Craigslist is a terrific site in many ways. But it has a terrible safety record. While Craigslist has facilitated millions of transactions, not all of them go well. Rip-offs, robberies or rapes related to Craigslist are reported almost every day. And the rate of killings tied in some way to Craigslist is staggering. The list below is not necessarily complete (sadly). We also have broken down the types of killings; how the victims were lured to their deaths, and more. It’s a devastating story.
We highlight these killings only because we believe Craigslist should do much more to promote safety among its users, and because SafeTrade is the best way to stay safe when you’re trading in person through Craigslist or any other Internet site.
Monday, December 7, 2015
No. 96: West Nyack slaying victim met suspect through ad
Date: December 2015
City: West Nyack, NY
Victim: Michael Wimbert
A 66-year-old former teacher met his accused killer through an ad seeking a roommate placed on Craigslist.