Stop Craigslist Spam

Things you can do:

File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center:

Include a link to this site in your CraigsList ads.

Post a link to this site on Facebook or other social media sites.

Do not accept checks for anything!



5 thoughts on “Stop Craigslist Spam

  1. Thanks for helping me avoid a possible scam.
    Re: / Mrs.Siara Katherine

    Here is the message I received upon sale of a Chinese screen (asking $750 Cdn) through craigslist

    Thanks for the prompt response.. I am quite okay with the condition of the item and your price and I am ready to buy it urgently as a surprise gift for my brother in-law, and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want it to be a surprise for brother in-law so i wont let him know anything about it until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with it. I insisted on paypal because i don’t have access to my bank account online as i don’t have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for it and pls if you don’t have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick it up after i have made the payments.


    Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from
    you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be
    informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it
    will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS), so I’ll need
    you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the
    mailing of the check…

    Name to be on the payment………..
    Home address………..
    Zip Code…………..
    Cell phone #…………….

    I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
    money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
    be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone
    # and will receive your calls via email **

    N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks

  3. Hello,

    Thanks for the swift response,as the furniture is still available, I
    will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely
    satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to
    mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS…

    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #

    Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
    buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after
    you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to
    call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only.



    Thanks for the response,it’s my first time buying an item online and i’m gonna be glad if you can sell it to me.I’m presently in Iraq where i’m serving the country been a military officer,i wanna get the item for my daughter whom school overseas as a surprise birthday gift.I will pay you the sum of $1500 via PayPal for the item and shipping cost via USPS Global Express Mail International (EMS). I’m gonna need your PayPal email for the instant payment,i look forward in hearing from you.

  5. The body of this email has already been posted, but I have a couple different email addys for this one that are not here… <— original inquiry <— spam response

    Original: "Get back to me with your final price if you still have your item for
    sale.Looking forward to read from you…"

    After I responded: "Thanks Dear,
    I got your mail.
    The price is ok by me,I reside in Utah but needs to purchase for my Son that traveled to West Africa for his international studies,he is with his Father who was transferred to work at the United States Embassy in west Africa and i want to send him a birthday gift because his birthday is coming up soon..I would have come to pick it up myself but because of distance and nature of my work as a medical doctor at Mormon Tabernacle Choir extension in South Utah,my days are always busy.Please if you do have a paypal account,provide it to me so that I Make the payment to you Or your Full name,Full contact Address,City,State and Zip Code if you wish to receive the money through money order,i can send it straight to your residence.I will be paying you the total of $650 for both the cost price and the shipping…[Please i need the information fast so that your payment will reach you before tomorrow to enable you ship the Packages fast.
    Thanks for your understanding.

    Dr Jennifer.."

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