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Police are sending out a warning to people who use popular online sites, like Craiglist, to sell items. There's a disturbing trend, called 'crime by appointment', in which thieves intending to rob a seller, poses as an interested buyer online. The two parties meet at an agreed location and before the sale can happen, the thieves rob the seller of the goods they've posted online, as well as cash and any other items they have on them.
Safety experts warn that sellers should never go anywhere alone or invite strangers into their homes.