IE, always meeting in a public place or bringing a friend along? I know I haven't. I guess I just don't let the few horror stories scare me. The only time I was semi-nervous and thought about backing out was when I hired a guy to come fix something in my house. I had asked for references, but b/c I was in such a rush, I never waited on them and just told him to come on by. He looked legit, and I had my two beastly dogs out, so I felt ok by the time he arrived. There was also a time when I was going to bring a friend along when I was looking to buy something from a guy, but I ended up finding a better deal elsewhere. Anyway, reading stories like this, show me how lucky most craigs list users(including myself) are!