Nashville, TN – Have you seen an ad on an Internet site or in an email promising a free purebred or rare pet from another country or another state? The ad states that the pet is free and that the only thing you need to do is pay shipping costs. If so, it may be a scam that is making the rounds.
Scammers are posting ads on Internet sites such as Craigslist or eBay, promising a free, rare animal. All the consumer needs to do is pay for shipping to receive the pet. «Read the rest of this article»
Men used Craigslist as a Means to Find a Residence to Burglarize
Clarksville, TN – On August 18th, 2012, around 8:00pm, Clarksville Police Officer Ronnie Brown responded to a residential burglary at 8 Gino Drive. Rosario Garcia, 70 left his residence on August 18th, around 4:00pm and returned around 8:00pm.
When he arrived home, he found that his residence had been broken into and approximately $10,000 worth of property had been removed from his house. It appears as though entry had been made through a window.
A Craigslist’s ad which advertised a baby for sale had Clarksville Police scrambling to locate the seller and the endangered child.
Clarksville, TN – On February 15th, 2012, a concerned citizen called Clarksville Police about seeing a “Baby for Sale” advertisement on Craigslist. The baby was being sold for $850.00.
The case was immediately assigned to Detective Debra Kolofsky for investigation as a possible endangered child. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was contacted and worked in conjunction with Detective Kolofsky to track down the source of the ad.
Clarksville, TN – On January 17th, 2012, around 4:30pm, a 28 year old man had parked his vehicle in the parking lot of the YMCA, 260 Hillcrest Drive, went inside to play basketball, and set his keys down by the basketball court.
When he was getting ready to leave around 6:00pm, he found that his keys and 99 Jeep Cherokee were missing. Police were notified, an investigation was opened, and a stolen vehicle notification was distributed to area law enforcement.
Clarksville, TN – Imagine relocating to a town with all your belongings in tow, thinking that you have a place to move into when you arrive. Then upon your arrival, you discover the house which you put a rental deposit on has already been rented to someone else.
That’s exactly what happened to numerous unsuspecting victims after placing a rental deposit on a property at 1021 McClardy Road which they found on Craigslist and the Automated Housing Referral Network. The number of victims continues to grow, many of them military members relocating to Clarksville after military deployments.
Nashville, TN – While online opportunities for consumers are almost endless, there are risks, too. Con artists use the Internet to defraud consumers in a variety of clever ways.
Whether buying a product from a company’s website, an online auction or on Craigslist, any time you deal with someone you aren’t meeting face-to-face, you risk getting scammed. One of the most common scams involves getting consumers to wire money. Wiring money is like sending cash; once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. «Read the rest of this article»
You guys? This is hard.
I haven’t spent any significant amounts of time here since high school, my old friends have scattered to various parts of the country for one reason or another, and so I really feel as if I’m starting over in a new city. In the short time that I’ve been back I’ve managed to find two jobs and procure myself this column, but I’m still trying to figure out how 20-somethings new to the area meet people and get involved in the community.
And oh, it pains me to admit it, but meeting people in Clarksville has so far proved surprisingly harder than I thought it would. And I just don’t understand it.
When I got here about three weeks ago, fresh from 2 weeks in my most recent home of New York City and nine months of gallivanting around Latin America, I had high hopes for a summer—the first in about 5 years—spent in my surrogate home town, the place where I went to middle and high school, the place I swore I’d never live in again.
It’s just that I like cities. Big cities. I like art and music and literature and feminist activism and multiculturalism. For these reasons, I like New York. I like Barcelona. I like Oaxaca and Mexico City—all cities where I have lived or spent much time in since graduating from Northeast in 2003 and heading north of the Mason-Dixon/south of the border. «Read the rest of this article»
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