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craigslist killerThere was a time when going on Craigslist to answer an ad was as routine as answering an ad in a local newspaper. Craigslist was and is a handy way to find just about anything. Now there is an additional perk of answering a Craigslist ad. It is a perk that nobody wants. It is death. More and more often we tune into the news or see a feed on the internet where someone has been the victim of a crime due to an ad on Craigslist.

There were the incidents where someone would answer an ad for an Ipad in a sealed factory box, go through with the transaction, and when the seller left, find themselves the proud owner of an empty box. There are the ads for free items with an address given, only to find out that the ad is a prank and those who answer the ad find themselves in the back of a police car under arrest for rummaging around in the victim’s house.

And then there are the killer ads. These are the ads that make the headlines. These are the ads that show that Craigslist is not such a safe place anymore.

beaslyfarm

In southeast Ohio there was once a farm. This farm was owned by Richard Beasley. He is described as a street preacher, a man of god. It turns out that Mr Beasley is also a man of death.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17599896-killer-who-lured-victims-via-craigslist-gets-death-penalty?lite

Even answering an ad selling an ATV can be a deadly experience as one New Jersey man found out.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/craigslist-murder-daniel-cook-thomas-coffee_n_3491927.html

atv

weberEven a reporter for a major market radio station fell victim to the lure of Craigslist death when he answered an ad for sex

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/violent-sex-ad-led-murder-wabc-newsman-george-weber-confesses-teen-cops-article-1.359529

Using Craigslist to run a business can have deadly consequences as well as one New York City woman found out.

brissman

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/craigslist-date-murder-n-y-beauty-julissa-brisman-model-internet-masseuse-shot-hotel-article-1.361208

There was recently a movie made http://voices.yahoo.com/the-craigslist-killer-lifetime-movie-true-story-7422426.html?cat=40 That tells the story of Phillip Markoff who lured women to their death through ads on Craigslist

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-4958272.html

There are many more examples of how ads on Craigslist as well as Facebook and other social media websites. More and more often when someone answers these ads, they find themselves at death’s door.

Stay tuned

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Even a reporter for a major television station was murdered when he answered a Craigslist ad

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/violent-sex-ad-led-murder-wabc-newsman-george-weber-confesses-teen-cops-article-1.359529

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/04/29/washington-man-arrested-for-craigslist-sex-and-murder-ad/