The Chief Executive warns those who use the site for criminal activities that they will be caught.
Wired PR News – The CEO of Craigslist has issued a warning to users. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Chief Executive Jim Buckmaster stated on Wednesday that those who attempt to use the site to carry out crimes will be caught. Buckmaster is quoted as stating that Craigslist is an, “extremely unsafe venue for criminal activity because you’re virtually guaranteeing that you’re going to get caught… That’s been the case with nearly every serious violent crime that’s been connected with the site. There’s an electronic trail leading to yourself. So don’t use Craigslist for crime unless you want to go to jail.”
As noted in the report, Craigslist has made headlines in recent months for being linked to violent crimes in Minnesota and Boston. Buckmaster is further quoted as stating of the need for users to be cautious in responding to ads for their own personal safety, “Anytime you’re going to meet for the first time choose a public place where there are other people around. … Consider bringing a friend along. Let someone know where you’re going to be and when you’ll be returning. Take your cell phone along. Trust your instincts and report suspicious activities to authorities.”
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