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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

No. 105: Farmington Hills man shot and killed during Craigslist meet up

No. 105
September, 2016
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Victim: Todd Terry

A Farmington Hills man responding to an ad on Craigslist was shot and killed by the person he was meeting. Now the victim's family wants his story to serve as a warning to everyone.

That alleged shooter was identified as Tremayne Alexander, who was arrested and arraigned on homicide, armed robbery and felony firearms charges.

Read the whole story here.