About three weeks ago I put an ad on Craigslist for a roommate. I dealt with and exposed the scammers who had nieces and nephews who wanted to stay with me, paying in advance with a bouncy cheque or money order. That didn't bother me. I had expected it.
This morning -- weeks later -- I received an email from Craigslist stating that there had been suspicious activity relating to my post and that they had suspended my account. Oh, I thought...a scammer has been playing with it. So I clicked the link and tried to log in. It didn't work. After trying a while I went back in and requested password help. This time I used my favorite email password for lack of creativity. That was dumb. I didn't log back in right away and therefore didn't realize anything was wrong. By mid afternoon I had not only lost complete control of my craigslist post but almost lost my email account too. Since then I've been phished twice more and possibly virused as well (thank goodness for system restore).
To those who think they can get away with playing their scammer, please think twice. I go out of my way to piss them off, but I use all fake details. Imagine how bad this would be if I didn't.
And they're still coming in -- just got this one (came with the bright pink warning banner)
This message looks very suspicious to our SmartScreen filters, so we've blocked attachments, pictures, and links for your safety.
Important Account Information
As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the system. During a recent screening, we noticed an issue regarding
your account. Our system found unusual activity associated with your account that present a potential high risk
Case ID Number: PP-001-069-408-916
We've blocked access to your account. We'll review the limitation once you respond with the information we've requested.
https://accounts.craigslist.org/login?u ... cnt=update