Reader warns of erotic services scam

I got an e-mail from a reader named Joe warning of a possible scam being perpetrated on the erotic services section of craigslist. So listen up ‘hobbyists’ aka whoremongers.

According to Joe ads are being placed in the smaller sections of California advertising an ‘escort’. Except unlike most craigslist hooker ads no phone number is given and your directed to a website. Then your asked to give your credit card information for a $1-3 ‘verification’ charge.

This sounds like it could be an identity theft scam. Since most ‘hobbyists’ are busy thinking with their other head they might get taken. But hey, you’ve been warned. If you do fall for this scam it’s no skin off of my nose.