BEWARE Craigslist Killer

@raydene (9875)
United States
April 18, 2009 7:42am CST
Hello Friends, Have you been following this? http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7358206&page=1 Please as always be careful online. Many people meet new friends and even lovers.. some get married and are happy ever after.. then there comes this monster that hurts and or kills someone... Please my friends I value you each soooo much be careful when you allow a virtual into your real life. Do you worry about this? xoxoxoxoxoxo
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18 responses
@mummymo (23709)
24 Apr 09
I have heard about it online Mom but not on the news here in the UK. I think that it should be featured here too to let people see the dangers. I am probably too naive as I love meeting new people. We were at an internet safety meeting at Niamhs school the other night mainly aimed at children and teenagers but it made me think about the dangers we all place ourselves in unwittingly. Luckily i seem to attract good people as friends but I do intend to be more circumspect in future! xxx
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
22 Apr 09
yes I heard of the story of a woman house cleaner being killed by some creep from craiglist too, I have no faith in that site since then,
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Good thing they have video and people be aware. I don't join any dating sites because I don't trust it. I do not believe that you can find someone good on online sites, sorry but that is just my idea.
@lampar (7609)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Meeting up with a total stranger in his chosen venue for a woman is not a very smart move, there are so many creeps and violent felons living in USA where some of these women here just can not seem to understand that. Sjavascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')igh!!!
@stephcjh (32387)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I have not heard about this at all. Thanks for the information. I never go to Craigs List anyway and won't now.
@Happy7 (36)
• United States
19 Apr 09
This can be scary for sure. No one can seem to make a living without living in fear that something will happen to them. It is really sad.
@dismalgrin (2470)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I feel so lucky that I haven't had anything like this happen to me. I used to meet up with guys I met online. I didn't really have opportunities to get out in my community and meet people, and way afraid that guys wouldn't be able to see past my looks to my personality. So, I just met guys online and waited till they expressed interest in me and then showed them my picture. I had met up with weirdos from doing this, but nothing that horrible! Makes you stop and think. I had already decided not long after my personal experiance that I just didn't like doing that anymore. Now, I think I'll just see where life take me for meeting men.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I got where I really dont talk anymore and I only talked in pogo. but tehy have so many bots playing teh games got wehre there is no one to talk too lol. But I get this little flag in my head wehn someone wants to talk or what ever. So I just dont do it.
@mrsjbelle (1642)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I really don't use Craigslist for that reason but realize this person could be on ANY site. Ladies & men please be extremely careful! Always meet in a public place. At least tell someone you love or trust the address or phone number and name of where you are going that way if you come up missing they have somewhere to start from. I always talk to guys for a long time before we meet in person. I try to be street smart and watch my back. I am recently single and am dating again. I am very careful. I really hope they catch this scary person as soon as possible so he doesn't hurt anyone else. By the way, there are some really awesome people online as well so don't be paranoid. Most people are online now days so it makes sense a small majority will be people we don't want to know.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
18 Apr 09
i'm always weiry about purchasing and selling things through craigslist...if it's something small i try to meet in a busy area like a parking lot at a shopping center and i always have someone with me...esp. when i have a big item at home or i need to go to someone's house.(little secret) i always have a knife near me just in case.
@jugsjugs (13047)
18 Apr 09
i worry about my children going online and meeting people they dont know.the thing is they can put any picture up that they want and say they are that person.they can say they are anything to anyone,but unless you know that person for some time you dont know what they are like.
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
People should always have to be careful whom they are meeting online. This does not only include Craiglist but all the other Social networking sites around. It is difficult to trust someone, and if that is a stranger, never give complete details about you, where you live, you can give a mobile number as long as it is not postpaid but prepaid only because you can easily change a sim pack. And aside from that, never ever tell your address. Try to know the persons character first, always demand for a cam while chatting or a picture of the person, just in case something bad happened if the person is trying to abuse you only or take advantage of you. Better be safe than be sorry.
@succed (879)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Thanks for the update. This is very scary.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Yes I worry about this, it is so many that meet on line and don't relise people will tell you anything to get to you.You should not be so trusting now days.It is a shame that it is like that.take care
@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
18 Apr 09
Yes, you can't tell who is on the other side. You know nothing about them except what they tell you. I would never take it to the next level without knowing more first about the person or persons I am communicating with. Need to do more homework. I hope they catch this guy and people like him who prey on others.
• United States
18 Apr 09
Gosh that can be really scary,I have met some online friends in the past but made sure it was in a public place and I never went alone and lucky they turned out to be good peole.I am very careful who I associate with online,I have heard many scary and alarming stories of what happens,there are alot of predators out there that prey on people online I find that deeply disturbing and you have to be so careful.I sometimes wonder who I am talking too on the other side of the computer I never divulge personal info either.Need to be safe at all times.
@Polly1 (12652)
• United States
18 Apr 09
We all have to be extra careful online. I have exchanged emails with a few friends here and my home address with a few too. Haven't met anyone in person yet, although I would love too. Thanks for posting the link and the warning.
• United States
18 Apr 09
So far In have never met anyone whom I befriended on the Internet and I am extremely careful about divulging any personal information