As you know, we absolutely love Craigslist. Unfortunately it is not always safe as we’d like it to be though. Times are rough, Christmas is approaching and people are desperate . A couple of days ago a man and his son were robbed at gun point here in Sacramento during a Craigslist dealing. Here are a few tips to keep in practice while participating in Craigslist transactions:
-Talk to people on the phone
-Google the house before you get there
-Bring a second person
-Leave the cash in the car (if it’s a lot) until you see the item.
-If item is small enough try to meet in a public place.
For further reading of the recent Sacramento robbery check out the Sacbee. I also googled “Sacramento Craigslist Robbery” and found some disturbing results. Be cautious and maybe bring some pepper spray just in case.
Sorry for being a debbie downer, I just want you guys to be safe and happy. :)