Dealing With Online Dangers

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

There's a good chance you've done some buying or selling online, perhaps on E–Bay or Craigslist.
Some national cases, however, are proving the person responding to your ad may have no interest in what you are trying to sell.
Online classifieds can be the perfect place for deals
From tools and cars
You name it, you can probably buy it right here on the Western Slope.
Looking for a camera?
There's one ready to buy for a $650.
11 News met with the camera seller Antonio Bourassa at the parking lot of the local Barnes and Noble on F Road.
The camera is the fifth product he's sold on Craigslist.
and he has a game plan when he meets the buyer, "I have him come to my place and make sure I have a bunch of people over."
Going online to do business may sound harmless, but in other parts of the country, police suspect a killer may be using Craigslist.
Police in Warwick, RI, say they are working with Boston Police on a case that be linked to the fatal shooting of a woman who advertised massage services on craigslist.
They say another woman advertising similar services on Craigslist
was held at gunpoint at a suburban Providence hotel last night.
The suspect's description matches that of a ``person of interest'' in
the Boston case.
So before you check out all of the listings on the Western Slopes site.
Here are some tips.
Talk to the person you are dealing with directly on the phone a couple of times.
Don't arrange them to meet you at your house.
Meet them in a public place with lots of people around.
It's good to do what you can to save a few dollars here or there, but using good judgment when meeting a stranger can save your life.

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