(Closed) Please be careful with online meetings! Tim Bosma was found dead :-

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How scary! I’ve sold and bought a lot of stuff through Craigslist but never go alone or to a private location. Not worth it!

Post # 4
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ve been reading about this story. So sad and so scary.

I sell stuff online quite a bit and I always meet them in a public place, usually a mall or grocery store parking lot and I always make sure that no one is following me when I leave. Maybe I’m just overly cautious! It’s for safety and also for privacy, I really don’t like people knowing too much about me.

It drives me INSANE when my guy will agree to have someone meet him at our house when he’s trying to sell something.


Post # 5
8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

How sad, especially for that little girl who will have to grow up without her father.

Post # 6
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What’s scary is that im wondering how this could have been prevented. It sounds like things went bad on the test drive…

Post # 7
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

This is my worst nightmare! Fiance is always selling and buying things on Craigslist, and I always tell him to meet them in public places, but he always just meets them at work and he works in an office with the secretary and him.  It pisses me off. And the offices around him are always lonely.  It’s the perfect place to do something like this should the other people want to. I will show this to him. 

Post # 8
2573 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This happens really frequently nowadays, and it’s really sad. It happened to my former coworker:


Nicest guy ever. I have no idea if he ever woke up from the coma, but I know that even if he did, his life will never be the same.

All of this is so sad. If you have to sell something online and meet up with the buyer, bring someone with you – it may be overly cautious, but better to be overly cautious now than regret it later. 

Post # 9
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My Fiance lived in the Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo area before he moved to the US. Some of our friends posted this on FB right after it happened. Horrible!!

Post # 10
4371 posts
Honey bee

For a truck??? My goodness, what savages. 

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