Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Craigslist Phishing: Your CL account "xxxx" is on hold ! Case ID: #337328473289Y7

Post on CL and have an email in your post, you will get a dozen or more of these a day. I posted looking for Wii stuff, as we got our first Wii (Yes at age nearly 50 I got my first Wii so I can bowl and play tennis at home) and I am getting bombarded with this Phishing requests, they just don't stop.

As always if you think there is an issue with your account, do NOT follow links, go to the site directly and login.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:45 AM
Subject: Your CL account "xxx" is on hold ! Case ID: #337328473289Y7

Dear "xxx",

Your CL account is temporarily on hold because your post ( "Wanted Wii Stuff - Games & Fitness, etc.. - $1 (SW Albany)" )
listed on "3/21/2011 4:41:00 PM", contains a link or URL to a commercial website or auction.

Please follow the link below to remove limitation of your account:
(Redirects Overseas - Link Removed)
Thank you,

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