“We know it’s a dangerous place and you’re reaching out to people you don’t know and if you think about it, you’re inviting trouble into your own home," said Farrell.
He said if you’re meeting someone in person that you were introduced to online, meet them in a public place.
“When it comes to any scam, you must be diligent to avoid getting duped,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini.
Backpage is a classified advertising website launched in 2004.
They said her two accomplices soon barged into the home with a gun. Detectives said neighbors told them they saw two men run out of the house and then moments later, a woman followed behind them, not wearing any clothing.
At first deputies said the victim told them the woman came to his house for directions, but changed his story once they found all her clothes in his room and admitted he met her on the Internet.
-- Shelby County Sheriff's detectives said a man in a quiet Eads neighborhood looked for love in an unpromising place.
“He said they met on Craigslist and he invited her over," said SCSO spokesperson Earle Farrell.