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.

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No. 122/123 Two men killed in marijuana sale arranged on Craigslist

December 11, 2017
Corunna, Michigan
Victims: Joseph Michael Carson and Anthony Lee Hammond

Otis Smith Jr. of Grand Rapids has been sentenced to life in prison, without parole, for being the triggerman in the killings outside a Walmart in Caledonia Township. Authorities say the murders stemmed from a deal to sell marijuana that was arranged online via Craigslist.

Read more here.