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Steve Mills

Watch out for a possible "Freecycle" scam

Posted Friday, June 13, 2008, at 11:14 AM
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  • -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 11:14 AM
  • Maybe the cab driver would like to pass this boon onto a nice lawyer or police officer.

    Or is this offer exclusively for little old ladies living by themselves who might want a gift for the grandkids?

    (Ooooohhh,I'm such a cynic!)

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 11:37 AM
  • It's always safest to arrange a Freecycle meeting during daylight hours and in a very public place. I've been involved with Freecycle for quite some time now, and I have never disclosed my name, address, or any other personal information. All that needs to be agreed on is when and where is a convenient time and place to meet.. i.e. Walmart parking lot at 4pm, etc. Only 1 time did someone come to my home to pick up some items, but that's because the box was so big, and my hubby was home 'just in case'.

    Never, ever, give out your name or address on Freecycle. It's just too risky.

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 4:41 PM
  • By no means do I want to suggest people avoid freecycle, just use the common sense tips that craftin_mom mention.

    If they mean the other people harm maybe they should consider that the tide could be turned. Maybe their County Sheriff would be interested in a sting operation.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 5:49 PM
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