craigslist allows anyone post on there site, i have recieved emails from people in africa, canada, etc. many posts on the website are fake so you have to be carefull who you contact. but some of the posts are real, and i have had no problem with the webpage besides the fact of getting fake emails in return. i wouldnt use craigslist to find an apartment/house, there are very few "real" posts on there, also for jobs, i wouldnt depend on them for "real" jobs either. that site is only really good to buy things or pick you peoples junk. thats about it.