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Craigslist rental ads attracting the crooks - Hawaii Editorials

There are 109 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 24, 2009, titled Craigslist rental ads attracting the crooks - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

What's it like to be the victim of three attempted robberies in one day? It all started when my wife and I decided to advertise our Manoa apartment on the popular Craigslist, where the price is "free" and you can even include photos.

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Carlsbad, CA

#66 Aug 13, 2011
The best thing about CL is the hookers. You can find college girls on there willing to put out for only $25!!:)

Kahului, HI

#67 Aug 13, 2011
I tried tosell my bike and got offers for sex instead! Yuck!

Kihei, HI

#68 Aug 13, 2011
Oh the Walrus turned himself in.

Kahului, HI

#69 Aug 17, 2011
You would not believe what some will say and do to entice!

Kihei, HI

#71 Aug 17, 2011
EEEeeewww one of those.

Wrightwood, CA

#72 Jan 17, 2012
Craigs List..... for free stuff is the greatest. I got laid for free. Yummy! and OOH RAH!!!!! I feel like a man again. ROOF ROOF ARROOOOOOOOooooooo

Phoenix, AZ

#73 Jan 28, 2012
alice wrote:
You would not believe what some will say and do to entice!
Are you a hooker?
Magnum PI

Honolulu, HI

#74 Jan 28, 2012
Captain Obvious wrote:
How is this even worthy of publication? So Mr. Fassler wanted to get a freebie by using Craig's List instead of paying a management company to find and screen tenants. That's all fine and dandy, but he shouldn't complain when his free ride blows up on him. I guess he got what he paid (or rather didn't pay) for. I get dozens of emails every month telling me I have won the UK lottery or I can help someone in Africa who has millions stranded in a Swiss bank account. But you don't see me writing an editorial about it. Come to think about it, I get robbed several times a day when I pay the extra 0.5% GET to fund Mayor Mufi's "rail contracts for campaign donations" scheme. When it comes to crooks the ones in politics are far more dangerous than the ones on Craig's List.
That's all well and good. We do need to protect ourselves from scams on the internet. But I think that many landlords, myself included, don't want to use the services of property management companies because of their shady reputations.

Anytime that you are doing business with people that keep their doors locked or use their office for a mail drop off box only, should be the first clue.

Hawaii has had a really bad problem with these type of shady property management companies. Because of the political and social corruption that is being hidden by the mainstream media outlets, these issues go undetected by the public with the exception of those who do their homework.

When you go on to consumer action sites such as Ripoff Report, complaintsboard, Scamfound and others, they are just loaded with reports of violations and consumer fraud that seemed to be brushed aside from our local justice system.

United States

#75 Jan 28, 2012
There are so many perverts on Craigslist
Motha Rice

Mililani, HI

#76 Jan 28, 2012
Its the gerbil perv; look at the schmuck.
Linda of Philadelphia PA

Glen Mills, PA

#79 Aug 21, 2012
We rec'd the same email scam today as Tucson, AZ dated 12-05-2009. Only difference was the name: Alfred Tyler instead of Alfred Edwards.
Leeward Lolo

Ewa Beach, HI

#80 Aug 22, 2012
There's nothing wrong with Craigslist... I frequently use it for extra cash on the side.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#81 Aug 22, 2012
I don't trust Craigslist. You never know who you will meet on it.
Pretty Gullible

Philadelphia, PA

#83 Feb 16, 2013
I received one from Alfred Stewart a couple of days ago in Philadelphia. Only slightly different from the ones listed. My son spotted it right away as a scam but I did answer saying I would not be sending him any bank information and asking for letters of reference. He did write back saying his company in the states would send me a check. He just needed my full name and address. No comment on the letters of character reference. I guess the plan is to eek out a little more information every time he writes, once he thinks he has a live one, until he gets the bank information or until he has enough information to find the rest on his own. Glad to have seen this sight. And glad my son made me suspicious although even gullible me thought it was odd that I was only Bcc'd on the original letter and it was sent to "undisclosed recipients".

Honolulu, HI

#84 Feb 16, 2013
Craigslist is cool. A good portion of Americans are stupid. I know what was i thinking when i put this world together.
I spent thousands of dollars on ads in the Honolulu Star Advertiser Bulletin newspapers. Only old people buy those rags now.
When you run a rental ad always prequalify them before showing them pics. Have them call you and leave you a voicemail or talk with them an interview them, there are many reasons for not giving the exact location of the rental property, etc.....
It is actually easier to track down the possible perp once they log in with an ip address.

All you servants of God who put all that personal info and pics on Facebook and such are asking for you privacy to be invaded.

Just looked over my daily scroll and yes more stupid people were born today.
Ella Lamothe

Manchester, NH

#86 May 20, 2013
I just got the same offer of the UNDP employed or so he says and will rent for 3-6 years etc, etc. A friend directed me to your identical ad. Thanks for posting this. Bad business...

Kaneohe, HI

#87 May 20, 2013
Some idiots never learn. NEVER look for roomies on Craigslist. Most of them lie, cheat and steal. Getting them into your house is easy; evicting them is difficult.
Holy Mary

Mililani, HI

#88 May 21, 2013
Shuussssssss Don't tell anyone but that's where AI gets some of his customers. Jb and Guru were recruited/introduced to him by this mahu Graig guy. I have a feeling Leeward Lolo also advertises for young college dykes there to.
Leeward Lolo

Kaneohe, HI

#89 May 21, 2013
Holy Mary wrote:
Shuussssssss Don't tell anyone but that's where AI gets some of his customers. Jb and Guru were recruited/introduced to him by this mahu Graig guy. I have a feeling Leeward Lolo also advertises for young college dykes there to.
i lyke to put my finger in the hole in the dyke
Real nookie da bestes

Mililani, HI

#90 May 22, 2013
Leeward Lolo wrote:
<quoted text>
i lyke to put my finger in the hole in the dyke
That bytch's punani would snap your finger like a twig. Mobetta not play with that hauna mainland poggi. Stay safe dat way bradda. Waikiki is crawling with dis kine horni for real kine haole wahines and they always pay you bra.

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