Exsactly my point!

Since: Feb 08

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#19 Mar 25, 2008
The Iggy wrote:
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Exactly, in fact EBay was viewed the same way in the beginning. It still has it's problems, but for the most part they have it dialed in.:)
Yes it was...my account got booted from there a long time ago, someone hacked me. I tried to get it re-instated, but that never happened..so, one less user on there!

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#20 Mar 25, 2008
Cheeka-Weeka wrote:
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Yes it was...my account got booted from there a long time ago, someone hacked me. I tried to get it re-instated, but that never happened..so, one less user on there!
I never truely got into EBay, I guess I am too touchy feely. I want to touch what I am buying, feel it, see it and take it with me when I give them money. LOL

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