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Tips for using Craigslist

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Authorities say, if you are going to use Craiglist you need to remember some important tips. Authorities say, if you are going to use Craiglist you need to remember some important tips.
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Investigators in the Lowcountry are still trying to piece together information about the murder of William "Alex" Apps.

Police say details from the suspects are just not adding up.

Jquan Scott and Isaac Williams are both under arrest, accused of killing Apps over the weekend after meeting with him about an ad he posted on Craigslist to tell his truck.

Craigslist is a hugely popular site for people to buy and sell items, but just how safe is it?

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office say Apps did everything right to stay safe on line, but said you never know what will happen when you go to meet a stranger. 

Authorities say, if you are going to use Craiglist you need to remember some important tips:  

1. Bring a friend or family member with you to Meet the person.

2. Meet them in a public place -- During the daytime. 

3. If you can't bring someone with you, at least make sure a friend or family member knows where you're at at all times and have them call and check on you.

4. Don't give out any of your personal information.

Unfortunately these tips aren't gauranteed to keep you safe, according to the sheriff's office.

"You're taking a risk anytime you agree to meet with a stranger," said Robin McIntosch, spokesperson for the sheriff's office.  

If you have to use craiglist, authorties ask, that you be very cautious and if it doesn't seem right, don't go through with it.

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