I put an ad up on craigslist with a girls first name and phone number. Under casual encounters, basically asking for dirty text messages. at 1:30 in the morning i got a call from a weird number. i let it toll to VM. When i check the VM the man states that he is from a sherrifs office (different county than im in) And that i need to leave this girl alone and that he is having the FBI look into the Fraud that i posted on craigslist. Is this really something the FBI needs to look into? Sounds like serious trouble. All i did was put her phone number. Not even a picture of her. Just her first name. Im really scared of whats going to happen. The girl doesnt know my info. Just my first name and phone number, email.
I looked up the phone number and it indeed was from the sherrifs office he stated he was from.
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Deputies don't call and make threats, and they certainly don't tell you that they are turning cases over to other agencies. In fact, they almost never turn cases over to other agencies. Sounds like someone was lying to you, but I can't say for sure. Either way, I hope you learned your lesson.
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It is interesting that the phone number that called you was the listed Sheriff's office number.
Yes, you could have some liability here. I would stop posting information on public forums about this. If you are contacted by the authorities in the future, don't say anything without hiring a lawyer before you speak.
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The brief answer is that it depends on the privacy rights in Florida. Nevertheless, in most states there are no criminal penalties for such activity, UNLESS your state has enacted some type of anti-bullying statutes. This type of activity could fall under such a statute and subject you to legal recourse. Just remove the post and stop doing things of this nature.
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Don't fall for that probable spoof. Surely you don't plan to call the sheriff and self-incriminate by explaining what you did and asking if they called.
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