Do a Google search on “craigslist killings,” and Google will show you over 100,000 search results. Yikes! And the most recent event in the USA appears to have been related to a job posting on craigslist which has apparently resulted in at least 3 deaths.
Human predators have existed for millions of years, and they have adapted well to the Internet. Like some people gifted with a talent for music or computers, people gifted with a predator’s ”talent” adapt to their environment and adopt the new tools available, modifying their approach to fit with the opportunities the new environment provides.
Right now a lot of people are job hunting, and that has attracted the human predators. The unemployed are sometimes desperate which can make them more vulnerable.
So, is craigslist unsafe for job search?