Craiges list warning - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chatsworth, Ga.
Posts: 3,267
Garage
Craiges list warning

Got this from my Face Book page. Thought would share here. Maybe save someone here from the same thing happening to one of you.

THIS IS A WARNING ABOUT CRAIGSLIST. My Sisters fiance Steveo Dufresne went to meet a guy that had listed a Yamaha YZ250 blue dirt bike on Craigslist. His phone
number is 860-913-7345. He listed the bike for $1300, and he told him he was in Hartford, right outside of Windsor. Complete lie! Steve was robbed at gunpoint last night, and hit a couple times! He was robbed of $500 and his car keys, but it could have been much worse! He could have lost his life! If you see this ad on craigslist, please contact the Hartford Police Department ASAP! Please be careful when listing or buying anything from Craigslist. Do not do these transactions alone, and try to make the transaction in a public place! Please share this everywhere to help us catch this asshole!
rick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 334
The Hartford police aren't capable of looking up 860-913-7345 to see who it belongs to?
siriusjoe is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 01:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
Unfortunately, probably not. With the rise of tracphones and other cheap no contract phones criminals can basically buy a no strings attached phone. Fake name, etc. Its happening here in Wichita too.

Sent from my M865 using Motorcycle.com Free App
knightrider is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 07:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Dan66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lenexa, KS
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by siriusjoe View Post
The Hartford police aren't capable of looking up 860-913-7345 to see who it belongs to?
That only works for honest people. Phone was either a registered with a temporary SIM or is stolen.

There is a good lesson to be learned here about caution and good judgement. Hopefully Steven is all right.

2009 1700 Nomad
Candy Diamond Red/Pearl Luster Beige
Light Bar
Dan66 is online now  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 06:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 58
I always bring a friend and leave cash in the truck with the S&W
BigDog is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:11 PM
El Jefe
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 166
Garage
Using things like Craigs list awlways has its risks, And I am glad that your friend only lost some money and wasnt hurt worse. I bought my bike from Craig's List and had a great transaction and was well satisfied with the outcome. I went to see the bike during the day with a friend in a public place. A little bit of caution goes a long way in todays world.
BlueridgeRider is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chatsworth, Ga.
Posts: 3,267
Garage
I believe in general, most people are trustworthy, but there are just enough to make you need to be cautious.
rick is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Member
 
101stFister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 85
always carry more ammo than cash, and if i dont know the area i will show up early and check it out. its a sick world out there

2007 Vulcan 2000 LT
BAK
V&H Powershots
computer thingy

May the road rise to meet you and the wind always be at your back
101stFister is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 12:49 PM
Member
 
rburton1224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 77
Garage
Thanks. I live in an area where crap like this happens. I will only go "packin'" from now on. A$$holes everyplace!
rburton1224 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 304
Garage
Ive had quite a few craigslist transactions and never have really felt all that threatened at any point. Maybe its just a benefit of being in southern Maine.

The worst part of any craigslist transaction for me has been running into guys that want to tell you their life story and everything they know about the item I was looking at.

2000 VN800B
Phil in Maine is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome