That same month, a 36-year-old man was robbed in Ohio after getting together with a woman he met on Plenty Of Fish, according to
Still, stories exist across the country of people looking for love but finding violent criminals instead.
The brothers had talked about the site, because Jackson is also a member.
"Half of the profiles, they don't even put their real name," Jackson said.
"As of now, investigators believe there have been 6 such incidents in the past 5 weeks. "To avoid becoming a victim of these crimes, we urge members of the public to arrange meetings with online vendors in public places, such as local police departments," John Horn, the assistant U. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, said following the sentencing hearing of a Craigslist robber.
On the website's personal safety page, Craigslist emphasizes that a tiny fraction of transactions conducted through the site end in crime.
"And the smartest person can be taken in during the early stages of the dating process.