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Old 05-11-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Be Very Careful When Selling Your Stuff

Careful of selling on Craigslist.
We just had an incident near here on April 28th, where a man named Timothy Bosma posted his 2007 Dodge Ram pick up for sale on a number of online sale web sites. Two men answered the ad on May 9th and wanted a test drive. Tom went with them on the test drive he hasn't been seen since.
So be careful.
Below is a link to the police a blurb on the case,
But if you google "Timothy Bosma" you will get more info

http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/...osmaupdate.htm

Be on the look out for a 2007 dodge Ram pick up black in colour, Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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News on the Timothy Bosma case (see above)

There has been one man arrested one suspect is still wanted and still no sign of Tim Bosma.

All over a truck sold online.

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-ma...case-1.1277200
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Very Scary. I feel awful for that man and his family/friends.
My DH sells odds and ends on Ebay, no threats.
I sold my last camper through Craigslist while having a garage sale.
Now I'm thinking how many countless people I invited over. Never again after reading that and hearing other stories.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Careful of selling on Craigslist.
We just had an incident near here on April 28th, where a man named Timothy Bosma posted his 2007 Dodge Ram pick up for sale on a number of online sale web sites. Two men answered the ad on May 9th and wanted a test drive. Tom went with them on the test drive he hasn't been seen since.
So be careful.
Below is a link to the police a blurb on the case,
But if you google "Timothy Bosma" you will get more info

http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/...osmaupdate.htm

Be on the look out for a 2007 dodge Ram pick up black in colour, Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.

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News on the Timothy Bosma case (see above)

There has been one man arrested one suspect is still wanted and still no sign of Tim Bosma.

All over a truck sold online.

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-ma...case-1.1277200
Sorry for high-jacking this thread but the police just announced today that the burnt remains of Timothy Bosma have been found.
That means the suspect currently in custody will now have homicide added to his charges.

http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/...osmaupdate.htm
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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When the neighbor was home alone and someone was coming to look at something she was selling on Craigslist, she would call and ask if I could be there also. Needless to say I was there every time. You have to be on your guard all the time.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Wow. Sad that you can't just trust people. While I have no idea how it all went down, this is another reason I never leave home w/o my Ruger LC9.

And no, I don't want this thread hijacked to discuss the 2nd amendment!
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
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This kind of thing happened with newspapers and want ads as well.

Just goes to show you need to CYA!! (cover your you know what)!

Very sad indeed.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #8
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Wow. Sad that you can't just trust people. While I have no idea how it all went down, this is another reason I never leave home w/o my Ruger LC9.

And no, I don't want this thread hijacked to discuss the 2nd amendment!
All of this happened in the Toronto/Waterloo/Hamilton area of Ontario Canada, so whether you agree or disagree with the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution (and agree let's not debate that here), it would not have help in this case; the 2nd amendment does not apply in Canada.

But we must take a cautionary lesson from this incident and be careful in dealing with strangers. In this case in particular it may have been better to take only one person at a time on the "test drive", but hindsight is 20/20.
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Thanks Barney, good idea to re-address these warnings. What a shame that things like this are more common place than we like to admit. Trusting others is the right thing but trust only goes so far.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #10
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It is just so bizarre!

The one suspect that is in custody in this case didn't need to steal a 2007 truck. The suspect had loads of money. He owned the farm on which they found Tim Bosma's remains. The suspect bought that farm with $800,000.00 cash.

It is like an episode of Law & Order or CSI.

Bizarre and scary
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