In what seems like a mash up of two recent stories 18-year-old Timothy Andrew Huffman of Brunswick County, North Carolina has not only been arrested for craigslist blackmail but has also been arrested for impersonating an officer.
Police say that Huffman would place ads on the casual encounters section posing as a female and would get men to send him explicit photos of them. When he would get the men to meet him he would threaten the victims into posting the pictures online. After searching Huffman’s computer they found that he posed as a sheriff’s deputy trying to get personal information from the victims. So it sounds like this was some kind of elaborate identity theft scheme.
Let me reiterate this for those of you who still don’t get it. THE HOT GIRL ON CRAIGSLIST DOESN’T WANT TO MEET YOU!!! Chances are that she’s not even a girl. There’s no such thing as no strings attached.
If this keeps up I may have to start a blackmail category.
Craigslist crime post #1405
Scams post #197