Free Encounters - We have all been drawn to the "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist.org, here you can find women and girls that are looking for casual encounters, NSA (no strings attached), or just someone visiting and just want to meet up quickly. This section takes a lot of persistence because it is loaded with a ton of fake ads..
Protection - Never sign up or pay for an "adult protection site". This is scam and will only beneft the scammer. The email will say something like "There is a lot of wierdos on craigslist so I need you to verify yourself with a credit card to get access to my number". Don't do it, trust me there will not be any contact information and they only try to get people to sign up so they can get a commission. When calling girls from Craigslist either use a throw away cell phone, block your call, or a hotel/pay phone. There are plenty of legit women on there, but I am also hesitant about giving or calling from my work or home number.
Stopping Scammers - If we all work together we can limit the amount of spammers, fake, and scammers. If you respond to an ad and they try to get you to "verify" age, sending to an online dating link, or anything else that was listed in their ad, make sure you flag it. This is in the top right corner, Craigslist is monitored but assistance is greatly needed by the community. I know it can get tough because when I am in the encounters section, I usually send a bunch of emails and it is hard to tell which response they are spamming from. Flagging will help keep Craigslist clean.
Money - Remember prostitution is illegal in almost every state, be very careful if women on Craigslist are hinting toward prostitution, not only can it be dangerous but could be a sting that could catch you a charge.