Craigslist posters robbed at gunpoint in Walnut Creek

An advertisement on the Craiglist.org Web site led to an armed robbery in a Walnut Creek Target store parking lot Sunday night, Lt. Mark Covington of the Walnut Creek Police Department reported.

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Looks like this is the second time recently something has gone wrong with a Craigslist transaction. This is exactly why I launched Weputation back in March. Overall I think Craigslist is a safe way to conduct business. However, a little background on an individual is always nice before they come over your place or you schedule to meet them.

While I agree that no system is perfect (as some posters on Digg have mentioned), I do believe a reputation score is helpful.