Why Do People Think Craigslist Isn't Safe? New Study: Because It Isn't

This new study may be a different sort of Craigslist killer.

Craigslist, where you can find a car or a human being to live with, has the reputation of being sketchy. Still, in the United States alone, more than 60 million people use Craigslist every month — meaning there must be some confidence in the service.

However, a new study from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering points out the particular parts of Craigslist of which you should be wary. In the first systematic, empirical study of Craigslist scams, the team analyzed more than 2 million listings on Craigslist over a period of five months. 

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