The use of Craigslist to expedite robberies
Since Craigslist was founded almost a dozen years ago, the popular classified site has been a boon to those looking for a bargain. On Craigslist, you can find good deals, maybe even on a much sought after cell phone. Eager buyers have become easy victims for thieves who recognize Craigslist as a source of willing targets.
The very anonymity of a Craigslist posting provides almost perfect cover for the commission of a crime. The San Francisco area company has been linked to a number of crimes in recent years that are based on a criminal’s ability to lure their victims to locations that make the victim vulnerable.