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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

No. 120 Former TSU Officer Killed at Meeting to Sell Car

September 30, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
Victim: Jonathan Outlaw

A former TSU officer was murdered when he met with Ricardo Lamont Murray Jr., at a Robertson county gas station, to sell his car. Murray and 2 accomplices are accused of shooting and killing Jonathan Outlaw after stealing his car. 

Read more here.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

No. 119 Craigslist scammer charged in fatal hit and run

September 30, 2017
Morrow, Georgia
Victim: Not named

A Morrow, Ga., man was dragged and run over in a Home Depot parking lot after  meeting to buy a laptop offered on Craigslist. According Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, Murray Blackmon was arrested and is facing multiple charges.

Read more here.