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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Calhoun County, GA
Victim: Branden William Boyd
Calhoun County investigators have arrested three men in connection with the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another following a Craigslist transaction gone wrong.
According to investigators, Branden William Boyd, 22, met both men at a truck stop late Monday evening regarding an iPhone listed on Craigslist. The two men sat in a vehicle negotiating the sale when an argument began and escalated. Officials say several shots were fired, killing Boyd and wounding another.
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