The cases of fraud and jokes that have been rising in recent weeks on this website, where impersonating another person is a very simple task.
Craigslist is an Internet portal where you can insert ads for free and find all kinds of objects, services, real estate and even a couple.
The site, which operates in 52 countries, including Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, is the seventh most popular website in the U.S. with about 25 million visits each month .
Birdie Avery, who lives in Oregon, in northwestern U.S., is not among its visitors, but on Tuesday discovered that someone used his name to sell on Craigslist nothing less than a baby.
The announcement included an email address with the name Birdie Avery and claimed that a baby abandoned by his mother was sold for just $ 1,000.
Avery says that neither she nor her husband have a computer and learned that the existence of the notice of the case when investigators were at her home.
The police have finally arrested Patrick Ryan, a resident of the area, acknowledges that having published the announcement but said that it was all a joke and there was never a baby for sale.