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‘Your Craiglist Posting Is Successful’ - Email Alert

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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.

Hoax Craigslist Email

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: nd_your_post_in_the_listings
For other questions or help:

Safety tips and avoiding scams:

http://www.craigslist.o= rg/about/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!