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Craigslist ad draws theives...ends in death

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stumbo, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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  2. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Feel real bad for the family.

    Sounds like these thieves were pros.
  3. Lurker79


    Jul 3, 2008
    Hayward, CA
    Where is the LMAO crew, they could make some priceless one liners from this material....RIP for real and that is awful.
  4. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    I can't help but notice this other headline...

  5. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    Well she did ask if her butt looked big in it..

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    Jan 4, 2002
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    Those were not pros at all.
  7. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Considering they pulled something off before I wouldn't consider them rookies either.

    EDIT: Or maybe I am not reading the article correctly. Point is what happened is awful and I hope these thieves get caught before they strike again.
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    That city is about 45 minutes from where I live. Craigslist has been getting more and more creepy recently. I usually meet people at the local gas station or Burger King now.

    Although the other day I sold some cabinets and the lady asked me to deliver them to her house. When I got there it was just her by herself. Kind of surprised me she would agree to let me come over when she was alone and the deal was $300 for my cabinets.

  9. fixed
  10. That's why whenever I'm meeting someone to buy or sell from Craigslist, I'm armed too.
  11. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    I guess it's buyer AND seller beware. :scowl:

    I've been avoiding selling on Craigslist for this very reason.
  12. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
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    I have often wondered about this in the past,...what's to stop the criminal element from taking advantage of CL ads.

    I imagine if there was an email communication investigators may be able to track IP addresses and lead them to some clues at the very least.
  13. DrSmaggs


    Oct 15, 2003
    Endorsing Artist:
    I've done numerous local transactions via Clist... I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS meet at a public location! Always!
  14. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I clicked on the link and read this sad story. I couldn't help noticing the banner ad...


    DISCLAIMER - I'm not suggesting this only happens in America; the same sort of stuff happens over here, too, on an all too frequent basis. Here's an example, with an almost equally ironic banner ad.


    Some people are just vile.
  15. Mortiis

    Mortiis Banned

    Apr 24, 2010
    ^Targeted advertising is choc full of that kind of stuff.

    I once put terrorism into google and the side ad came up with 'cheap flights to America'. This was not too long after 11/9, just for context.
  16. nickbass79


    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina

    Ha HA!!! Right ON!!!
  17. fixed. and what were they selling?
  18. Mortiis

    Mortiis Banned

    Apr 24, 2010
    Cheap flights to America.
  19. I meant that family that was murdered, thought it was a give away that the link cheap flights to America would be selling cheap flights to America.
  20. Mortiis

    Mortiis Banned

    Apr 24, 2010
    Well you would think so, but you did direct the question towards the quoted passage. :p

    The family were selling a ring, according to the article.

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