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Old 12-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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The Hartford police aren't capable of looking up 860-913-7345 to see who it belongs to?
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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I always bring a friend and leave cash in the truck with the S&W
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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I believe in general, most people are trustworthy, but there are just enough to make you need to be cautious.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #8
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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
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks. I live in an area where crap like this happens. I will only go "packin'" from now on. A$$holes everyplace!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #10
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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.
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