Craigslist Dangers: Dangers of Selling on Craigslist

by Moonlight Wealth Seo Expert

Every day more people are looking to the internet as a new source for income. Projections state that 3 billion new users will be online in the next two years.


For many years one of those resources has been Craigslist.


Craigslist is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.


Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and now covers 50 countries.


Craigslist Incidences:

Below are some accounts of the dangers that can be involved with using Craigslist:


The 28-year-old was shot and killed Sept. 12 while meeting a potential buyer in a parking lot of an apartment complex, allegedly by a 16-year-old girl who, along with her boyfriend, sought to steal the video gaming system.


Crimes linked to Craigslist are still making headlines. New Haven native Felix Dejesus was robbed and shot to death after trying to sell an electronic tablet. Police said Dejesus arranged a meet up through Craigslist In May of 2013.


Sellers who have posted contact information on their Craigslist ads have occasionally been victims of robbery and murder. In his article for MSNBC, Herb Weisbaum reported that an Edgewood, WA man was murdered after a woman responded to his ad listing a ring for $2,760. She arrived with three partners, who robbed the residence and killed the ad's poster. Weisbaum quoted Michael Kaiser of the National Cyber Security Alliance as saying that criminals have become very skilled in culling personal information from Craigslist, using it to virtually case a residence and determine if the property is worth robbing.


The fiancé of a man murdered for his cellphone says he wondered if the man who planned to buy it was setting him up for a robbery.

Clayton County police say 18-year-old Terrance Dent shot and killed 25-year-old Jevon Freeman in a church parking lot on Highway 85 near Riverdale Wednesday. Officers say Freeman met Dent to sell him an iPhone Freeman had advertised on Craigslist.


Another man, trying to sell some fancy sneakers met his potential buyer at a Dunkin’ Donuts, Tuesday night. The potential buyer pulled a gun on him. Police arrested Moses Hurley, 18, and a juvenile is connection with the Dunkin’ Donuts robbery. Police do not believe they are responsible for Playstation robberies and stabbing.


Safety First:

Never list your home address, phone number or any other personal information in your Craigslist ad, and create a dedicated email account that you'll use solely for Craigslist transactions. When selling a small item, arrange to meet the prospective buyer at a public place. If you're selling a large object that's impractical to move, have other people with you during your appointment with a prospective buyer. Never arrange for a meeting at night and never allow the person to enter your house, particularly if you're alone.


Watch this personal video account about the dangers of using Craigslist:

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