I'm a Craigslist seller, why are clients hitting on me?

the message i got via email was this :
"Is your thing still available? I don't generally do this but you seemed sizzling hot in your list and I'm drawn to you. I live nearby and up for anything. My only fear is that you might be a fake person as CL is full of them. So if you're indeed real, can we chat on my profile page? It's the safest way and extremely discreet. I'll message you as soon as I see you sign in! ;)

Only you'll be able to view my pix and phone # on there so if you like what you see, get in touch with me. Sorry to hassle is too short so I had to give this a chance. To prove I a real, today's date is 6/11/2013. I think you'll be astonished, see ya! "

i am 99.99% sure this is a bot or scam, because i doubt anyone could find love from a curling iron ad. But i just wanted to make sure that other people were getting it too. thanks!

11 months ago - 7 answers

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Thanks for posting up that information on a scam.

Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.


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Chat with her, what do you got to lose except for all of your money in your bank account

by James - 11 months ago

Most likely a scam.

The site that is listed is an adult site. You will be asked to enter a credit card info in order to see the profile of or chat with the person who messaged you. You will be told that this is a trial membership and that no charges will be made on your card. Once they have your credit card number and info charges will appear. Definitely.

by don_sv_az - 11 months ago

To be safe, ignore it. People will try anything to get a person to meet them. Some never return.


by coraann - 11 months ago

It's a scam of some sort. The tip off these days is they accuse YOU of being fake, like that is supposed to make you trust them.

by I Like Turtles - 11 months ago

Those are spambots from porn sites. They send them to everyone. How can they know you are hot in your listing? And notice how they say "your thing" because they don't care what you are selling/
Don't go to her profile page - you will be given a phone number to call that will bill you up to $100
This scam has been all over Craigslist the past few months

by Kittysue - 11 months ago

This is a scam and/or hacking attempt.
I helped sell things for my neighbors when they moved; I got a lot of these.
But notice --- they never mention what it is you have for sale. It's always "the thing" or "your item".
Hit delete and don't open any links


by Sandy - 11 months ago