Ben Worthen had a great story in the Wall Street Journal’s business technology blog yesterday about an Oregon man, Robert Salisbury, whose home was raided after someone posted a false ad on Craigslist. The ad was made to appear like it came from Salisbury, and said that he was moving and all of his possessions were up for grabs.
Salisbury didn’t find out about the free-for-all going on at his house until he received a call from a woman, asking if she was really allowed to take his horse.
Worthen writes: Salisbury rushed home, arriving in time to stop scavengers leaving with some ladders and his lawn mower. “I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back,” Salisbury tells the Seattle Times. “They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did.”
Talk about a spring cleaning!