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.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

SCAM Fwd: Important Craigslist Notification for "Scam"

Phishing Scam trying to get your Craigslist Login information and passwords.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Craigslist <>
Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Subject: Important Craigslist Notification for

Important Craigslist Information for xxxxxxxx

CRAIGSLIST TERMS OF USE We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter your account at any time. Therefore your account has been blocked.
Common reasons include:
Essentially you posted the same item to multiple cities or categories, or more than once in 48 hours
Your post contains a link or URL to a commercial website or auction
Your ad appears to contain a phone #, email address, or URL
To avoid deletion of your Craigslist account please Sign In :

(actually was a forward to a foreign address)

Craigslist team

Copyright 2005-2010 Craigslist International Limited.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this one. It's exactly like what I just received today and it saved me from being phished! (And I thought I was pretty savvy.)

I think my email address was harvested by a responder to the ad I placed. He asked an innocuous question about the item for sale and, after I responded, he never replied. I just got the "Notice" above.