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, August 31, 2017
May 1, 2017
Victim: Vicente Cruz
An Atlanta man disappeared after telling a friend he was meeting someone he met through Craigslist to sell his truck. His truck was found the next day with blood inside.
Atlanta Police said David Rios was arrested in San Antonio, August 31, and charged with the murder of Vicente Cruz and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Read more here.