All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Craigslist’

Craigslist: St. Louis Murder Victim Said To Have Been Using Site To Meet Someone About Car

Craigslist can turn deadly if you follow the wrong ad. All too many have learned this the hard way, and this week, a body was found in St. Louis, which belongs to a man who fell victim to murder after possibly meeting someone through the site. It has yet to be confirmed that a Craigslist ad is directly related, but …

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Woman Who Cut Out Baby After Luring Mother on Craigslist Won’t Face Murder Charges

A decision not to file murder charges against a woman accused of cutting a seven-month-old fetus from its mother’s womb is setting off debates over so-called “fetal homicide laws.” Earlier this month we told you the horrifying story of a woman who lured a pregnant woman to her home with a Craigslist ad for used baby clothing. When she arrived, …

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Want to Avoid Getting Murdered by a Craigslist Killer? Try Selling Your Stuff at a Police Station

Earlier this week, a pregnant Colorado woman looking to buy used baby clothes from a woman she found on Craigslist drove to the seller’s home. When she arrived, she was brutally beaten and stabbed. The attackers then proceeded to cut her unborn baby from her womb, leaving her there to die. She’s expected to survive, but the baby did not. …

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Woman Lures Pregnant Woman with Craigslist Ad, Cuts Out Baby

Online marketplace Craigslist has a reputation for attracting some pretty odd characters – some with severely bad intentions. The latest Craigslist-related crime story comes out of Colorado and it’s absolutely terrifying. A 26-year-old Longmont, CO, woman is in the hospital recovering after she was brutally beaten and stabbed after answering a Craigslist ad of a woman looking to sell baby …

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Man Blackmailed After Responding to Craigslist Sex Ad with Naked Photo

My mother always told me “Josh, never send naked selfies to people you don’t know on the internet.” That was her favorite mom warning, apart from “Josh, don’t blackmail people.” Moms are so smart. A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by extortion and is looking at a 5-year prison sentence after he blackmailed a man who sent …

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Craigslist Killer Alleged To Have Murdered Dozens

“When I hit 22, I stopped counting.” These chilling words are alleged to have come directly from the mouth of Miranda Barbour. Barbour was arrested in November for her role in the killing of a 42-year-old man she met on Craigslist. The 19-year-old and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, face charges that include criminal homicide. Despite her confessions, both Barbour …

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Craigslist Killer Admits to Slaying 22 Others

A craigslist killer charged in the November murder of a man has confessed to slaying 22 other victims within the past six years. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her newlywed husband are facing criminal homicide charges in the death of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. After connecting with the victim via a Craigslist post, Barbour lured LaFerrara to a mall parking lot and …

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Man Banned from Internet After Sending Naked Men to Neighbor’s Door with Craigslist Sex Ads

Yeah, that’s a mouthful of a headline. I just wanted to get all of the facets of this amazing story in the headline so you wouldn’t be tempted to pass it over. I assure you, everything I said above is true. And we’re not even talking about Florida! Jason Willis, from Racine, Wisconsin, has been sentenced to two and a …

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Florida out Floridas Itself with a Craigslist Meet-up Turned Botched Kidnapping at a Walmart

Before we get in to one of the most Florida stories in the history of both Florida and stories, let’s all go ahead and take a deep breath – this story involves Craigslist, attempted kidnapping, guns, Walmart, parking lot rage, and of course, Florida. Two men are facing charges of aggravated assault, robbery, and attempted kidnapping after they tried – …

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A Couple of Purebred Unicorns Are for Sale on Craigslist

So you bought your daughter a cute pony for her birthday last year. Big f’in deal. It wasn’t a unicorn. And once she finds out that you could’ve bred her some unicorns, well, she’s going to think you suck. And you do. Apparently, the only fully licensed unicorn breeder in North America lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire – and he’s …

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Man Finds $98K in $150 Craigslist Desk, Returns It

In man, I guess people aren’t all bad news, a New Haven, Connecticut Rabbi has returned a woman’s entire inheritance after he found it in a bag inside a desk he purchased on Craigslist. Rabbi Noah Muroff and his wife purchased a desk for $150 on the online classifieds site, only to find that it wouldn’t quite fit through their …

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Man Posts Craigslist Ad Seeking Rape of 11-Year-Old Relative

People use Craigslist for some pretty strange stuff – and a lot of it, while odd and at times off-putting, usually winds up being pretty funny. This isn’t. This is probably one of the worst things I’ve ever heard – especially involving Craigslist. Prepare yourself. A 32-year-old Cuba, Missouri man has been arrested and held on $100,000 bond after police …

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Puppy Doe: Reward Offered in Abuse Case [GRAPHIC]

Two Facebook groups are working to find the owner of a pit bull puppy that was tortured to death after being given away through Craigslist. The dog was found in a park in Quincy, Massachusetts at the end of August and had so many injuries that it had to be euthanized. The veterinarian who examined the pup said that the …

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Newspapers Are Dying For A Lot Of Reasons, And Craigslist Is One Of Them

Newspapers are dying. It’s an inevitable fact that the Internet has made print newspapers largely irrelevant. People think that the Internet has only robbed newspapers of their readers due to the medium’s ability to deliver news faster, but a new study has found that the Internet has been taking ad dollars from newspapers as well. The Raw Story reports a …

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‘Haunted’ Car Parts Allegedly Pulled from Fatal Ryan Dunn Crash For Sale on Craigslist

This is a weird one. As you may remember, Jackass star Ryan Dunn drunkenly crashed his Porsche in West Goshen, Pennsylvania back in the summer of 2011, killing himself and his passenger. And apparently, someone recovered some small parts from the crash and is attempting to sell them on Craigslist. Joe.ie tipped me to the posting, which comes from Philadelphia. …

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‘Craigslist Killer’ Convicted of Murdering Victims of His Phony Labor Ad Scheme

In the conclusion to one of the stranger homicide cases to spring from a classifieds website that you’ll ever hear, 53-year-old Richard Beasley from Akron, Ohio, has been convicted of kidnapping and murdering three men that he found using a phony Craigslist ad. We first told you about this case back in November of 2011 when the Beasley and his …

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Look At Craigslist’s New Visual Design Style

Craigslist is well known for its design, or lack thereof, so it’s interesting that the site now has a more visual listing style. Jeremy Zawodny tweeted about the changes over a week ago, but they’ve gone relatively undiscussed until TechCrunch picked up on the story on Sunday after a lead from Matt Inouye. check out the new “grid view” on …

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Deadly Craigslist Scheme: Teen Faces Life In Prison

Although 17-year old Brogan Rafferty says he only went along with the murder of three men because he was afraid for his life, a jury has found him guilty of aggravated murder; he will be tried as an adult. Rafferty is accused of helping 53-year old Richard Beasley lure men to a rural area in Ohio via Craigslist under the …

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Look At This Creepy Gene Simmons Bug

You too can rock n’ roll all night and party ev-er-y day with this incredibly F-ed up Gene Simmons inspired classic VW. That is, if you live or can travel to Denver, Colorado. That’s where the the car is listed on Craigslist. All it takes is $10,000 and a desire to invest that money in freaking everyone out. From the …

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Craigslist Founder Takes up Cause for Squirrels

Craig Newmark, founder of online communities network Craigslist, is conducting an experiment to expand his understanding of the use of social media to promote the causes he holds dear – this time around being nature – mainly squirrels. So, for anyone, (up to 5,000 anyones), who mentions the hashtag #Squirrels4Good on Twitter or his Facebook Page, Newark will donate $1 …

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Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto The first link included in his tweet takes you to a post he …

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Craigslist SOPA Blackout: KEEP THOSE CLAMMY HANDS OFF THE INTERNET!

Craigslist is getting into the SOPA Blackout Day fun, displaying this message when you visit the site: STOP PIPA (Senate 968) & SOPA (HR 3261) Imagine a world without craigslist, Wikipedia, Google, [your favorite sites here]… News Corp, RIAA, MPAA, Nike, Sony, Comcast, VISA & others want to make that world your reality. 80 Members of Congress are in their …

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EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign

Earlier this month, we did a story about a campaign launched by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to raise money for the American Red Cross. To recap: for every post on Twitter and Facebook describing the perfect gift (using the hashtag #perfectgift), Newmark will donate $1 to the American Red Cross up to $10,000. I contacted Newmark about some of …

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Craigslist Founder Starts Donation Campaign Using Twitter

If you’ve ever sold or purchased goods, searched for a job, looked for an apartment, cruised for a hook-up, or generally used the Internet for anything, you’ve likely at least heard of craigslist.org if not used it yourself. Despite being a minefield of trolls and scams and very “interesting” people, craigslist has always been free and for that we should …

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Phony Craigslist Ads Lead To Murder Plot

Online classified site Craigslist, like most of the internet, has to ability to be a force for good in the world. Say you need a new dresser for your bedroom and there’s someone in your vicinity that needs to get rid of a dresser to make room for their new baby. Bingo – you guys get together and help each …

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eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation

Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly investigating claims that eBay employees took confidential info from Craigslist to use in a service that would compete with it. Reuters reports that it has obviated a copy of a grand jury subpoena as an old civil dispute turns into a criminal investigation. Reuters quotes an eBay spokeswoman as saying in an …

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Craigslist Founder Announces New Site

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, is trying something new – and substantial – today.  This morning, he launched Craigconnects, an initiative (and website) designed to encourage and trigger charitable acts all over the world. Craigconnects isn’t intended to be any sort of side project or hobby for Newmark.  In a video introduction, Newmark mentioned his ties to Craigslist, then …

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Is Censoring Craigslist the Right Way to Go?

Update: The EFF has weighed in on the topic, talking about what the censoring means for free speech.

Craigslist has removed the censored box, and the adult section is just gone entirely.

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Facebook in the Car, Turning an iPod into an iPhone

CrunchGear has an unconfirmed report that OnStar will begin including the ability to update your Facebook status. This would make sense, considering the recent launch of Facebook Places, which allows you to check in.

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Craigslist CEO Goes Off on CNN’s Amber Lyon

Craiglist CEO Jim Buckmaster wrote a feisty blog post aimed at CNN’s Amber Lyon. It begins:

I see you’ve now gotten around to requesting an interview with me or a company spokesperson, 90 days after you ambushed our namesake and founder, Craig Newmark, following his May 20th talk on veteran’s affairs and other issues unrelated to craigslist, at a conference in Washington.

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