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Punked on Craigslist, man receives sexy texts and photos

June 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM ET

If for some reason you ever receive a deluge of sexy texts and photos and you didn't ask for it, you might want to check on Craigslist and see if you've been punked.

A surburban Chicago man, 20, didn't know what was going on when his phone started blowing up with provocative messages (from men) and images of naked men on Monday morning. Could he have been the victim of an Anthony Weiner-like correspondence? 

Coincidentally, this isn't south suburb Tinley Park's first brush with Craigslist sexy time. Two years ago, Tinley Park police orchestrated an undercover sting that nabbed two women who used the online classifieds as a means of prostitution. 

In this instance, seems like this wasn't a case of having an ongoing liaison made public, but rather a juvenile attempt at retribution by a jealous rival dating an ex-girlfriend of the victim, or so the victim alleged. 

Tinley Park Patch checked out the police report and fed the public these scant details, which had us craving more, but this was the clue that led to the supposed origin of the prank: "One mysterious caller said he was responding to the victim's Craigslist advertisement, but the victim said he didn't post an ad. He received a link to the posting and when he clicked on it, he realized that it included his cell phone number."

Bam! Time to change your digits, dude.

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