Your craigslist account needs to be confirmed!

Since Craigslist is an important tool in the Internet criminal’s arsenal, it of course makes sense that hijacking legitimate user’s Craigslist.org accounts would be a priority to the cyber-crooks as well.

Emails we’re seeing to achieve such identity theft include this simple message:

Subject:      Your craigslist account needs to be confirmed!
From:     ”craigslist.org”<noreply@craigslist.org>

The body of the fraudulent message says:

Important Craigslist InformationCRAIGSLIST 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.

To avoid deletion of your Craigslist account please Sign In:

Click here to confirm your Craigslist account.

Thanks,
Craigslist team

The messages attempt to induce the reader to visit the link and provide their Craigslist username and password to the Phishing baited site. In the case of this sample, the actual site visited would have been:

http://craigs-list.5u.com/account.craigslist.org/Login.html

Suffice it to say, providing any login credentials to “craigs-list.5u.com” is going to result in more fraudulent posts on Craigslist.org and nobody wants to see more of those.

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6 Responses to “Your craigslist account needs to be confirmed!”

  1. Beth Jordan says:

    Please unblock our job postings so that people can apply for our positions. Thank you

  2. OnlyMyEmail Anti-Spam Team says:

    Beth, You might want to direct this request to somebody at craigslist.org. We just filter spam.

  3. debbie graves says:

    how can i get a craigslist account. so i can put my house up for rent

  4. OnlyMyEmail Anti-Spam Team says:

    That’s easy. Go to craigslist.org and sign up.

  5. NEED ASSISTANCE SETTING NEW PASSWORD. FORGOT MY LAST ONE. I WANT TO PLACE AN ADD IN RENTALS. PLS. ADVISE. THANK YOU.

  6. OnlyMyEmail Anti-Spam Team says:

    Carol, You’ll want to visit craigslist.org for that.