[funsec] Another example of the evil Internet
larry at larryseltzer.com
Tue Apr 1 16:32:55 CDT 2008
Police: Couple covered up theft with Craigslist post
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MEDFORD, Ore. -- It wasn't a hoax or revenge that cost a Southern Oregon
man many of his belongings when people responded to a Craigslist posting
and nearly emptied his rural home, officers say: It was a pair of
thieves covering their tracks.
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larry.seltzer at ziffdavisenterprise.com
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
On Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 8:51 AM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: Re: [funsec] Another example of the evil Internet
>>> How could Craigslist vet this, even if they had humans reading every
Don't know. Not my problem. ;-)
This "take-all-my-stuff-for-free" crime is actually form of a identity
theft which the Craig's List TOU agreement deals with (See attachment).
So a question for the lawyers is what sort of obligation has Craig's
List created for itself to make reasonable efforts to enforce section 7
of the TOU.
You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:
g) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited
to, a craigslist employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents
your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply
to Content that constitutes lawful non-deceptive parody of public
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