Be safe while in Craigslist

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by subratam, Jul 21, 2010.

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  1. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    Issaquah, WA
  2. Dude111

    Dude111 Registered Member

    Sep 30, 2008
    Ya i have seen several pages like that.......

    Checking the script on the page usually reveals the actual data,which in this case is a youtube video (WHICH DOESNT REQUIRE THAT PLAYER)

    Video >

    Its sad that so many ppl fall for things like this!
  3. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    I don't know if this is an old trick but I recently posted a couple of items on Craigslist and immediately received a number of email responses.
    The emails were simple, containing only the text: "Hope u still have it!"
    Craigslist is misleading in this case because the sender can't see your actual address since Craigslist forwards the email. It is a common mistake to assume that a reply will send the response back through the Craigslist system to keep your email address private but this is not the case.
    The sender's actual email address is used so if you respond, your email client will send an email to this Phishing address which is no doubt set up entirely for the purpose of collecting valid email addresses for SPAM.
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