If you’re an avid user of the popular classified advertising website Craigslist, be on the lookout for an Email that let’s you know that ‘Your Craiglist Posting Is Successful’ as this message is a hoax designed to fool you into clicking on bogus links that could result in malware or viruses being installed on your computer.
The full text of the message reads:
Posting ID # 18725638:
“Two Tiffany style Hanging lights” (household items - by owner)
Should now be viewable at the following location:
New postings are updated every 15 minutes.
To edit or delete, please log in to your member area.
If you are experiencing problems finding your posting in the listings:
For other questions or help:
Safety tips and avoiding scams:
Thanks for using craigslist!
Other variations include
Posting ID # 13965871:
USED KITCHEN CABINETS (household items - by owner)
With similar text in the body of the message.
In all, the sender provides around 5 bogus links, but if you hover over them you’ll see that the URL’s don’t actually resolve to Craigslist at all. To make a long story short, don’t click on the links and be sure to delete this Email from your inbox immediately.
I hope that you found this post helpful and if so, I kindly ask that you share it with your friends and family so that they may avoid falling for this tricky Email message. Thanks for stopping by, sharing and have a fabulous Tuesday!