We’re seeing a strong increase in Phishing Fraud emails targeting Craigslist.org accounts.
The emails generally arrive such as:
Subject: flagged & removed : 1977204121
From: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
The ID/Case number in the subject line will vary in an attempt to evade spam filtering.
The sending address is spoofed as the emails are not actually sent from Craigslist.org servers.
An example email:
While the fraud email is authentically worded, the links contained to not actually lead you to legitimate Craigslist.org pages, but instead to spoofed login pages designed to trick visitors into providing their real Craigslist usernames and passwords.
Should a user actually provide their login credentials, their Craigslist account will then be used to perpetrate all manner of Internet fraud as Craigslist is very popular with online con artists.
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