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In a study conducted by AIM Group (for Oodle.com, Craigslist's rival website), researchers have linked 330 crimes, 12 murders and 105 robberies or assaults in the United States to the popular classifieds website, Craigslist.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/craigsli...ews-10269.html

Really? Only 330. For the millions upon millions of ads placed there and the 10+ years it's been up, they're really doing quite well.
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Originally Posted by damian5000 View Post
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/craigsli...ews-10269.html

Really? Only 330. For the millions upon millions of ads placed there and the 10+ years it's been up, they're really doing quite well.
yeah, I'm actually more impressed by how low those numbers are than disgusted that people use an online market place for crime
    
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actually not that bad considering how many people use craigslist.
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I never advocate the list because my area stinks for trying to sell anything and you have people always looking to scam. Just always make sure you meet in a Mcdonalds or very public place and have a buddy with you or something.
Edited by williamx - 3/1/11 at 7:00am
    
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Interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
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when i buy/sell on Craig's list, i always name the time and place, and have two friends with 82A1s posted on the roofs in the surrounding area
    
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Ever since Phil, I always just ship my stuff for craigslist....Just as safe as ebay, sorta.
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
when i buy/sell on Craig's list, i always name the time and place, and have two friends with 82A1s posted on the roofs in the surrounding area
lol that's what you gotta do man

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I read title and went "duh, yeah". Every online market place has a few and I would say craigslist has a higher amount of it than anyone else.

I hate it when my wife posts something for sale there too. Because I always have to give her a lesson on why a certain inquiry is a scam.
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If I ever bought something from craiglist, expect 10 of my biggest friends with knives and a car. I'd also meet at my local library since there's a mini police station next to it.
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