Will what happened to Tim Bosma change how you use online classifieds?

Thomas Bink
Pulse of CanadaMay 14, 2013

Hamilton police confirmed Tuesday morning that they had found the body of Tim Bosma, a young father who disappeared under mysterious circumstances just over a week ago.

Bosma disappeared last Monday night after accompanying two men who took his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck on a test drive. Bosma had posted the truck for sale on Kijiji and AutoTrader.

Just last week a father of two in Connecticut was killed after setting off to sell a Samsung tablet he had advertised on Craigslist.

And last month, Richard James Beasley was convicted of murdering three men who answered a Craigslist ad to work on an Ohio cattle farm.

While most people use free online classifieds services are honest shoppers looking for a good deal, it's clear that these venues can be used for scams, robberies and even murder. And for all the stories of bargains, there is a growing number of horror stories in connection to these sites.

Will what happened to Tim Bosma change how you use online classifieds?

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