Craigslist Personals: What Can You Expect from a Chicago Area Code in LA
As you may have known by now, I have been browsing and posting on the Craigslist in the LA area (IE to be exact). These last few days, I get numerous responses from Chicago area codes (224, 312). That's strange. The response is always brief with a number for you to text. Something like the following:
I am now hot and so horny I want enjoy with u this is my personal phone no .. 3125266189 just text me.
My standard reply is always the following, because most responses are just bots:
Let me know you are real by sending me your stats, your city, your pic, and your favorite colors.
Usually, I either get no response or a response that has nothing to do with my request. The response usually just emphasizes the number to text. But just now, I have received a fairly shocking one:
inland empire casual / favorite colors pink / and my pic
That piqued my interest, because it seems like a real person responding. Otherwise, I've been giving them so much shit, they actually program the bot to handle my challenge. It's getting interesting. So I have initiated communication via SMS. Here is the transcript:
Me: I received a response from you for my CL ad. 12:08 AM
Me: Tell me about yourself. 12:08 AM
+13125266189: Yay, someone to talk with! lol thanks for msging me babe i am soo bored! 12:08 AM
Me: Cool. Glad I can be helpful. 12:09 AM
Me: So who are you? 12:09 AM
+13125266189: Well I was just looking for somebody to chat with, I hope you don't mind messaging me, a bored single 23/f. So what u up to? 12:10 AM
Me: Just talking to you. 12:10 AM
Me: Where are you located? 12:10 AM
+13125266189: Hehe, I'm feeling freeaky! Maybe I can make your day more exciting... So what kind of chicks you like? 12:11 AM
Me: LOL, the hot sexy type. 12:11 AM
Me: Send me a pic. 12:11 AM
+13125266189: Cute, well my roommate just went out... I guess I'm a flurt ;-) Wanna see me? It's up to you... I'm in the mood lol 12:12 AM
Me: sure. 12:12 AM
+13125266189: Ok babe... Let me set my c.am up so you can see what I'm wearing and maybe what's under it lol.. Please don't share my profile with anyone else or take 12:13 AM
+13125266189: pictures of me nude ? Lol 12:13 AM
Me: Is this a web cam thing? Because I prefer to meet in person. 12:14 AM
+13125266189: well I'm sending you an invite here http://tinyurl.com/1h1hob-jennyxox . It will bring u to my private chat... you can see some pix of me in there 12:14 AM
Me: Are you in Chicago? 12:16 AM
+13125266189: goto "Accept Invite" before it expires and register for a free account, it will take you through to my profile page see me ? .... ;) 12:16 AM
Me: It's not gonna happen. 12:17 AM
Me: Are you in Chicago? 12:17 AM
+13125266189: oh it's probably gonna ask for your card, don't worry babe it's completely free to sign up for the app, that's to keep the kids out 12:18 AM
Me: Are you a real person or a bot? 12:19 AM
+13125266189: Ok, now you really lost me?? bot??? 12:20 AM
Me: What city are you in? 12:20 AM
+13125266189: Im wearing almost nothing and I dont want any kids watching me lol.. im gonna show u more than just my sexy outfit I promise lol 12:21 AM
Me: Yah, yah... stop being evasive. Tell me something personal about you. 12:23 AM
Me: I don't get excited or emotional with your all talk but no show. 12:23 AM
+13125266189: did you join?... Let me know if you're in sweetie, you should see mycam or I can re send my profile invite again if u need... 12:23 AM
Me: I'm a computer scientist, so it's actually more interesting for me to figure out if you are a bot or a real person than fantasy about a fake person. 12:24 AM
+13125266189: sorry to rush you but u got me horny !! have you found my profil yet? Time to release some stress ;) lol 12:24 AM
Me: Looks like you are a bot. 12:25 AM
+13125266189: hmmm im so wet lol is that u connecting? I'm gonna put on my outfit now , Just type here or in the chat when u can see me undressing ;) 12:26 AM
By now, it is obvious that it is just a bot. So there is no point in continuing with this charade on SMS. Instead, I send an e-mail back:
Just curious. Are you a bot or a human? Are you located in Chicago?
I don't expect a response, but we'll see.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:30:04 -0700
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