Waking up to a crowd of people outside your house attempting to make off with your vehicles is a bad way to wake up. Ask Debbie Brown, a Wisconsin woman whose property was falsely listed as free on Craigslist.
Debbie only caught the accidental thieves because of her dog's barking, and found her front yard mobbed by Craigslist users duped into a fake giveaway. And what a giveaway it would have been! Debbie's van and boat were both being offered as freebies—"If I'm napping, take my boat," said the hoax ad. Clearly, Debbie's got some enemies—internet enemies. The worst kind. At least the ad didn't say "If I'm napping, throw bricks through my windows." [Sheboygan Press]