Kristine’s Low-Rent Craigslist Scammer

Craigslist is a hotbed for scammers, but it’s also one of the best places to find an apartment.

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This episode proves even the most seasoned consumer affairs reporter can fall for a well-laid trap. Kristine had been living la vida ex-apt during Covid, when work called her back to New York City and she had to find a short-term rental. How’d a hardened reporter get sucked into a Craigslist scam? The same way we all do, and it’s a very good story.

Read the transcript here.

About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media.

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