This is a program that's easy to love: increased safety at a minimal cost for local residents who otherwise might avoid buying or selling items through classified advertisements or online sites such as Craigs list
because of fears about their safety when it comes time to complete the transaction.
Experts said that the trade has also reached the US, with several recent cases of poor undocumented immigrants attempting to sell their kidneys via Web sites like Craigs list
Sites like Wikipedia and Craigs List
are proving that the power is in the "crowd", and if you can enable the crowd then they are very capable of helping themselves.
What I didn't envision was the enormous impact of the Internet, the advent of craigs list
, how Monster.com would compete for employment advertising and other sites would focus on automotive, real estate and other types of ads, how Google and others would offer the heart of newspaper news--all on the home computer.
Speaking of web sites, most of us are familiar with Craigs List
, but I've recently begun utilizing it as a business tool.
Investigators from the Oregon Department of Justice said Boyd - who before going to prison in 2003 for manslaughter was also a key witness in a triple- homicide case involving another caretaker on her Polk County property - used the man's food stamps for her own purposes, assigned herself as an owner of his property and sold the man's car on craigs list
for about $7,000 while keeping the proceeds.
In one of those cases, a man placed a bogus Craigs list
ad, then robbed and kidnapped at least one person who responded to the ad, Lewis said.
Deputy Lane County District Attorney JoAnn Miller said DeVasier met the 14-year-old runaway after responding to an advertisement featuring her on the "women seeking men" and "erotic services" sections of the classified ad Web site craigs list
. DeVasier took the girl to his house, where he paid her for a sex act and provided what the runaway told police was her first methamphetamine.
Gordon said that scammers apparently picked up an online photo of the exterior of the home, added "some random interior pictures that aren't from this house," and posted a craigs list
ad offering the house for rent at $900 a month - well below market rate.