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Craigslist Account Has Been Temporarily Disabled-Phishing!
Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded email to an
undisclosed list warning that your online account with the popular
website Craigslist has been disabled. The email says that unless
the reader clicks an attached link in the email to reactivate it, they
will lose the account forever.
The Truth: This is a Phishing attempt.
The Craigslist web site sent no such warning. Shoppers do not need
to register to visit the popular classified ad site. The site also
states in their "About Scams" page that they are not involved with any
type of "seller certification."
Phishing is an attempt on the part of
scammers to trick you into going to their website to get your personal
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Craiglist online department temporary disabled your
Your account was temporary disabled until further investigations.
You must reactivate your account at Craiglist immediately or will be
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and
thank you for your cooperation.
To continue, please: Click Here
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