Yea, that occasionally happens to me, too, but I've made numerous successful sales and purchases on CL and no criminals have taken advantage of me. I do believe it's important to open a verbal dialogue with the buyer/seller to have an opportunity to assess the person on the other end of the phone before agreeing to meet, especially on my turf.
--2005 F350 Superduty Crewcab, 6.0, 4wd, short bed, 3.73 gears;
--2016 Montana 3711FL, 40'
--2014 Wildcat 327CK, 38' SOLD